Quantitative Research Analyst, VP

  • Competitive
  • Newport Beach, CA, USA
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Pimco
  • 13 Dec 17 2017-12-13

Quantitative Research Analyst, VP

Position Description

The function is that of a desk quant supporting the specialist portfolio managers for commodity products. PIMCO's commodity desk trades listed and OTC derivatives across energy, agricultural, metals and power markets. Projects and tasks include:

  • Develop tools and studies for relative value analysis of instruments and the evaluation of trading opportunities
  • Develop and enhance models generating risk numbers for the management of existing and new commodity positions in PIMCO's night cycle
  • Develop enhancements to the Python eco-system for rapid development of pre-trade analytics used by portfolio managers
  • Provide quantitative support and expertise to portfolio managers
  • Contribute to the enhancement of PIMCO's technology infrastructure for commodity and quant strategies

Position Requirements

  • Strong general quantitative skills, specifically financial mathematics, probability, statistics, econometrics. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated research skills and achieved an advanced (PhD) degree in a scientific field of study such as mathematics, financial economics, econometrics, or physics. Exceptional candidates who have a Master's degree will be given consideration.
  • The role primarily requires statistical modelling of commodity specific processes. Risk neutral derivatives modelling knowledge is useful, but more important are good statistical and econometric modelling skills.
  • Strong commodities specific modelling experience, e.g. in power markets, weather derivatives, oil and natural gas modelling, is required
  • The candidate must be very comfortable programming in a scripting language, preferably Python or Matlab, with the ability to deliver quality software tools. In addition proficiency in C++ programming is desirable.
Other Considerations
The candidate should have 2 -5 years of experience as a commodity quant. This will have been gained either supporting a sell-side trading desk or at a quantitatively oriented asset manager dealing in commodities. Outstanding junior candidates with relevant commodities knowledge e.g. from a PhD degree are a possible fit as well. The role is based in Newport Beach.

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