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Sr. Business Analyst, Strategy Tagging and Attribution

Sr. Business Analyst, Strategy Tagging and Attribution
Newport Beach, CA
150,000 - 225,000
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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.


This position involves supporting the Strategy Tagging and Performance Attribution Platforms for mutual funds, hedge funds and client accounts at PIMCO. The candidate will do direct user support, talking to portfolio managers and trading assistants. The candidate will also work closely with the developers on the team by creating specifications for new features and enhancements, as well as offering ongoing guidance and training to new and existing staff in developing plans and implementing project objectives.

The candidate will also work with the development and QA teams to ensure the correctness of any changes to the applications.


  • Understand buy side portfolio construction, understand hedge fund strategies.

  • Has knowledge of how risk measures work such as duration, spread and currency risk, and be able to use them in performance attribution calculation.

  • Be able to provide timely support for trades and risk management for any questions related to risk measures and performance attribution.

  • Work closely with PIMCO upstream systems and teams such as Pricing, Index Solution, trading applications as well as compliance team.

  • Create specifications for developers and test outcomes of code production

  • Innovate new ideas on how to bring to bear existing PIMCO data to created more accurate performance attribution result.

  • Be able to communicate clearly to PIMCO colleagues on the requirement needed for strategy tagging and performance attribution system improvement.


  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in Finance, Mathematics, Economics, or Computer Science with a 5+ years of experience in financial services / investment management industry

  • Knowledge of various financial instrument types and their characteristics

  • Exposure to Buy side performance attribution/evaluation and risk management preferred

  • Experience in third party risk and performance software system such as Axioma and FactSet preferred

  • Experience in Python preferred

  • SQL Experience preferred

  • Skilled in Microsoft Excel

  • Passing of CFA level 1 preferred

  • Independently identify systematic issues and resolve them in a timely manner

  • Ability to work and communicate well – both verbally and in writing – with experienced portfolio managers and other investment professionals.

  • Capable of working in a geographically diverse environment

  • Highly organized individual with the willingness to be proactive about recognizing potential improvements or impending problems

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: $ 150,000.00 - $ 225,000.00

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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