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Date live: Jan. 25, 2023

Business Area: COO & Functions

Area of Expertise: Risk and Quantitative Analytics

Reference Code: 90363089

Contract: Permanent

Job Title:  Assistant VP
Location: Pune

About Barclays
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.

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.

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.  If you would like some flexibility, then please discuss this with the hiring manager, and your request will be reviewed subject to business needs

Hybrid Working 

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. We’re flexible on how this works and it may continue to change and evolve. Depending on your team, typically this means that colleagues spend a minimum of between 20% to 60% of their time in the office, which could be over a week, a month or a quarter. However, some colleagues may choose to spend more time in the office over a typical period than their role type requires. We also have a flexible working process where, subject to business needs, all colleagues globally are able to request work patterns to reflect their personal circumstances These requests will be reviewed and agreed for a period of time i.e., will have a start and end date.
Please discuss the detail of the working pattern options for the role with the hiring manager.


As an AVP of Market Data Controls for the RIS team, the key expectations are :-
•    ensure the Market Data function is compliant with all Regulatory requirements, TS policy and procedures in terms of both timeliness as well as accuracy
•    market data activities / controls are adhering to required completion timelines
•    ownership of implementation of all proposed Risk Controls like the RCSA in a timely manner in the entire market data space
•    being an SME and take E2E ownership of market data related processes, queries, controls, documentation and reviews
•    ownership of the quality of the control checks on the processes 
•    monitor, escalate any production gaps or control issues to the Management

What will you be doing?

•    good understanding of the time series policy and procedures
•    being an SME and take E2E ownership of market data related processes, queries, controls, documentation and reviews
•    monitor, escalate any production gaps (control issues, system issues) to the management team or IT
•    provide guidance and work with business lines to ensure all the required market data activities, controls, documentation and reviews are completed timely and inline with time series policy and procedures
•    periodic reviews if the existing controls and documentation require any changes
•    to work closely with a variety of stakeholders including front-line desk risk management, Audit, Conformance, RIS team globally, IT etc to improve the market data environment and processes
•    MI reportings of Market Data controls
•    to provide business requirements for any new development or fixes or improvements to the IT teams and to sign off test results.
•    provide assistance to business line team where capacity permits if there is any business line capacity issue

What we’re looking for:

•    Bachelor/Post Grad’s degree in an analytical area from a reputed Tier 1 institution is required. Candidate must have an analytical/quantitative bent of mind.
•    Good knowledge of Risk, especially Market Risk concepts and methodologies
•    Strong control mindsets and executions of controls
•    Highly motivated, energetic individual with a strong process engineering and quality control focus. 
•    Experience in building, managing, and improving processes and controls.
•    Prior experience in the Market Data is preferable
•    Deep knowledge of Risk Measures, sensitivity-computation methodologies would be an advantage.
•    Strong problem solving skills and attention to detail.
•    Proficient in the use of IT Systems; ability to quickly come up the curve on in-house systems.
•    Comfortable liaising with the department’s wide range of business partners that span globally, 
•    Depth in People Management 
•    Excellent communication skills
•    Team player and lead - willing to take on incremental responsibilities.
•    Ability to cope with change and very tight deadlines

Skills that will help you in the role:

•    Bachelor/ Post grad Degree with some quantitative subjects
•    Candidate must have a control & analytical/quantitative bent of mind.
•    Strong control mindsets and executions of controls
•    Highly motivated, energetic individual with a strong process engineering and quality control focus. 
•    Experience in building, managing, and improving processes and controls.
•    Excellent team player with the ability to guide and also work independently
•    Exceptional analytical abilities including interpretation of large data sets is required
•    Self-motivated, takes ownership of responsibilities assigned to him/her and working towards closure of issues
•    Ability to deal with senior stake holders across different time zones
•    Good knowledge of Market Risk concepts and methodologies with an emphasis on Respective Asset Class Products
•    Working knowledge of Market Data vendors (BBG, Reuters etc) is preferred
•    Strong understanding of Market Risk IT application 
•    3-4 yrs experience in Market Data (Time series) will be preferred 

Desirable skills/Preferred Qualifications:
•    Masters Degree in a quantitative discipline ( Financial Engineering, Financial-Math) is preferable
•    Proficient in programming languages - Excel VBA, SQL, Python 
•    Ability to take ownership of additional responsibilities including be the spoc from a RIS perspective in transitioning key projects , and process improvements.

Where will you be working?

Be More at Barclays
At Barclays, each day is about being more – as a professional, and as a person. ‘Be More @ Barclays’ represents our core promise to all current and future employees. It’s the characteristic that we want to be associated with as an employer, and at the heart of every employee experience. We empower our colleagues to Be More Globally Connected, working on international projects that improve the way millions of customers handle their finances. Be More Inspired by working alongside the most talented people in the industry, and delivering imaginative new solutions that are redefining the future of finance. Be More Impactful by having the opportunity to work on cutting-edge projects, and Be More Valued for who you are.
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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.

We harness the power of diversity and inclusion in our business, trust those we work with, and value everyone's contribution.
We operate with honesty, transparency and fairness in all we do.
We act with empathy and humility, putting the people and businesses we serve at the centre of what we do.
We champion innovation, and use our energy, expertise and resources to make a positive difference.
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.

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

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We exist to provide responsible finance to people and business – but also a whole lot more.


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


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

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