Derivatives Portfolio Analyst

Recruiter
PIMCO
Location
London, United Kingdom
Salary
Competitive
Posted
29 Jul 2022
Closes
14 Aug 2022
Ref
15646193
Job Function
Trading
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Bachelors
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:

POSITION DESCRIPTION

PIMCO is seeking a Portfolio Analyst/ Associate to support the Derivatives team in our London/Dublin office.

Job description
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 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. For this specific role there will also be the requirement to support Derivative trading across all asset classes.

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


RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Support Traders and PMs across desks with all derivative related inquiries
  • Coordinate and allocate rolls and option programs with traders. Identify necessary fixes and work with internal stakeholders to resolve compliance issues and ensure we get no unintended deliveries
  • Work with counterparties, CCPs and clearing brokers to ensure trades are matched up and correctly reflected on trade date
  • Resolve upcoming breaks and inconsistencies autonomously and in a timely manner


Position Requirements:

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Degree in finance, economics, mathematics or other related field
  • Deep understanding of fixed income including extensive knowledge of derivative instruments. A good understanding of Equities is preferred.
  • An understanding of portfolio construction and trade implementation is preferred.
  • Exceptional communication skills are required to operate in a complex financial and mathematical environment
  • Excel "power user" - SQL, VBA or Python programming skills.
  • 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
  • 2+ years of experience with international markets is preferred


Benefits:

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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