Head of Global Equity Capital Markets, J.P. Morgan
Liz Myers and her team continue to find ways to grow their business in a shaky global economy. Fees in the global equity capital markets unit at J.P. Morgan hit $1.6 billion in 2014, rising 5% from a year earlier. Her group completed nearly 500 deals, up from 469 in 2013.
She did this not only by tapping into the banking giant's existing capabilities; Myers found ways to build for the future by entering new businesses.
For instance, her unit created and staffed an equity private placement practice dedicated to pre-IPO fundraising, which has helped with a broader effort across the company to target more technology and biotech clients. The unit also built out its Canadian equity capital markets and distribution platform, which has enhanced global diversification.
Myers has been responsible for several internal projects designed to improve banker productivity, including a predictive analytics tool that will make the most of Big Data analysis. Myers also has been an advocate of global mobility, encouraging personnel to move among the company's regions to develop skills and gain experience.
Some of Myers' responsibilities at JPMorgan Chase go far beyond those covered by her business title. She is a member of the company's global investment banking management committee, a group that provides oversight and strategic direction for a business that contributes nearly $6 billion in annual revenue. She is also co-leading an effort dedicated to optimizing the interaction and relationships between the company's controls functions and its client-facing investment banking and product teams.