FX Services - Currency Overlay Product - Associate

JP Morgan

Location: Greater London

Job Type: Full time


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- Reshma Saujani

About J.P. Morgan FX Services – Passive Currency Overlay

FX Services is part of Currencies & Emerging Markets and provides spot and forward FX pricing and processing capabilities to internal JPMorgan business lines across; Securities Services, Wholesale Payments, Commercial Bank and Consumer & Business Banking. In collaboration with JPMorgan Security Services, FX Services manages a Currency Overlay programme which is offered to Asset Managers and Asset Owners who are looking for solutions to mitigate the currency risks associated with both their global investments, as well as the domicile of their investors.

The role

The individual will be part of the Front Office Product team within FX Services, working closely with Technology, Sales, Trading, Operations and partners across Markets and Securities Services to develop and deliver market leading Currency Overlay product capabilities.

This is an exciting role for a smart, creative individual with a strong problem solving background and desire to apply his/her skills in a stimulating and fast paced environment. Based in London, the role will report directly in to the Global Currency Overlay Product Head. Responsibilities include:

  • Partner with broad range of stakeholders across the end to end FX flow to extract product needs and opportunities for enhancement, and the innovative insight to translate those needs into scalable product solutions and opportunities.
  • Work with in house technology team in Agile methodology to deliver those new products through strategic system builds.
  • Shape the future direction of our technology by suggesting and developing novel applications and new platform features.
  • Facilitate the prioritization across impacted groups on the build out of new product features.
  • Ensure that for all products and solutions the risks are understood and documented, and robust end-to-end controls are in place.
  • Continuously review operational procedures, data flow and system dependencies of the existing business processes in an effort to identify risk, gaps and improvement areas.

Experience / Competencies

  • 2+ years’ experience in a project environment within financial services.
  • Experience in Capital Markets, with a preference for existing knowledge in FX Instruments.
  • Strong academic background in a STEM discipline such as Financial Engineering, Applied Mathematics, Physics, Engineering, and Computer Science.
  • Great team skills but must be a self-starter and have ability to work under pressure.
  • Highly motivated with a practical approach to problem solving.
  • Ability to collaborate effectively and communicate complex topics with a diverse range of audiences.
  • Proven experience of re-eingeering and automating complex processes through close partnership with end users and a Technology delivery team.
  • The ability to lead new product build outs and enhancements from start to finish, while partnering across various teams to create and execute project plans.
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