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JP. Morgan Wealth Management, Alternative Investments Group – Head of EMEA Alternative Investments, MD, London

Req #: 170104985
Location: London, ENG, UK
Job Category: Asset Management
Job Description:
J.P. Morgan Wealth Management
Alternative Investments Group – Head of EMEA Alternative Investments
J.P. Morgan Asset & Wealth 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.
J.P. Morgan Wealth Management is a global wealth management leader that delivers the highest quality advice, service, capabilities and products to high net worth individuals and families around the world. We deliver highly customized and comprehensive solutions to help clients with the many complexities they face by leveraging the commercial and investment banking capabilities of the firm.
The Alternative Investments Group is responsible for the selection and monitoring of alternative asset managers for Global Wealth Management clients. This will include communications with asset managers, internal investment specialists, and clients considering the use of an alternative asset manager within an investment program.  Managers include multiple asset classes across hedge funds, private equity funds, private credit funds, and real estate funds.  The team is global with professionals based in New York, London, Geneva, Hong Kong and Singapore and works closely with the asset class leaders, portfolio construction, investment team leaders and the entire integrated client team in building and maintaining the full product suite.
The Head of EMEA Alternative Investments will:
  • Responsible for the development and growth of the EMEA-based Alternatives business, engaging with senior management to help make strategic business decisions.
  • Manage a team of both senior and junior professionals across multiple locations.
  • Work to support both new and existing alternative products, working with Investors and Bankers as well as directly with clients - with a specific focus on the European and Middle East client base.
  • Articulate how the manager selection process functions and how both external and proprietary strategies fit the Global Wealth Management strategy for internal and external audiences.
  • Coordinate the dissemination of alternative investments information through the J.P. Morgan Private Bank network on all client matters.
  • Work closely with partners throughout the Global Alternative Investments Group to ensure strong relationships with asset managers and general communications.
  • Develop a strong relationship with European-based asset managers to facilitate negotiations and general communications.
  • Travel throughout Europe and the Middle East, and potentially other global regions, regularly to meet with clients and prospects, as well as to host alternative asset managers during events. 
  • Explain to clients and prospects how alternative asset managers fit within a broader investment portfolio while being able to speak broadly across both alternative and traditional asset classes.
  • Partner with legal and compliance partners to navigate the alternative investments regulatory environment.
The attributes of the Head of EMEA Alternative Investments will include:
  • Specific knowledge of, and hands-on product experience in, alternative investments.
  • The ability to lead a large and growing business with minimal direct supervision.
  • Proven experience in investment management sales; experience within a capital markets environment preferred. 
  • The ability to convey knowledge and credibility in front of managers and investors. 
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