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Securities Services, Complex Assets Product - Associate

JP Morgan

Location: Greater London

Job Type: Full time


Complex Asset Securities Services Product is a team of valuation and quantitative specialists based in London or Dublin. Reporting to the EMEA lead in Complex Asset Product, the successful candidate will be responsible for new product developments, product enhancements, client change requests, and ensuring that our valuation models remain in line with changing market standards. You will also act as the SME's for derivatives across the wider business unit.

This is a unique opportunity to work in a cross-asset OTC derivatives environment with exposure to all types of derivatives from vanilla to complex products. Individuals will be given the opportunity to learn new skills or build upon existing knowledge within all aspect of valuations and also across the wider post-trade environment.

Job responsibilities:

  • Working in the Product Management team, you will be responsible for helping expand the depth and breadth of the OTC valuation service and end to end support of new OTC product types.
  • Expanding the coverage of existing instrument types with support for new features and variations of derivatives. This will include validating new and existing models, identifying different market data inputs and associated sources that can be used to value the instrument.
  • Working on strategic projects and deliverable in support of the independent valuation offering and the wider OTC post trade processing service.
  • Identifying risk measures and analytics that improve the existing P&L validation process.
  • Continually working with new, existing and prospect clients to explain valuation methodologies and provide comfort around the valuation process.
  • Analytical/project work: This person will be required to provide analytical support to members of the global Product Management team on an as-needed basis. This work will require strong analytical skills using excel, market data services and internal systems. This work will also require working with colleagues across the business and serve as liaison across regions on strategic initiatives and other deliverables to present a coordinated global response.
  • Directly liaise with key clients and internal stakeholders to ensure best in class service delivery by entire team
  • Design appropriate oversight of applicable regulations and incorporate regulatory change into product offerings / solutions.
  • Assess and monitor risk profile through formal risk & control self assessment, with the partnership of key stakeholders.
  • Participate at client service reviews and represent JP Morgan at industry events.

Required qualifications, capabilities, and skills:

  • Must be able to demonstrate significant experience of investment services or relevant;
  • Will be required to work on multiple deliverables to strict deadlines.
  • Strong quant modelling, knowledge of multi asset pricing techniques, communication & programming experience.
  • Extensive experience in applying advanced mathematics and computer technology to finance.
  • Very strong knowledge of Interest Rate and FX Derivatives. Knowledge of other asset classes (credit, equity, commodity and fixed income derivatives) is an advantage.
  • Excellent analytical skills with an attention to detail and thoroughness.
  • Need to be committed, self motivated, demonstrate initiative, innovation, and solid problem solving skills.

Preferred qualifications, capabilities, and skills

  • Will be required to work on multiple deliverables to strict deadlines.
  • Bachelors degree or equivalent required; MBA, CFA, or CPA, preferred;
  • Positive attitude and excellent team playing skills
  • Ability to establish credibility and build strong relationships with clients.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to present information in a concise and informative manner to both a valuation novice and expert.
  • Committed to delivering the best possible service to our clients.
  • Extremely detail and control orientated.
  • Very strong IT skills, in particular MS Excel, VBA and Python knowledge advantageous.
  • Strong OTC, Bank Loan, and CFD knowledge. Experience with Accounting and Middle Office support a plus.
  • Strong presentation skills, including presentations to clients, prospects and senior stakeholders
  • Excellent communication, and organization influencing and negotiation skills with the ability to develop and maintain collaborative relationships both internally and with external clients