Equity Trader

New York, USA
23 Nov 2021
23 Dec 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 $2.22 trillion in assets for clients around the world. PIMCO has over 3,000 employees in 20 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:

PIMCO is seeking an Equity Trader with 3+ years of equity market experience to be based in the US. The ideal candidate would have exposure cash equities, futures, options and total return swaps. The candidate must be detail-oriented and able to work well on a cohesive high performing team. S/He will work with traders, portfolio managers, research analysts, and internal support teams on a wide array of investment strategies and assist in building scalable processes to increase desk efficiencies. S/He will also assist the Head of Trading with reporting and helping to manage desk projects.

Position Requirements:

  • Minimum of 3 years' experience as a trader for equity related products such as cash equities, futures, options, swaps and OTC products
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks under pressure within a fast-paced environment and execute high volumes of trades in different regions and products simultaneously
  • Strong attention to detail in every aspect of the trading and settlement process
  • Strong project management skills required
  • Equity middle office and operations experience is a plus
  • Must have the willingness to partner effectively with legal/compliance, middle/back office, pricing, confirms, and other support teams to avoid issues in operationally complex markets with stringent regulatory environments
  • Strong communication skills required to provide market updates and make presentations to senior stakeholders in Portfolio Management team
  • Flexible hours required for global trading coverage as activity permits
  • Must be able to improve/create more efficient desk processes
  • Excel, VBA, Python and other coding skills are a plus
  • Proven project management skills required to assist Head of Trading
  • Bachelor's degree from accredited institution with a focus in finance, economics, mathematics or business
  • MBA degree and/or CFA designation a plus


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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