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New York, NY

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Date live: Jun. 08, 2024

Business Area: Barclays International

Area of Expertise: Research

Reference Code: 90390152

Contract: Permanent

Salary / Rate USD 155000 to 225000

LatAm Economist
New York

This role is regulated by FINRA.

As a Barclays LatAm Economist, you’ll undertake macroeconomic and quantitative research as you contribute to the firm’s view on each of the economies of a region, with respect to the credit markets and rates. Your understanding of the political environment in Latin America will be essential as you navigate complex political dynamics, anticipate policy changes, and provide strategic advice based on political insights. This understanding helps in formulating economic recommendations that align with political realities and stakeholder interests.

Salary / Rate Minimum: 155,000
Salary / Rate Maximum: 225,000

The minimum and maximum salary/rate information above include only base salary or base hourly rate. It does not include any another type of compensation or benefits that may be available.

Barclays is one of the world's largest and most respected financial institutions, established in 1690, with a legacy of success, quality, and innovation. We've helped millions of individuals and businesses thrive, creating financial and digital solutions that the world now takes for granted. An important and growing presence in the USA, we offer careers providing endless opportunity.

At Barclays, we offer a hybrid working experience that blends the positives of working alongside colleagues at our onsite locations, together with working from home.  We have a structured approach where colleagues work at an onsite location on fixed, ‘anchor’, days of the week, for a minimum of two days a week or more, as set by the business area (or nearest equivalent if working part-time hours). 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.

What will you be doing?

•    Conducting highest-quality, rigorous and insightful economic research and forecasting for Argentina, Chile, and Uruguay 
•    Publishing research on macroeconomics and rates topics
•    Contributing towards the development of quantitative models for analyzing those Economies
•    Collaborating with other team members on ongoing research papers and projects
•    Advising senior business managers (trading, sales and banking) regarding relevant economic topics and possible implications for the business for the 4 economies
•    Participating actively in client presentations and working closely with the sales force

What we’re looking for:

•    PhD or advanced degree in Economics/Finance
•    Two or more years of financial modelling experience
•    Two or more years of experience working with statistical concepts and financial markets
•    Proficiency in Spanish

Skills that will help you in the role:

•    Excellent verbal and written communication skills
•    Ability to manage a large number of projects and seamlessly interact with sales, trading and other research personnel
•    Innovative thinking with excellent client-facing skills
•    Ability to effectively partner with members of the business and research teams

Where will you be working?

You will be working at our Americas Headquarters at 745 Seventh Avenue. This 32-story office tower is located in Times Square in the heart of Manhattan and features a cafeteria, fitness center and state-of-the-art LED signage on the facade of the building.


More about working at Barclays

Barclays offers corporate and investment banking and credit card services in the US. Our 10,000 US colleagues are located in offices across the country, with headquarters in New York City, a world-class campus in Whippany, New Jersey hosting our Technology and Functional Teams, and sites in Nevada and Delaware supporting our contact center operations.

We're committed to providing a supportive and simplified experience for our candidates throughout the application and assessment process. Here, you will find information about what to expect and some guidance around your assessment and interview.

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Step 3 - Your interview
Step 4 - Next steps

We aim to create an inclusive work environment where everyone can reach their full potential. If you require any adjustments to our recruitment process, please click here to learn more.

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Barclays offers a diverse, inclusive and engaged culture. A place where people can bring their whole selves to work and be respected for who they are, valued for what they do and celebrated for their contribution to our business and our community.

We are an equal opportunity employer and opposed to discrimination on any grounds. It is the policy of Barclays to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, colour, creed, religion, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or domestic/civil partnership status, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by law.

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. If you would like some flexibility then please discuss this with the hiring manager.

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