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Investment Operations Associate

PIMCO Singapore
Posted 2 months ago Permanent Competitive
Investment Operations Associate
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.

Position Description:

The Asia Investment Operations Specialist proactively and accurately manages a variety of investment operations activities. The role involves cash/liquidity management, collateral margining, asset set up, derivatives confirmation, claims management, coordination of portfolio transition events, and account management servicing. The position involves daily interaction with Portfolio Managers/Traders, Trade Compliance, Client Facing Professionals, Back Office Operations, Custodian Banks and Brokers. The candidate will support the Sydney, Tokyo, Singapore and Hong Kong trading desks covering APAC markets. The role also requires direct interfacing with Middle Office/Project Management & Onboarding/Operations staff and other teams located around the globe. This position requires assertiveness, acute attention to details, and an aptitude for managing multiple competing priorities with minimal oversight or direction. Additionally, this position requires agility in a challenging and fast-paced environment.

Responsibilities:

Daily Tasks:
  • Run cash investing and liquidity models/report for Traders
  • Agree/dispute collateral margin calls and facilitate pull backs on excess collateral
  • Address inquiries from Portfolio Management and Account Management Teams
  • Assist with the oversight and resolution of trade settlement issues, fails, and claims
  • Perform daily asset setup function of various securities, such as, bond, derivatives, and equities
  • Perform derivatives confirmation on the MarkitWire platform (MW)
  • Monthly Tasks:
  • Client Reportings

Ad-Hoc:
  • Leading projects and initiatives to enhance PIMCO's operational and trading capabilities
  • Research and resolve inquiries from internal and external groups
  • Building and/or supporting the development of metric reports that pinpoint areas or risk to be presented to senior management

Position Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university in Accounting, Economics or Finance preferred
  • 4+ years of work experience in the investment management or financial service industry
  • Good experience of product knowledge in processing and settlement of various financial products (Fixed Income, Forex, Derivatives, Repos, TBAs and Equity products recommended)
  • Possesses good knowledge and experience in either cash and collateral management, Asset set up (reference data knowledge), transition events handling, claims management or Asia markets onboarding will a plus
  • Experience in managing processes, prioritizing multiple tasks within a fast paced, high pressure environment, and meticulous to details
  • Experience in managing internal stakeholders (Front Desks, AMs) and external stakeholders (Custodian Banks, Brokers, outsource service providers, etc)
  • Experience in working with Bloomberg trade order management system, DTCC DS Match, MarkitWire and novation consent platforms desirable
  • Strong working knowledge of Excel and MS computer applications; Experience in database knowledge, SQL, Macros, Python programming knowledge will be a plus
  • Able to work independently and across various teams, intuitive and a quick learner
  • Self-motivator, problem solver and results oriented; Ability to contribute to the firm's success
  • Strong team player; Ability to partner effectively with multiple teams
  • Strong and robust control mindset. High adaptability to new ideas, processes and control implementation
  • Strong written and verbal English communication skills
  • Thoughtful and ethical; demonstrates good judgement and decision-making skills
  • Thrive in a fast-paced and dynamic environment
  • Flexible in covering on Singapore holidays

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.
Job ID  R103028
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