Discover your dream Career
For Recruiters

Senior London credit trader demonstrates art of switching jobs in this market

Now's not a good time to work in credit trading. After a dreadful 2015, most banks aren't hiring. Nor are hedge funds. If anything, both are firing - BlueCrest reportedly just let go of both Daniel Escobar, a credit trader it hired back in 2013, and Jihan Bowes-Little, the credit trader come-rapper it hired back in 2012.  However, one senior credit trader is riding the wave.

Juan Blasco has just joined Spanish bank BBVA as global head of syndicate for bonds and loans and bond distribution. Blasco was previously head of credit products at Lloyds, where he was promoted to run the money-markets business in October 2015. Headhunters say he left the bank late last year and been working out his notice period.

What's Blasco's trick for finding a new senior credit job in this difficult market? Try going back to what you already know: he worked for BBVA previously as head of credit markets between 2005 and 2012.

Never, ever, burn bridges when you work in finance.

Photo credit: Fiery action by Kim Benson is licensed under CC BY 2.0.

author-card-avatar
AUTHORSarah Butcher Global Editor

Sign up to Morning Coffee!

Coffee mug

The essential daily roundup of news and analysis read by everyone from senior bankers and traders to new recruits.

Boost your career

Find thousands of job opportunities by signing up to eFinancialCareers today.
Latest Jobs
Selby Jennings
Senior Systematic Macro Quantitative Researcher | NYC
Selby Jennings
New York, United States
Larson Maddox
Investment Banking Analyst
Larson Maddox
Washington, United States
Actuary - Pricing
Boston, United States
Selby Jennings
Investment Banking Associate
Selby Jennings
Washington, United States
Selby Jennings
Lurin Investor Relations Associate
Selby Jennings
Dallas, United States
Selby Jennings
PE Associate
Selby Jennings
Philadelphia, United States

Sign up to Morning Coffee!

Coffee mug

The essential daily roundup of news and analysis read by everyone from senior bankers and traders to new recruits.