Associate/Senior Associate

Employer
PIMCO Europe Ltd
Location
Singapore, Singapore
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jul 07, 2019
Closes
Jul 19, 2019
Ref
5851705
Job Function
Operations
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 $1.84 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:

The Middle Office Associate/Senior Associate proactively and accurately manages a variety of day-to-day trade activities, ensuring all standard responsibilities are completed in a timely manner. The role also involves the compilation of statistical metrics for Senior Management reporting, onboard new brokers/new markets and daily monitoring of critical activity within the equity portfolios. The position involves daily interaction with Fixed Income Portfolio Managers, Trade Compliance, Back Office Operations, Banks and Brokers.

The candidate will support the Tokyo, Singapore, Hong Kong and Sydney Fixed Income covering APAC markets and across various product types.
The role also requires direct interfacing with Middle Office staff and other teams located around the globe. The successful candidate will demonstrate good judgment, strict attention to detail, an ability to manage multiple tasks and work well in a dynamic group.

Position Requirements:

  • Trade related tasks
  • Perform block trade confirmations in STP or on paper vs. broker confirms
  • Facilitate and monitor trade flow process in STP queue
  • Address broker related trade inquiries
  • Daily reporting
  • Prepare and distribute daily trade activity and end of day reports
  • Perform daily Equity position and market value reconciliations
  • Ad Hoc
  • Research and resolve inquiries from internal and external groups
  • Assist in the monthly metric reporting and work with back office to resolve identified risk items
  • Participate in projects to enhance PIMCO's operational environment
  • Onboard new brokers and/or markets for trading
  • Assist Operations Manager
  • Support manager in completing any assignment related to day-to-day requests from Operations, Portfolio, or Account management teams
  • Assist manager in servicing client operational queries and requests

REPORTING:

  • APAC Middle Office Team Leader


QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 4 year university degree in finance, accounting, or economics preferred
  • 5 or more years' experience, preferably in the financial service industry
  • Direct working knowledge in trade support function
  • Product knowledge in processing and settlement of various financial products (fixed income, forex, equities and derivatives)
  • Strong written and verbal English communication skills
  • Experience with MS computer applications, Bloomberg trade order management systems and matching utilities preferred
  • Self-motivated problem solver and results oriented; contributing to the firm's success
  • Flexibility in Shift arrangements (covering all APAC markets - coming in as early as 6am and may need to come in on Singapore holidays). Flex working arrangement will be in place.


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

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