March 8–Although equity markets are still in a growth cycle, an eventual correction could mean a decline of 20 to 40 percent, according to a top executive at JP Morgan Chase & Co.

“Markets are functioning, and we’re doing well,” Daniel Pinto, JP Morgan Co-President and Co-Chief Operating Officer, said in an interview with Bloomberg Television on Thursday. “We know there will be a correction at some point.”

Pinto estimated that the markets have two to three years before the end of the growth cycle. He said that while volatility has come down, markets are still going to react to “anything that relates to inflation or growth.” Eventually, when liquidity dries up, markets could fall as much as 40 percent. “The most important thing for someone like us is just to be prepared. Because at those times are when the client really needs you,” he said.
Pinto doubted the markets would head into correction territory now, primarily because the global economy is strong and inflation is only going up gradually. Furthermore, he said, central banks “are being very prudent in the way they adjust and normalize monetary policy.”

In a separate interview with Bloomberg Television, JP Morgan Chairman and CEO Jamie Dimon offered a similar sentiment. “One day we will have a recession. I don’t think it will be this year,” he said.


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Patti Mohr is an independent journalist living in North Carolina. She has a Master's Degree in International Commerce and Policy from George Mason University and a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science and a certificate in journalism from the University of Cincinnati. After spending 12 years working in Washington, D.C., Patti moved to North Carolina where she consulted clients with their resumes and began working in property management. She continued to work on research and writing on an independent basis and conceptualized the structure for a media organization that would support independent journalism. Patti's lifelong dream is to pursue a career in writing about international relations. She has a strong belief in the fundamentals of journalism, namely the pursuit of truth, the maintenance of independence from sources, and in the verification of information. She is a reliable researcher with strong analytical and problem-solving skills.