If market talk is any indication, J.P. Morgan came away with the upper hand in the structured-finance hierarchy following its merger with Chase Manhattan Corp.

Though it could not be confirmed, multiple sources said that John Rhinelander, who formerly ran J.P. Morgan's conduit operation, will head up the new entity's domestic term ABS effort. Officials at J.P. Morgan did not return phone calls as of press time last Tuesday.

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