Guideline Compliance Analyst / Senior Associate

PIMCO Europe Ltd
Munich, Germany
Jul 29, 2019
Aug 01, 2019
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 $1.84 trillion in assets for clients around the world. PIMCO has over 2,700 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:

ACE Europe is responsible for the interpretation, coding and maintenance of investment guidelines into the compliance system. This is a challenging and exciting opportunity to work within the Legal/Compliance department managing investment guidelines in the company's proprietary compliance management environment - ACE. An individual in this position will have frequent interaction with the various teams within Legal and Compliance as well as investment professionals across the firm.

This position is an ideal opportunity for individuals interested for the next step in her career in the fast paced, fixed income markets.

Essential Job Functions

Responsibilities will include:

  • Assisting our client facing and Legal teams in negotiating investment discretions.
  • Interpreting investment restrictions from different sources (including regulatory frameworks).
  • Coding and maintain those restrictions in ACE in cooperation with several global teams.
  • Supporting the Trade Floor with investment decisions and directing the creation of rules within the compliance environment.
  • Additional responsibilities include responding to inquiries, as well as participating in ad-hoc projects.

Position Requirements:


  • Highly motivated self-starter with the ability to work collaboratively and independently while managing multiple projects, assignments and/or responsibilities.
  • Adaptable to learn new processes, concepts, and skills.
  • Possess strong analytical, problem solving and troubleshooting skills.
  • Strong attention to detail, self-directed, and inquisitive.
  • Must have effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Maintain a professional demeanour and accuracy in both a routine and highly pressurized environment.
  • Display a sense of teamwork and commitment to quality.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, high energy, and demanding team-oriented environment.
  • A results-oriented, quick learner.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.


  • Relevant undergraduate degree and/or equivalent work experience required.
  • Working knowledge of the fixed income markets/products, including Derivatives.
  • Minimum 2 years of professional work experience in related field.
  • An ideal candidate will have: (i) experience with negotiating, interpreting, and implementing investment guidelines; and (ii) an understanding of compliance, mutual fund regulations (including, but not limited to the German KAGB), or other common legal/regulatory practices.
  • Fluent in English and German.
  • Strong knowledge of MS Word, Excel and VBA a plus, SQL a plus.
  • Experience using MS Query/Business Objects a plus.


PIMCO is committed to offering a comprehensive portfolio of employee benefits designed to support the health and wellbeing 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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