Senior FX Trader

Newport Beach, USA
05 Jan 2022
14 Jan 2022
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 $2.2 trillion in assets for clients around the world. PIMCO has over 3,070 employees in 22 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 to recruit a FX Specialist / Portfolio Manager for its Newport Beach office to work within Global and EM foreign exchange teams. The individual will be responsible for execution of foreign exchange transactions across developed and emerging markets and help manage existing risk exposures across portfolios, including both active and passive positions. A key aspect of this role would be to combine market knowledge with macroeconomic and quantitative analysis to help generate investment ideas in FX across DM and EM landscape. This position requires building strong working relationships with sell-side FX market-makers, electronic execution vendors and platforms. Trading volumes are high and the ability to be able to multitask effectively is essential.

  • Responsible for executing transactions in foreign exchange across all products - spot, forwards and options - spanning developed as well as emerging markets
  • Manage existing FX exposures in all PIMCO funds, client portfolios and FX-hedged share-classes
  • Combine market knowledge with macroeconomic and quantitative analysis to help generate investment ideas in FX across DM and EM
  • Prepare materials and presentations related to investment ideas, trade activity and market conditions, and write regular market commentary
  • Build and manage strong working relationships with sell-side FX market-makers, electronic execution vendors and trading platforms
  • Help build out electronic execution infrastructure in foreign exchange spot and derivatives

Position Requirements:

  • Minimum of seven (7) years of experience in foreign exchange at a prominent buy-side or sell-side institution.
  • Direct experience in trading foreign exchange products, with a deep understanding of market structure, particularly in the context of electronic execution
  • Strong academic credentials and achievement, with quantitative acumen preferred. Masters/MBA preferred but not required
  • Quantitative experience with developing, modifying, and using empirical models to analyze market movements
  • Ability to work across the organization with Portfolio Managers, Analysts and Account Managers in a collaborative manner.
  • Strong communications skills, internally and externally. Manage the flow of information from the markets to internal constituencies.
  • Exceptional work ethic and ability to succeed in a high intensity environment.
  • A collegial work style, good sense of humor, emotional maturity, and humility to accept developmental feedback.
  • Combines strength of convictions with low ego needs
  • Ability to remain calm and objective regardless of market volatility.
Unassailable ethics and integrity.


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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