I am no longer an KYC specialist, I was transferred to Digital Wealth Management Investments. When I was an KYC (Know your customer) specialist I liked the independent research that I had to do on a company. Searching multiple private and public data bases such as the SEC and lexisnexis to acquire updated information on the client I was doing a search on. What I disliked was senior management. Working for JP Morgan you will see some horrible senior managers, but there are more people in position that know what their doing compared to those that don’t.
I like numbers and finding patterns so looking through the HARs and explaining patterns was very interesting for me. They had us work a lot with the other interns with lots of teams and it really helped me to learn to work with others better. Since JP Morgan is such a big bank they had very large clients with extensive HARs (thousands of accounts with different methods of transactions, currencies and inflow outflow) is combing through thousands of lines of pdf (then moved to excel towards the end) was hard. At the middle a few of us were assigned of making the pdf into excel which for one client meant manully typing out two thousand lines of excel which spanned 32 columns (probably the worst day).