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CIB Pricing Direct Derivatives – Analyst

Req #: 180027415
Location: New York, NY, US
Job Category: Sales/Trading/Research
Job Description:
JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) is a leading global financial services firm with assets of $2.0 trillion and operations in more than 60 countries.  PricingDirect Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of JPMorgan Chase & Co., provides its clients with evaluations on over 1.2 million fixed income securities and derivative instruments each day.  Employees of PricingDirect have direct access to the trading, analytics, research and technology resources of the Investment Bank - J.P. Morgan. PricingDirect has teams in New York and London.
Primary Function
The Derivatives Analyst role in PricingDirect is a demanding position requiring a knowledgeable professional capable of performing complex financial assignments, including quantitative and information/data analysis, requiring self-motivated problem solving skills in a dynamic environment.   
  • Daily generation of valuations for foreign exchange, equity and commodity derivatives for multiple market closes, entailing start-to-end responsibilities.  This includes market data collection, valuation modeling, price generation, quality control, and client feedback. 
  • Examine and develop new areas of product growth through independent self-guided research, interactions with external clients, J.P. Morgan trading desks, research professionals, and technology and data teams.
  • Address all client concerns on a daily basis with emphasis on providing first-class service and quality.
  • Continuously improve product and service quality through daily market surveillance, communication with market makers, data and financial analysis, enhancing process controls, and ensuring data quality.
  • Develop and maintain regular contact with trading desks, research, and market participants.
  • Perform in-depth analysis on an individual security or portfolio of securities and explain nuances to colleagues and clients
Position Qualifications
  • Firm  understanding of the principles of finance, business operations, and mathematical and/or statistical modeling.
  • Ability to collect and analyze large amounts of market information, extract its essence and incorporate the findings into valuation models and processes.
  • Strong user of widely used technical tools such as Excel and exposure to databases and/or programming languages a plus.
  • Creative problem solver with ability to perform well under pressure.
  • Detail oriented, with a highly disciplined approach to process and quality control.
  • Ability to learn quickly, multi-task and self-manage priorities.
  • Excellent client communications skills.
  • Strong team player.
Position Requirements
  • BS in Financial Engineering, or similar.MS in Financial Engineering is a strong plus.
  • Experience in programming language such as VBA, python, perl, java, C/C++, SQL.
  • Proficiency in Excel and high aptitude for learning new technologies.
  • Clear, logical thinker with strong quantitative abilities.
  • Effective communication skills to interact with traders, research, and clients.


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