Global Credit Trading & Syndicate - Credit Trader - Associate

JP Morgan

Location: Greater London

Job Type: Full time


Global Credit Trading & Syndicate - Credit Trader - Associate

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the EMEA Alternative & Credit Solutions Trading Desk in London.

Our Global Credit Trading business is a global leading market maker in bonds, loans, credit derivatives, exotic products and solutions. Our Alternative & Credit Solutions franchise is a global business serving the needs of our issuer and investor clients via the origination, warehousing, risk managing, structuring and distribution of non-flow financing credit products. This will be an exciting position for you if you consider yourself a talented individual who thrives on new challenges, has both finance and technical prowess, possesses an entrepreneurial spirit and enjoys working in a fast-paced, client-facing environment.

Job responsibilities

  • Analyse credit opportunities and help assess trade viability based on fundamental analysis, market comparables and risk-reward targets of the desk
  • Diligence transactions and help devise structural and/or market-based risk-management strategies for single-name or portfolio trades
  • In partnership with sales, structuring & syndicate teams, identify risk-taking opportunities and lead execution process across a variety of credit products (loans, notes, structured solutions etc.)
  • Monitor and help risk-manage the book on an ongoing basis

Required qualifications, capabilities, and skills:

  • Strong understanding of corporate financials, with ability to perform detailed diligence and present concise credit analysis
  • Solid understanding of how to price and manage credit risks
  • Good familiarity of credit agreements and related documentation
  • Ambitious and organised, numerical and a team player, with great communication and presentation skills
  • Exposure to trading desks preferred, particularly within the Fixed Income Markets universe

This role encompasses the performance of UK regulated activity. The successful candidate will therefore be subject to meeting UK regulatory requirements in the assessment of fitness, propriety, knowledge and competence (as assessed by the Firm) and (where appropriate) approval by the UK Financial Conduct Authority and/or the Prudential Regulation Authority to carry out such activities.

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