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Type of Role: Investments

Experience Level: VP/Principal/Director

Location: New York City, New York

Salary: $162K - $275K

J.P. Morgan Asset Management is the world’s third-largest alternatives manager, with a 40-year history of delivering innovative alternative solutions across market cycles. Our alternative investment engines are managed by highly specialized independent teams, backed by the global reach, vast resources and robust governance of J.P. Morgan Asset Management. Our alternative strategies are designed to achieve specific client outcomes and built to deliver uncorrelated returns to traditional asset classes. Customized alternative portfolios can be tailored to individual client needs. We offer strategies across the alternative investment spectrum, including real estate, private equity and credit, infrastructure, transportation, liquid alternatives and hedge funds.

The Global Fixed Income, Currency and Commodities team (GFICC) at J.P. Morgan Asset Management is one of the world’s deepest and best-resourced fixed income managers, with expertise across all major fixed income sectors, including niche markets. Every investment decision in our fixed income solutions is underpinned by the proprietary research of a globally integrated team of sector specialists. Our shared research language, combining fundamental, quantitative valuation and technical inputs, facilitates the comparison of ideas across sectors and geographies. Global Fixed Income, Currency and Commodities manages a broad range of strategies, through funds and/or separate accounts, including broad market, long duration, stable value, intermediate high yield, emerging market debt, short and ultra-short duration, global bonds, structured products, mortgages and tax-aware strategies.

Role Summary

The Customized Bond Portfolio (CBP) Team within Global Fixed Income, Currency & Commodities (GFICC) is looking to hire a Portfolio Manager to help manage our municipal bond strategies.  CBP manages over $120 billion in fixed income assets across 70,000+ separately managed accounts.

The Municipal Bond Portfolio Management team invests and oversees separately managed accounts focused on Investment Grade municipal credit, with an emphasis on a laddered, buy and maintain approach with credit oversight. The Muni team manages approximately $50bn across various municipal bond laddered strategies.

Job Responsibilities

  • Playing an active role in the investment and portfolio construction decisions for existing and new accounts
  • Collaborating with our Credit Research teams to identify market trends, analyze individual credits and assess relative value across securities
  • Working with a wide range of teams to improve portfolio management processes and enhance efficiency
  • Preparing and presenting market commentary and views, and responding to inquiries from stakeholders
  • Meeting with internal and external clients and prospects

Required qualifications, capabilities and skills 

  • Minimum 5 years of buy side industry experience
  • Experience using Bloomberg
  • Adaptable, innovative, team player, and results-oriented, with an ability to bring proactive solutions to the broader PM team
  • Excellent responsiveness and problem solving skills with a high attention to detail
  • Must possess exceptional communication skills both written and oral and be able to communicate his/her thoughts to external clients and internal partners

Preferred qualifications, capabilities and skills

  • Separate Managed Account and Investortools Perform system experience a plus