Head of Global Technology, Operations & Real Estate, J. P. Morgan Chase & Co.
Peter Cherasia is Head of Markets Strategies for the Investment Bank. His responsibilities include managing Markets Technology, Quantitative Research, Markets Structure Strategic Investments and the Advanced Strategies Group.
Most recently, Pete was named Global Head of Technology, Operations and Real Estate for the Investment Bank.
Prior to its merger with J.P. Morgan in 2008, Pete spent 23 years at Bear Stearns where he held multiple senior management and technology leadership positions. His previous roles included chief information officer, director of e-Commerce, and co-head of the Equity Analytics and Systematic Trading Group (E.A.S.T). He also served as a member of the Board of Directors of the firm’s main subsidiary, Bear, Stearns & Co., Inc., and was chairman of the firm’s Technology Committee, chairman of the board of Bear Stearns Investment Advisors, and president of Bear Stearns Financial Technologies Ltd, Bear Stearns Spanish Securitization Corp., and Bear Stearns Philippines. He also served as treasurer of Bear Stearns Asia. Previously, Pete headed Bear Stearns’ Financial Analytics and Structured Transactions Group (F.A.S.T.) from 1990-1999.
Before joining Bear Stearns, Pete was a senior software specialist for Digital Equipment Corporation concentrating on the development of financial analytics and trading systems technology.
Pete has a degree in electrical engineering from Rutgers University.