PIMCO – Why Work For Us?

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We are a global investment solutions provider with more than 2,400 dedicated professionals in 12 countries focused on a single mission: to manage risks and deliver returns for our clients.



We manage investments for a wide range of clients, including public and private pension and retirement plans and other assets on behalf of millions of people from all walks of life around the world. We are also advisors and asset managers to companies, central banks, educational institutions, financial advisors, foundations and endowments. 

We are long-term investors and thought leaders. Our time-tested investment process guides both cyclical (short-term) and secular (three- to five- year) macroeconomic views and we combine those forecasts with in-depth research, security analysis and portfolio risk management.

We focus intensely on providing superior service. From our founding in 1971, PIMCO's team of investment professionals has been dedicated to client service, allowing our portfolio managers to focus on protecting client portfolios and delivering returns.

We attract talented and passionate people driven by standards of professional excellence, integrity, intellectual rigor and discipline.

We continue to evolve. Throughout our four decades we have been pioneers and continue to evolve as a provider of investment solutions across all asset classes.


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We are a global investment solutions provider with more than 2,400 dedicated professionals in 12 countries focused on a single mission: to manage risks and deliver returns for our clients. We actively manage more than $1.68 trillion (as of December 31, 2014),* implementing solutions across the full spectrum of asset classes, strategies and vehicles: fixed income, equities, commodities, alternatives, asset allocation, ETFs, hedge funds and private equity. We are recognized as an innovator, industry thought leader and trusted advisor to our clients around the world.



Life and Culture at PIMCO

Culture
PIMCO's unique, meritocratic and intrapreneurial culture allows for broad and active participation in all aspects of PIMCO's business, from our global economic outlook to investment strategy, product development, client engagement and business development.

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Thought Leadership
Regular publications from PIMCO's thought leaders provide insights and analysis across asset classes, investment styles and regions around the world.

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Learning & Development
Provides world-class learning & development solutions that support the continued development of PIMCO's most-prized asset, its people.

Inclusion & Diversity
Inclusion and diversity are top priorities for PIMCO. This is not only a fundamental value of the firm, but is integrated into the core of our business.

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Compensation & Benefits
At PIMCO, our people are our most valuable asset. We are focused on attracting and rewarding talented professionals, and offer competitive compensation and benefits.

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PIMCO Foundation
We are making an investment in society. Our corporate philanthropy has become a powerful catalyst for transformative innovations that engage the full power of business in helping solve the world's biggest challenges.

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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 $1.68 trillion* in assets (as of December 31, 2014) for clients around the world. PIMCO has over 2,400 employees in 13 offices globally. PIMCO is recognized as an innovator, industry thought leader and trusted advisor to our clients.



Account Analyst

Account analysts serve a dynamic role based on the core responsibility of servicing PIMCO’s institutional clients. The analyst’s primary responsibility is to support PIMCO’s client-servicing professionals to ensure delivery of the highest level of service to our clients. Interns gather, analyze and discuss economic trends, evaluate portfolio structures, and deliver attribution analyses to investment professionals and their clients.
Positions are located in Newport Beach, New York, London, Munich, Rio de Janeiro and Tokyo.

Product Analyst

Product Analysts work on various aspects of product management including positioning products across PIMCO’s global distribution network, vehicle design and construction, and competitor analysis and pricing. This role exposes the intern to multiple product strategies, while allowing them to work closely with managers to learn how PIMCO products are developed.
Positions are located in Newport Beach, London and Munich.

Portfolio Analyst

Global Portfolio analysts support an assigned “Global” Portfolio Manager and/or senior “Generalist” Portfolio Manager in the trade room. Portfolio analysts must build solid internal relationships and partnerships with Portfolio Management and Account Management across the firm’s Global Offices. Additionally, the role frequently interacts with Product Management, Legal and Compliance and Operations. Responsibilities of this role include, but are not limited to: building portfolio summaries, monitoring portfolios, performance and attribution analysis, creating reports for risk monitoring, monitoring position weights and product versus client guidelines.
Positions are located in Newport Beach, New York, London and Munich.

