Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Product Associate, PIMCO - Newport Beach

Product Associate, PIMCO - Newport Beach                   
Originally posted Jan 16, 2014

Job ID #: 14056 Location: Newport Beach
Functional Area: Product Management Department: PdM-Product Mgmt
Position Type: Full Time Education Required: Bachelors Degree
Experience Required: Not Indicated Relocation Provided: Yes

PIMCO is seeking an Associate to join its Active Equity product management team in Newport Beach.

Major responsibilities:
• Support product managers in business development and client service efforts.
o Serve as product expert internally (and as appropriate, externally) for the PIMCO Dividend Strategies.
o Build internal relationships and partnerships with portfolio managers, account managers, and marketing, communications, and compliance professionals.
o Develop and maintain marketing and client reporting materials.  
o Write market and strategy commentary.
o Respond to client, prospective client, and consultant inquiries.

• Provide detailed research and quantitative analysis.
o Perform performance attribution analysis.
o Conduct industry and competitor research.

• Assist with operational projects and initiatives.
o Set up new accounts and benchmarks.
o Resolve trade-related matters.
o Master PIMCO’s internal applications.

• One to three years of investment experience.  Prior active equity experience is preferred.
• Excellent quantitative and analytical skills in combination with outstanding communication skills (both oral and written).
• Sharp focus on details with an awareness of the bigger picture. Ability to work on concurrent projects in an organized fashion.
• Intellectual curiosity, with demonstrated enthusiasm for financial markets and investment management.
• Advanced knowledge of Excel, Factset, and Bloomberg.  Experience with VBA and/or SQL is a plus.
• Four-year college degree.
• CFA designation or active status in the CFA program is a plus.

In addition to a strong commitment to PIMCO’s culture, values, and approach, this role requires the following personal characteristics:

• A sense of personal accountability and urgency for achieving results in a challenging, fast-paced, environment.
• Entrepreneurial spirit and resourcefulness to meet evolving, ambiguous demands of a PIMCO’s growing Active Equity business.
• Ability to work effectively within a team and with all levels of personnel.
• Professional demeanor and positive attitude.

PIMCO is an equal opportunity employer.

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