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Investment Data Operations Analyst-Index Calculation Agent

Req #: 180007965
Location: Newark, DE, US
Job Category: Operations
Potential Referral Amount: 0 US Dollar (USD)

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 businesses, 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 jpmorganchase.com.

 

Reference Data Operations is aligned to the Chief Data Office (CDO) which is responsible for improving the quality, integrity and reliability of the firm’s critical data.   The organization’s objectives are to explain the path that critical data follows, improve data quality, reduce ambiguity and inconsistent terminology, enhance transparency, rationalize the number of replicated data assets, and improve firmwide-sharing of information and best practices.  The CDO serves as the governing body to create firmwide standards that drive consistent data management practices, develop technologies and processes to support data management processes, partner with lines of business and functional groups to embed data management best practices and capabilities, and ensure sustainability by refining, measuring, and improving the firm’s ability to manage data.

 

Description of role, functions and activities

 

Instrument, Pricing & Common Reference Data is an operating unit center of excellence providing a global asset pricing service to multiple lines of business across J.P. Morgan as one of its three core offerings.

 

The Index Calculation Agent team in Delaware is responsible for the daily valuation of fixed income instruments included in the JP Morgan’s global fixed income flagship benchmarks, covering both developed and emerging markets. The team manages and runs the index calculation engine used for daily and monthly index operations, client reporting and publication generation. The team is also responsible for tracking market events, affecting bond price movements.

 

The team interacts daily with the Global Index Research Group, a part of the JP Morgan Corporate Investment Banking Research, across its global footprint (in New York, London and Asia) to ensure that the index processes, requests and systems are operating efficiently. Functions performed by the wider team in CIB include:  Fixed Income market research to produce robust cutting-edge benchmark products and custom solutions for institutional investors and ETF providers, across the globe; Client interaction for strategic queries on index products; Commercialization of index services and analytical tools to buy-side clients and vendors; Implementation of new index analytics tools and platform for better client service.

 

Key Responsibilities and Skills:

  • Daily third-party price capture & validation of bond prices versus multiple market sources
  • Analyze price movements against market news and expectations
  • Liaise with pricing vendor to resolve issues and minimize risk
  • Monitor systems for related job success and resolve issues by working with technology teams
  • Prepare and send daily pricing and market impact summaries with supporting market news
  • Generate and maintain month-end Index rebalance and preview composition reports by garnering information on new bond issuance and auction/buy-back activities
  • Complete all daily, monthly, and ad-hoc tasks and reporting as required accurately and to deadline
  • Resolve client (Global Index Research Group) queries promptly and professionally
  • Participate and present in client monthly meetings
  • Escalate all issues promptly and effectively to supervisor
  • Contribute to ongoing developments of the pricing control process
  • Ad-hoc project work as directed

  • 2-3 years asset pricing, fund accounting, middle office, or operations experience
  • Demonstrate an understanding and interest in stocks, bonds, options, and financial markets and products
  • Knowledge of industry activities - particularly corporate actions, index benchmarking,  stock markets and fixed income products
  • Intermediate to Advanced MS Excel skills, including pivot tables and v-look ups
  • Analytical/problem solving skills and attention to detail
  • Self-motivated and proactive with the proven ability to work accurately and under pressure to meet deadlines
  • Demonstrate ability to effectively communicate within a team environment and interact across departments
  • Ability to work independently and multi-task in a fast paced environment
  • Pricing vendor knowledge, i.e. Bloomberg, Reuters a plus
  • Strong database/SQL knowledge a plus
  • Familiarity with statistical analysis and time series data a plus
  • Demonstrate customer focus and follow-up skills
  • The role holder will be required to operate flexible working hours to cover early starts and/or late finishes as demanded by the business
  • Bachelor degree with preference in Computer Science, Engineering, Finance, Accounting, Economics or related field.

 

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