Global Credit Trading & Syndicate - EMEA Credit Structuring - Vice President

JP Morgan

Location: Greater London

Job Type: Full time


The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity.
- Amelia Earhart

The opportunity is a VP position as part of the Credit Structuring team.

The role will be focused on developing and implementing Global Credit Trading’s strategy across a broad range of Derivative products.

Key responsibilities

The role will include, but is not limited to, the following areas:

  • Work in partnership with Sales, Trading groups and Research to deliver products that meet the needs of our clients;
  • Proactively monitor markets and help formulate trade ideas;
  • Anticipate and meet enquiries from our clients with competitive pricing and appropriately structured solutions;
  • Clearly explain the risks and rewards of our products to our Sales and clients, and provide our clients with all the information they need to make an informed judgement about transactions;
  • Promote product placement across a wide range of client types (including Corporates, Financial Institutions, Asset Managers, Pension Funds, Insurance Companies, Hedge Funds and Private Banks);
  • Participate to the product development of credit strategies with a view to extending our market leading position in this product;
  • Provide analysis and reports (e.g. performance and risk attribution);
  • Monitor daily production metrics on existing strategies;
  • Create tools to automate and streamline recurring processes;
  • Provide Market intelligence and competition analysis;
  • Perform various analyses on fundamental and technical data.

Essential skills:

  • Significant structured products/general derivatives and credit derivatives knowledge;
  • Coding skills;
  • Strong communication and project management skills;
  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines;
  • Advanced degree in Quantitative Finance or Financial Engineering;
  • Strong background in statistics (time series analysis), portfolio construction and optimization.

This role encompasses the performance of UK regulated activity. The successful candidate will therefore be subject to meeting UK regulatory requirements in the assessment of fitness, propriety, knowledge and competence (as assessed by the Firm) and (where appropriate) approval by the UK Financial Conduct Authority and/or the Prudential Regulation Authority to carry out such activities.

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