Product Strategist - Municipals

Employer
PIMCO
Location
Newport Beach, USA
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Sep 27, 2022
Closes
Oct 27, 2022
Ref
13903331
Job Function
Other
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:

PIMCO Fixed Income Strategists are investment professionals that specialize in a market sector or investment style. They are recognized internally and externally as experts in their area. Strategists use their highly specialized knowledge of financial markets and client demand across institutional and retail channels to lead business opportunities within their sector or investment style, akin to running a focused global business unit within PIMCO. This includes helping raise capital for new and existing investment solutions and ensuring that PIMCO has the appropriate suite of products to meet client demand and market opportunities going forward. Typical Product Strategist teams are 3 to 7 people in size, split between senior Strategists and Associates and Analysts who provide reporting and analytical support.

PIMCO's Fixed Income Product Strategist team covers global and regional fixed income strategies with diversified exposures, either with a benchmark orientation or with a flexible approach. These products help investors to meet varying needs such as generating income, preserving capital, and improving overall portfolio diversification. PIMCO is seeking a Fixed Income Strategist to join its Municipal Product Strategist team in Newport Beach.

Fixed Income Strategist Responsibilities:

  • Identify demand for new products; develop, position and support those products
  • Develop international investment solutions and structures, while taking into account local regulatory rules and constraints
  • Work with investors and their advisors to identify and assess investment needs and recommend suitable investment strategies and solutions
  • Develop a strong partnership with the portfolio management teams to maintain in-depth knowledge of fixed income markets and PIMCO Municipal portfolios, serving as an expert to relationship managers and marketers
  • Represent PIMCO's Municipal strategies externally at client meetings, industry conferences and meetings with other market participants globally
  • Develop marketing, servicing and educational materials, including client presentations, white papers, and other thought leadership materials for publication
  • Help oversee and lead a team of 2-3 Product Associates and Analysts


Position Requirements:

  • 5-10 years of relevant work experience in asset management with a focus on Municipals
  • An MBA degree with an emphasis in Finance and Economics or an equivalent advanced degree
  • Robust understanding of macroeconomics and fixed income markets
  • Aptitude in analyzing and communicating portfolio strategy and risk factors
  • Enthusiasm for the financial markets and investment management
  • Understanding of the various channels of demand and distribution for fixed income products
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Aptitude for public speaking in both formal and informal settings, in front of different types of small or large audiences
  • Entrepreneurial drive to build a business coupled with the ability to be a cooperative teammate
  • High level of organizational skills and the ability to prioritize work according to business needs
  • Clear commitment to PIMCO's culture, values and investment approach
  • CFA desired


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