Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Portfolio Compliance Analyst, PIMCO - Newport Beach

Portfolio Compliance Analyst, PIMCO - Newport Beach

Job Title: Portfolio Compliance Analyst
Job Description: attached and below
Portfolio Compliance oversees guideline compliance for over 2,000 separate accounts and offshore funds on a post-trade basis, which includes independent compliance verification. We perform holdings-level analysis to detect any guideline breaches in client portfolios and monitor all outstanding compliance issues from time of breach through resolution. In performing our array of compliance functions, Portfolio Compliance works closely with departments across the firm, including Account Management, Portfolio Management, Product Management, and Business Management. At its core, Portfolio Compliance monitors guideline compliance in order to manage and mitigate risk to both our clients and the firm.
The Portfolio Compliance Analyst position is a challenging and multifaceted role where responsibilities include analyzing account transactions and portfolio holdings in order to conduct a full compliance verification for all separate accounts and offshore mutual funds. Position requires research of potential compliance issues, client reporting, and working with Account and Portfolio Management in an effort to resolve outstanding violations. The role also includes participation in various ad hoc projects, such as process developments and improvements, scenario analysis, and technology testing. The position affords the opportunity to work in a fast-paced, dynamic, and challenging workplace with highly motivated and intelligent professionals.
• An undergraduate degree in Finance, Economics, or Accounting is required for this role. MBA is highly preferred.
• CFA designation or active status in the CFA program is a plus.
• Two years of general fixed income/compliance experience is desired.
• Possess strong analytical ability and excellent attention to detail.
• Effective verbal and written communication skills, ability to work in a team environment, and capable of managing multiple tasks with tight time deadlines.
• Problem solving and decision making skills are essential.
• Strong knowledge of MS Excel required (formulas and functions).
• Experience using MS Access, BusinessObjects, MS Excel VBA, and Bloomberg a plus.
• If not already completed during the initial interview process, must score a 90% or better on the Compliance Assessment and MS Excel test.
Personal Characteristics
• Flourish in a challenging, fast-paced, professional environment with frequent shifts in priorities as business needs dictate.
• Maintaining a strong commitment to quality and attention to detail; ensuring that the work product is delivered completed, accurately and on time.
• Have a strong sense of honesty and integrity.
• Maintain a professional demeanor in both routine and highly charged environments; adapt responses appropriately to each situation.
• Desire to contribute to and grow with the organization through a variety of developmental assignments.
• Display a sense of teamwork and foster a learning environment.
Please apply online at:
PIMCO is an equal opportunity employer.

Asset Information Analyst, PIMCO - Newport Beach

Asset Information Analyst, PIMCO - Newport Beach

Job Title: Asset Information Analyst
Job Description: attached and below
Applications Instructions:
Position Description
The Asset Information team is responsible for establishing and maintaining PIMCO’s proprietary reference data warehouse. The team utilizes a variety of vendors and sources including Bloomberg, Markit, MSCI and Reuters as well as offering documents to ensure the accurate population of security and issuer level data. The Asset Information team’s other core responsibilities include answering complex product related inquiries, performing data integrity analysis, ad hoc research projects and working with development teams to further expand and enhance our proprietary systems.
In this position, the Asset Information Analyst will focus on creating new security masters while assisting the team on projects and inquiries. The Asset Information team has exposure to all the products that PIMCO trades so candidates will need to learn the mechanics of the instruments, how the data is stored throughout our internal systems and how end users are consuming the information. The position requires frequent interaction with teams throughout the organization including Legal, Compliance, Technology, Analytics, Risk, Account and Portfolio Management. A strong technical background is required along with a solid understanding of the financial markets.
Core Responsibilities
ü  Create and maintain security master information
ü  Monitor daily quality assurance checks
ü  Reference data analysis and ad hoc projects
ü  Answer data related inquiries for various departments throughout the organization
ü  Submit system enhancements and work with technology teams to implement
ü  Bachelors degree - preferably in economics or finance
ü  MBA, CFA, or active status in either program is a plus
ü  Previous reference data experience and knowledge of the financial markets
ü  Consistently produce accurate, high quality results with a strong attention to detail
ü  Ability to meet tight deadlines while managing several projects simultaneously
ü  Excellent communication skills and the ability to work well in a team environment
ü  Strong technology skills, including proficiency in MS Excel and SQL
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Guideline Compliance Analyst, PIMCO - Newport Beach

