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Asset Management - Fixed Income Beta Strategies Junior Portfolio Manager - Associate - New York

Req #: 180013635
Location: New York, NY, US
Job Category: Asset Management
Job Description:
J.P. Morgan Asset Management, with client assets of $2.4 trillion, is a global leader in investment and wealth management. Its clients include institutions, high-net-worth individuals and retail investors in every major market throughout the world. The division offers investment management across all major asset classes including equities, fixed income, alternatives, multi-asset and money market funds. For individual investors, the business also provides retirement products and services, brokerage and banking services including trusts and estates, loans, mortgages and deposits.
The primary function of this role is to help create and manage a range of strategic beta and market cap weighted fixed income portfolios.   This position will report to the head of Fixed Income Portfolio Management for Quantitative Beta Strategies (QBS) and will involve development and portfolio management of various fixed income beta strategies. The role will require working extensively and collaboratively with quantitative researchers, and other members of the investment team in QBS. 


  • Manage a systematic range of fixed income portfolios across asset class, region, style and vehicles.
  • Participate in the portfolio construction, efficient implementation, risk and performance analysis of the funds.
  • Collaborate closely with our Quant Research team, to provide market insight into the process of developing new systematic funds, and to manage the fund appropriately within our risk and optimization frameworks.
  • Collaborate with our technology teams to drive improvements in portfolio management processes, efficiency, risk control and operational processes;
  • Work closely with ETF and Product teams to provide input on new products from a portfolio management perspective.
  • Manage risk effectively from a multitude of angles. Understand how important the effective management of risk is, and work closely with colleagues in investment and operational risk to improve the quality of portfolio management we can offer to our clients.
  • Working closely with the Client Portfolio Manager team to address client inquiries and to provide insight into the portfolio management process.
  • Communicate with clients and prospects; participating in pitches and consultant meetings.
  • Collaborate with our ETF capital markets team to manage our relationship with various Authorized Participants (APs) for our ETFs
  • Maintain the highest possible fiduciary standards
  • Investment, research, trading or quantitative experience in Fixed income required
  • Highly developed quantitative and analytical skills
  • Strong technical skills (Some programming experience  required)
  • Detail oriented and the ability to thrive in a team environment are critical
  • Ability to tackle statistical analysis independently
  • Candidate should have strong verbal and written communications skills and be able to present results to both expert and non-expert audiences
  • Ability to perform well under pressure and deliver within tight deadlines
  • Ability to undertake quantitative research projects both independently and collaboratively
  • Strong investment interest and desire to learn (e.g. willingness to work towards CFA charter)
  • Experience in working with external Fixed income indices and tools (e.g. Barclays POINT, Bloomberg PORT, Yield Book, ML) is a plus
  • Experience in fixed income portfolio management, portfolio construction, index construction and/or portfolio optimization is a plus
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