Strategic Derivatives Trader

London, United Kingdom
Jun 02, 2023
Jun 30, 2023
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
This role is deemed as a Certified role under the PRA & UK Financial Conduct Authority - Individual Accountabilities Regulations and may require the role holder to hold mandatory regulatory qualifications or the minimum qualifications to meet internal company benchmarks.

As a Barclays Strategic Derivatives Trader, you'll work with the senior traders on the day-to-day management of a portfolio involving risks spanning equities, options, and financing considerations. For this role, you'll be involved in pricing new transactions and portfolio hedging working closely with the other trading teams and structurers within the Bank. Strategic Derivatives and financing division responsible for the strategic transactions portfolio within the Equities business situated within Markets but working very closely with Banking.

Barclays is one of the world's largest and most respected financial institutions, with 329 years of success, quality, and innovation behind us. We offer careers that provide endless opportunity - helping millions of individuals and businesses thrive and creating financial and digital solutions that the world now takes for granted.

Colleagues who perform 'onsite' roles will spend four or five days a week working onsite, depending on the requirements of their role and business area. 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?
• Having full involvement as a trader within the growing Strategic Derivatives Trading team
• Structuring solutions for the Bank's corporate and institutional clients on their strategic equity hedging and cashflow needs
• Being integral in the full front to back process of transactions (idea generation through to execution and lifecycle) interfacing with origination and infrastructure
• Tracking a well-defined training schedule on a steep learning curve with a view to becoming a senior trader within the team
• Getting exposed and involved to structuring, origination and all related infrastructure teams across the strategic derivatives business globally
• Contributing to the portfolio, adding new transactions, and enhancing the existing platform
• Taking responsibility for accurate information with Business areas including risk management, finance, and other related teams globally

What we're looking for:
• A high performing individual possessing commercial drive along with a solid quantitative and qualitative toolkit
• Commercially focused, resilient, and ambitious
• A professional who is very comfortable in a numerical/computer system environment
• Passion of Global Markets with an intuition around complexity, risk, and value

Skills that will help you in the role:
• Independent thinker with the ability to be a good team player
• Complimentary and/or diverse skillsets and experiences to the existing team would be beneficial
• Previous experience in and understanding of Banking and Derivatives added advantage
• Ability to operate under pressure and work to tight deadlines

Where will you be working?
In the heart of Canary Wharf, our headquarters at Churchill Place boasts onsite amenities such as; a gym, staff restaurant and deli bar, and is easily accessible by tube and bus links. With a population of around 5000 staff the atmosphere is second to none with a real buzz being created around the offices within.
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