Guideline Compliance Analyst, PIMCO - Newport Beach
Job Title: Guideline Compliance Analyst
Job Description: attached and below
Applications Instructions:
This is a challenging and exciting opportunity to work within the Legal/Compliance department at PIMCO managing investment guidelines in the company’s proprietary compliance management environment - ACE.
Primary responsibilities will include interpreting investment restrictions from different sources and creating rules within the compliance environment. An individual in this position will have frequent interaction with Account Management as well as the various teams both within Legal and Compliance and across the firm. Additional responsibilities include responding to email inquiries as well as participating in automation-related and guideline-review projects.
Position Requirements:
·         Qualified candidate will possess working knowledge of fixed income markets/products including Derivatives.
·         An ideal candidate will have (i) experience with interpreting and implementing investment guidelines; and (ii) an understanding of compliance and legal/regulatory practices.
·         Experience with SQL a plus.
·         This position requires a four-year degree in Finance or Economics and/or equivalent work experience.
·         Candidate must be detail-oriented and possess exceptional communication and problem-solving skills.
·         Candidates must also have working knowledge of MS Word and Excel

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Wealth Advisory Strategist - Los Angeles

Wealth Advisory Strategist - Los Angeles

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Investment Analyst/Consultant, 401 (k) Advisors - Aliso Viejo, CA

Investment Analyst/Consultant, 401k Advisors - Aliso Viejo, CA

Position: Investment Analyst/Consultant
Status/Salary: Exempt/Open
Location: Aliso Viejo, CA

Job Description:
Growing national retirement plan consulting firm, based in Orange County, California, is looking for qualified candidates to participate in the investment due diligence process, conduct investment due diligence activities and research money managers in order to assist the firm's Plan Consultants/Advisors and Plan Sponsor clients. Candidate would participate in the recommendation of hiring, terminating or "watch-listing" money managers based on the information gathered throughout the investment due diligence process and also assist with other investment related duties including fund fact sheets, investment policy statements, investment related research reports, asset allocation modeling and other various ad-hoc investment reporting.

Industry related work experience is desired although not necessary. A CFA candidate or charter holder is preferred. Ideal candidate will have strong interpersonal and communication skills. Familiarity with MPI Stylus, Zephyr, Morningstar Direct and other portfolio analytics software is a plus. Some travel is required.

401(k) Advisors is one the largest independent qualified retirement plan consulting firms on the West Coast, headquartered in Aliso Viejo, California. We offer a fun and challenging work environment, with the most talented and energetic "team members" (employees), in the industry. We offer competitive total compensation packages, including base salary, bonus, and rich employee benefits (medical, dental, life, LTD, 401(k) with match, health benefits, and more).

If you like working with motivated, energetic, and up-beat team members, and work well in a team environment, we would welcome an opportunity to discuss this rare opportunity with you.

Please send resume with cover letter to

Thursday, March 13, 2014



This recruitment is open to the public. Online applications are being accepted beginning Tuesday, March 11, 2014. The recruitment will be open for a minimum of five business days and will remain open until the needs of the County are met. Those interested are encouraged to apply immediately. Visit to apply!

THE POSITION Reporting to the Assistant Treasurer-Tax Collector – Investments, this position provides administrative and analytical support to the Investments Division. The position develops and maintains a quantitative and qualitative credit analysis system to rate investment issuers; provides daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual written credit updates, and at least monthly provides credit analysis on approved issuers and related industries to the Credit Investment Committee; maintains and prepares credit templates for a variety of investment types; researches and analyzes new types of securities for possible inclusion in the portfolios; develops and maintains various credit related statistical reports; produces forecasts and reports for the Treasury Investment Committee on business, industry, and economic conditions for use in making investment decisions; provides backup support to the investment officers on the trading desk; prepares month-end Investment Division reporting; and supervises college interns who primarily support the credit function.
DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS The ideal candidate will have:
A bachelor's degree in finance, accounting, economics, business, or other closely related field of study

• Five or more years of full-time experience conducting credit analysis of different types of securities in a public agency, commercial bank, investment banking firm, brokerage firm or large corporation

• Strong knowledge of financial statement analysis, accounting principles and practices, corporate bonds trade settlement, credit ratings, financial reporting, capital markets, research providers, and cash management calculations and forecasts

• Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) certification

• Excellent English grammar and composition skills

• Ability to organize and prioritize multiple tasks and meet deadlines

• Ability to work in a time sensitive environment
CORE COMPETENCIES In addition to education and experience described in the desirable qualifications, the successful candidate will also have knowledge, skills, and abilities which would demonstrate the following competencies:

