Portfolio Associate, Total Return

Employer
PIMCO Europe Ltd
Location
Newport Beach, USA
Salary
Competitive
Posted
May 23, 2019
Closes
Jun 01, 2019
Ref
5899483
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:

Portfolio Associate team members directly support Portfolio Managers and build relationships internally with Account Managers, Product Managers, Legal and Compliance counterparts, Operations teams, and other Portfolio Associate teams across the firm's global offices. On a day-to-day basis, Portfolio Associates actively monitor portfolios and markets to assist Portfolio Managers in rebalancing risks and managing client assets. Portfolio Associates are routinely encouraged to provide creative solutions and develop key tools and reporting methods to support the Portfolio Management team.

Position Development Value:

  • Extensive exposure to industry experts within Portfolio Management and across other functional areas of the firm
  • A broad range of opportunities to collaborate with talented colleagues
  • Learning environment focused on key buy-side portfolio risk and return principles
  • Constructive feedback to foster career growth in addition to a formal annual review process

Daily Responsibilities:

  • Ensuring investment objectives are reflected across portfolios in scope
  • Monitoring portfolio positions and products versus client guidelines in concert with Compliance team
  • Coordinating with Portfolio Management on re-balancing of portfolios
  • Utilizing proprietary risk systems for monitoring of portfolio exposures
  • Assisting in account transitions and cash flow management
  • Conducting performance and attribution analyses
  • Responding to ad-hoc requests from the Portfolio Management team


Position Requirements:

  • Strong academic background in a technical field from a leading, accredited college or university
  • Deep understanding of fixed income and global financial markets including knowledge of cash and derivative instruments
  • Exceptional communication skills are required to operate in a complex financial environment
  • Excel "power user" - SQL, VBA and programming skills are preferred
  • Strong process-oriented background and ability to demonstrate keen portfolio risk and operational awareness
  • Outstanding analytical skills with a proven ability to function efficiently, multi-task and problem-solve in a high-pressure and time-critical environment
Additional Position Requirements:
  • Candidate will focus mainly on implementation of PIMCO Total Return Fund strategies
  • Good understanding of macro, interest rates, foreign exchange, credit and volatility investment strategies
  • Quant and programming knowledge is a plus


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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