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EMEA Economist and Portfolio Strategist

PIMCO London, United Kingdom
Posted 2 months ago Permanent Competitive
PIMCO is a global leader in active fixed income with deep expertise across public and private markets. We invest our clients' capital across a range of fixed income and credit opportunities, leveraging our decades of experience navigating complex debt markets. Our flexible capital base and deep relationships with issuers have helped us become one of the world's largest providers of traditional and nontraditional solutions for companies that need financing and investors who seek strong risk-adjusted returns.

Since 1971, our people have shaped our organization through a high-performance inclusive culture, in which we celebrate diverse thinking. We invest in our people and strive to imprint our CORE values of Collaboration, Openness, Responsibility and Excellence. We believe each of us is here to help others succeed and this has led to PIMCO being recognized as an innovator, industry thought leader and trusted advisor to our clients.

PIMCO is seeking to recruit a senior economist/strategist for its EMEA team to augment the existing portfolio management effort. The hire would specialize in Emerging markets in the region and can help on developed markets as needed. The position requires strong partnership with portfolio managers and with primary expertise in analyzing macro-economic trends for sovereigns with a focus on portfolio strategy and implementation in sovereign credit, local rates and currency markets. Furthermore, knowledge of portfolio/risk management, as well as a strong ability to compare and contrast country balance sheets is also expected.

Major Responsibilities
  • Conduct research with portfolio committee's topics of interest in order to formulate macro strategy and generating relevant economic analysis. This involves updating the PM team on high frequency macro variables including inflation, growth and balance of payments information as well as more cyclical and structural shifts for sovereigns in that region.
  • Detailed balance sheet analysis is also required, particularly for distressed sovereigns. The candidate must demonstrate the ability to conduct thorough scenario analysis including stress testing their own assumptions against market consensus. Simple economic modelling and forecasts of inflation trends and assessments of CB reaction functions.
  • Comparing and contrasting investment opportunities across different structures, looking to capture relative value opportunities. Focus on opportunities in sovereign credit, including quasi sovereigns as well as local government bond markets.
  • Contribute to research through on the ground country trips as well as frequent market updates with a focus on investment recommendations and implementable strategy.
  • Support new business development through marketing and client engagements globally.
Ideal Experience
  • Minimum of five years' experience in regional economics .
  • Extremely strong quantitative background.
  • Tangible experience in analyzing EM sovereign balance sheets and demonstrable skills in implementing portfolio investments ideas.
  • Masters or PhD in Economics or Finance, IFI experiences are a plus.
Critical Competencies for Success
  • Demonstrated skill in sovereign balance sheet analysis with particular experience in EM economies on behalf of either sell-side or buy-side firms
  • Highly quantitative approach to analysis
  • Ability to think about how to structure and optimize portfolios
  • Ability to work closely with Portfolio Managers, Analysts and Account Managers in a collaborative manner
  • Effective client presentation skills and ability to articulate PIMCO philosophy and process to support the franchise
  • Strong communications skills, internally and externally. Manage the flow of information from the markets to internal constituencies.
Other Personal Characteristic
  • A collegial work style
  • Strong work ethic, intellectual honesty and curiosity, and ability to succeed in a high intensity environment
  • Combines strength of convictions with low ego needs
  • Able to remain calm and objective in the face of periods of excessive optimism or extreme pessimism in the capital markets
  • Unassailable ethics and integrity
Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Statement

PIMCO recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, national origin, ancestry, religion (including religious dress and grooming practices), sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender (including gender identity and expression), age, military or veteran status, disability (physical or mental), any factor prohibited by law, and as such affirms in policy and practice to support and promote the concept of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action, in accordance with all applicable federal, state, provincial and municipal laws. The company also prohibits discrimination on other basis such as medical condition, or marital status under applicable laws.

Applicants with Disabilities

PIMCO is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. We provide reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities, including veterans, in job application procedures. If you have any difficulty using our online system due to a disability and you would like to request an accommodation, you may contact us at 949-720-7744 and leave a message. This is a dedicated line designed exclusively to assist job seekers with disabilities to apply online. Only messages left for this purpose will be considered. A response to your request may take up to two business days.

Job ID  R103649
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