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Asset Management - Derivatives - Investment Director - Executive Director

JP Morgan

Location: Greater London

Job Type: Full time


About the Team

The Asset Management Derivatives team is a global center of excellence for derivatives portfolio management and platform solutions. The team operates in partnership with the whole of Asset Management in delivering derivative solutions to our clients and our funds. This includes over $40bn of derivative overlay portfolios managed by the team.

The Role

The Investment Director is a risk management role within the first line of defence. The mandate combines investment risk management as well as oversight of the investment process. The person conducts quarterly investment reviews of all derivative strategies managed by the team, works closely with the investment teams to maintain a suitable risk oversight framework and will take a broader role across the whole firm ensuring best practice in derivatives usage. Being an in-business risk management team means the person is distinct from the Independent Risk group.

The ED will be based in London. The successful candidate will develop thorough understanding of the investment processes associated with the wide variety of AMD portfolios and will crucially also liaise with multiple groups within JPMAM, including other Investment Directors, to help maintain a rigorous risk and performance oversight framework.

Expectations of the Role

  • Support investment oversight for the AMD investment desks.
  • Continuously monitor and interpret a wide range of risk and performance measures, provide ongoing analysis of risk profile of portfolios, and maintain close dialogue with investment teams as related to risk management of the strategies.
  • Facilitate the quarterly investment review process by formulating agenda of the Investment Director Review (IDR) meetings. Developing meeting materials and conduct performance and risk analysis across an array of products and strategies.
  • Participate in projects developing analytical solutions, responses to regulatory initiatives, supporting risk management infrastructure and improvement of risk reporting.
  • Support representation of the AMD team to senior management.


  • Broad market, investment or risk management experience in derivatives markets.
  • A successful candidate will have extensive experience.
  • Background in investment management, risk, quantitative analysis, manager research or product control is preferred.
  • Keen interest in investment and risk management. CFA or FRM qualification preferred.
  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills, including data analysis
  • Understanding of multiple asset classes, portfolio management practices, and the asset management business is a plus
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are critical. Strong interpersonal & organizational skills
  • Delivery focus and detail-orientation with strong commitment to accuracy
  • Self-starter with the ability to multi-task across a wide range of investment strategies, products and global teams.