CIB Ops - Trade Support Associate

JP Morgan

Location: Greater London

Job Type: Full time


Organization Description

The Corporate & Investment Bank is a global leader across investment banking, wholesale payments, markets and securities services. The world’s most important corporations, governments and institutions entrust us with their business in more than 100 countries. We provide strategic advice, raise capital, manage risk and extend liquidity in markets around the world.

Operations teams develop and manage innovative, secure service solutions to meet clients’ needs globally. Developing and using the latest technology, teams work to deliver industry-leading capabilities to our clients and customers, making it easy and convenient to do business with the firm. Teams also drive growth by refining technology-driven customer and client experiences that put users first, providing an unparalleled experience.

Employer Description

J.P. Morgan is a global leader in financial services, providing strategic advice and products to the world’s most prominent corporations, governments, wealthy individuals and institutional investors. Our first-class business in a first-class way approach to serving clients drives everything we do. We strive to build trusted, long-term partnerships to help our clients achieve their business objectives.

We recognize that our people are our strength and the diverse talents they bring to our global workforce are directly linked to our success. We are an equal opportunity employer and place a high value on diversity and inclusion at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of any protected attribute, including race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital or veteran status, pregnancy or disability, or any other basis protected under applicable law. In accordance with applicable law, we make reasonable accommodations for applicants’ and employees’ religious practices and beliefs, as well as any mental health or physical disability needs.

Job Description

The Prime Finance Trading Services Team is responsible for:

  • Ensuring that all trades executed are entered completely & accurately into the Risk Management systems

  • Performing core start-of-day and end-of-day controls to ensure Risk is correctly represented for Front Office

  • Ensuring all trade capture and reporting exceptions are verified, cleared and escalated appropriately in a timely manner

  • Liaising with various other FO, MO and BO Teams on issues related to Cash Equity trades

E.g. Product Control, Sales, Sales Support, Cash and Derivative Settlements, Client Services, Reconciliations, Technology, Business Management

  • Daily management of trade life cycle events (expiries, dividends, corporate actions, etc.)

  • The integrity and continuous improvement of the pre and post trade controls environment

  • Maximizing trade processing STP through tactical problem solving and root cause analysis

  • Producing analysis for the trading desks and senior management

  • Providing input into core projects including; industry-wide initiatives, regulatory, trading strategy, operational programs

Key traits required:

  • Sound understanding of Equity Swaps, Cash Equities, Derivative products, trading workflows and corporate actions

  • Experience supporting Trading Desks in Prime/ Hedge Fund business

  • Confidence to communicate with senior managers effectively

  • Strong problem-solving skills

  • Familiarity of various risk management systems and an advanced MS Excel skills

  • Strong work ethic and the ability to adapt to different business needs

The specific experience necessary for this position is:

  • Strong security and derivative products knowledge is required
  • A minimum of two years prior Operational and/or line experience, is required
  • Self-motivation and demonstration of initiative
  • Excellent Analytical skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills
  • Highly organized
  • Extremely detailed orientated
  • Control orientated
  • Keen to challenge processes and suggest automated solutions
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Strong PC Skills : in particular Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • BA or BS degree is necessary
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