JPMorgan looks to grow abroad, where it’s ‘fun to be the disruptor’

Having conquered America, JPMorgan Chase is now growing overseas.

The banking giant is on a global shopping spree, striking about 30 acquisitions this year, including a digital bank in Brazil and a money manager in Britain.

“We’ve got patience and time to see if we can build something very different than in the U.S.,” Chief Executive Jamie Dimon said on a conference call Tuesday.

The overseas expansion effort, coming as Citigroup and HSBC retreat from the global stage, signals that the $3.7 trillion-in-assets bank has grown about as far as it can in its native country.

New York–area Chase branches hold 33% of the region’s deposits, according to

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