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Date live: Mar. 17, 2024

Business Area: Barclays International

Area of Expertise: Product Management

Reference Code: 90385376

Contract: Permanent

Barclays Overview

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.

We are an equal opportunity employer and we are opposed to discrimination on any grounds.

Working Flexibly

We’re committed to providing a supportive and inclusive culture and environment for you to work in. This environment recognises 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.

Hybrid Working

Onsite role:

Colleagues who perform ‘onsite’ roles will spend four or five days a week working onsite, depending on the requirements of their role and business area.  Please discuss the working pattern requirements for the role you are applying for with the hiring manager.  Please note that as we continue to embed our hybrid working environment, we remain in a test and learn phase, which means that working arrangements may be subject to change on reasonable notice to ensure we meet the needs of our business. 

About Private Bank & Wealth Management

As Private Bank and Wealth Management we strive to provide the right solutions for our diverse clients through our international network of specialists, located in vibrant financial hotspots around the world. Together we serve 10 different client segments to whom our businesses offer a wide range of products and services.

The Private Bank supports HNW, UHNW and Family Office banking, investment and credit needs through a dedicated Private Banker and team of investment and wealth specialists.With offices in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Monaco, Switzerland, India, Dubai and Singapore, the Private Bank offers our international client base access to a fully bespoke service. The business is high growth and significantly invested in delivering high touch personal services and creative client solutions with access to the Corporate and Investment Bank. More complex products are available through the Private Bank; including structured credit and derivative margin trading, direct access to trading desks for equity and FX forwards.

Our Overseas Services business provides banking, credit, cash management and investment expertise to our clients through a value adding relationship-led service, product specialists and digital channels. Operating from London, Jersey, Guernsey, Isle of Man, Glasgow and Dubai we directly serve eight client segments of Fiduciaries, Family Offices, Captives, Funds Administrators, Corporates, Premier Global, Local Business and Local Premier & Retail, together with supporting the booking of HNW and UHNW clients onto our Jersey and Isle of Man platforms.

About Strategic Solutions Group (SSG) Private Markets
The Strategic Solutions Group helps clients meet the most complex financing needs and helps them seize exceptional investment opportunities through global access to capital markets.

The Private Markets team focuses on the distribution of private equity, private debt and real estate either directly or through closed ended funds.

­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Overall purpose of role

Head of Strategic Solutions Group - India at Private Client India is the owner of the business within Investments pertaining to alternative investments across Private Markets (across Private Credit, Private Equity, Real Assets, and all other variants and structures) – funds, managed accounts as well as direct and co-investments and Hedge Funds. This role provides a comprehensive bouquet of solutions across these asset classes to Private Clients India’s clients and customers, bringing the best of Barclays proposition both locally and globally and through curated external partners. This role extends to setting up and overseeing the Private Markets feeder funds and/or fund of funds platform in India. This role provides the leadership and business accountability related to all aspects of doing investments business across these services in Private Clients India.

Key Accountabilities

1.Running the business with a focus on Consistently Excellent returns.

2.Setting up and scaling the Private Markets Feeder/Fund of Funds business with a focus on Consistently Excellent returns.

3.Ability to grow the business in line with the firm’s growth aspirations.

4.Ability to retain, inculcate and grow Controls in line with the firm’s policies.

5.Ability to retain, obtain and grow talent.

6.Ability to take all stakeholders in the region and globally along on the path forward.

Stakeholder Management and Leadership

1.Global Head of Private Markets

2.Head of Investments, India

3.Head of Distribution, Private Clients India

4.Global Head of Investments

5.Global Head of Hedge Funds, Funds & ETFs

6.Global Head of Investment Services, Platform & Product Management

7.Control functions including but not restricted to Risk, Compliance, Legal and Audit

8.Stakeholders across other Investments functions in India

9.Stakeholders across the Ecosystem such as PB COO functions, Operations and IT

10.Stakeholder across Barclays Corporate and Investment Banking

Decision-making and Problem Solving

Strategic Solutions Group business within Private Clients India is complex, well-regulated, and demanding, centred around decision making and problem-solving. The head of these businesses requires extremely analytical and problem-solving skills for the business to be run in a Consistently Excellent way.

Risk and Control Objective

Take ownership for managing risk and strengthening controls in relation to the work you do

Person Specification

The role requires extensive knowledge across asset classes and investment products. The role requires experience in delivering thought leadership, identifying trends and innovative ideas, sourcing, selection, distribution and management of a large book of investments across market cycles and ideally through evolution of this industry in India.

Essential Skills/Basic Qualifications:

1.Long private markets and alternative investments experience centred in India

2.Thorough knowledge of Indian and global markets and investment products and services

3.Thorough knowledge of Private Banking & Wealth Management regulatory and industry landscape in India

4.Thorough knowledge of the alternative investments across funds, products, structures and transactions in India

5.Thorough knowledge of business opportunities in the region in Investments

6.All necessary regulatory certifications, such as NISM exams, would be required

Desirable skills/Preferred Qualifications:

1.Leadership role in strong PB&WM and/or Asset Management franchises in India

2.Ability to build and grow investments business in PB&WM industry in India

3.Team building qualities

4.Key Clients relationship management qualities

5.Platform building and change management skills

6.Strong networking skills

Purpose and Values

We deploy finance responsibly to support people and businesses, acting with empathy and integrity, championing innovation and sustainability, for the common good and the long term.

Our values underpin everything we do: Respect, Integrity, Service, Excellence and Stewardship.

Respect

We harness the power of diversity and inclusion in our business, trust those we work with, and value everyone's contribution.

Integrity

We operate with honesty, transparency and fairness in all we do.

Service

We act with empathy and humility, putting the people and businesses we serve at the centre of what we do.

Excellence

We champion innovation, and use our energy, expertise and resources to make a positive difference.

Stewardship

We prize sustainability, and are passionate about leaving things better than we found them.

Our Mindset shapes how we take action, living by our Values, driven by our Purpose, always with our customers and clients at the heart of what we do; our Mindset is to Empower, Challenge and Drive.

Empower

Trust and support each other to deliver. Make decisions with those closest to the topic. Include diverse perspectives. Celebrate success and learn from failure.

Challenge

Question whether things can be done better. Use insights based on data to inform decisions. Be curious about how we can adapt and improve. Speak up and be open to alternative viewpoints.

Drive

Focus on outcomes. Deliver with pace. Be passionate and ambitious about what we do. Take personal responsibility. Actively build collaborative relationships to get things done.

More about working at Barclays

The Barclays Way

This is the spirit of Barclays. It’s why we exist, what we believe and how we behave. But most importantly, it’s how we make decisions, take action and get things done.

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Purpose

Working together for a better financial future.

Values

We believe great talent RISES. It acts with Respect, Integrity, Service, Excellence and Stewardship.

Mindset

We discover our full potential through our desire to Empower, Challenge and Drive each other.