Quantitative Research Analyst

Newport Beach, USA
Sep 29, 2019
Oct 11, 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:

Client Analytics:

Client Analytics is a team of quantitative research analysts that focus primarily on client portfolio and asset management issues from a quantitative perspective. The team's mandate is broad in nature and covers a wide array of topics in portfolio diagnostics, portfolio optimization, macro insights, asset class insights, and client directed research and thought leadership. The group interfaces with multiple parts of the firm, including Portfolio Management, Product Management, and Account Management.

Position Requirements:

Key responsibilities would include:
• Working on innovative research in asset allocation, portfolio optimization, trading signals, asset returns and valuation
• Contributing to highly customized asset allocation and portfolio construction studies for key clients
• Designing, developing, and improving the suite of client analytics models and applications

Desired Candidates should possess the following characteristics:
• Formal training and strong interest in some of the following areas:
  • Finance theory (especially portfolio theory, option pricing, and asset pricing)
  • Econometrics (particularly time series econometrics)
  • Statistics, data science, machine learning

• Excellent programming skills (especially in Python and Matlab, OOP experience preferred)
• Comfortable working with large data sets, both structured and unstructured
• Strong interest in working on client-focused issues
• Strong communication and writing skills
• Good exposure to and knowledge of financial markets
• Ethical, intellectually curious, collaborative, organized, flexible, high energy, self-starter, accountable, humble

• Quantitative Master's degree (financial engineering or other technically demanding program such as theoretical physics or math) Bachelor's degree focus in Finance, Economics, Computer Science or other technical degree is preferred.
• Fluent in English (speaking, reading, writing)


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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