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Trade Support Associate

JP Morgan

Location: Greater London

Job Type: Full time


Job Responsibilities

As a Trading Support Associate, you will be having a crucial role by understanding trading structures to accurately capture all transactions, complete reconciliation checks, and ensure controls are performed.

As a member of Prime Finance Trading Services Team you will be 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 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 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

Required qualifications, capabilities, and skills

  • Strong security and derivative products knowledge and operational and/or line experience are required
  • Self-motivation and demonstration of initiative
  • Excellent Analytical skill and strong problem-solving skills
  • Sound understanding of Equity Swaps, Cash Equities, Derivative products, trading workflows and corporate actions and experience supporting Trading Desks in Prime/Hedge Fund business
  • Confidence to communicate with senior managers effectively
  • Familiarity of various risk management systems and advanced PC/MS Excel/Word/PowerPoint skills
  • Strong work ethic and the ability to adapt to different business needs
  • Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills and highly organized and extremely detail and control orientated
  • Keen to challenge processes and suggest automated solutions and ability to work well under pressure
  • BA or BS degree
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