Fresh questions over JP Morgan succession as boss Jamie Dimon recovers from heart surgery

JP Morgan’s chief executive Jamie Dimon is recovering from emergency heart surgery – shining a spotlight on the bank’s succession plans, with a British executive among frontrunners to replace him.

Mr Dimon experienced a tear in his heart’s main artery, which was detected early and treated successfully, JP Morgan said.

The 63-year-old has run the bank since 2005, and is the last Wall Street boss standing from before the financial crisis. He is said to be awake, alert and recovering well. JP Morgan did not say where he is being treated.

The bank’s co-presidents and co-chief operating officers, Daniel Pinto

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