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Asia Investment Operations Specialist

Singapore, Singapore
Closing date
Oct 20, 2022

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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:

Position Description:
The Asia Investment Operations Specialist proactively and accurately manages a variety of investment operations activities. The role involves cash/liquidity management, collateral margining, asset set up, derivatives confirmation, claims management, coordination of portfolio transition events, and account management servicing. The position involves daily interaction with Portfolio Managers/Traders, Trade Compliance, Client Facing Professionals, Back Office Operations, Custodian Banks and Brokers. The candidate will support the Sydney, Tokyo, Singapore and Hong Kong trading desks covering APAC markets. The role also requires direct interfacing with Middle Office/Project Management & Onboarding/Operations staff and other teams located around the globe. This position requires assertiveness, acute attention to details, and an aptitude for managing multiple competing priorities with minimal oversight or direction. Additionally, this position requires agility in a challenging and fast-paced environment.

Daily Tasks:
  • Run cash investing and liquidity models/report for Traders
  • Agree/dispute collateral margin calls and facilitate pull backs on excess collateral
  • Address inquiries from Portfolio Management and Account Management Teams
  • Assist with the oversight and resolution of trade settlement issues, fails, and claims
  • Perform daily asset set up function of various securities, such as, bond, derivatives, and equities
  • Perform derivatives confirmation on the MarkitWire platform (MW)

Monthly Tasks:
  • Client Reporting

  • Leading projects and initiatives to enhance PIMCO's operational and trading capabilities
  • Research and resolve inquiries from internal and external groups
  • Building and/or supporting the development of metric reports that pinpoint areas or risk to be presented to senior management

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university in Accounting, Economics or Finance preferred
  • 6+ years of work experience in the investment management or financial service industry
  • Strong knowledge in cash and collateral management, Asset set up (reference data knowledge), transition events handling, and claims management. Minimum of 6 years of solid knowledge and experience in collateral management is a must
  • Product knowledge in processing and settlement of various financial products (Fixed Income, Forex, Derivatives, Repos, TBAs and Equity products recommended)
  • Knowledge in Asia markets onboarding will be a plus
  • Strong and solid experience in managing processes, prioritizing multiple tasks within a fast paced, high pressure environment, and possess an acute attention to details
  • Strong and solid experience in managing internal stakeholders (PMs, AMs) and external stakeholders (Custodian Banks, Brokers)
  • Strong working knowledge with MS computer applications, Bloomberg trade order management system, DTCC DS Match, MarkitWire and novation consent platforms desirable
  • Strong Excel and database knowledge; SQL, Macros, Python programming knowledge will be a plus
  • Able to work independently and across various teams, intuitive and a quick learner
  • Self-motivated problem solver and results oriented; contributing to the firm's success
  • Strong team player; ability to partner effectively with multiple teams
  • Strong and robust control mindset. Adapt to new ideas, process and control implementation with
  • Strong written and verbal English and Chinese communication skills
  • Thoughtful and ethical; demonstrates good judgement and decision-making skills
  • Thrive in a fast-paced and dynamic environment
  • Flexible in Team's shift arrangements (covering all APAC markets - may need to cover on Singapore holidays)


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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