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French Derivatives Senior Negotiator

Posted 17 Jun 2024
Work experience
0 to 2 years
Full-time / part-time
Job function
Degree level
Required language
English (Fluent)

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As a Barclays French Derivatives Senior Negotiator, you will be drafting, negotiating, and executing various master trading documentation in support of the Barclays Markets business. You will lead as an SME on both the ISDA Master Agreements and French language agreements, and your focus will be on assisting Barclays’ businesses for the Paris desk and Barclays’ French clients. As a result, you will be expected to negotiate French conventions-cadres including without limitation the FBF-dérivés, the FBF-PL and the AFTI-FBF-titres.

Barclays is one of the world's largest and most respected financial institutions, established in 1690, with a legacy of success, quality, and innovation. 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.

At Barclays, we offer a hybrid working experience that blends the positives of working alongside colleagues at our onsite locations, together with working from home. We have a structured approach where colleagues work at an onsite location on fixed, ‘anchor’, days of the week, for a minimum of two days a week or more, as set by the business area (or nearest equivalent if working part-time hours). 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?

Drafting, negotiating, and executing capital markets contract documentation with an assigned portfolio of Barclays counterparties, specifically French documentation

Conducting due diligence in respect of French constitutional documentation

Ensuring compliance with legal, regulatory and documentation risk controls and adhering to associated guidelines and procedures

Conducting independent legal analysis and managing relationships with external counsel where necessary, and within Barclays requirements on external legal spend

Performing 4-eye quality checks on negotiations conducted by other negotiators prior to execution

Determining processes that can be improved around data capture, technology, and documentation guidelines

Comprehending each of the master trading agreements, including their importance from a credit market, operational risk, and liquidity perspective

Helping to deliver team and departmental projects and objectives

What we’re looking for:

Excellent command of French

Knowledge of French master documentation, including the convention-cadre FBF-dérivés, Annexe de Remises en Garantie, and ARG Marge Variable (MV)

Law degree or qualified lawyer admitted in France, England & Wales or other jurisdiction

Experience and knowledge of the ISDA and FBF Master Agreement Agreements, the financial industry and Legal roles

Skills that will help you in the role:

Familiarity with regulatory project implementation

Familiarity with other languages (e.g. German, Spanish or Italian)

Competence in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint

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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