Barclays Capital is the investment banking division of Barclays Bank PLC.  With a distinctive business model, Barclays Capital provides large corporate, government and institutional clients with a full spectrum of solutions to their strategic advisory, financing and risk management needs.  Barclays Capital has offices around the world, employs 20,000 people and has the global reach, advisory services and distribution power to meet the needs of issuers and investors worldwide. 


Barclays Capital offers a different kind of experience from most investment banks. Far from anonymous and impersonal, the firm has a lively environment attracting vibrant personalities in search of adventure, visibility, and accountability.  We provide a truly global working environment.  We hire and encourage the brightest talent, placing great value on individual initiative, giving you every opportunity to flourish and prosper.

Quantitative Analytics

The Quantitative Analytics group is responsible for the research, development, implementation, and delivery of quantitative models across all asset classes.  The group works closely with each business area to understand their requirements and propose solutions to their pricing and risk issues. Located on the trading floors in London, New York, and Asia, this group reports directly to the business and provides solutions for the whole of Barclays Capital globally.


QA's mission is to generate revenue for Barclays Capital by providing the pricing and risk management solutions and advice needed for trading, structuring and sales to close trades, risk manage then on a sustainable basis, and take strategic positions.  We operate in a dynamic and fast-paced environment requiring strong technology, finance, quantitative, and communication skills. Work is typically set against tight deadlines in an environment where delivery of solutions to revenue earning areas of the business is critical. The teams in New York and London work closely together to ensure global standards for pricing, curve building and risk.


Job Functions

Quantitative Analytics is an intensely mathematical role for which we expect excellence in logical thinking, problem solving, and programming skills. You may develop and maintain models and communicate with traders, for whom you provide quantitative expertise. The flexibility to work alone, as well as in a team, is also essential.


Program Description

The Barclays Capital Summer Program is designed to provide summer associates with broad exposure to the Barclays Capital businesses. This program consists of practical work assignments and various other learning opportunities throughout the summer.  Through a variety of activities, summer associates will have the opportunity to network with line professionals and with their peers. The goal of the summer program is to enable the summer associates to achieve a solid understanding of the strength and capabilities of our global platform, its businesses and its culture.  Specific details of the program include:

  • 10 week summer program beginning in early June and ending in early August
  • 1 week of formal training including Barclays Capital orientation
  • Technical training (Excel, Bloomberg), Communication skills, and business specific training
  • Product knowledge sessions taught by line professionals.
  • Social & Networking Opportunities throughout the summer
  • Mentors provided for all summer associates
  • Formal review process at the mid-point and end of the summer


We consider a number of criteria including:

  • Ph.D. in Economics, Finance, Statistics, Physics, Mathematics, Operations Research or other relevant quantitative area
  • A solid understanding of the Markets business and a strong career focus
  • Strong-to-superior verbal and written communication, quantitative and analytical skills
  • Resourcefulness, team orientation, enthusiasm and an entrepreneurial spirit
  • Proven leadership qualities, a strong work commitment and high ethical standards






Position: Quantitative Associate

Employment Type: Summer

Preferred Role: Quantitative Analytics

Location: New York


Please note that you must be in your second to last year of school and able to start full-time in 2011 in order to apply for this internship position.


Barclays Capital is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, veteran status, or any other protected status prohibited under controlling federal, state or local law.

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