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Quantitative Research Analyst

Quantitative Research Analyst
Newport Beach, CA
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Job Description

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.

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 c.$2 trillion in assets for clients around the world. PIMCO has 3,500+ employees in over 20 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.


PIMCO has relied on quantitative strategies and intellectual rigor to drive alpha in fixed income markets for over 30 years. We are seeking an experienced Quantitative Research Analyst to continue to build upon our expansive quant capabilities and help drive new initiatives in our Portfolio Management - Implementation team.

The ideal candidate will have experience in portfolio construction and be excited at the prospect of deploying the latest quantitative techniques and financial theory across our business bringing efficiency, consistency and scale. The role will also look to leverage systematic frameworks, blending best practices of incorporating quantitative alpha signals & portfolio construction techniques.
Daily responsibilities include working closely with portfolio managers to optimize portfolios, develop new signals for top-down and bottom-up alpha generation whilst working with PIMCO’s world class PM and trading functions to implement these signals and techniques in portfolios.


• Masters or PhD Degree in computer science, statistics, engineering, finance, economics, econometrics, or a related field
• Minimum 5 years of experience in financial industry performing econometric/statistical modeling of credit with proven ability to build and test models using corporate fundamentals
• Experience in predicting returns, modeling individual sectors and companies is desirable
• Proficiency with Python programming
• Excellent analytical and quantitative skills, with strong attention to detail and ability to drive results
• Self-starter who is accountable and motivated by collaborating with PMs and offering robust, scalable solutions to them
• Strong verbal communication skills with ability to articulate issues and solutions to portfolio managers, credit researchers and developers
• Would be an added benefit to have exposure to non-traditional modeling techniques ("machine learning").

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: $ 187,000.00 - $ 240,000.00

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.

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