Friday, September 13, 2013

Product Associate, Liability Driven Investment (LDI), PIMCO – Newport Beach

Product Associate, Liability Driven Investment (LDI), PIMCO – Newport Beach

PIMCO seeks a Product Associate to assist with efforts in the Liability Driven Investment (LDI) Group in Newport Beach, CA.  This position will work with and support the product management team.

         Support Product Managers in delivering liability-driven investment solutions for clients
         Participate in the design, implementation, and monitoring of liability-driven investment solutions
        Partner with the Investment Solutions Group and perform asset/liability analysis to structure customized LDI solutions
         Assist in the development of new LDI products and funds
         Lever the effectiveness of the LDI product management team by supervising data/information coordination and analysis  
         Work with the product team to monitor and manage the project queue to help prioritize opportunities; follow up with Account Managers to ensure continued connectivity and sustained involvement with clients
         Be an internal resource for client servicing and marketing groups for LDI-related questions and inquiries
         Ad Hoc research projects related to the pension, insurance and investments markets
         Maintain marketing materials such as presentation books and other general education materials
         Compile data and create monthly and quarterly attribution and commentary for the suite of long duration mutual funds
         Assist with LDI RFPs
Position Requirements:
         Two to four years of related investment experience is desired
         Experience working with pensions (i.e. through investment consulting, actuarial or banking research background) highly desired
         A major in Business/Finance, Economics, Mathematics, or Accounting preferred  
        Strong quantitative/analytical skills
        Strong production and results orientation
         Strong oral and written skills (i.e. the ability to communicate complex concepts clearly and succinctly)
         Well organized, high energy level/self-starter, must work well in a team environment
         Ability to work professionally as an individual and in a team environment with all levels of personnel
         Enthusiasm for the financial markets and investment management
         Good fixed income and/or derivatives investment knowledge base required
         Advanced knowledge of Excel and reasonable proficiency with Business Query, Bloomberg and other index provider systems (Yield Book, etc.) preferred  
         CFA designation or active status in program desired
         Ability to work efficiently under tight deadlines
        Intellectually curious
In addition to displaying a strong commitment to PIMCO’s culture, values and approach, personal characteristics for this role include the following:
·         A sense of personal accountability and urgency for achieving results
·         Ability to work effectively within a team and with all levels of personnel
·         Flexibility and professional demeanor in a challenging, fast-paced, environment
About PIMCO Careers:
Over 2,000 professionals in 13 global offices every day strive to deliver on our mission of managing risks and delivering returns for our clients.  Whether they’re working with investors, creating solutions to help them meet their goals, managing their portfolios or establishing and executing firm-wide strategic initiatives, our employees are recognized as among the best in the investment management industry. If you build your career at PIMCO, you will join a dynamic, constantly evolving global firm that pushes you to grow, lead and innovate on behalf of our clients. You will also be part of a team whose members are encouraged to speak up when they have a better idea, regardless of title or tenure. And you will have the opportunity to receive very competitive compensation and other benefits.  Visit for more information.
PIMCO is an equal opportunity employer.

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