Cash Desk Analyst

The Cash Desk is responsible for managing cash in client accounts. The team works closely with the Portfolio Management group to determine cash needs and either invests excess cash or raises cash to facilitate purchases. A Cash Desk analyst’s responsibilities include: assist in the administration of the cash management process throughout each day; generate and analyze daily management and audit reports; and review ways to automate and enhance the current management process. The role frequently works with clients, account managers and the portfolio management group regarding client directed cash contributions and withdrawals. Additionally, a analyst works with Short Term traders to invest excess cash or raise cash and with Custodians and the Accounting group in reconciling cash balances and resolving discrepancies.
Positions are located in Newport Beach, CA.

Internal Sales Analyst

The primary role of the Internal Sales analyst is to work within a division(s) of advisory brokerage sales at PIMCO, supporting the administrative needs of the team and implementing marketing efforts. While executing on the initial responsibilities, analysts will learn the PIMCO process, products and procedures. Ultimately, a full-time Internal Sales analyst would complete FINRA licensing and training, and then begin Financial Advisor outreach with the goal of developing new advisor relationships. This position provides excellent development and training to set up for a career as an Internal Advisor Consultant at PIMCO.
Positions are located in New York, NY.



Key candidate characteristics

Client Management/Global Wealth Management (Account Analysts & Internal Sales Analysts)

  • Strong analytical skills
  • Passion for macroeconomics
  • Intellectual curiosity
  • Communication skills
  • Relationship-building ability

Product Management (Product Analysts)

  • Product-specific expertise | Analytical ability, strategic
  • Passion for macroeconomics
  • Communication and writing skills
  • Hunger for innovation

Portfolio Management (Portfolio Analysts & Cash Desk Analysts)

  • Quantitative rigor, strong math skills
  • Desire for a high-pressure, high-activity environment (trade floor)
  • Persuasive communication abilities
  • Passion for idea generation

Business Management (Business Development Support Analysts, Client Marketing Analysts, Trade Compliance Analysts and Technology Analysts)

  • Creative
  • Detail and process oriented
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Project management skills
  • Strong communication and writing ability
  • Computer programming language expertise (for Technology analysts only)

Desired candidates should possess the following characteristics
  • Strong interest in the financial markets, macroeconomics and investment finance
  • Demonstrated leadership and commitment through past experiences
  • Ability to articulate ideas/strategies clearly, both verbally and in writing
  • Personable, ability to develop client relationships into strategic partnerships
  • Ethical, collaborative, organized, flexible, high-energy, self-starting, accountable, humble, mature
  • Finance/capital markets coursework is recommended
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Excel and the Microsoft Office Suite​​​

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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 $1.68 trillion* in assets (as of December 31, 2014) for clients around the world. PIMCO has over 2,400 employees in 13 offices globally. PIMCO is recognized as an innovator, industry thought leader and trusted advisor to our clients.



Account Manager

Account Managers are investment professionals who have a broad range of client responsibilities that include: developing plan-level and portfolio-level investment objectives, utilizing the firm’s state-of-the-art analytics capabilities and macroeconomic forecasts, coordinating with portfolio managers to monitor portfolios, updating clients about global macroeconomic conditions and portfolio performance and attribution, outlining the firm’s current outlook and strategy, and educating clients about a broad set of investment strategies, products and services.
Positions available in Newport Beach, New York, London, Munich, Rio de Janeiro, Tokyo and Hong Kong.

Product Manager

Product Managers serve as strategy experts responsible for the development and oversight of the wide-variety of PIMCO’s investment product areas such as credit, emerging markets, mortgage, long duration, structured products, absolute return, inflation-linked, and derivative-based products providing exposure to equities, real estate and commodities. Product Managers take a lead role in the development of new investment strategies and ongoing support of existing strategies. Product Managers work closely with portfolio managers on the development of new investment strategies and often serve as a portfolio manager surrogate in business development and marketing initiatives, including participation in conferences and road shows. In addition, Product Managers actively contribute to the Firm’s overall investment strategy and economic outlook development process.
Positions available in Newport Beach, London and Munich.

