The $1.6 trillion JPMorgan Chase & Co. said Tuesday it will hire 300 employees over the next five years to expand its fund services operations in Boston, and has started offering its Chase Strategic Portfolio, an advisory program for retail banking customers, through its bank branch network.

Daniel Kramer, global head of operations at JPMorgan Chase's fund servicing business, said his company has added a number of fund clients recently, including Massachusetts Financial Services Co. In addition to the planned hirings, the business added about 100 employees last year and 150 in 2006. It currently employs 3,500.

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