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Investment Data Operations Vice President - Asset Pricing & Global Reference Data Operations

Job Description

JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) is a leading global financial services firm with assets of $2.6 trillion and operations worldwide. The firm is a leader in investment banking, financial services for consumers and small business, 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 worlds most prominent corporate, institutional and government clients under its J.P. Morgan and Chase brands. Information about JPMorgan Chase & Co. is available at


Business Area Description:

Global Reference Data Operations (GRDO) is one of the top priorities across the Chief Administrative Office.  Our team will help the company evolve to a more integrated data management strategy, which is globally consistent and usable for business, finance, risk and regulatory requirements. Our processes and systems associated with the production and consumption of reference data are managed by a number of areas, in a variety of ways.   As such, the Firm wide Data Management Executive Committee has agreed to establish a centralized technology and operations team that will be responsible for managing enterprise reference data, including the Financial, Instrument, Product, Pricing, Client and Common reference data our businesses and corporate groups rely on for reporting and other purposes. 


The Asset Pricing & Reference Data (APRD) utility, a major component of GRDO with over 400 staff globally, services all areas of J.P. Morgan Chase – Corporate & Investment Bank, Asset Management, Consumer & Community Banking and the Commercial Bank.   APRD provides high quality Pricing & Reference Data to its subscribers from major external market providers such as Bloomberg, S&P, Thomson Reuters under a single operating model.  Data is sourced, validated, mastered and distributed via J.P. Morgan’s strategic Pricing & Reference Data architecture and is used for trading, risk management, settlement and regulatory reporting.


Job Description:

We are seeking a Vice-President specializing in the Instrument Reference Data space to join the Asset Pricing & Reference Data Global Operations Team, responsible for the delivery of internal client demands across the various Lines of Business’ within JP Morgan.  The role is based in Delaware and will interact with front office, middle office, and technology and instrument data operations. 


Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for contributing to the success and overall execution of the strategic agenda within Asset Pricing & Reference Data
  • Recruit, train, and manage a team of individuals responsible for the creation/maintenance of the Instrument Reference Data on our core platform.
  • Responsible for Performance Management of team members as well as develop and coach of existing talent. 
  • Assist with defining and implementing a succession plan for members of the team.
  • Ensure proper controls are in place to reduce financial risks, implement procedures to enforce controls and ensure controls are adhered to.
  • Project management capabilities on Operations initiatives and projects related to productivity, process streamlining and automation
  • Represent Operations views and concerns on initiatives that have both technology and operations components
  • Ensure that any proposed changes are being validated for Operations impact and their impact on Operations both process and resource wise is documented and agreed to by Operations Management
  • Provide support for our Adoptions program and to the Instrument Data Operations team
  • Assist where needed with the management of the productivity stream and that will contribute to the annual productivity targets for Operations
  • Responsible for Data and process, special projects and analyses that are impacting the strategic reference data platform 
  • Responsible for the timely execution of project tasks, stakeholder updates, resolving and escalating issues. 
  • Partner with technology team and Operations team to deliver change to our production environment. 
  • Design and implement controlled operational processes to meet specific business needs
  • Candidate may also be required to perform Business Analysis tasks within the role in addition to the overall management of initiatives. 


  • Experience in Instrument Reference Data related transformation projects

  • Experience in Operations Management
  • 5+ years People Management – candidate review and assessment, performance management, training and development planning, objective setting
  • Strong process management skills
  • Domain knowledge of Equity, Fixed Income and Derivatives products
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent Interpersonal, Client and Influencing skills
  • Demonstrated stakeholder management skills and related experience
  • Strong team attitude
  • Proactive and pragmatic approach - recognized as someone who get things done 
  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving and organizational skills
  • Flexible approach to meeting targets
  • Strong organizational skills with high attention to details
  • Focus on quality and controlled environment




Req #: 160005278
Location: Newark, DE US
Job Category: Operations
Employment Type: Full Time
Potential Referral Amount: 0 US Dollar (USD)

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