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What kind of banker are you?

Applying deep expertise across sectors, regions and products, investment banking teams create customized, sophisticated strategies to help clients achieve their goals. But who are these teams? And what part does each play? Here’s a quick overview.

What kind of banker are you?

What kind of banker are you?

Applying deep expertise across sectors, regions and products, investment banking teams create customized, sophisticated strategies to help clients achieve their goals. But who are these teams? And what part does each play? Here’s a quick overview.

Coverage Banker

Different areas of focus

Coverage groups (also known as industry groups) cover clients in a specific industry. At Barclays, these groups are collectively known as Corporate Finance Mergers & Acquisitions.

Specialist know-how

Work on all types of transactions for clients in one industry. You could specialize in any one of our coverage areas, which range from Consumer Retail and Financial Institutions to Power & Utilities and Real Estate.

Day-to-day contrasts

Not tied to the markets so arrival is based on project demands and workload.Industry focused.Based in a larger group. Contribute critical industry themes and information to a pitch.Manage the lifecycle of each deal you work on from start to finish.

A range of motivations

Go for Coverage if you want to:

  • learn about finance from a broad perspective.

     

  • understand how businesses capitalize and CEOs strategize.

     

  • carry out in-depth research and build financial models.

     

  • experience the thrill and teamwork involved in delivering a high-profile pitch.

     

In a nutshell

Master the competitive landscape of a specific industry sector.

Product Banker

Different areas of focus

Product groups specialize in delivering specific types of transactions for clients. At Barclays, these groups are collectively known as Global Finance & Risk Solutions.

Specialist know-how

Build expertise in specific products for clients in a range of industries. Depending on the group you join, you could work on transactions like debt issuance, initial public offerings, restructurings, share repurchases, leveraged buyouts, securitizations and more.

Day-to-day contrasts

Work correlated to the markets so hours are primarily driven by the market.Product focused.Based in a smaller group. Contribute critical product-related elements of a pitch. Track multiple live deals day-to-day.

A range of motivations

Go for Product if you want to:

  • learn about the markets and how they operate.
  • interact daily with clients and senior bankers, learning from them.
  • take control of live deals.
  • enjoy the constant pace and stimulation of launching deals in a rapidly evolving market.

In a nutshell

Build market expertise while structuring and executing deals for a range of businesses.