About the job:
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.
We are looking to add a Portfolio Associate to our Trade Support team based in Dublin. As a Portfolio Associate you will support senior Portfolio Managers in the European trade floor. The candidate will build solid internal relationships and partnerships with Portfolio Management and Account Management in the firm’s Global Offices. The role frequently interacts with Account Management, Product Management, Legal & Compliance and Operations.
Support Portfolio Managers on one of the European Investment Desks in the capacity of an expert on Fixed Income related matters. In partnership with the front-office your responsibilities with include but not be limited to;
Portfolio construction and maintenance; conducting portfolio summaries and monitoring, performance and attribution analysis in addition to other requested analytics including creation of reports for risk monitoring.
Re-balancing of portfolios to model / target weights
Trade allocations and compliance; with a focus on trade sizing and monitoring of client portfolios’ position weights and product versus client guidelines
Trade processing; trade order management generating trade execution studies across a set of mandates or products in accordance with investment guidelines and reviewing benchmarks and ensuring pre- and post-trade compliance
Partner with Technology to keep processes accurate and up-to-date, mitigate risk, and enhance applications as needed.
Degree in finance, economics, mathematics or other related quantitative / analytical field from a leading university or equivalent experience.
Strong technical skills in Fixed Income.
Prior experience in Fixed Income Trade Assistant, Portfolio Support, Risk or Operations role / capacity preferred
Advanced abilities in Excel, Bloomberg and Python skills would be highly beneficial
Proven ability to operate efficiently and accurately in a fast-paced environment, with outstanding analytical skills to solve problems in a timely basis
Ability to interact and communicate flawlessly with experienced Portfolio Managers to articulate ideas and strategies clearly, both verbally and in writing
Strong interpersonal skills and track record of building strong relationships with Portfolio Managers
Ability to work collaboratively across the organization to resolve issues
Proven ability to operate efficiently in a high pressure environment and to deliver towards tight deadlines.
Only successful candidates will be contacted