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JP Morgan switches up top executive roles

Outgoing JP Morgan CFO Marianne Lake. Photo: Abhijit Bhatlekar/Mint via Getty Images

JP Morgan's CFO Marianne Lake will now serve as the new chief executive of the firm's consumer lending and card services businesses, while Jennifer Piepszak — currently CEO of Chase Card Services — will step in as CFO, effective May 1.

Between the lines: Per an internal memo, Lake will " be heading a major group of businesses that is core to how [JP Morgan] serve[s] millions of Chase customers." Lake — who has been seen as a possible successor to CEO Jamie Dimon — has "more direct experience in running a business unit within J.P. Morgan," as CNBC points out.

Bank CEOs pressed to stop working with gun makers

JP Morgan CEO James Dimon(L) and others are sworn in before they testify before the House Financial Services Committee
JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon and other bank CEOs sworn in ahead of House Financial Services Committee hearing. Photo: Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images

Members of the House Financial Services Committee asked CEOs of the biggest financial institutions — JPMorgan, Goldman Sachs, State Street, Citigroup, Bank of America, Morgan Stanley and BNY Mellon — about their relationships with the gun industry during a hearing on Wednesday, among other social and consumer-driven issues.

Details: In response to a question from Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) about whether JPMorgan would "adopt a formal policy" for its relationships with gun manufacturers, CEO Jamie Dimon defended the bank's current policy but said the company would "consider" adopting a responsible lending plan. In the wake of several mass shootings, Citigroup and Bank of America last year re-evaluated their business dealings with makers and sellers of firearms.