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CIB - Markets Business Control Officer - Equities Trading – Executive Director

Req #: 180036245
Location: London, ENG, UK
Job Category: Compliance
Job Description:
J .P. Morgan’s EMEA Equities Trading Group offers clients a comprehensive set of market-making, structuring and risk management capabilities across the full spectrum of Equities asset classes. 
The BCO’s objective is to help the business manage its regulatory obligations, conduct and operational risk and supervisory requirements. BCO’s mandate is a key role for the business in the increasingly complex and demanding global regulatory environment.
The advertised position is to lead the Business Control Office for the EMEA Equities business and manage a skilled team of change, risk and controls experts who are responsible for managing the end to end control environment spanning all of the primary functions from business execution,  credit risk, market risk, model risk, VCG, Operations and through to Finance.  The Equities BCO team is part of a wider Markets BCO team which reports into the Oversight and Control office as well as the Markets CFO.
The successful candidate will be a trusted advisor on regulatory, operational risk and control matters.
Duties of this role include:
  • Serving as trusted  control advisor to the Front Office including prepping it for examinations and audits
  • Team leadership
  • In conjunction with legal, compliance and other functions, representing  Front Office interests vis a vis control/regulatory initiatives
  • Execution and implementation of business controls , risk governance and reporting priorities and strategy
  • Control representative in control forums
  • Identification, documentation and  remediation of control gaps, risk assessment and root cause issue analysis
  • In connection with all activities, improvement of the “user experience” for all stakeholders and partners, i.e., focus in enhancing  transparency, efficiency and simplicity of control processes
  • Front Office supervision management and execution
    • Front office supervisory tool development
    •  Front Office supervision and oversight including exception management
    • Supervisory attestations
    • Policy development, review and implementation
    • Operating procedures documentation and implementation
    • Pre trade, and in certain cases, post trade surveillance  
The Role requires establishment of strong relationships with the Front Office and a deep understanding of the business, its control challenges, its architecture and products.  The candidate should be interested in working in a fast-paced and dynamic environment, participating in key initiatives and becoming involved in a diverse set of issues that will have a direct impact on the organization.
  • University degree
  • Previous experience in a middle office, trading, audit, operational risk or compliance function
  • Understanding of Equities products and markets
  • Understanding of the end to end product life cycle for Equities
  • Highly motivated, energetic self-starter who takes ownership
  • Strong  organizational skills - manages and prioritizes multiple tasks across different time horizons within deadlines
  • Strong  understanding of controls and their application to different processes and businesses
  • Strong analytical, problem solving  and  process re-engineering skills
  • Excellent Excel, Word, PowerPoint skills  
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong team player with excellent partnering and influencing skills
About J.P. Morgan Chase & Co: 
J.P. Morgan serves one of the largest client franchises in the world. Our clients include corporations, institutional investors, hedge funds, governments and affluent individuals in more than 100 countries. J.P. Morgan is part of JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM), a leading global financial services firm with assets of $2.1 trillion.  The firm is a leader in investment banking, financial services for consumers, small business and commercial banking, financial transaction processing, asset management, and private equity. A component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, JPMorgan Chase serves millions of clients and consumers under its JPMorgan and Chase, and WaMu brands.
J.P. Morgan offers an exceptional benefits program and a highly competitive compensation package. J.P. Morgan is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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