Portfolio Risk Manager

New York, USA
Jan 05, 2022
Feb 04, 2022
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 $2.2 trillion in assets for clients around the world. PIMCO has over 3,070 employees in 22 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:

We are recruiting for a Risk Manager to join our Portfolio Risk Management Team in our New York office. The role will provide coverage for our traditional strategies and will be focused on identifying top investment themes and risks in our portfolios - analysing how they are expressed, sized and managed.

The Risk Manager will be responsible for:
  • Assessing portfolio strategies including reviews of risk positioning relative to client risk and return objectives.
  • Collaborating with portfolio managers in the review of portfolio construction and concentrations.
  • Engaging with portfolio managers and credit analysts in analysing investment risks and identifying potential risk scenarios.
  • Constructing stress test scenarios and providing analysis of tail risks in portfolios.
  • Utilising analytical tools to understand portfolio betas and to identify correlated positions
  • Partnering with internal teams such as analytics and technology to improve and extend existing tools and capabilities.

Position Requirements:

  • A minimum of five years of relevant fixed income and risk management experience.
  • Degree with concentration in engineering, science, math, finance, economics or other related quantitative/analytical field from a leading, accredited college or university. Master's degree and professional certifications such as CFA or FRM preferred.
  • Advanced knowledge with Excel, SQL and Bloomberg. Programming skills in coding languages such as Matlab, Python, VBA preferred.
  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills. Attention to detail, ability to multi-task and process large amounts of information.
  • Strong communication skills that facilitate effective partnership with portfolio managers and other internal stakeholders.
  • Comfortable working in a fast paced, high intensity, trade floor environment.
  • Self-motivated and dedicated work ethic with integrity. Passionate about getting the job done, understanding time constraints and pressures associated with being part of a fast-paced trade floor environment.
  • Ability to work well in a team environment and to work with different departments including technology, financial engineering, operations, trade processing and portfolio management.
  • Outstanding analytical skills with a proven track record of problem solving in a timely basis.


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