AMA: Ex-Senior Credit Risk Analyst at Barclays Investment Bank and grad student at Cornell University

About

  • Currently a graduate student in Applied Economics and Management with concentration in behavioral finance at Cornell University
  • Prior to the Masters I worked for 2 years at Barclays Investment Bank in Glasgow, UK in the Risk department (specifically focused on portfolios with securities lending, repurchase agreements and prime brokerage products)
  • Graduated in 2017 with a BEng Degree in Marine Engineering and Naval Architecture and was heavily involved in energy-related issues - also participated in and won the Business Enterprise Pathway Competition with a team of 5 other students by using as the basis of our project my dissertation idea

AMA

  • Transition from engineering to banking
  • Transition from the UK to the USA
  • How to leverage existing features to make someone's profile interesting/applicable to a specific job
  • Effective behavior at networking events in order to secure referrals
  • Time management to fit job applications, good grades in university and networking at the same period of time

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Comments (9)

  • Intern in IB - Gen
Feb 25, 2020

What made you move from engineering to a credit risk position? Were you actually interested in credit?

How did your responsibilities as a risk analyst differ from a regular credit analys?

Thanks!

Mar 1, 2020

I knew I wanted to go into IB but I thought Barclays credit risk would be a good stepping stone. Always considered it as a stepping stone. I thought the information I can get can be useful which was true and I also gained transferrable skills which are also applicable to my current career preferences. I have not worked as a credit analyst so I can't speak for that but for credit risk, we had to assess and report the exposures on all portfolios of Barclays with certain products on a daily basis. We also had to identify any system/valuation/booking issues and ensure resolution on time.

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Feb 25, 2020

I'm currently a credit analyst now and was wondering what your plan is for the next steps in your career

Mar 1, 2020

Currently interviewing for IB roles to start after my finish my Masters this summer.

Feb 26, 2020

question everyone has been asking. how much u make? ("tree fiddy")

Mar 1, 2020

Hi - I was based in the UK where the salaries are on a different dimension compared to the US. Average of a senior analyst in Scotland specifically was 30k GBP.

  • Associate 1 in IB - Ind
Mar 1, 2020

what exactly RSG team of Barclays do?

Mar 1, 2020

What is the effective behavior at networking events to secure referrals? Could you give more information on that

Mar 2, 2020
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