Derivatives Portfolio Associate

Employer
PIMCO
Location
Newport Beach, USA
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Sep 04, 2022
Closes
Sep 29, 2022
Ref
16697579
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:

Derivatives Desk Portfolio Associate team members directly support the Liquid Products / Commodity trading desk(s) and build relationships internally with Legal and Compliance counterparts, Operations teams, Back Office, and other Portfolio Associate teams across the firm's global offices Portfolio Associates are routinely encouraged to provide creative solutions and develop key tools and reporting methods to support trade flow.

Location: Newport Beach, CA

Position Requirements:

RESPONSIBILITIES

§ Firm-wide position management of derivatives and assisting the desk(s) in sizing firm-wide trading programs
§ Managing derivative trade flow for the Newport Beach trade floor, including allocation and confirmation of trades.
§ Managing the clearing process for Futures and building working relationships with our FCMs.
§ Responding to ad hoc requests from the Portfolio Management team
§ Acting as liaison between the trading desk(s) and other internal/external groups
§ Research and resolve ad hoc inquiries
§ Manage trade-related deadlines
§ Utilizing technology to create efficiencies and improve processes to daily workflow

REQUIREMENTS
§ Bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university with an emphasis in Economics or Finance and 2-4 years equivalent work experience in the investment management or securities industry
§ Technology skills, specifically Bloomberg, Microsoft Excel (programming)
§ Able to work independently and as part of a team; intuitive and a quick learner
§ Thoughtful and ethical; demonstrates good judgment and strong decision-making skills
§ Excellent organizational and prioritization skills and attention to detail
§ Strong interpersonal and leadership skills; ability to network with various departmental personnel
§ Excellent written and verbal communication skills
§ Have a bias-to-action, results-oriented approach to work; willingness to do whatever it takes to help the team
Working knowledge of derivative listed/OTC instruments, specifically commodity products a plus

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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