Portfolio Manager

The Portfolio Manager is responsible for developing, presenting and executing specific trades in various sectors that are part of our overall investment strategy. The most important function of this role is to maximize return consistent with client objectives. Other functions of this role include:

  • Developing, presenting and executing thoughtful trading strategies to achieve specific objectives and/or recommend alternative strategies for achieving the firm’s investment strategies
  • Preparing daily research notes and frequent market updates on news and trading levels
  • Participating in the development of the firm’s short and long-term financial forecasts, as well as the strategies on which they are based
  • Supporting account managers by updating existing account base on market conditions, philosophy, process and performance
    Positions available in Newport Beach, New York, London and Munich.

Equity Research Analyst

The Research Equity Analyst will conduct rigorous fundamental bottom-up research across all industries globally and have extensive knowledge and experience in financial statement analysis, valuation and making qualitative assessments of companies and sectors. This is a generalist role, with the opportunity to analyze securities in a variety of geographies and industries and across the capital structure.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: new idea generation, strategic portfolio positioning based on macroeconomic, policy, and currency views, tactical cash flow deployment and institutional marketing. The candidate recruited for this position will benefit from PIMCO’s strong reputation in global investing and will be able to leverage the substantial resources of the research-intensive environment at the firm. At the same time, he/she will be afforded the challenge and privilege of helping to build a new product area for one of the world’s leading asset managers.
Positions available in London, New York, or Newport Beach, based upon strategy.

Credit Research Analyst

Credit Research Analysts analyze various industries and the companies within them and make investment recommendations to PIMCO’s portfolio managers group. They also provide analytical support for the firm’s portfolio managers by highlighting risks and making investment recommendations on specific companies. Credit analysts at PIMCO specialize in a number of industries and cover all levels of the debt capital structure - investment grade bonds, high yield (“junk”) bonds, bank debt and convertibles. New analysts will work along-side our seasoned Credit Analysts, supporting them in their coverage responsibilities, while learning about the various industries and day-to-day responsibilities.
Positions available in Newport Beach and Hong Kong.

Career development, training and mentoring

Every new MBA begins their career with the PIMCO Fundamentals training program, which will provide the skills, knowledge and relationships needed for a successful career at PIMCO. Your informal training will continue throughout your years at PIMCO – every day, in a perpetual learning environment.



Key candidate characteristics

Account Manager

  • Analytical ability
  • Passion for macroeconomics
  • Strategic consultation skills
  • Communication skills
  • Relationship-building ability
  • Intellectual curiosity

Product Manager

  • Product-specific expertise
  • Analytical ability, strategic
  • Passion for macroeconomics
  • Communication & writing skills
  • Hunger for innovation

Portfolio Manager

  • Quantitative rigor
  • Desire for a high-pressure, high-activity environment (trading)
  • Persuasive communication abilities
  • Passion for idea generation

Research Analyst

  • Quantitative rigor
  • Strong writing and presentation skills
  • Desire to conduct research across a range of industries
  • Proactive in thinking about investment idea

Desired MBA candidates should possess the following characteristics
  • Outstanding analytical abilities
  • Passion for financial markets and investment strategies
  • Ability to articulate ideas/strategies clearly, both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to work collaboratively across the organization, including with senior level management
  • Intrapreneurial focus, with results orientation and desire to make contributions to the growth of the Firm
  • Ability to demonstrate integrity, good judgment, commitment and accountability


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The talent, dedication and spirit of PIMCO’s people are the most important factors in our success as a global investment solutions provider over the last four decades.

