With intensive training from the start, you'll become an integral part of a product, industry or geographic group. Working on live projects, you'll set out on the path to Assistant VP.
Feel the pace of international finance as you deliver solutions that go far beyond the obvious. Be involved in delivering financial advisory, capital raising, financing and risk management services to clients worldwide.
The opportunities and challenges in this part of our business come thick and fast – and in all shapes and sizes. They range from acquisitions, financing, divestitures and restructurings to leveraged buyouts, exclusive sales and takeover defence. No matter which area you work in, you’ll enjoy the flexibility to find your passion, and build your skills in a host of different directions.
We operate three major business units:
Learn more about each below.
Here you’ll work with the team to raise debt financing for corporates, sovereigns, supranational entities and financial institutions. You’ll collaborate with clients to develop and apply solutions tailored to their specific financing needs, which could see you involved in anything from helping a university or school invest in new buildings, supporting utilities to invest in Green energy offerings or working on the financing of the largest acquisitions across the globe.
Let’s say a utility company wants to raise funds to invest in its network. It decides to issue a public bond (essentially a tradable IOU that pays the holder a set level of interest each year, then the full value when it matures at a fixed point in the future). The company’s revenue is in Sterling so it wants to pay the interest in Sterling but also wants the best value available from the Global Capital Markets.. Our Debt Capital Markets team partnering with Risk Solutions Group colleagues advise that raising funds in the Euro market could be at a more advantageous interest rate at the current time.
Debt Capital Markets, partnering with our Syndicate team, support the company to structure, market and price a Euro denominated bond. On the back of this Barclays Risk Solutions Group structures a cross-currency swap that allows the client to pay a fixed Sterling amount and receive the Euros it needs to pay its bondholders. The Sterling interest rate paid on the new security is cheaper for the company than if it had issued Sterling denominated debt whilst the structure of the debt allows it to invest in its network with limited restrictions or covenants.
We help our clients identify and deal with risks to their business arising from the financial markets. These risks include moves in interest rates, foreign exchange rates and inflation. You’ll help to develop, structure and execute solutions using derivatives (a type of financial instrument) and present ideas to clients while learning about what drives some of the world’s biggest financial markets.
RSG helped a UK media company buy significant European assets from a US peer. A big purchase like that comes with all sorts of financial risks, and the types of risk depend on how you find the money and what you want to do with it. The company raised US Dollars from investors in the US, but the asset purchase was denominated in Euros. Barclays structured a derivative transaction to help them swap between the two currencies, as well as reducing the risk they’d face if there were any future changes in interest rates in Europe which would affect the exchange rate of the two currencies.
This is the team that gives clients a comprehensive range of capital raising solutions relating to equity. It is a fast-paced environment in which you’d help originate and execute equity and equity-linked transactions. These include Initial Public Offerings (IPOs), follow-on transactions, private placements, convertible bonds and share repurchases. Because they’re all to do with equity, they’re highly strategic transactions that are carefully tailored to help our clients achieve their specific goals.
independent gym company is considering going public. It wants to raise capital
to fund its expansion and boost
its profile. Our Equity
Capital Markets (ECM) team would guide the company through the IPO process
including crafting their equity story, introducing the company to investors as part of a process known as a roadshow and
co-ordinating with the regulator and other advisers before launching and
raising the capital through a public bookbuild. This is a historic event
for a corporate client, so we’d also support them after listing, continuing
to advise on a range of equity and equity-linked solutions that become
available once the company is publicly traded.
This team generates funding for companies that already have a considerable amount of debt, and because the funding is riskier, it’s also more costly. Often it’s used to achieve a specific, usually temporary, goal - like funding a specific investment programme or acquisition. You’ll help design, structure and syndicate the unique financing needed, using high yield bonds and leveraged loans. During your time in the team, you’ll work with corporate and financial sponsor clients on a range of projects, such as leveraged buyouts, acquisition financings, refinancings, and raising growth capital and undertaking dividend recapitalisations.
Company X is a publicly traded, casual dining chain with over 300
sites. Company Y is a private equity firm that wants to acquire Company X and
help it expand. Company Y turns to Barclays for financing, and Leveraged
Finance creates the financing package that supports Company Y's acquisition bid. Once
Company X’s shareholders approve the deal, we arrange a loan from a number of
key investors to finance it. The buy-out will help Company X roll out a further
30 restaurants a year over the next three to four years, benefitting itself and Company Y, as well as its private equity investors.
FIG supports banks, insurers, asset managers, financial technology companies and specialty finance clients across the globe. Our clients are systemically important, regulated and inherently different from other companies, as reflected by their distinctive financial statements. FIG provides its clients with the whole banking product suite, including M&A, solutions in managing the increasingly complex regulatory framework and the execution capabilities to access equity and debt capital markets. This integrated approach helps our clients thrive in today’s challenging and continuously-evolving financial landscape.
A recent change in UK pension regulation significantly impacted the business model of some of our clients. The Barclays FIG team acted as lead financial advisor on the merger between two such UK insurance companies, helping create a leader in the transformed UK insurance market. The deal created significant cost savings and positioned the new, larger company to thrive in the new regulatory environment.
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We have lots of fascinating opportunities in the Asia Pacific region too. So whether you’re more familiar with that part of the world or fancy working somewhere new, why not take a look?