VC Associate (Fin-Tech) @ JP Morgan Chase & Co in New York, NY

The Strategic Investments team (part of Corporate Sector, Private Investments) is seeking an Analyst or Associate with corporate finance, problem solving, influencing, and relationship building skills to partner with LOB (line of business) executives, other banks and market structure players in analyzing and executing strategic market structure/financial technology principal investments.  These initiatives address a range of topics at the top of senior management agendas and are sourced primarily from LOB executives.  Initiatives are executed in partnership with lines of business and functional groups, drawing upon subject matter experts as needed.  The role is based in London.  
Reviewing potential market structure/financial technology principal strategic investment opportunities in partnership with and on behalf of LOB Sponsors; helping execute the related investment transaction (due diligence; structuring/negotiating deal terms; aligning interests of other banks and market participants; interacting with internal/external subject matter experts and advisors; obtaining input from LOB Sponsors on key issues; seeking approvals; closing the deal); monitoring selected Strategic Investments portfolio companies (quarterly valuations and write-ups, monitoring relevant developments, assisting in selected strategic initiatives such as M&A, follow-on investments, divestitures, and making recommendations on corporate actions to LOB Sponsors).
Candidates should have a strong undergraduate academic record and previous experience at a leading firm in Investment Banking/Mergers & Acquisitions in financial services and/or technology and/or Principal Investing (private equity or venture capital) and/or a leading firm in Strategy Consulting.
  • Experience market structure/financial technology is a plus.  
  • Within such role(s), experience in M&A and the strategic skillset to assess opportunities analytically and conceptually is required.
  • Exposure to structured problem solving, deal structuring and negotiations is a plus.
The successful candidate should also possess the following attributes:
  • Extensive relevant working experience
  • A strong interest in financial markets and innovation within the financial services industry
  • Proactive with a self-starter mentality and an ability to work independently, while working collaboratively within a team
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Strong financial modeling and analytical problem solving skills
  • Conceptual problem solving skills

If interested, please apply here.

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