Corporate & Investment Bank - Currencies Emerging Markets Trading - Associate

Greater London
Full time
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JP Morgan
Banking, investment & finance
10,001+ employees
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As an Associate in the Currencies Emerging Markets Trading team, you will play an active role in managing risk, liquidity and exposure and driving all aspects of the trading desk: pre-trade analysis, trade execution, the design of optimal risk management & alpha research. You will be placed with the desk which primarily deals in fixed income and foreign exchange. You will be servicing institutional /corporate accounts and manage the electronic FX trading platform.

Primary responsibility for managing our electronic FX/ NDFs/ Forwards franchise including price delivery, risk management and data analytics.

Job Responsibilities

  • Respond to day-to-day client requests and needs
  • Understand market drivers (of those markets in which involved), market moves, and the numbers behind it all, as well as cross-asset implications.
  • Perform data analysis of the business and associated drivers of revenue.
  • Understand drivers of relevant markets and establish a high degree of competence with clients around executing trades.
  • Understand firm's approach and policies for managing risks in relevant business and applicable legal and regulatory rules and follows policies.
  • Research macro / micro – patterns for alpha generation purposes

Required qualifications, capabilities, and skills.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Mathematics, Physics or Computer Science
  • Object-Oriented Programming experience with one of Python, C++ or Java.
  • Significant experience in a trading capacity or related experience.
  • Interest in market microstructures and quantitative trading.
  • Ability to discuss in detail your understanding of fundamental and technical aspects of product(s) traded and support area functions of respective products.
  • Understands the different types of risk and can discuss in detail ways of managing this risk using optimal strategies.
  • Thoroughly understands drivers of relevant markets and can explain and anticipate market movements.
  • Understands transaction cycle and the steps in the process and is execution oriented.
  • Ability to thrive on the challenge of competitive pressures and remain focused on client needs.
  • Ability to communicate concepts and ideas, both verbally and via documentation, and be able to defend their validity and target messages to different audiences.
  • Ability to interact comfortably with business clients and management at senior levels.

Preferred Qualifications, capabilities, and skills

  • Demonstrable proficiency in KDB
  • Macro markets experience and general trading concepts and terminology
  • Experience of working with electronic venues
  • Experience of having managed client relationships directly will be an added advantage

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.