JPMorgan Chase Bank

CIB - Trading Strategist - Analyst - HK

JPMorgan Chase Bank
Full Time
Intermediate (3-6 years)

Job Description

CIB - Trading Strategist - Analyst - HK

Location: HK-Hong Kong-Hong Kong-Chater House / 03761

About us
J.P. Morgan is a leading liquidity provider in global Rates markets. We offer a full spectrum of products and services - including FX forwards and swaps. The Automated Trading Strategies (ATS) group runs systematic trading within this space and are responsible for algorithmic pricing, automated risk management and hedging, and intelligent order execution strategies. ATS works closely with other internal parties (other trading desks, sales, IT, research) to ensure clients are taking advantage of the firm's broad array of market-leading electronic services.
Job summary
The trading strategist will work as part of the ATS front-office team on the Rates floor in London/Hong Kong/Singapore with primary focus on the FX forward/swap markets. The individual must be responsible, independent and able to work in smooth coordination with the larger team. The group is globally distributed so some travelling to New York and possibly Asia should be expected. The environment is fast-paced and challenging.
ATS is accountable to trading revenue. Members of the team are also expected to cover a wide range of responsibilities as ATS staff cross over between trading, quantitative analysis and technology. These include designing trading and execution strategies; researching micro-patterns and trends; building, maintaining and upgrading applications & tools; supporting day-to-day trading. Some on call time will be expected.
Core responsibilities
  • Analysis of client and trade data to identify revenue opportunities
  • Formulation, analysis and backtesting of pricing, execution, risk management strategies and signals
  • Performing ad hoc data mining tasks and requests as needed
  • Building tools for automation and for the benefit of our own group and others, resolving day to day issues
  • Work in close collaboration with IB technology to drive the automated trading technology agenda and in many cases work jointly on implementation


Essential skills
  • Interest in market microstructures and quantitative trading in FX forwards and swaps
  • Excellent quantitative, modelling, and analytical skills
  • Attention to detail, adaptable and hungry to learn
  • Ability to understand and map data flows across applications and data sources
  • Design and programming skills, with primary focus on Java and Python
  • Interest in applying agile development practices in a front-office trading environment
Desirable skills
  • FX and Rates markets experience and general trading concepts and terminology
  • Experience in manipulating large amounts of data including e-commerce, historical and financial data
  • Experience of working with ECNs
  • Knowledge of Perl and XML, UNIX scripting, database technologies
  • Direct experience of agile software methodologies
  • Minimum B.Sc in Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science or equivalent

Technical Skills

  • Agile
  • Computer Programming
  • Data Mining
  • e-commerce
  • FX
  • Graphic Design
  • Java
  • Mathematics
  • Perl Programming
  • Python
  • Quantitative Analysis
  • Risk Management
  • Swaps
  • Unix Shell
  • XML