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Date live: Mar. 14, 2023

Business Area: Barclays International

Area of Expertise: Investment Banking

Reference Code: 90360622

Contract: Permanent

Covered Bonds Strategist

This role is deemed as a Certified role under the PRA & UK Financial Conduct Authority - Individual Accountabilities Regulations and may require the role holder to hold mandatory regulatory qualifications or the minimum qualifications to meet internal company benchmarks.

This role is deemed as a Controlled Function role under the Central Bank of Ireland Fitness and Probity Regulations and may require the role holder to hold mandatory regulatory qualifications or the minimum qualifications to meet internal company benchmarks.

As Barclays Covered Bonds Strategist, you will be a part of Credit Strategy Research team which is responsible for the house view of European credit markets from a macro perspective. You will assist the Lead Covered Bond and SSA Strategist (Sovereign, Supranational and Agency Debt) in creating actionable trade themes across Covered Bonds and SSAs but also engaging with internal and external stakeholders. 

Barclays is one of the world's largest and most respected financial institutions, with 329 years of success, quality and innovation behind us. We offer careers that provide endless opportunity – helping millions of individuals and businesses thrive, and creating financial and digital solutions that the world now takes for granted.

We’re committed to providing a supportive and inclusive culture and environment for you to work in. This environment recognizes and supports ways to balance your personal needs, alongside the professional needs of our business. Providing the opportunity for all our employees, globally to work flexibly empowers each of us to work in a way that suits our lives as well as enabling us to better service our customers’ and clients’ needs. Whether you have family commitments or you’re a carer, or whether you need study time or wish to pursue personal interests, our approach to working flexibly is designed to help you balance your life. If you would like some flexibility, then please discuss this with the hiring manager, and your request will be reviewed subject to business needs.

We are currently in the early stages of implementing a hybrid working environment, which means that many colleagues spend part of their working hours at home and part in the office, depending on the nature of the role they are in. Please discuss the detail of the working pattern options for the role with the hiring manager.

What will you be doing?
•    Assisting in forming the Barclays public view on covered bonds and SSAs: supply, demand, regulatory trends, valuations at a cross-asset, macro and micro RV perspective
•    Presenting these views in published research reports, at conferences and meetings with clients, as well as internally to stakeholders in sales, trading, banking
•    Producing actionable trade themes across covered bonds and SSAs
•    Engaging with external stakeholders on published views and receiving feedback on client views
•    Engaging with sales, trading and banking colleagues on data and knowledge to help them leverage the research franchise
•    Assisting with producing material for conference presentations
•    Collaborating with the credit research team – IG credit strategists and bank fundamental analysts
•    Working closely with the broader research franchise – economists and rates strategists

What we’re looking for:
•    Degree in Banking, Finance or similar
•    Financial and quantitative analysis experience from buy-side or sell-side 
•    Previous experience working in bonds, SSA
•    Excellent communication skills: both written and spoken

Skills that will help you in the role:
•    Organized, superior attention to detail
•    Highly motivated
•    Strategic thinker
•    Ability to operate in a dynamic environment

Where will you be working?
Our new Frankfurt office is based in the heart of the new business district in the Taunusturm. It boasts modern, collaborative work spaces and offers a gym, a number of different food outlets close by and direct access to a large park.

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