Eric Bommensath

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Eric Bommensath
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Occupation Managing Director and Head of Markets
Employer Barclays
Location London, United Kingdom

Eric Bommensath was managing director and head of markets for Barclays from October of 2012 to January 2015, when he stepped down.[1] He was hired as part of a restructuring of the company.[2]


Bommensath joined Barclays in London in 1997 as head of derivatives, Europe. He was appointed head of fixed income in 2002. Between 2006 and August 2010, he was based in New York and held the additional position of head of trading, Americas. He relocated back to London in September 2010 as head of FICC. In this role, he was responsible for the Fixed Income, Foreign Exchange, Commodities, Emerging Markets and Prime Services trading businesses globally. He also had responsibility for all trading in the EMEA region. [3]

Before joining Barclays, Bommensath spent eight years at Bankers Trust in London, Tokyo and Paris. A French national, he began his career trading French government bonds before moving to European fixed income derivatives in 1991. He was appointed a managing director of Bankers Trust in 1995.


Bommensath studied Science at École Polytechnique in Paris and Engineering at École Ponts et Chaussées.