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Product Strategist - ESG

London, United Kingdom
Closing date
Feb 10, 2023

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
PIMCO is a global leader in active fixed income. With our launch in 1971 in Newport Beach, California, PIMCO introduced investors to a total return approach to fixed income investing. In the 50+ years since, we have worked relentlessly to help millions of investors pursue their objectives - regardless of shifting marketing conditions. As active investors, our goal is not just to find opportunities, but to create them. To this end, we remain firmly committed to the pursuit of our mission: delivering superior investment returns, solutions, and service to our clients.

Since 1971, our people have shaped our organization through a high-performance inclusive culture, in which we celebrate diverse thinking. We invest in our people and strive to imprint our CORE values of Collaboration, Openness, Responsibility and Excellence. We believe each of us is here to help others succeed and this has led to PIMCO being recognized as an innovator, industry thought leader and trusted advisor to our clients.

This unique Investment Professional role will sit within PIMCO's PSG group in London with close linkages to the Account Management team, PIMCO's broad Portfolio Management group and global firm leadership. PIMCO Strategists are investment professionals that specialize in a strategy area or market sector, including ESG as a functional investment area. ESG Strategists are recognized internally and externally as experts in ESG investing.

The ESG Strategist will use highly specialized knowledge of ESG investing and financial markets to manage the sustainability transition of key clients in an efficient manner. The successful candidate will need to manage critical ESG investing related projects, including regulatory implementation and develop new implementable approaches with ESG considerations in client portfolios.

The ESG transition of key clients' portfolios will be critical to support the firm's broad development of ESG strategy. The ESG Strategist will seek to position PIMCO for sustained high growth rates and attractive levels of profitability by advising key clients systematically on their ESG journey.

The ESG Strategist will be a member of PIMCO's ESG PSG team, which covers a wide range of strategies, initiatives and critical projects for the firm. This individual will have the opportunity to contribute to the growth of PIMCO's ESG business and platform development.

Responsibiliti es:
  • Serve as an expert both internally and externally on the ESG investing marketplace, portfolio construction, and research across public and private assets
  • Act as dedicated representative at PIMCO for all ESG related matters towards key client leaders, including members of the management board, collaborating heavily with the dedicated Account Management team
  • Spearhead the extensive collaboration on multiple levels to integrate ESG in the investment approach, sharing ESG insights and knowledge
  • Develop sector strategies with senior investment managers from clients
  • Define and develop efficient ways to integrate ESG related KPIs into key clients' balance sheet assets managed by PIMCO
  • Lead development and execution of key deliverables required to support ESG needs
  • Manage critical ESG investing related projects, including regulatory i mplementation, across the globe including the U.S., Europe, and the Asia Pacific region in coordination with dedicated ESG teams, portfolio management, risk, legal, compliance and marketing teams
  • Become a partner to key clients with appreciation for their ESG values and targets Streamline structured communication, bundling all requests and working with internal stakeholders to deliver necessary requirements in an organized and coordinated manner
  • Work towards and agree with key clients on achievable objectives and align economics.
  • 10+ years of relevant work experience in asset management or sell-side industry
  • Strong and proven project management skills and able to coordinate/ali gn across multiple stakeholders in a timely fashion
  • An MBA degree with an emphasis in Finance and Economics or an equivalent advanced degree
  • Robust understanding of ESG research, investing, regulations and fixed income fundamentals
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
  • Aptitude in analyzing and communicating portfolio strategy and risk factors Enthusiasm for the financial markets and investment management
  • Aptitude for public speaking in both formal and informal settings, in front of a variety of types and sizes of audiences
  • Entrepreneuria l drive to build a business coupled with the ability to be a cooperative team player
  • High level of organizational skills and the ability to prioritize work according to business needs
  • German language skills desired
  • Willingness to travel, when appropriate
  • Clear commitment to PIMCO's culture, values and investment approach
  • CFA desired
Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Statement

PIMCO recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, national origin, ancestry, religion (including religious dress and grooming practices), sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender (including gender identity and expression), age, military or veteran status, disability (physical or mental), any factor prohibited by law, and as such affirms in policy and practice to support and promote the concept of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action, in accordance with all applicable federal, state, provincial and municipal laws. The company also prohibits discrimination on other basis such as medical condition, or marital status under applicable laws.

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