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Firmwide Data Management - Instrument Data Reference & Pricing Analyst

Asset Reference Data Services is aligned to the Corporate Investment Bank and provides reference data services to the entire firm for instrument and pricing. 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 firm wide-sharing of information and best practices. ARDS strives create firm wide standards that drive consistent data management of vendor data supporting instrument reference data and daily asset pricing. The organization is improving automation and looking to implement a client service focus.

Within the Reference Data Operations space, the Data Management Oversight team is primarily responsible for maintaining fixed income and equity asset and pricing data in our core Global Security Master Data system for the front and middle office investment groups. The team is responsible for ensuring asset data quality for all intra-firm data subscribers, including front office and back office systems and timeliness of updates to asset data to ensure compliance checks and trades are executed with minimal issues. In addition, the group is responsible for the identification and resolution of escalated issues identified by traders and portfolio managers that occur within Security Master Data and pricing functions, implementing daily controls based on process enhancements, and partnership w/ technology to create a streamlined strategic global data process flow through increased efficiencies and process improvements.

The role requires a great deal of communication with many internal clients, such as the Fund Services Client pricing team, NAV Valuation teams, onboarding teams, as well Technology multiple platforms. Candidates will be expected to work closely with operations counterparts in these regions on a day to day basis.

Eligible candidates for this role should have a strong background in various security types ranging from Fixed Income bonds to Equity Options. This person will be expected to learn a large number of internal systems, how they interact and impact our overall process. They should be able to trouble shoot issues by interacting with various operations and technology teams globally and be able to resolve issues with short term and long term solutions through technological and / or procedural enhancements.

The ability to articulate and communicate issues and solutions to fellow team members, senior management and internal clients will be a key function as well. Also, they should be able to create and present updates to larger audiences including senior management. This person should be able to prioritize work appropriately and independently as well as act with a sense of urgency to deliver accurate and timely results.

The ARDS group has access to firm wide training available to improve skills and learn new capabilities. There is opportunity to learn about new automation tools and take ownership of processes to improve capacity, efficiency and control.

**Roles and Responsibilities**

+ Daily price capture & validation of all investment types.

+ Analyze asset valuation movements on a daily basis.

+ Review of price confirmation to ensure validated prices are published accurately

+ Analyze price movements against market expectations.

+ Complete all daily, monthly, and ad-hoc tasks and reporting as required accurately and to deadline.

+ Resolve client queries

+ Understand the effect that changes in prices and other data elements have on the market value of an account and be sensitive to these changes

+ Investigation of pricing inquiries from business partners

+ Communication with vendors, as needed

+ Other tasks/ projects related to vendor pricing data as assigned by manager

+ Identifying control gaps and quality deficiencies and look to implement tactical and strategic solutions to prevent reoccurrence.

+ Support audit requests through evidence retrieval and review of pricing activities

+ Provide regular updates on projects and metrics to Senior Management.

Qualifications

+ Bachelor degree with preference in Finance, Accounting, Economics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Engineering or related field.

+ 2-3 years of industry experience

+ Knowledge of financial instruments and desire to learn new instruments and financial techniques

+ Moderate to advanced knowledge of Bloomberg terminals and products

+ Pricing vendor knowledge, i.e. Pricing Direct, Bloomberg, Reuters

+ Ability to trouble shoot exceptions/ issues quickly to avoid market exposure

+ Strong analytical/ problem solving skills and attention to detail. Ability to use creative thinking to identify solutions for complex processes and/ or issues

+ Self-motivated and proactive with the ability to work in a team

+ Ability to work in deadline oriented and controlled environment

+ Ability to demonstrate flexibility and adaptability to rapidly changing business and technology needs

+ The role holder will be required to operate flexible working hours to cover early starts and/or late finishes as demanded by the business.

+ Must be able to take ownership of initiatives and drive them to completion with little or no guidance.

+ MS Excel skills, including pivot tables and v-look ups

+ 1 to 3 years asset Pricing or NAV/ Fund accounting experience, preferred but not required

JPMorgan Chase & Co., one of the oldest financial institutions, offers innovative financial solutions to millions of consumers, small businesses and many of the world's most prominent corporate, institutional and government clients under the J.P. Morgan and Chase brands. Our history spans over 200 years and today we are a leader in investment banking, consumer and small business banking, commercial banking, financial transaction processing and asset management.

We recognize that our people are our strength and the diverse talents they bring to our global workforce are directly linked to our success. We are an equal opportunity employer and place a high value on diversity and inclusion at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of any protected attribute, including race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital or veteran status, pregnancy or disability, or any other basis protected under applicable law. In accordance with applicable law, we make reasonable accommodations for applicants' and employees' religious practices and beliefs, as well as any mental health or physical disability needs.

The health and safety of our colleagues, candidates, clients and communities has been a top priority in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. JPMorgan Chase was awarded the "WELL Health-Safety Rating" for all of our 6,200 locations globally based on our operational policies, maintenance protocols, stakeholder engagement and emergency plans to address a post-COVID-19 environment.

As a part of our commitment to health and safety, we have implemented various COVID-related health and safety requirements for our workforce. Employees are expected to follow the Firm's current COVID-19 or other infectious disease health and safety requirements, including local requirements. Requirements include sharing information including your vaccine card in the firm's vaccine record tool, and may include mask wearing. Requirements may change in the future with the evolving public health landscape. JPMorgan Chase will consider accommodation requests as required by applicable law.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veterans

Firmwide Data Management - Instrument Data Reference & Pricing Analyst

Full time
Newark, DE

Published on 06/23/2022

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