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We are expanding our quantitative investment team and are looking for a junior portfolio manager / quantitative researcher to join us! In this position, the candidate will be responsible for researching, developing, and managing systematic strategies across multiple asset classes. This is an opportunity to work on and learn about the entire life cycle of the quantitative investment process; starting from idea generation, signal testing, portfolio design and construction, all the way through to portfolio management and maintenance. The candidate will be mentored by and collaborate with senior Portfolio Managers with deep expertise in varied asset classes including Rates, FX, Equities, Commodities, and Vol to work on projects aimed to deliver and enhance returns for our quantitative funds under management.
Conduct alpha research
Collaborate with fellow researchers and quantitative developers to implement strategies
Manage and refine existing strategies
Work with senior PMs on portfolio construction in the presence of real-world constraints
Perform post-trade analysis including model performance, TCA, and risk management
PhD or Masters alongside an undergraduate degree in a quantitative field with a strong academic track record
Up to 3 years of experience in an analytical role at a bank/hedge fund/asset manager
Strong programming ability (Python preferred)
Solid understanding of probability and statistics
Ability to work with unstructured real-world data
Independent research experience is preferred
Intellectual curiosity is a must
Ability to thrive in a team environment
Excellent analytical skills, with strong attention to detail
Strong written and verbal communication skills
PIMCO follows a total compensation approach when rewarding employees which includes a base salary and a discretionary bonus. Base salary is the fixed component of compensation that is determined by core job responsibilities, relevant experience, internal level, and market factors. The discretionary bonus is used to award performance and therefore is determined by company, business, team, and individual performance.
Salary Range: $ 165,000.00 - $ 215,000.00
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