Asset Management - Investment Grade Credit Investment Specialist

JP Morgan

Location: Greater London

Job Type: Full time


The Global Fixed Income, Currency and Commodities team (GFICC) at J.P. Morgan Asset Management is one of the world’s deepest and best-resourced fixed income managers, with expertise across all major fixed income sectors, including niche markets. Every investment decision in our fixed income solutions is underpinned by the proprietary research of a globally integrated team of sector specialists. Our shared research language, combining fundamental, quantitative valuation and technical inputs, facilitates the comparison of ideas across sectors and geographies. Global Fixed Income, Currency and Commodities manages a broad range of strategies, through funds and/or separate accounts, including investment grade credit, high yield, emerging market debt, unconstrained and aggregate strategies, long duration, stable value, FX, short duration, global bonds, structured products, mortgages and tax-aware strategies.

Role Summary:

As an Investment Specialist, you will actively engage in maintaining and developing relationships between the investment desks and distribution teams. You will represent your investment team on business related matters, including, but not limited to marketing, product development and sales/retention strategy. Most importantly, we believe in doing ‘first class business in a first class way’. Therefore, you should share our passion for creating an exceptional client experience and managing our business in an ethical and compliant way.

Job Responsibilities

  • You will be responsible for covering Investment Grade Credit (IG) in EMEA, London alongside a small team of other Credit IS members located between New York, London and Mumbai
  • You will be responsible for working closely with our client advisors across channels to represent IG Credit strategies and develop business across EMEA
  • You will engage with key clients around macro views and represent the Credit investment team in various forums
  • You will know the portfolios they represent as if they were the Portfolio Manager (“PM”). The IS should be fully integrated with the investment team to ensure that as much of the PM’s time as possible is devoted to investing.
  • Work in close partnership with PM(s), including on business strategy, product strategy and distribution strategy for the EMEA region.
  • Be accountable for client and RFP materials as well as internal marketing tools, and to promote the strategies they represent internally and externally. Engaging with the sales teams across distribution channels is essential to jointly develop distribution strategy, targets and tactical plans.
  • Partner with the Client Advisors (“CA”) and, where appropriate, the consultant sales team, to pitch for new business and will be the voice of the strategies in conferences, road shows, seminars and training. Your responsibilities also include implementing guidelines and coordinating with other teams to ensure smooth on-boarding for new wins.

Required qualifications, capabilities and skills

  • Extensive knowledge and experience in Global fixed income markets and specifically IG Credit
  • Demonstrated track record in developing business across a range of investor segments, including retail, institutional and sovereign.
  • Developed interpersonal, presentation skills and ability to deal with clients and colleagues at all levels
  • Strong team player
  • Excellent time management - able to prioritise issues and respond in a timely manner

Preferred qualifications, capabilities and skills

  • Degree, preferably in Finance, Economics or related subjects
  • IMC required and CFA would be additive
  • Strong knowledge of Bloomberg, PowerPoint, and advanced level of Excel
  • Proficient user of Python would be additive
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