Corporate Actions Senior Associate

Newport Beach, USA
Jan 06, 2022
Feb 05, 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:

Corporate Actions is one of the key operational units at PIMCO. Our group is responsible for processing all mandatory and voluntary Corporate Action events on behalf of our clients. We are an integral link between our Portfolio Management, Legal & Compliance, Account Management, and IMS Operations teams.

We are seeking a Corporate Actions Associate or Sr. Associate to join our Austin, TX office or Newport Beach, CA office.

As a Corporate Actions Associate / Sr. Associate, you will manage the lifecycle of all voluntary events, including tenders, exchanges, Dutch auctions, consent solicitations, disclosures, conversions, optional puts, and dividend reinvestments. You will have considerable exposure to senior colleagues and will have the opportunity to learn from and collaborate with some of most experienced professionals in the investment management industry. You will also be exposed to various asset types, continually being challenged to expand your knowledge and expertise.

The regulatory and client service environment is continually evolving and our Corporate Actions team is at the forefront of this exciting change. Our team is also working on optimizing workflows and increasing connectivity between various departments systematically though the use of technology. As such, you will be in an outstanding position to continue to shape our operations landscape and contribute in a substantial way. If you are technically savvy, have a keen attention to detail, have excellent social skills, and are interested in advancing your career and the team, we want to hear from you!

The key job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Ensure all aspects of voluntary, proxy, and class action events are thoroughly and accurately completed prior to deadlines
  • Collaborate with internal colleagues in our Portfolio Management, Credit Research, Legal & Compliance, Account Management, and IMS Operations teams
  • Conduct daily reviews of corporate action events through reporting discussed with internal and external constituents
  • Monitoring and reviewing all Class Action litigation material from multiple sources for potential account impact
  • Reviewing Defaulted securities notifications and obtaining proper adjustments from Portfolio Management

Position Requirements:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor's Degree
  • 2-5 years of experience in the financial markets, including coursework or work experience in areas related to economics, investments, or fixed income analytics
  • Strong understanding of Fixed Income fundamentals
  • Standard MS Office knowledge
  • Bloomberg skills
  • Exposure or hands-on experience with SQL, VBA, Python
Desired Qualifications
  • Progression towards CFA/MBA
  • Prior experience in Corporate Actions, Proxy, Class Actions, or Data Management
  • Knowledge of multiple asset classes and how they can be used in portfolios

Professional Skills
  • You have outstanding relationship-building skills
  • You are able to multi-task and thrive in a demanding, fast paced and collaborative team
  • You have a proven ability to navigate unstructured processes and simultaneously handle responsibilities of multiple challenging demands
  • You are articulate and proactive and have excellent interpersonal skills (verbal and written), and can seamlessly face off across all levels of an organization
  • You have outstanding attention to detail, accuracy and quality, coupled with of shown time management skills
  • You are a driven and motivated self-starter who takes ownership of your work quality and enjoys continuous improvement
  • You are an analytical thinker with independent problem-solving skills, and the ability to promote your own ideas and solutions
  • You are intellectually curious and creative
  • You demonstrate integrity and business ethics
  • You have a high emotional intelligence, are flexible, and resilient


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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