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US Economist

Newport Beach, USA
Closing date
Nov 2, 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:

We are seeking a US Economist to join our portfolio management team in our Newport Beach, CA headquarters. This individual will be expected to contribute to the investment process by working closely with the portfolio managers in formulating the US economic and policy outlook and by quantifying the macro-economic risks that impact markets.

  • Conducting thematic research on key macro developments
  • Quantifying key risks to the outlook that impact financial market pricing
  • Forecasting and commenting on the main US economic data releases and monetary policy events
  • Maintaining and updating a detailed US GDP forecast and alternative scenarios
  • Developing and maintaining a suite of econometric models to analyze various aspects of the economy and monetary policy
  • Contributing to PIMCO's Cyclical Forums and to internal and external PIMCO publications on the US economic and policy outlook
  • Interfacing with clients to discuss PIMCO's economic outlook

Position Requirements:

  • Advanced degree (Master or Ph.D.) in Economics, or related field
  • Minimum three years of practical work experience in analyzing the US economy and/or financial markets in the private or public sector
  • Solid knowledge of applied econometric methods
  • Practical work experience with EViews, preference for competency with Python
  • Strong written and oral communication skills


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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