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Middle Office Senior Associate/Specialist

Employer
PIMCO
Location
Singapore, Singapore
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Dec 1, 2023

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Job Function
Operations
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Bachelors
PIMCO is a global leader in active fixed income with deep expertise across public and private markets. We invest our clients' capital across a range of fixed income and credit opportunities, leveraging our decades of experience navigating complex debt markets. Our flexible capital base and deep relationships with issuers have helped us become one of the world's largest providers of traditional and nontraditional solutions for companies that need financing and investors who seek strong risk-adjusted returns.

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.

Position Description
Middle Office primary responsibility is management and governance over a key control environment that supports the day-to-day trade life cycle of the PIMCO Portfolio Management team. The Team supports Sydney, Tokyo, Singapore and Hong Kong Fixed Income Portfolio Management Teams, trading across all APAC markets and various product types from Fixed Income to Equity products. Middle Office team members collaborate across internal functional teams: Portfolio Management, Trade Support, Legal & Compliance, Operations, Technology and State Street IMS (back office).

In addition, Middle Office team members regularly engage with external parties such as brokers, custodian banks and third party trading platforms for issues resolution, system enhancements and market initiatives/projects.

Responsibilities:

Trade related tasks
1. Perform block trade confirmations in STP or on paper vs. broker confirms
2. Facilitate and monitor trade flow process in STP queue
3. Research and resolve daily inquiries from internal and external groups
4. Achieve and maintain operational excellence in adherence to internal policy and procedures

Daily Reporting
1. Prepare and distribute daily trade activity and end of day reports
2. Perform daily Equity position and market value reconciliations
3. Monitoring for APAC Regulatory Trade Reporting & resolve any late trades to prevent regulatory breach

Ad Hoc
1. Assist in the monthly metrics reporting and work with back office to resolve identified risk items
2. Participate in projects to enhance PIMCO's operational environment
3. Utilize technology to create efficiencies and improve processes to daily workflow
4. Develop and analyze internal trade flow metrics and recommend process improvements

Assist Operations Manager
1. Support Ops Manager in completing any assignment related to day-to-day requests from Operations, Portfolio, or Account
Management Teams
2. Provide support in servicing client operational inquires and requests

Position Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university preferred in Economics or Finance major
  • 5+ years of work experience in the investment management or financial service industry
  • Direct work experience in Middle Office/Trade Support and knowledge on APAC markets a plus
  • Product knowledge in processing and settlement of various financial products (Fixed Income, Forex, Derivatives and Equities)
  • Strong written and verbal English communication skills
  • Strong reading, written and verbal Mandarin communication skills a plus
  • Able to work independently and across various teams, intuitive and a quick learner
  • Thoughtful and ethical; demonstrates good judgement and strong decision-making skills
  • Self-motivated problem solver, team player and results oriented; contributing to the firm's success
  • Open-minded and adapt to new ideas, process and control implementation
  • Flexible in Team's shift arrangements (covering all APAC markets - coming in as early as 6am and may need to come in on Singapore holidays)
  • Experience with MS computer applications, Bloomberg trade order management systems and matching utilities preferred
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.

Applicants with Disabilities

PIMCO is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. We provide reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities, including veterans, in job application procedures. If you have any difficulty using our online system due to a disability and you would like to request an accommodation, you may contact us at 949-720-7744 and leave a message. This is a dedicated line designed exclusively to assist job seekers with disabilities to apply online. Only messages left for this purpose will be considered. A response to your request may take up to two business days.

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