Account Manager

  • Competitive
  • London, England, United Kingdom
  • Permanent, Full time
  • PIMCO Europe Ltd
  • 20 Apr 19

Account Manager

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 $1.66 trillion in assets for clients around the world. PIMCO has over 2,500 employees in 14 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:

Account Management
Account Managers have a broad range of responsibilities that include building and developing client relationships, monitoring portfolios & 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. In addition, Account Managers contribute to the Firm's overall investment strategy and economic outlook development process.

  • Promoting PIMCO's products to external clients via presentations and one-to-one client meetings across EMEA.
  • Monitoring portfolios and communicating strategies.
  • Providing information about performance attribution, market performance and macroeconomic conditions.
  • Outlining PIMCO's current outlook and strategy, developing investment objectives, and educating clients about a broad set of investment strategies, products and services.
  • Contributing to the firm's overall investment strategy and economic outlook process.
  • Working in partnership with marketing, PR, sales support, product specialists and portfolio managers to ensure comprehensive, consistent and impactful coverage of the target market.
  • Maintaining client records and establishing strong relationships with clients and prospective clients.
  • Leading and overseeing operational processes as they relate to client needs.
  • Providing an extraordinary client experience through a focus on client needs at all times in line with the Company's TCF policy and remain flexible when trying to meet and exceed client expectations.
  • Ensuring that all compliance, audit and legal requirements are met and business is conducted in line with practice, taking appropriate action where necessary.

Positions are located in London and Munich.

Career Development, Training and Mentoring
The PIMCO Fundamentals training program will provide you with the skills, knowledge and relationships that will prepare you to succeed as you start the program. Formal and informal training will continue throughout your time in the program, creating a rigorous learning environment. The objective is to provide you with a diverse learning experience across products and key disciplines within investment management. In addition, you will gain extensive exposure to industry experts within Account Management as well as other functional teams across the firm. Mentoring is a critical component of your success; you will be teamed with a seasoned professional who will provide guidance and mentorship throughout the program.

Position Requirements:

  • Minimum 3 years work experience in financial services in EMEA region
  • Educated to Bachelors level, Masters degree in Finance and Economics or a related, quantitative/analytical field from an accredited, leading business school or university highly desirable.
  • Fluency in English; Fluency in additional European languages highly desirable
  • Proven experience in a client facing role, specifically in European countries highly desirable
  • You are currently pursuing your CFA (or have willingness to complete this certification)

Desirable applicants will possess the following characteristics:
  • Strong interest in the financial markets, macroeconomics and investment finance
  • Ability to articulate ideas/strategies clearly, both verbally and in writing
  • You are personable, and have the ability to develop client relationships into strategic partnerships
  • Excellent analytical and mathematical abilities
  • Ethical, collaborative, organised, flexible, self-starter, accountable
How to Apply: Submit your CV and cover letter through this portal.

Benefits:

PIMCO is committed to offering a comprehensive portfolio of employee benefits designed to support the health and wellbeing 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