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Asset Management - Strategy and Execution Group - Strategy Associate (Based in London)

Job Description


J.P. Morgan is a global leader in asset and wealth management services. The Asset Management line of business serves institutional, ultra high net worth, high net worth and retail clients through its Global Investment Management and Global Wealth Management businesses. With client assets of $2.4 trillion and assets under management of $1. trillion, we are one of the largest asset and wealth managers in the world. (Assets as of December 31, 2015)

Global Business Principle
Throughout our long and distinguished history, we have been steadfastly committed to putting our clients' interests first.

This fiduciary responsibility defines our relationship with clients and informs the basis of every decision we make on their behalf. This core principle is the foundation of our business as we work to understand our clients' needs, offer informed advice and execute strategies to generate excess returns and provide world-class client solutions.

Global Investment Management
J.P. Morgan Asset Management (Investment Management) is a leading investment manager of choice for institutions, financial intermediaries and individual investors, worldwide. With a heritage of more than two centuries, a broad range of core and alternative strategies, and investment professionals operating in every major world market, we offer investment experience and insight that few other firms can match.

  • Clear focus on managing client assets and delivering strong risk-adjusted returns
  • Nearly 1,300 investment professionals providing strategies spanning the full spectrum of asset classes, including equity, fixed income, cash liquidity, currency, real estate, hedge funds and private equity
  • Leadership positions in the U.S., U.K., Continental Europe, Asia, and Japan

J.P. Morgan Asset Management is the marketing name for the investment management businesses of JPMorgan Chase & Co. and its affiliates worldwide.


The Role:
Strategy Associate – Strategy & Execution Group -  Global Investment Management
As a Strategy Associate you will be part of a global team of seasoned professionals tasked with ensuring the successful design and execution of high priority revenue, efficiency, and regulatory efforts within GIM. The group reports up to the COO and is aligned to the business, working closely with the front, middle and back offices on efforts which are cross or multi-product/channel/geography and aligned to a GIM strategy goal.


Associates assume hands-on roles in these high priority initiatives and work closely with the rest of the team and senior business management to help set strategic direction, problem solve and drive execution. Key responsibilities include:

Program Leadership/Management:

  • Managing several efforts simultaneously across a range of functions, business and organizational units
  • Working with business stakeholders to help define and drive strategy and execution
  • Identifying and bringing together the right resources, content experts and decision makers to meet goals 
  • Developing program charters, business cases, project plans, team structure, and governance models

Analysis & Problem Solving:

  • Supporting and conducting clear analysis, logical structuring, and creative problem solving on critical issues 
  • Creating and applying appropriate conceptual frameworks to push thinking and expand solution sets
  • Assessing risks, costs, and benefits of alternative decisions and approaches
  • Designing processes and tools that yield sustainable improvement and return on investment
  • Proactively identifying and addressing risks and opportunities relating to GIM as a whole or specific projects

Communication Skills:

  • Building relationships with internal clients and external stakeholders
  • Communicating recommendations and program status to impacted stakeholders
  • Clearly articulating program goals to stakeholders and collaborators
  • Escalating critical issues with a focus on resolution

Qualifications:
We are looking for candidates who are able to demonstrate a history in effectively managing projects and driving change, ideally in financial services.

Key qualifications include:

  • Relevant experience (e.g., strategy consulting, banking, program management)
  • Understanding of business and management functions in Global Investment Management and/or related financial services industries
  • Experience with implementation of project management processes and methodologies in a large organization 
  • Experience working in a fast paced, deadline driven environment
  • Comfort with ambiguity and dynamically shifting priorities, timelines, and demands
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Proven collaboration and influencing skills
  • Ability to network with internal stakeholder community to foster positive and proactive collaboration

 

PLEASE NOTE: ALL INTERNAL MOVES WILL NORMALLY TAKE PLACE ON THE SAME GRADE AND SAME SALARY. SALARIES ARE REVIEWED ANUALLY IN FEBRUARY. EXCEPTIONS TO THE RULE REGARDING TRANSFER ON CURRENT SALARY MAY INCLUDE A MOVE BETWEEN GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS. 

Req #: 160040127
Location: London, ENG GB
Job Category: Asset Management
Employment Type: Full Time
Potential Referral Amount: Pound Sterling (GBP)

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