Financial institutions pride themselves in being one of the highest-paying fields of employers on the planet. Landing a position at one of these banks, research centers, investment managers, or advisors is difficult because so many people routinely fight tooth-and-nail to gain employment among the ranks of the world’s largest financial institutions.
The second-largest bank in the United Kingdom and the 18th-largest in the world, Barclays PLC claimed total assets worth $1,531.7 billion in 2018. As you might imagine, the pay at Barclays is quite nice.
Harry Harrison is fortunate enough to have worked for Barclays PLC for over 24 years, beginning at BZW as a trading specialist in short-term interest rate security swaps in 1989. Nine years later, the company was renamed as Barclays. At the company, he became the head of United States, United Kingdom, and European rates trading just four years after he graduated from the derivatives trading department in 1999.
Mr. Harrison was named the co-head of securities at Barclays Investment Bank in 2013. The next year, he was moved to Barclays Non-Core, a subsidiary of Barclays that carried some one-fourth of the company’s total assets. Rather than managing those investments, Harry had the job of unloading them without sacrificing their worth over a three-year period.
A graduate of a master program at the University of Cambridge and a bachelor’s program at the University of Warwick, Harry Harrison completed his job with flying colors in 2017. Since then, Harry has relocated to New York City, New York, where he manages the assets of the business from countries spread across six continents.