Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Portfolio Associates, PIMCO - Newport Beach, CA

Portfolio Associates, PIMCO - Newport Beach, CA

PIMCO seeks Portfolio Associates to support their Emerging Markets, Global, Multi Asset Volatility, and Unconstrained Bond Fund strategies.
 
Apply online by visiting the following links:
·         Portfolio Associate – Global
·         Portfolio Associate – EM
·         Portfolio Associate – UBF
·         Portfolio Associate – MAV
 
Portfolio Associate Team Overview:
Portfolio Associate team members directly support Portfolio Managers and build relationships internally with Account Managers, Product Managers, Legal and Compliance counterparts, Operations teams, and other Portfolio Associate teams across the firm’s global offices.  On a day-to-day basis, Portfolio Associates use their mathematical and fixed income training to actively monitor portfolios and markets to assist Portfolio Managers in measuring risk and managing client assets.  Portfolio Associates are routinely encouraged to provide creative solutions and develop key tools and reporting methods to support the Portfolio Management team.
 
Position Development Value:
•Extensive exposure to industry experts within Portfolio Management and across other functional areas of the firm
•A broad range of opportunities to collaborate with talented colleagues
•Learning environment focused on key buy-side portfolio risk and return principles
•Constructive feedback to foster career growth in addition to a formal annual review process
 
Location: Newport Beach, CA.
 
Daily Responsibilities:
•Ensuring investment objectives are reflected across portfolios in scope
•Monitoring portfolio positions and products versus client guidelines in concert with Compliance team
•Coordinating with Portfolio Management on re-balancing of portfolios
•Utilizing proprietary risk systems for monitoring of portfolio exposures
•Assisting in account transitions and cash flow management
•Conducting performance and attribution analyses
•Responding to ad-hoc requests from the Portfolio Management team
 
Portfolio Associate Position Requirements:
•Strong academic background in a technical field from a leading, accredited college or university
•Deep understanding of fixed income including knowledge of most cash and derivative instruments
•Exceptional communication skills are required to operate in a complex financial and mathematical environment   
•Excel “power user” - SQL, VBA and programming skills are preferred
•Strong process-oriented background and ability to demonstrate keen portfolio risk and operational awareness
•Outstanding analytical skills with a proven ability to function efficiently and problem-solve in a high-pressure and time-critical environment
 
Additional Emerging Markets Position Requirements:
•3+ years of emerging markets experience
•VBA knowledge is required
 
Additional UBF Position Requirements:
•Candidate will focus mainly on implementation of Unconstrained Bond and Stocks plus Absolute Return strategies
•Good understanding of various fixed income and equity instruments (e.g. Bonds, Derivatives, Mortgages and FX) as well as global markets and economics
•Projects (Performance, Attribution, Research) related experience is a plus
 
Additional Global Position Requirements:
•3+ years of experience with international markets including FX
•VBA knowledge is required
 
Additional MAV Position Requirements:
•Candidate will focus mainly on implementation of Multi-Asset Volatility strategy, which includes systematic volatility strategy, opportunistic relative value, macro event-driven, and other tail risk hedging strategies across different asset classes
•Good understanding of interest rates and equity derivatives; Solid knowledge of Option Greeks
•Quant and programming knowledge is a plus
 
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veteran status, or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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