Quantitative Analyst, CONTRACTOR - London

London, United Kingdom
24 Jul 2022
08 Aug 2022
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 $2.2 trillion in assets for clients around the world. PIMCO has over 3,070 employees in 22 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:

Our alternatives business at PIMCO continues to expand fund offerings and remains a key growth area for the firm. The team covers asset-backed structured products and PE investments for the US and Europe and focuses on fundamental and relative valuation across capital structures and asset classes, with a focus on performing, non/re-performing loans in residential, commercial and consumer credit asset classes.

We are looking to hire a front office desk quant to join our Alternative Investment team in our London office - initially on a Contract basis. In this role you will work directly with our lead EMEA private markets quant. Your focus will be on writing code and improving valuation-pricing models while working closely with our analysts and portfolio managers to aid in the valuation of opportunities, and ongoing performance assessment of existing trades, in the performing and (especially) non-performing residential and commercial real-estate space.


  • Process, study, analyse and interpret portfolios and historical performance data sets, primarily using Python
  • Run and improve existing Python libraries and tools in their application to prospective and existing deals
  • Develop new tools and augment existing libraries to improve efficiency of underwriting and monitoring processes
  • Liaise closely with Portfolio Managers to understand and meet their requirements.

Position Requirements:

  • Advanced degree in a quantitative discipline such as mathematics, science, engineering, statistics, or physics
  • 3+ years of python development experience in a professional capacity. Deep knowledge of Python 3.6+
  • 3+ years of front office quant experience at a top sell or buy side firm. Strong quantitative skills, specifically financial mathematics, probability, statistics and economics ideally applied to valuation-pricing models
  • Experience working with trading desks is strongly preferred
  • Able to articulate issues and explain herself/himself to portfolio managers and quants
  • Ethical, collaborative, organised, flexible and high energy


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 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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