If you build your career at PIMCO, you will join a dynamic, constantly evolving global firm that pushes you to grow, lead and innovate on behalf of our clients. You will also be part of a team whose members are encouraged to speak up with an idea or challenge existing views, regardless of title or tenure. And you will have the opportunity to receive very competitive compensation and other benefits.

With a focus on cultivating an inclusive culture that draws from a diverse spectrum of talent, we aspire to foster the inclusion of colleagues’ perspectives, approaches and ideas to benefit our clients by strengthening PIMCO’s ability to deliver in a changing world.



Business Area Overviews

Client Management

Account Managers are investment professionals who have a broad range of responsibilities that include monitoring portfolios and communicating strategies, providing information about performance attribution, market performance and macroeconomic conditions, outlining the firm's current outlook and strategy, developing investment objectives, and educating clients about a broad set of investment strategies, products and services. Account managers specialize in the following areas:

  • Client Servicing Group: Responsible for fostering and strengthening existing client relationships with large institutional investors such as pension funds, endowments, foundations, and government entities, as well as with financial intermediaries to retail investors.
  • Consultant Relationship Group ("CRG"): Responsible for servicing investment management consultants.
  • Business Development Group: Responsible for developing potential client relationships with institutional investors.

Account Associates / Analysts

Account Associates/Analysts play a dynamic role based on the core responsibility of servicing PIMCO's institutional clients. The Analyst's primary responsibility is to support PIMCO's client-servicing professionals to ensure delivery of the highest level of service to our clients. Analysts gather, analyze and discuss economic and fixed income trends, evaluate portfolio structures, and deliver attribution analyses to investment professionals and their clients.

Business Development Support (BDS)

The Business Development Support group plays an integral part in the initial sales/marketing process to prospective clients, as well as in the servicing of PIMCO's existing clients and investment consultants worldwide. The BDS team works closely with PIMCO's investment professionals, especially with Product Managers and Account Managers, to provide superior client servicing.

Business Development Research (BDR)

The Business Development Research (BDR) Group serves as a centralized market intelligence hub dedicated to cultivating new and existing client facing opportunities through business flow analysis, competitor research, financial market research and prospect research. Using analytical systems and proactive research initiatives, BDR strives to provide solutions-oriented results to PIMCO's Client Management Group and external contacts (investment consultants/clients).

Internal Sales

Within the Global Wealth Management division at PIMCO, the Internal Sales team is responsible for establishing, growing and servicing client relationships with Financial Advisors at wirehouses, regional and independent broker/dealers. The team consists of Sales Analysts, Internal Advisor Consultants, Specialists and Managers all dedicated to our core value, "Clients Come First". Client outreach is accomplished via phone, e-mail, screen-sharing, and at times, in-person meetings (sales territory travel, industry conferences and client due diligence meetings).

Product Management

Product Associates / Analysts

Product Associates/Analysts work on various aspects of product management including positioning products across PIMCO's global distribution network, vehicle design and construction, and competitor analysis and pricing. This role has exposure to multiple strategies while allowing individuals to work closely with managers who develop PIMCO products.

Portfolio Management

The Portfolio Manager is responsible for developing, presenting and executing specific trades in various sectors that are part of PIMCO's overall fixed income strategy. The most important function of this role is to maximize return consistent with client objectives. Other functions of this role include:

  • Developing, presenting and executing thoughtful trading strategies to achieve specific objectives
  • Preparing daily research notes and frequent market updates on news and trading levels
  • Participating in the development of the firm's short- and long-term financial forecasts, as well as the strategies on which they are based
  • Supporting account managers by updating existing accounts based on market conditions, philosophy, process and performance   

Credit Research

Credit Research Analysts analyze various industries and the companies within them and make investment recommendations to PIMCO's portfolio management group. They also provide analytical support for the firm's portfolio managers by highlighting risks and making investment recommendations on specific companies. Credit analysts at PIMCO specialize in a number of industries and cover all levels of the debt capital structure: investment grade bonds, high yield ("junk") bonds, bank debt and convertibles.

