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SIM Product Specialist

Posted 18 Jul 2024
Work experience
0 to 7 years
Full-time / part-time
Job function
Degree level
Required language
English (Fluent)

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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 SIM Product Specialist, you will work closely with the Head of Specialist Investment Management (HSIM) and the Senior Portfolio Managers (SPM) on coordinating the delivery of the SIM strategies and proposition to internal and external stakeholders. You will become an internal and external product champion, assisting bankers and Investment Advisors in client and prospect meetings and offering technical expertise and investment knowledge of SIM equity and fixed income strategies.

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?

Representing SPM (Senior Portfolio Managers) to bankers and Investment Advisors when appropriate and articulating investment decisions to relevant audience when required

Comprehending and explaining portfolio performance i.e. outlining specific drivers of the portfolio’s performance over a specific time period

Reviewing and suggesting enhancement/changes to investment decks and pitch books

Working with HSIM (Head of Specialist Investment Management) and SPMs to ensure consistency of presentational materials and their compliance with internal procedures

Proposing and developing communication initiatives upon agreement with key stakeholders

Ensuring quality and timeliness of specific month end reporting to clients, ensuring their accuracy and suitable deadlines are met

Supporting bankers and Investment Advisors in client and prospect meetings by representing the SPM, offering technical expertise and investment knowledge

Facilitating/coordinating responses to client requests

What we’re looking for:

Experience of portfolio analytics e.g. Bloomberg, PORT with advanced Excel, PPT skills

Good knowledge of financial markets instruments, portfolio construction, risk management as well as interest in fixed income and equity markets (but not limited)

Excellent attention to detail and goo communication skills due to requirement to liaise across multiple internal teams internationally and with clients

Skills that will help you in the role:

Postgraduate programs in finance and/or MBA, CFA or IMC

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.


Barclays moves, lends, invests and protects money for 48 million customers and clients worldwide.

Finance & Banking
55,000 employees