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Date live: Jan. 18, 2023

Business Area: COO & Functions

Area of Expertise: Risk and Quantitative Analytics

Reference Code: 90356223

Contract: Permanent

Market Risk Manager

As a Barclays Market Risk Manager, you will primarily focus on the Structured Product activities in Asia Emerging Markets across the Macro business (Rates, FX, and EM). This role will be working closely with risk managers in other regions. Apart from the day-to-day market risk management, you also focus on the new business growth initiatives in the region. There will be responsibility to lead both global and local Market Risk projects, as well as supporting Asia Market Risk team on local market risk issues.

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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.

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. Please discuss the detail of the working pattern options for the role with the hiring manager.

What will you be doing?

  • Working collaboratively with the global team and taking ownership of market risk management of EM Macro structured products in Asia
  • Ensuring Barclays’ market risk frameworks are followed with the market risks captured and capitalized correctly
  • Undertaking deep dive portfolio analysis to highlight material risks and issues
  • Ensuring “no surprises” by escalating and presenting to senior FO and Risk management, through various means to identify emerging risks and positions
  • Keeping abreast of market conditions including trading liquidity through various means, including interactions with local traders
  • Partnering with the front office in delivering market risk appetite to support business strategy, while challenging trading desks on risk taking decisions when appropriate
  • Heading and implementing global and local Market Risk projects
  • Mentoring and training of junior risk managers

What we’re looking for:

  • Graduate with Quantitative or Finance-related subjects, with five+ years’ experience in the financial industry, with a minimum of three years of structured products coverage
  • Good understanding of structured products, and/or emerging markets, through trading or risk management or product control experience
  • Experience in dealing with traders and/or regulators

Skills that will help you in the role:

  • Good understanding of trading models and their limitations, i.e. Model Validation and Independent Valuation experience on structured products are highly relevant too
  • Any existing Barclays experience (for example, in FO or Risk applications and methodology) is extremely desirable

Where will you be working?

Our office is located in Marina Bay Financial Centre, which has been carefully crafted into a “city in a garden”. Overlooking the scenic skyline along the Marina Bay waterfront, the green spaces and rooftop terraces have been designed to optimise employee well-being. The centre provides an integrated live-work-play development, surrounded by shops, restaurants, gyms and an alfresco dining area. Our convenient office location means you’re just a 5-minute walk from the nearest MRT station.



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