Reference Data, Instrument Data Reference & Pricing, Associa

at JPMorgan Chase in Newark, Delaware, United States

Job Description

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 firm wide-sharing of information and best practices. The CDO serves as the governing body to create firm wide 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.

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 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 Portfolio Managers and Traders, Performance and Risk teams, as well Technology across US, UK, and Asia. Candidates will be expected to work closely with operations counterparts in these regions on a day to day basis. Candidates will also be asked to manage the functions being completed out of the tertiary location in Mumbai, which is where the majority of the processing to support security asset data is being managed.

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.


+ 2-3 years of experience in Fixed Income, Fund Valuation, Pricing or other related roles

+ 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

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

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

+ Mathematical mindset demonstrating strong numerical skills

+ Strong 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

+ 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 Finance, Accounting, Economics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Engineering or related field.

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.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veterans

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Job Posting: JC194438425

Posted On: Oct 09, 2021

Updated On: Oct 22, 2021