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CIB – Global Equities – Central Risk Book Quant Trader EMEA – Executive Director

Req #: 180021480
Location: London, ENG, UK
Job Category: Sales/Trading/Research
Job Description:
About J.P. Morgan
JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) is a leading global financial services firm with assets of $2.5 trillion and operations worldwide. The firm is a leader in investment banking, financial services for consumers and small business, commercial banking, financial transaction processing, and asset management. A component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, JPMorgan Chase & Co. serves millions of consumers in the United States and many of the world's most prominent corporate, institutional and government clients under its J.P. Morgan and Chase brands. Information about JPMorgan Chase & Co. is available at
Our Business
The Equities business at J.P. Morgan provides a full complement of equity and equity-linked solutions to institutional investor clients — from ideas and insights from top-ranked analysts, to high-touch sales and trading services, to world-class algorithmic and electronic trading capabilities.  Our sales and trading professionals work in coordination with our capital markets professionals to help issuers access the equity markets as a top-tier equity underwriter.
  • Work with the CRB trading team and its partners - Cash Trading, Linear Quant Research, Equities Technology - to manage incoming client equity trade flow in a systematic and efficient way.
  • Conduct research with the goal of (a) refining the existing trading process; (b) creating new trading strategies, and (c) building new client products.  Run rigorous strategy back-tests, and work closely with the Quant team on modelling and development.
    • Work with large structured or unstructured data sets to analyze trading behaviour and trends to improve portfolio performance.
    • Apply statistical methods to studies on events and order execution.
    • Build improvements in the back-testing environment to enable more efficient studies.
  • Help run a large long-short equity portfolio with a high level of control and transparency.  Work with analytics team to refine the metrics distributed to senior management and other stakeholders.
  • Identify areas of process improvement and work with Equities Technology to bring solutions into production.
  • Direct experience of operating in a central risk team or other systematic or quantitative trading team
  • Hands-on experience of running a quantitative equity trading portfolio
  • Undergraduate or Advanced quantitative degree; an academic background with sell-side experience is desired.
  • Statistical modelling, time series or other data modelling experience.
  • Very self-motivated, willing to be part of a very dynamic and competitive team.
  • Strong communication skills – must be able to effectively engage with a diverse set of partners and dependents to the Equities Central Risk trading effort.
  • Coding experience in Python, Java,  C++ or a similar language.  Competency in R also a plus.
  • Knowledge of kdb/q is a plus
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.
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
JPMorgan Chase & Co. offers an exceptional benefits program and a highly competitive compensation package. JPMorgan Chase & Co. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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