Equity Research

Equity Research Analysts conduct rigorous fundamental bottom-up research across all industries globally and have extensive knowledge and experience in financial statement analysis, valuation and qualitative analysis of companies and sectors. This is a global generalist role, with the opportunity to analyze securities in a variety of geographies and industries and across the capital structure.

Portfolio Associates / Analysts

Global Portfolio Associates/Analysts support an assigned Global Portfolio Manager and or senior Generalist Portfolio Manager on the trade floor. Additionally, the role frequently interacts with Product Management, Legal and Compliance and Operations. Responsibilities of this role include, but are not limited to: building portfolio summaries, monitoring portfolios, performance and attribution analysis, creating reports for risk monitoring, monitoring position weights and product versus client guidelines.

Cash Desk Associate / Analyst

The Cash Desk is responsible for managing cash in client accounts. The team works closely with the Portfolio Management group to determine cash needs and either invests excess cash or raises cash to facilitate purchases. Cash Desk Associate/Analyst responsibilities include: assisting in the administration of the cash management process throughout each day; generating and analyzing daily management and audit reports; and reviewing ways to automate and enhance the current management process. The role frequently works with clients, account managers and the portfolio management group to process client-directed cash contributions and withdrawals. Additionally, an Associate/Analyst works with Short Term traders to invest excess cash or raise cash, and with Custodians and the Accounting group to reconcile cash balances and resolving discrepancies.

Business Management

PIMCO's Business Management team includes the firm's executive leadership together with several management-focused departments. The Business Management team provides global business leadership, sets firmwide goals and establishes broad strategic initiatives. This team also ensures compliance with portfolio, firm and regulatory guidelines; delivers technology, analytics, accounting, talent management and investment support globally; and manages corporate and client marketing and communications initiatives.

Funds Accounting

The PIMCO Funds Business Management Group is responsible for operating public and private fund complexes globally with over $900 billion in assets under management (AUM).

Technology

The Technology team develops proprietary applications to help PIMCO value securities and manage risk. They deliver dynamic and timely solutions using WPF/Silverlight for the user interface, with a diverse set of technologies behind it.

Client Marketing

The Client Marketing team is responsible for providing marketing support to the Global Wealth Management, Institutional and Retirement businesses globally at PIMCO. This creative and highly professional team partners with our sales force and investment colleagues to produce best-in-class marketing collateral, campaigns and digital initiatives, building credentials and assets across our fund complex.

Corporate Communications

The Corporate Communications group spearheads PIMCO's strategic brand and reputation management. It uses all of the tools of communication – digital, earned media, paid media, social media, multimedia, design, messaging and thought leadership content – to develop and manage PIMCO's narrative, both internally and externally.

Administrative Support

The fast-paced environment at PIMCO requires a high degree of professionalism, organization and detail orientation, coupled with the ability to multitask and prioritize. Administrative Support members are highly professional and detail-oriented and enjoy diversity in their everyday workload.

Operations

The PIMCO Operations group serves as the infrastructure to provide continuity between PIMCO's portfolio management group and the back office (the back office processes trades as directed by PIMCO's portfolio management team, provides pricing information, ensures settlement, reconciles account information, and more). The team collaborates closely with strategic partners internally and externally, including the trading desks, technology, legal, transitions, custodian banks, brokers, industry groups and service providers.

Human Resources

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Additional Info

Website www.pimco.com
Headquarters Newport Beach, CA
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1971
Type Subsidiary or Business Segment
Industry Finance

Pacific Investment Management Company (PIMCO) is fixated on fixed-income products. With more than $1.68 trillion of assets under management (as of December 31, 2014), the company is one of the world's foremost bond fund managers. PIMCO oversees more than 70 mutual funds invested in such financial instruments as corporate paper, emerging markets debt, municipal bonds, mortgage-backed securities, credit default swaps, and real estate investment trusts (REITs), as well as stocks. The company also offers managed accounts, exchange-traded funds, and financial advisory services... More

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