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Director - Global Markets

Singapore, Singapore
Closing date
Feb 2, 2023

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Job Title:

Head of South Asia EM Macro

Corporate Grade:


Reports to (Line Manager's Job Title):

Yun Zhang

Direct Reports (if applicable):


Business Area:


Department/Function Level 1:


Department/Function Level 2:

EM Macro

Primary Location:


IAR Role


CBI Regulated Role


CBI Regulated Role Type

List all applicable Controlled Functions and Pre-Approval Controlled Functions [CFs: 1-11, and PCFs: 1-47] please see appendix 1 and 2 for the full listing.


Regulated Role


If yes, what is the name of the regulator


Contractual Legal Entity - Please refer to link below for legal and regulatory requirement.


Role Profile Attestation

The content of this role profile is relevant for the role in question

Name of reviewer:

Yun Zhang

Role of reviewer:

Co-Head of Macro Trading APAC, Global Head of MTN & Rates Structured Notes Trading

Date of review:

Nov 2022

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.

It is the policy of Barclays to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, 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.

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 [ Select the relevant wording and delete all other all entries.]

BBPLC (CIB and Consumer Banking & Payments) - All locations

Must not be used outside the relevant businesses

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

About Markets

Barclays Investment Bank's Markets teams serves their institutional investor clients by helping them to understand developments in global markets and offering execution and risk management across every major asset class in every region.

About Macro
The Macro business was established in 2014, bringing together the firm's FX, Rates, Commodities, eFICC and Local Markets offering. Barclays is a top 5 global FX firm and has been a pioneer in educating global investors about the concept of FX and Rates as asset class. We provide a consistent, high quality and uniform client experience with respect to content, pricing, liquidity and reliability

Overall purpose of role

Market making and risk management of South Asia Macro products

Key Accountabilities

• Responsible for market making and risk management South Asia macro products

• Manage client flows in Rates and FX derivatives, bonds, access products (TRS, bond forwards)

• Work closely with the Macro Sales team to support the franchise activities

Stakeholder Management and Leadership

• Support/build/maintain client franchise, working closely with Distribution and Research

• Present trade ideas and engage with clients on a regular basis and visit key clients periodically

• Engage with partners in IT to enhance the pricing and risk management infrastructure to improve trade productivity and reduce operational risk

Decision-making and Problem Solving

Manage the risk from residual positions by working closely with infra partners and making sure all thresholds/limits for the desk are met.

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

Person Specification

Good communication skills, both orally and written, as this role will require that the person interact regionally and globally with internal stakeholders and external clients

Essential Skills/Basic Qualifications:

• An experience in Rates and FX derivatives market making and risk management, with prior market-making, risk management experience in South Asia Rates

• Familiarity with Asia financial market behaviours, relevant clients, relevant derivative product, and the pricing of capital intensive transaction

Desirable skills/Preferred Qualifications:

• Minimum eight years' experience in Asia markets

• Proven track record of revenue generation

Regulated Role

This role will require the role holder to hold mandatory registrations with MAS

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.


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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