Trading Services Special Purpose Vehicle Associate

JP Morgan

Location: Greater London

Job Type: Full time


The Special Purpose Vehicle Middle Office (SPV MO) provides the central point of contact and support for SPV deals that are issued off a Repackaging Platform. The team provides global support for deals that originate in Europe, Asia and North America, providing operational expertise to the marketers/structurers that manage these bespoke deals.

As SPV MO Associate you coordinate and ensure smooth settlement of the various SPV deals that are issued, providing operational and administrative support to the SPVs that have acceded to the Repackaging Programmes. You interact with senior internal stakeholders in the business, internal and external legal counsel and associated operational support teams, as well as external service providers, such as the Paying Agent, Custodian, Trustee and Corporate Administrators appointed by the SPVs to support the deals; gaining a true end to end view of the issuance process.

Job responsibilities

  • Perform daily tasks including reconciliation of SPV cash balances, monitoring corporate actions and lifecycle events
  • Co-ordinate new issuances and provide operational support from trade date till settlement date
  • Understand all KPIs and exceptions to ensure timely resolution and escalation
  • Work on new business and technological initiatives
  • Responsible for ensuring the smooth settlement of a variety of SPV Repackaging trades through coordination with each of the various teams involved
  • Act as the primary point person for the various service providers including Paying Agent, Custodian, Corporate Administrators and Trustee on each deal, ensuring that all parties are informed of the deal and all appropriate instructions for settlement for each deal are in place
  • Managing and maintain accurate records for all issuances. Performing cost reviews and analysis where required and other ad hoc project work

Required qualifications, capabilities and skills

  • Knowledge of complex transaction management/SPVs/repackaging
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills – the ability to multi-task effectively
  • Pro-active approach to problem solving; root cause analysis, identifying solutions and taking ownership of these through to resolution
  • Must have clear communication skills and an ability to use these to work collaboratively, explain, and challenge, as appropriate
  • Attention to details and sense of ownership
  • Great team player able to work in a pressurized and changing environment
  • Possess strong analytical and numerical skills

Preferred qualifications, capabilities and skills

  • Strong technical skills, especially in Excel (VBA is a plus)
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