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Index Solutions Analyst (Newport Beach, CA)

Newport Beach, USA
Closing date
Sep 29, 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 $1.8 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:

The Index Solutions team manages thousands of benchmarks (indices) used in PIMCO funds and separately managed accounts to measure performance, manage risk, and inform investment decisions. Our team works with account managers to understand clients' directives around benchmarks, cooperate with index vendors, technology teams, and operation teams to build and maintain clients' benchmarks, and communicates to and supports portfolio managers about benchmark-related issues and decisions.

We are seeking an Index Solutions Analyst to support our client-facing and portfolio management teams by building and maintaining indices, processing monthly index rebalances, and assisting with general ad hoc requests.

The position will be located in Austin, TX, or Newport Beach, CA, allowing the function to operate in a window that expands across all regions and time zones. Relocation assistance will be provided.

About You
  • You challenge the status quo by asking "why" and identifying new and better ways of doing things
  • Exceptional organizational and project management skills, including the ability to multi-task and lead many ongoing initiatives
  • Resourceful, inquisitive, and enjoy problem-solving. Many of the concepts and/or solutions we face are sophisticated, and you bring a desire to work through these complex scenarios
  • Proven track record to deliver on assigned responsibilities through pursuing excellence, outstanding attention to detail, and using interpersonal and communication skills
  • You seamlessly adapt to shifting priorities and enjoy working with ambiguity
  • A standout teammate who builds positive relationships and collaborates across multiple functions and/or levels of a globally diverse organization, including outside service providers
  • Track record of building credibility and trust through consistent behavior, high integrity, and judgment
  • Intellectual curiosity, a dedication to professional development, an ability to learn, and an interest in staying on top of emerging trends
  • Self-motivated and thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • High emotional intelligence, are flexible, and resilient
  • Proven record navigating unstructured processes and simultaneously handling responsibilities with multiple, exciting demands
  • Encourage a positive work environment and culture for all employees

Key Responsibilities
  • Collaborate with the Account Management team to understand and implement client directives around benchmark changes
  • Process monthly and ad hoc benchmark rebalances
  • Provide oversight and conduct validations of index risk measures, prices, and security level compositions
  • Partner with technology to increase operational efficiencies through better automation of index data
  • Research and write detailed documentation for new and existing data sources and work with technology and our vendors on data standardization
  • Write scripts to develop custom security-based models for use as benchmarks
  • Perform analysis and construct benchmarks, applying business rules to derive composites and sub-indices and adding currency hedges, if needed
  • Develop algorithms to identify, record, and correct index data quality issues
  • Understand key market drivers that impact index pricing, risks measures, and security level compositions
  • Oversee index vendors
  • Respond to inquiries from various teams and desks using index data

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree required, preferably in Finance, Math, Statistics, Computer Science, Economics, Engineering, or another quantitative background. A Master's Degree and/or CFA preferred
  • Hands-on experience with performance attribution and risk modeling
  • Knowledge of quantitative fixed income mathematics and a good understanding of the fundamentals of portfolio/risk management
  • SQL, Python, and programming skills are desirable


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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