Mr Paul Bateman (Doctor of Laws)

Wednesday 16 July, 3pm

Press comment

"I am a long-term supporter of the University of Leicester and served on the University Council as a Pro-Chancellor for 5 years from 2008-2013.

"I met my wife, Moira, when we were students at Leicester in 1966.

"After such a long involvement with the University of Leicester, I am absolutely thrilled to be receiving this honorary degree."


Paul Bateman is Chairman of J.P. Morgan Asset Management (JPMAN) worldwide, a position he has held since 2008. An employee since 1967, Bateman has had a long and distinguished career with the firm. Before becoming Chairman, he was CEO of JPMAN, a position he held for five years, from September 2003 and a tenure during which he lead JPMAN to its current position as one of the world’s biggest and most successful asset managers.

Bateman’s career had begun in 1967, when he joined Save & Prosper Group Ltd as a graduate trainee on his graduation from the University of Leicester. He became CEO of that company in 1988 before moving on to become the CEO of the global asset management business of Robert Fleming (the parent company of Save & Prosper) in 1995 – a position he held until 2001 when Robert Fleming merged with Chase Manhatten Bank and JP Morgan.

In his career, Paul Bateman has advised governments and sovereign institutions globally and maintains a special interest in Asia and its development.

Bateman has held a number of industry and regulatory responsibilities throughout his career and has a keen interest in all matters related to fiduciary management and capital markets.


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