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Client Solutions & Analytics, VP - Strategist

London, United Kingdom
Closing date
Dec 3, 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 Product Strategist to join our Client Solutions & Analytics team in London. Our team brings to bear PIMCO's intellectual capital, resources and proprietary infrastructure to help our clients make better investment decisions.

Team Overview:

Started in 2009 as one of the industry's inaugural "Solutions" teams, we partner with a diverse range of clients across all geographies and channels. We strive to generate practical investment insights for clients in a range of ways, including performing customised analyses, publishing research and building tailored strategies across asset classes in both public and private markets. The team's 100+ members span multiple global offices and specialties whilst working closely with a number of PIMCO teams, including Account Managers, Portfolio Managers and Product Specialists.


You will partner with the Account Management team to engage with clients, understand their investment objectives and design solutions to meet their individual objectives. The role requires a solid understanding of all major asset classes and how they interact in a portfolio.

The key mandates can be summarised as follows:

  • Leverage PIMCO's investment management capabilities to advise clients: Deploy PIMCO's technology, views and intellectual capital to help clients (CIOs, CEOs, Boards) with the macro issues of investment management, such as asset allocation and risk management
  • Deliver and present customised analyses and actionable fixed income, multi-asset and hedging solutions to clients and prospects, across public and private markets
  • Become a trusted investment advisor to help PIMCO win mandates across products and asset classes
  • Generate thought leadership: Build models and generate intellectual capital for PIMCO's Solutions activities

Position Requirements:

  • 5+ years of meaningful work experience, preferably in a buy-side or sell-side institution
  • MBA or Master's degree required. Specialisation in finance, economics or engineering preferred
  • Very robust quantitative and analytical skills, modelling and advanced excel skills are required. Proficiency in one of the following is a plus: Python, Matlab, SQL
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and business insight, ability to articulate ideas/strategies clearly, both verbally and in writing
  • Language skills: fluent English and ideally in another European language (German preferred)
  • Passion for financial markets, macroeconomics and investment management
  • Proven general investment knowledge across an array of asset classes, especially fixed income and alternatives
  • Strong results orientation and an ability to run multiple agendas concurrently
  • Proactive, well organised, high-energy self-starter who works well in a team environment
  • Ability to tackle sophisticated problems efficiently to a tight-deadline in a fast-paced professional environment
  • Ability to work optimally and professionally with all levels of personnel both internally and externally
  • CFA designation preferred


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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