Emerging Markets Trader / Portfolio Manager

London, United Kingdom
21 Sep 2021
21 Oct 2021
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
About Us:

We are PIMCO, a leading global asset management firm. We manage investments and develop solutions across the full spectrum of asset classes, strategies and vehicles: fixed income, equities, commodities, asset allocation, ETFs, hedge funds and private equity. PIMCO is one of the largest investment managers, actively managing more than $1.91 trillion in assets for clients around the world. PIMCO has over 2,800 employees in 17 offices globally. PIMCO is recognized as an innovator, industry thought leader and trusted advisor to our clients.

PIMCO is one of the world's premier fixed income investment managers with thousands of professionals around the world united in a single purpose: creating opportunities for our clients in every environment. Since 1971, we have brought innovation and expertise to our partnership with the institutions, financial advisors and millions of individual investors who entrust us with their assets. We aspire to cultivate performance and leadership through empowering our people, diversity of thought, and a commitment to an inclusive culture that engages in our global communities.

Position Description:

PIMCO is seeking to recruit an EM local and External Trader/Portfolio Manager for its London office to augment the existing emerging markets ("EM") portfolio management effort. The Portfolio Manager would specialize in both trading of EM local markets and hard currency debt, and be responsible for trading and portfolio management strategies, structuring portfolios, client servicing, marketing, trade execution, and coordination of information flows. PIMCO's EM portfolio is approximately $80 billion in assets. The position requires good general knowledge of portfolio/risk management and sovereign credit, as well as an expert understanding of both local and hard currency trading. Trading volume is high and the ability to be able to multitask effectively is essential to the role. This position requires substantial experience of portfolio/risk management and a sound understanding of emerging markets debt.

  • Responsible for EM local and hard currency markets strategy, recommendations, and model portfolios for EM team and generalists Portfolio managers
  • Responsible for EM local and hard currency markets trade recommendations and execution, for Fixed Income, FX and derivatives in both linear and options space.
  • Frequent market updates on EM markets
  • Support the team on broader research projects

Position Requirements:

  • Minimum of five years of EM markets / trading experience
  • Substantial EMEA emerging markets trading experience required
  • Ability to trade and understand the nuances of local currency and hard currency markets and to learn nuances of institutional global trading procedures.
  • Understanding fundamentals and concepts of portfolio/risk management.
  • Strong academic credentials and achievement, with quantitative acumen preferred. Masters/MBA preferred but not required.
  • Ability to develop thoughtful trading strategies for specific objectives and/or recommended alternative strategies for achieving portfolio goals.
  • Ability to work across the organization with Portfolio Managers, Analysts and Account Managers in a collaborative manner.
  • Strong communications skills, internally and externally. Manage the flow of information from the markets to internal constituencies.
  • Flow trading experience is ideal; proprietary trading experience is suitable
  • Effective client presentation skills. Ability to articulate PIMCO philosophy and process and support new business franchise

Other Personal Characteristics
  • A collegial work style, sense of humor, and a thick skin
  • Strong work ethic and ability to be successful in a high intensity environment
  • Combines strength of convictions with low ego needs
  • Able to remain calm and objective in the face of periods of excessive optimism or extreme pessimism in the capital markets
  • Unassailable ethics and integrity


PIMCO is committed to offering a comprehensive portfolio of employee benefits designed to support the health and well-being of you and your family. Benefits vary by location but may include:
  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • Life insurance and travel coverage
  • 401(k) (defined contribution) retirement savings, retirement plan, pension contribution from your first day of employment
  • Work/life programs such as flexible work arrangements, parental leave and support, employee assistance plan, commuter benefits, health club discounts, and educational/CFA certification reimbursement programs
  • Community involvement opportunities with The PIMCO Foundation in each PIMCO office

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