CIB Operations - EMEA Equities - Equity Finance Trader Assistant - Associate/Analyst

Location:Greater London
Job Type:Full Time
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The Equity Finance Trader Assistant Team within IB Equities Operations is typically focussed on trade capture and control but also has key interactions at all other levels of the transaction lifecycle, supporting the Equity Finance and Prime Brokerage businesses. These Businesses primarily trade Equity swaps, but are also involved in the trading of other derivative and non-derivative products as part of day-to-day hedging activity. These can include FX, Futures, Options, Rates products and stocks.

The Trader Assistant Team is responsible for:

  • Ensuring that all trades executed are entered completely & accurately into the Risk Management systems
  • Performing core start-of-day and end-of-day controls to ensure Risk is correctly represented for Front Office
  • Ensuring all trade capture and reporting exceptions are verified, cleared and escalated appropriately in a timely manner
  • Liaising with various other FO, MO and BO Teams on issues related to Cash Equity trades
    • E.g. Product Control, Sales, Sales Support, Cash and Derivative Settlements, Client Services, Reconciliations, Technology, Business Management
  • Daily management of trade life cycle events (expiries, dividends, corporate actions, etc.)
  • The integrity and continuous improvement of the pre and post trade controls environment
  • Maximizing trade processing STP through tactical problem solving and root cause analysis
  • Producing analysis for the trading desks and senior management
  • Providing input into core projects including; industry-wide initiatives, regulatory, trading strategy, operational programs

Key traits required:

  • Basic understanding of Cash Equities and Derivative products and trading workflows
  • Strong communication and problem-solving skills
  • Experience of trade workflows and appreciation of Legal Entity frameworks
  • Familiarity of various risk management systems and an advanced MS Excel skill set
  • Dedication and the ability to adapt to different business needs

The specific experience necessary for this position is:

Strong securities knowledge is required, knowledge of derivatives products is a plus

  • A minimum of one year prior Operational and/or line experience, is required
  • Self-motivation and demonstration of initiative
  • Excellent Analytical skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication presentation skills
  • Highly organized
  • Extremely detailed orientated
  • Control orientated
  • Keen to question everything and understand the detail behind the numbers and/or process
  • BA or BS degree is necessary
  • Strong PC Skills : in particular Excel, Word and PowerPoint.

About J.P. Morgan’s Corporate & Investment Bank:

J.P. Morgan’s Corporate & Investment Bank is a global leader across banking, markets and investor services. The world’s most important corporations, governments and institutions entrust us with their business in more than 100 countries. With $18 trillion of assets under custody and $393 billion in deposits, the Corporate & Investment Bank provides strategic advice, raises capital, manages risk and extends liquidity in markets around the world. Further information about J.P. Morgan is available at

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“JPMorgan Chase & Co. offers an exceptional benefits program and a highly competitive compensation package. JPMorgan Chase & Co. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a member of the UK Government’s Disability Confident Scheme.”

Closing Date: September 20, 2019