Barclays is a British universal bank. We are diversified by business, by different types of customers and clients, and by geography. Our businesses include consumer banking and payments operations around the world, as well as a top-tier, full service, global corporate and investment bank, all of which are supported by our service company which provides technology, operations and functional services across the Group.
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About Luxembourg Treasury
Barclays has a team of 23 Treasury professionals based in Luxembourg, who are part of the bank’s wider Principal Structuring and Investments team. Treasury activity carried on in Luxembourg can be classified into three broad areas, Collateral Management, Intra-group Funding and Structured Credit.
The Luxembourg Collateral Management team is made up of securitisation professionals, who are responsible for structuring, arranging and managing retained balance sheet securitisations of assets originated by Barclays Bank PLC (corporate loans, commercial property loans and high net worth mortgage loans).The team is supported by a Luxembourg based Middle Office team, together with dedicated IT and Finance teams.
Luxembourg Treasury uses retained securitisation notes to raise liquidity for the Barclays group through repo and collateral upgrade transactions with a wide range of market counterparties.
Luxembourg Treasury also provides long term funding to other parts of the Barclays Group as part of the overall Treasury strategy to manage the key financial resources of Barclays.
Overall purpose of role
The primary focus of the role is to support the ongoing management and growth of the Barclays Luxembourg Collateral Management business. Specific responsibilities include:
oBe the primary point of contact in the Collateral Management team for the post-deal administration of securitisations, including monthly replenishments and reporting;
oAssisting with structuring and executing new securitisations, including asset analysis, transaction modelling and data analysis for credit rating agencies;
oAssisting with executing secured financing / collateral upgrade transactions with internal and market counterparties;
oAssisting with ad-hoc queries from internal and external stakeholders relating to the securitisation programmes and collateral upgrades;
oWorking closely together with IT and Middle Office teams to drive improvement of the management of the securitisations;
oPerforming portfolio analysis and answering data queries to provide advice on the use of available assets on Barclays’ balance sheet for existing securitisation programmes;
oEnsuring adherence to and seeking to continually strengthen the control framework impacted by our activities.
oOwnership of post-execution periodic events for the live securitisations, including daily credit quality montoring, monthly replenishment, monthly reporting and annual audit, and responding to general queries from other Barclays teams;
oAssisting with execution and post-deal management of secured funding and collateral upgrade transactions;
oMaintenance of non-transaction specific activities required to support the business, including providing and building out management information and reporting;
oProviding analysis to support the growth of the collateral management platform;
oEnsuring that all business activities are carried out in compliance with the firm wide, and business specific conduct, risk & control limits and expectations.
Stakeholder Management and Leadership
oInteraction with senior business and Infrastructure management at both Director and Managing Director level (including BI Treasury, Investment Bank, Corporate Bank and Private Bank);
oProvide subject matter expertise to Finance, Accounting, IT and Middle Office teams;
oBe able to develop and maintain strong relationships across a broad range of stakeholders to ensure that the business receives the required levels of technical and practical support to meet its goals;
oBe able to understand complex ideas quickly and communicate them to non-specialists clearly so that they can understand the impact of their areas and what is required of them. For example, explaining the structure of a securitisation and replenishment logic and working with IT and Middle Office to ensure transaction documentation is captured correctly and efficiently in the operational infrastructure.
Decision-making and Problem Solving
oBarclays Luxembourg Collateral Management has responsibility within Barclays for the management of Barclays International’s retained balance sheet securitisations and coordinates the management of the securitisations with numerous internal teams involved. A key success factor for the role is to effectively coordinate with internal teams involved to move actions forward;
oBe able to analyse large data sets and the impact of adding/removing/substituting assets to existing securitisations or setting up new securitisations;
oUnderstand corporate loan data (credit risk, interest rate risk, concentration risk, historical performance) provided from other areas of the bank and identify and explain issues or opportunities with this data.
Risk and Control Objective
Ensure that all activities and duties are carried out in full compliance with regulatory requirements, Enterprise Wide Risk Management Framework and internal Barclays Policies and Policy Standards.
The successful candidate should be:
oHighly numerate with strong attention to detail and the ability to perform tasks quickly and accurately
oPro-active mindset and highly driven to strive for continuous improvement
oCollaborative approach, with a record of developing constructive working relationships with a wide range of stakeholders
oA proven problem solver that is able to manage competing tasks and stakeholders in a time constrained environment
oA strong communicator, able to understand complex ideas and then communicate them clearly to a non-specialist audience across a range of corporate grades (analyst to MD) and Infrastructure teams
Essential Skills/Basic Qualifications:
oDegree or equivalent experience, ideally with some Finance or Economics element
oStrong analytical skills, particularly ability to distill relevant information from large data sets
oAbility to communicate complex transactions to a broad range of internal stakeholders, including senior management
oMinimum of two years’ finance experience, ideally gained working in an investment bank, investment fund, accounting firm or credit rating agency
oProficient to advanced user of MS Excel
oExcellent written and spoken English
Purpose and Values
Barclays has a single cross-business Purpose for Barclays and five core Values which underpin it.
Our Purpose is helping people achieve their ambitions in the right way. Put simply this is the answer to the question ‘What is Barclays for?’ and it should guide our every action as employees.
We respect and value those we work with, and the contribution that they make.
We act fairly, ethically and openly in all we do.
We put our clients and customers at the centre of what we do.
We use our energy, skills and resources to deliver the best, sustainable results.
We are passionate about leaving things better than we found them.