International Market Intelligence - Global Markets Trading Strategist - Associate or Vice President

JP Morgan

Location: Greater London

Job Type: Full time


Opportunity for a talented individual who has strong finance knowledge and enjoys working in a fast-paced, client-facing environment to join as Trading Desk Strategist.

The Global Data Assets & Alpha Group provides clients with a single touch point for trading data and associated signals & insights via 3 core pillars: Market Intelligence, Data Intelligence and Positioning Intelligence. The Global Data Assets and Alpha Group sits within the Equities Trading division of J.P. Morgan; a global team of 12 front-office and client-facing staff based across London and New York. The team analyze key macro, micro and political themes in the context of high frequency trading data and proprietary signals.

The Market Intelligence team, within the wider DA&A business, are responsible for producing tactical high frequency data-driven market insights and trade ideas leveraging macro, fundamental and political inputs. The team publish daily “Early Look” pieces for the US and International (EMEA + APAC) markets, plus ad hoc deep dives on policy developments, ESG and equity themes.

As Associate or Vice President within the International Market Intelligence, the candidate would work closely with our Head of International Market Intelligence to provide coverage of European and Asian markets from the International Market Intelligence team: in creating daily written pieces on dynamics in those regions, in creating data-driven markets insights leveraging the wider team’s and firm’s data toolkits, and in discussing those views and developments with buy side clients, trading and sales.

Job responsibilities

  • Work and collaborate closely with the global Market Intelligence team and the wider Data Assets & Alpha Group.
  • Create daily original, analytical and commercial Market Intelligence content covering Europe and Asia, assessing policy, macro and micro news flow and the potential impact on equities.
  • Assimilate broad sources of data (including research, technical, positioning and survey data) and quantitative techniques to create a differentiated content offering; using technical experience to automate and quantify analytics where possible.
  • Disseminate tradable ideas across single stocks and the basket / thematic space.
  • Communicate Market Intelligence views to the external and internal client base, including long-only institutions and hedge funds: progress measured by broker votes and data scorecards.
  • Present on our regular podcast series regarding the data-driven insights, market implications and investor feedback.
  • Work closely with trading to ensure views on intra-day events are comprehensively covered.
  • Work closely with research to ensure views are correctly understood and disseminated.
  • Sit within the Prime business; however work across Prime, Delta 1, Derivatives, Cash and Macro / FICC to build a broad set of stakeholders across the firm.

Required qualifications, capabilities, and skills

  • Significant demonstrable research, sales or buy side experience in equities, fixed income, FX or commodities.
  • Strong understanding of fundamental, positioning and technical drivers of markets.
  • Spotless work ethic and attention to detail. Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines.
  • Excellent writing, communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong technical and mathematical skills, coding preferred.

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.