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Asset Management - Corporate Actions Analyst

Req #: 170104993
Location: Newark, DE, US
Job Category: Operations
Job Description:
Asset & Wealth Management Overview
J.P. Morgan Asset & Wealth Management (AWM) is an industry leader with over $1.8 trillion in assets under management. Its productive and beneficial workplace contributes to a 95% employee retention rate for top talent. AWM clients include institutions, advisors, and individuals in every major market throughout the world. This division offers Investment Management services for all major asset classes including Equities, Fixed Income, Alternatives, Solutions, and Global Liquidity.
  
Corporate Actions Overview
The J.P. Morgan Corporate Actions team is responsible for retrieving, interpreting, and monitoring all corporate actions events on securities held by institutional accounts and JPM funds that are announced in the market. As a COAC analyst, you will work with information that is relatable to the market and current events in the financial industry; these events would include activities such as tender offers, mergers, and spin-offs. Our team validates all events, communicates terms to various teams, relays instructions to custodians, and processes to reflect in accounts. You will also gain exposure by working with the front and middle office, as well as other operations teams.
 
Responsibilities
  • Interact with portfolio managers and traders on a regular basis to relay their decisions in the market
  • Perform both voluntary and mandatory corporate action related events
  • Work with a wide array of custodian banks to ensure our portfolios are kept up to date
  • Reflect event data on our JPMAM accounting system in an accurate and timely fashion so that the portfolio managers can effectively manage the assets on behalf of our clients
  • Oversee the class actions filing process
  • Ensure accurate account setups for proxy voting
  • Monitor voting result
  • Research and investigate as needed
  • Track corporate events from initial capture until events are allocated
  • Provide information to all parties impacted before deadline
Firm-Wide Opportunities
  • 130 offices in over 60 countries allowing for many global opportunities and interactions within the company
  • Mobility encouraged between lines of businesses (LOB’s) and locations
  • Ability to progress within the company and grow your career
  • Collaborative environment with a team-oriented approach to business
  • Exposure to senior management at all levels
  • Diverse workplace & Equal Opportunity Employer
  • Various Business Resource Groups to get involved and network with
  • Many events offered to expand network and knowledge of the company
  • Exposure to current events and financial market activity
  • Regular webcasts and town hall meetings to interact with senior management
  • Excellent training programs
  • Competitive benefits and vacation time
  • Volunteer and mentorship programs
 
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Business Administration, Economics, Finance or equivalent work experience
  • Prior Corporate Actions experience is a plus
  • 0-3 years prior industry experience
  • Ability to work in deadline oriented and controlled environment
  • Ability to demonstrate flexibility and adaptability to rapidly changing business and technology needs
  • Self-motivated and proactive with the ability to work in a team
  • Knowledge of financial instruments
  • Desire to learn new instruments and financial techniques
  • Proficiency with Excel and other Microsoft Office applications
Preferred Skills
  • High degree of attention to detail
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent problem solving and analytical skills
  • Organizational, time management and multi-tasking skills
  • Prior experience with Sungard’s XSP is a plus
  • Ability to identify risks and implement mitigating controls within current processes

 

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