J.P. Morgan Launches Portfolio Construction Tool

September 29, 2009 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - J.P. Morgan Worldwide Securities Services (WSS) has developed an asset allocation and manager selection analysis tool that enables clients to plan and map the risk-return implications of their current and new portfolios.

The application, Portfolio Construction Tool, allows plan sponsors and other institutional investors to see which portfolios potentially generate the optimal risk-adjusted returns, according to an announcement. The tool offers users the ability to optimize their own portfolio in any currency or select from J.P. Morgan’s universe of asset classes and managers.

In addition, users can access board-quality reports and create online simulations, via a Web interface.

The Portfolio Construction Tool is delivered as a module on J.P. Morgan WSS’ Online Portfolio Analytics Lab (OPAL), launched earlier this year.  OPAL provides online access to various investment performance and risk measurement tools that allow users to evaluate and rank managers, break down sources of return, analyze risk factors, and assess hedge funds.

More information is at www.jpmorgan.com/visit/IAC .