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We are seeking a senior quantitative strategist to join the Alternative Investment team in our Newport Beach office. The alternatives business at PIMCO continues to expand fund offerings and remains a key growth area for the firm. The team covers asset-backed structured products and PE investments for US and Europe, and focuses on fundamental and relative valuation across capital structures and asset classes, with a focus on performing, non/re-performing loans in residential, commercial and consumer credit asset classes.
You will be responsible for analyzing private investments in among other things, special situations / specialty finance, and other non-conventional assets. You will work alongside the deal-team in valuing and pricing complex transactions in banking, asset servicing, insurance / re-insurance and lending markets. As well, you will analyze investment opportunities and contribute to the firm's analytical infrastructure by means of developing new pricing models and programming code/libraries.
Advanced degree in a quantitative discipline such as mathematics, science, engineering, statistics, or physics
Minimum 10 years of experience in the financial industry (sell-side) with experience designing, coding, and implementing pricing/valuation frameworks
Strong quantitative analytical skills
Experience with structured finance/credit, credit derivatives and CDO/CLOs, strong knowledge of corporate finance, and some experience with consumer credit
Strong programming skills and numerical problem solving techniques, proficiency with scripting languages (Python or Slang) and object oriented languages (C++, C, or C#)
Working knowledge of Linux/UNIX shell scripts and SQL
Strong attention to details and ability to deliver results. Self-starter who is accountable, low ego, and motivated by integrating with the trade floor
Able to articulate issues and explain herself/himself to portfolio managers and developers
Ethical, collaborative, organized, flexible, and high energy
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Salary Range: $ 236,000.00 - $ 305,000.00
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