Trust Administrator - Private Bank, Newark, DE
JPMorgan Chase - Newark, DE

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Private Bank - Trust Administrator

JP Morgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) is a leading global financial services firm with assets of more than $2 trillion and operations in more than 60 countries. We serve millions of U.S. consumers and many of the world's most prominent corporate, institutional and government clients. We are a leader in investment banking, financial services for consumers, small business and commercial banking, financial transaction processing, asset management and private equity.

J.P. Morgan is a global leader in asset and wealth management services. We serve four distinct client groups through three businesses: institutions and retail clients through J.P. Morgan Asset Management; ultra high net worth clients through the Private Bank; and high net worth clients through Private Wealth Management. With assets under supervision of $1.7 trillion and assets under management of $1.2 trillion, we are one of the largest asset and wealth managers in the world.

J.P. Morgan Private Banking, which includes both the Private Bank and Private Wealth Management businesses, offers individuals and families personalized, comprehensive financial solutions that integrate sophisticated investment management, capital markets, trust and banking capabilities and was recognized in February 2010 by Euromoney as the #1 Private Bank for High Net Worth and Ultra High Net Worth individuals in the United States. We have more than 1,800 client advisors in 120 offices in 11 countries and 25 states.

J.P. Morgan Trust Company of Delaware is a premier provider of trust services for clients globally, utilizing the various advantages under Delaware law for trusts. We are fully staffed in Delaware with over 30 people, many of whom are trust professionals with advanced degrees and / or prior experience in the private practice of trust law.

Trust Administrators work with the Senior Trust Officers in the management of fiduciary accounts. Under the supervision of a Senior Trust Officer, the Trust Administrator manages trust and estate accounts in accordance with the Bank's fiduciary responsibilities as trustee and executor. The job duties include the following:

Interpret the governing instrument and applicable law in order to establish account records, including payment and fee schedules. Write to beneficiaries and co-fiduciaries to outline administrative procedures.

Respond to client issues, anticipate client needs, and prepare for and participate in client meetings with Trust Manager.

Work with the Tax Department and counsel on income, gift, estate, and generation skipping taxes for the trust/estate and its beneficiaries.

Respond to requests from beneficiaries for discretionary distributions. Submit memoranda to Trust and Investment Committee for approval. Confer with co-trustee (if any) to obtain his/her approval. Communicate decision to client and follow-up with the request as necessary.

Oversee work performed by various Private Banking operational groups to ensure the smooth operation of the trust and estate accounts.

Communicate with portfolio managers regarding investment objectives and liquidity needs.

Handle departmental projects relating to accounts and special assets. Participate on various committees as needed.

Responsibilities in the administration of estates

: - Identify, collect and secure decedent's tangible and intangible assets. Assist in coordinating appraisals of personal property with auction houses and estate liquidators. Arrange for estate tax valuations. Notify beneficiaries of provisions of Will, determine beneficiaries' preferences with regard to the form of distributions, satisfy specific bequests and establish testamentary trusts. Organize estate records and valuations for use by Counsel in preparation of death tax returns. Review death tax returns upon completion. Gather information requested by I.R.S. for an estate tax audit and attend meeting with auditor(s). Coordinate with Counsel in regard to preparation of an accounting, Receipt and Releases or court filings for judicial settlement; Coordinate final distributions and closure of account.

Responsibilities in the settlement of trusts

: Coordinate flow of work relative to terminating accounts with internal departments. Write to remaindermen, executors and trust counsel outlining trust dispositive provisions and termination procedures for distribution of assets. Determine type of distribution and method of accounting with counsel and remaindermen. Review or prepare Letter Agreements/Receipt and Release Agreements and/or court filings and oversee the preparation and review of accountings. Coordinate final distributions and closure of account.


2-3 years of Trust experience

International trust administration experience a plus

Trusts & Estates paralegal experience preferred

College degree

A solid understanding of related legal, tax and financial concepts is preferred

Strong interpersonal, communication (written and oral), organizational and analytical skills are essential

JPMorgan offers an exceptional benefits program and a highly competitive compensation package. JPMorgan Chase is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, M/F/D/V.


Trust and Fiduciary Services

Primary Location

US-DE-Newark-CC Commons Bldg / 00771


Asset & Wealth Management



Job Type



Day Job

Employee Status


Corporate Brand

J.P. Morgan

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