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Credit Research Analyst - Financials

Credit Research Analyst - Financials
Newport Beach, CA USA
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Job Description

PIMCO is a global leader in active fixed income. With our launch in 1971 in Newport Beach, California, PIMCO introduced investors to a total return approach to fixed income investing. In the 50+ years since, we have worked relentlessly to help millions of investors pursue their objectives – regardless of shifting marketing conditions. As active investors, our goal is not just to find opportunities, but to create them. To this end, we remain firmly committed to the pursuit of our mission: delivering superior investment returns, solutions, and service to our clients.

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.


We are seeking an experienced Credit Research Analyst to work in our Newport Beach, CA office. This analyst will cover Investment Grade and High Yield credits within the financial sector. 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.


  • Provide fundamental and relative value research on existing holdings and generate credit driven investment ideas specific to the sector.
  • Proactively communicate investment ideas by initiating discussions with portfolio managers and participating in group meetings.
  • Produce written reports such as company evaluations and quarterly updates, relative value analyses, and industry reviews.
  • Respond to portfolio manager inquiries regarding credit concerns, market overviews, and sector changes
  • Interaction with clients or client service professionals.


  • Must have minimum of 3 years work experience in the area of credit/equities research, either on the buy or sell side.
  • Completed MBA degree or CFA and relevant investment experience
  • Prior experience covering issuers in the insurance or banking sectors preferred, ideally with knowledge of statutory accounting and/or financial regulation
  • Strong financial modeling experience REQUIRED and some quantitative / analytics experience preferred
  • Ability to contribute to first-hand corporate analysis, including on-site visits, financial modeling, and relative value analysis. Demonstrated ability to make judgments regarding credit, risk, and valuation.
  • Ability to cover their industry with minimal direction and to make preliminary decisions in a short time frame with incomplete information.
  • Proactive in generating successful investment ideas. Ability to take the lead in advocating investment ideas to portfolio managers rather than relying on external direction.
  • Good communicator; strong written and oral presentation abilities – persuasive and credible.
  • Values seeing one’s investment ideas added to investment portfolios and enjoys credit analysis as a long-term career.
  • Strong academic credentials and achievement
  • Ability to collaborate and work well with others on the credit research and portfolio management team.

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.

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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.

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