Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • London


Market Risk Equities AVP - 90203265
Primary Location:UK-GB-London-London
Job Type:Permanent/Regular
Posting Range:24 Aug 2018 - Ongoing
About Barclays Risk
Barclays Risk is mandated by the Barclays Board with the overall management and oversight of risk management practices group-wide. It operates across the organisation, and globe to protect Barclays’ financial performance and reputation. 
We are an equal opportunity employer and we are opposed to discrimination on any grounds.”
Overall purpose of role
Responsible for making themselves aware of all the significant market risk positions and for performing quantitative and qualitative analysis of all material positions and risks. Report these findings to both group market risk management and business.
In particular this role is focusing on EMEA exotics equity desks and will require in-depth knowledge of the market and products traded.
Key Accountabilities
Analyse risk on specific desks and put it into context of what’s going on in the market. Report findings to senior management.
Analyse and recommend approval/rejections for new trades, trade types and risks.
Drive infrastructure upgrades/development – ensuring we improve infrastructure and have an understanding of the changes and are able to explain these.
Understand the VaR, stress testing, and RNiVs assuring it’s appropriate, accurate, timely reported, and further developed in line with new regulations and internal guidelines..
Stakeholder Management and Leadership
Will have to interact with traders on the desks and Head of EMEA Equity Market risk daily to ensure we are well informed about positions and upcoming events.
On an ad-hoc basis to interact with more senior people on escalation items.
The candidate needs to be able to build strong relationships across departments including Front office, IT, Product Control and trade support.
Decision-making and Problem Solving
The role is technical in nature and would expect candidate to understand when to escalate questions/issues and when it can be solved appropriately without escalation.
The role is key in ensuring appropriate risk taking so vital that the candidate has in-depth knowledge of the equity markets and equity products and is able to on own initiative drill into and investigate risk.
The candidate need to be able to challenge the desk so risk taking is appropriate and so we ensure appropriate risk measures in a controlled environment..
Risk and Control Objective [This section is mandatory for all role profiles and must not be deleted]
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.
Person Specification
Personal attributes essential to performing role including competencies, expertise, knowledge, and experience.  Note: experience requirements must not be in the form of years (minimum or otherwise).
Essential Skills/Basic Qualifications:
At minimum a BSc in a mathematical discipline
Appreciation and understanding of financial markets, equity products, and models used for pricing/risking.
Equity Risk Management experience
Desirable skills/Preferred Qualifications:
Use of Excel macros to build reporting and analysis tools
Experience of working against tight short-term deadlines in a dynamic, pressurized environment.
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.

About the company

Barclays moves, lends, invests and protects money for 48 million customers and clients worldwide.

We have over 325 years of history and expertise in banking. From our beginnings in Lombard Street, London through to the launch of the world’s first ATM and innovative mobile phone payments services, find out more about our achievements to date.

Barclays is a trading name of Barclays Bank PLC and its subsidiaries. Barclays Bank PLC is registered in England and is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority. Registered in England. Registered No. 1026167. Registered office: 1 Churchill Place, London E14 5HP.

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