In operation for more than 50 years, Bear Stearns offers a range of wealth management and investment advisory services. The company provides various market research and analytical solutions. It offers a variety of trade execution and portfolio and money management services. Bear Stearns provides brokerage solutions for various capital market products, including stocks, bonds and mutual funds. The company also offers account consultation, asset allocation and management services. It provides several types of investment counseling, tax and estate planning, and stock and tax management services. In addition, Bear Stearns offers retirement planning, investment banking and lending solutions. The company serves various consumers, businesses and institutions. It is a division of J.P. Morgan, which is one of the leading financial firms and research franchises in the world.