Investment Operations Sr. Associate / Specialist

Austin, USA
08 Jun 2021
23 Jun 2021
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
About Us:

We are PIMCO, a leading global asset management firm. We manage investments and develop solutions across the full spectrum of asset classes, strategies and vehicles: fixed income, equities, commodities, asset allocation, ETFs, hedge funds and private equity. PIMCO is one of the largest investment managers, actively managing more than $1.92 trillion in assets for clients around the world. PIMCO has over 2,800 employees in 17 offices globally. PIMCO is recognized as an innovator, industry thought leader and trusted advisor to our clients.

PIMCO is one of the world's premier fixed income investment managers with thousands of professionals around the world united in a single purpose: creating opportunities for our clients in every environment. Since 1971, we have brought innovation and expertise to our partnership with the institutions, financial advisors and millions of individual investors who entrust us with their assets. We aspire to cultivate performance and leadership through empowering our people, diversity of thought, and a commitment to an inclusive culture that engages in our global communities.

Position Description:

We are seeking a Sr. Associate / Specialist to join the Investment Operations (IO) team with strong communications, project management, and operations experience. Our team implements PIMCO's frontier market strategy, which includes the implementation of new instruments and products (cash and derivatives) for trading as well as new markets access. We are also responsible for managing the New Securities Working Group process across all markets (developed and emerging).

This role is part of our operational strategy and is an excellent opportunity for a motivated individual to positively differentiate himself or herself in a driven environment and assist our Portfolio Managers in their ability to deliver incremental alpha and to manage operational risk while growing their knowledge base. If you are interested in engaging in new products, gaining exposure into new markets, and having inputs into the design of new processes, new systems, and procedural implementations, we want to hear from you!

This role may be based in Newport Beach, CA or our Austin, TX offices.

Position Requirements:

About You
  • You challenge the status quo by asking "why" and identifies new and better ways of doing things
  • You are resourceful, highly inquisitive, and enjoy problem solving. Many of the concepts and/or solutions we face require mental rigor and can be complicated. You will bring a proven track record in applying experience and sound business judgment and your desire to work through difficult scenarios in effective ways and be able to exercise judgment in selecting methods and techniques for acquiring results
  • A standout teammate who builds trusted professional relationships and collaborates across multiple levels of a globally diverse organization, including external vendors
  • You are eloquent and have excellent social skills (verbal and written)
  • You have a track record of building credibility and trust-up, down and across a global organization-through consistent behavior, high integrity, and judgment
  • Intellectual curiosity with an ongoing dedication to professional development; an ability to learn, and stay on top of emerging trends
  • Adaptable to a fast paced and demanding environment and enjoy balancing significant priorities
  • High emotional intelligence, are flexible, and are resilient
  • Self-motivated, detail oriented who takes ownership of your work quality and enjoys continuous improvement
  • Consistent record navigating unstructured processes and simultaneously handling responsibilities with multiple, exciting demands

Key Responsibilities
  • Interact daily with portfolio managers, custodians, brokers, Legal & Compliance, Account Management, and middle and back offices globally
  • Work closely with the EVP of Operations responsible to manage the relationship of our out-sourced back-office service provider by helping with due diligence processes, invoicing, contracting, and continued process improvement and breaks resolution
  • Experience with MS computer applications, proficiency in Visio and Add-In applications, such as SQL/macros/business objects are a plus
  • Contribute to driving projects and getting stakeholders to reach consensus on complicated processes
  • Understands and consistently meets project stakeholder expectations, by being able to understand the interdependencies across multiple sub-projects and manage progress
  • Track and report accurate deliverable status for assigned scope
  • Develop presentations with mentorship
  • Work closely with the EVP of Operations responsible to manage the relationship of our out-sourced back-office service provider by helping with due diligence processes, invoicing, contracting, and continued process improvement and breaks resolution.

Position Requirements

  • Minimum of a Bachelor's Degree, preferably in Finance, Accounting or Economics. Minimum 5 years of proven experience
  • FX and EM operations knowledge with new market onboarding experience and knowledge is desirable
  • Project implementation experience Solid time management skills, including managing across multiple initiatives effectively and prioritizing accordingly without losing track of the end goal


PIMCO is committed to offering a comprehensive portfolio of employee benefits designed to support the health and well-being of you and your family. Benefits vary by location but may include:
  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • Life insurance and travel coverage
  • 401(k) (defined contribution) retirement savings, retirement plan, pension contribution from your first day of employment
  • Work/life programs such as flexible work arrangements, parental leave and support, employee assistance plan, commuter benefits, health club discounts, and educational/CFA certification reimbursement programs
  • Community involvement opportunities with The PIMCO Foundation in each PIMCO office

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