Performs accounting, investment analysis, treasury analysis, market analysis, investment reporting or investment performance measurement

• Demonstrates experience in a portfolio management firm

• Demonstrates experience in trading (buying and selling bonds)

• Knowledge of California Government Code on Investment Guidelines and Policies

• Knowledge of mathematics, statistics, and statistical analysis

• Experience with Bloomberg, AIM, Capital IQ, SunGard's, AvantGard, Quantum, or other investment systems

• Strong computer proficiency; skilled in Microsoft Office Suite: Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint

Evaluates the credit worthiness of corporations and financial institutions

• Performs credit analysis, problem solving and providing technical support related to preparing management agenda

• Monitors and accesses internal and outside credit analysis, downgrade warnings, current financial status, and holding disclosures for corporate users

• Experience with automated investment system with applications for trading, credit, and other financial analysis

Guides and directs others toward meeting business objectives, while encouraging openness, creativity and innovation

• Strong strategic thinker who independently seeks opportunities and leads by example

• Aligns team/business unit with organizational strategies and objectives

• Uses management skills to roll out organizational initiatives

• Demonstrates ability to resolve conflict and develop collaboration

• Demonstrates the ability to understand and respect multiple perspectives

• Works collaboratively to align personal development and goal achievement with business objectives and company vision

• Models behavior that demonstrates strong work ethic and high level of personal integrity and trustworthiness

Accurately identifies issues, impacts and solutions

• Researches, organizes, accurately interprets and applies relevant data

• Knowledge of data collection techniques and analysis

• Conducts analytical research projects in an independent manner

• Integrates new ideas and contemporary approaches into problem solving

• Demonstrates strong attention to detail and high level of accuracy

• Exercises appropriate judgment in answering questions and releasing information

• Analyzes and projects consequences of decisions and/or recommendations

Demonstrates ability to prepare graphic presentations and orally deliver presentations, management reports, and audit responses

• Demonstrates ability to prepare complex written communications

• Presents ideas and complex material clearly, concisely, logically and persuasively both orally and in writing

• Ability to produce and present forecasts and reports on business, industry and economic conditions for presentation to a committee

• Promotes open, candid information sharing across organizational boundaries

• Listens effectively to others

• Deals effectively with various levels of organization

• Readily and routinely shares technical knowledge with others

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS All applicants entering the competition must meet Orange County minimum requirements for the Administrative Manager I classification.

Education/Experience Two years of experience directly related to the competencies and attributes noted above. A bachelor’s degree in a related area of study may substitute for the required experience.

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COMPENSATION The salary for this position is $53,040.00 - $105,456.00 annually.

For information regarding this recruitment, contact Dori Edles at (714) 834-7324 or by e-mail at

This recruitment is open to the public. Online applications are being accepted beginning Tuesday, March 11, 2014. The recruitment will be open for a minimum of five business days and will remain open until the needs of the County are met. Those interested are encouraged to apply immediately.

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Monday, March 3, 2014

Basketball Analyst, Philadelphia 76ers - Philadelphia (or other arrangements)

Basketball Analyst, Philadelphia 76ers - Philadelphia (or other arrangements)
Philadelphia 76ers
The Philadelphia 76ers are looking to add talented new developers, data scientists, statistical analysts, and software engineers to the team. Basketball analysts will work as a part of the front office and collaborate extensively with the entire basketball operations department including President and GM Sam Hinkie. Experience in basketball is not required; analytical talent and learning easily is. The Sixers are looking for both permanent employees and interns. Most basketball analysts will work in our basketball operations office in Philadelphia but other arrangements may be possible.

Responsibilities for someone more focused on programming and databases would include:
• Gather, clean and integrate data from a variety of sources
• Create both standardized reports and ad-hoc analyses
• Maintain and extend our existing analytics infrastructure
• Innovate across all aspects of basketball operations
• Develop recommendations for the decisions we face across the basketball operations department
• Collaborate effectively on team projects and work autonomously on individual work as appropriate
• Communicate results to the basketball operations staff through presentations, written reports, and tools with a strong focus on data visualization

Responsibilities for someone more focused on statistics and modeling would include:
• Advanced modeling and analysis based on data available in our data warehouse
• Forecasting efforts for basketball plays, players, teams, and seasons
• Support gathering of additional data for ad-hoc analysis as needed
• Innovate across all aspects of basketball operations
• Develop recommendations for the decisions we face across the basketball operations department
• Collaborate effectively on team projects and work autonomously on individual work as appropriate
• Communicate results to the basketball operations staff through presentations, written reports, and tools
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