Middle Office Associate

Employer
PIMCO Europe Ltd
Location
Newport Beach, USA
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jun 02, 2019
Closes
Jul 02, 2019
Ref
5833752
Job Function
Trading
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Bachelors
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 $1.76 trillion in assets for clients around the world. PIMCO has over 2,600 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:

The Middle Office Team manages the day-to-day operational support of the PIMCO trading platform. On a daily basis, Middle Office Associates utilize their training and experience to manage the operational trade flow. Middle Office Associates are encouraged to engage with cross-functional colleagues within teams such as Legal and Compliance, Portfolio Management, Portfolio Associates, Operations, Technology and State Street IMS West. The Middle Office Team will also engage external service providers,such as counterparties, as part of core control function assigned to the team.

Position Development Value:
    • Open team learning environment focused on operational processes and procedures
    • Exposure to global offices with a potential to contribute to the global operational process
    • Direct opportunity to contribute to operational best practices to benefit the PIMCO trade flow
    • Extensive exposure to industry experts within PIMCO Operations and across other functional areas of the firm
    • A broad range of opportunities to collaborate with talented colleagues cross-functionally and globally
    • Constructive feedback to foster career growth in addition to a formal annual review process


Daily Responsibilities:
    • Facilitating the lifecycle of a trade including coordination with the Portfolio Management, Legal and Compliance, State Street IMS, and other teams as necessary
    • Researching and resolving daily inquiries from internal and external groups
    • Managing trade related deadlines
    • Confirm block level trades with PIMCO counterparties
    • Utilizing technology to create efficiencies throughout the daily workflow
    • Leading Middle Office participation in the launch of new processes and products, including gathering requirements, testing, and implementation of new and/or revised procedures
    • Developing and analyzing internal trade flow metrics, recommending process improvements


Position Requirements:

    • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university and/or equivalent work experience in the investment management or securities industry; preferred Finance or Economics major
    • Technology skills, specifically Bloomberg and Microsoft Excel (programming) are a plus
    • Able to work independently and as part of a team; intuitive and a quick learner
    • Thoughtful and ethical; demonstrates good judgment and strong decision-making skills
    • Excellent organizational and prioritization skills and attention to detail
    • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills; ability to network with various departmental personnel
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills


Benefits:

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