In Memoriam: Michael K. Clark, 61

Former CEO, JPMorgan Chase Worldwide Securities


Michael (Mike) K. Clark, former CEO of JPMorgan Chase Worldwide Securities, died in his sleep on February 6, 2019. He was 61 years old and lived in Brooklyn, NY.


He held a BS in Transportation Management/Mobility from SUNY Maritime College, an MS in Quantitative Analysis and Statistics from the University of Southern California, and an MBA from the Stern School of Business at New York University.


A former captain in the U.S. Marine Corps, Clark served for more than eight years in various posts at the retirement services, global custody and institutional trust units of Bankers Trust New York Corp., leaving as a senior vice president.


Clark spent 14 years at Chase, as CEO of Corporate Trust (January 1993-January 2004) and CEO and Senior Executive Vice President, Worldwide Securities Services (2002-2007).


In October 2007, he was hired by Fidelity president Rodger Lawson to oversee a significant part of the company's businesses. Clark's domain included the firm's National Financial securities clearing unit, its Institutional Wealth Services custody business for independent advisers, its family office business, and its risk and brokerage technology functions. By February 2010, when he left for medical reasons, Clark was a member of Fidelity's executive committee and president of the firm's institutional products group, but left for medical reasons.


Since 2011, Clark had served on numerous boards, including those of Poly Prep Country Day School, Lawrence Woodmere Academy, the New York Hall of Science and the Vincent Smith School for special needs children.


He is survived by his wife, Kathleen, and four children. The family would appreciate memorial donations to the Wounded Warriors Project and the Rockaway Grey Beards. 


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