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Make an Immediate Impact in Quant at PIMCO

Learn how PIMCO has embedded quantitative techniques into our investment process across the organization – and what that means for those seeking a career in quantitative research -- with Group CIO Dan Ivascyn.

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Ivascyn: Over the last three decades PIMCO has utilized a variety of quantitative techniques to deliver returns on behalf of clients.

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Early on in my career, when I joined the firm, I was an MBA recruit. I’ve been at the firm now well over 20 years, and when I arrived we had pretty significant dedicated teams of quantitative resources. A little bit intimidating for myself to be around so many quantitative resources here at the firm, but it became evident from day one that this is a valued and important part of our organization.  

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Today, we have quant oriented expertise across nearly every segment of the global fixed income markets, but not only public, we remain very involved today across private areas of the opportunity set.

We have quantitative resources across the trade floors around the globe assisting portfolio managers in rapid decision making.

I’ve been a big believer in quantitative techniques to implementing key investment ideas, really since I joined the firm. One reason for that is that good structure, good processes in these areas avoid suboptimal decisions.

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And frequently, during more strategic discussions where we’re coming up with frameworks, views, thoughts, over multiyear periods, we have members of the analytics team,

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members of the quantitative research embedded, sitting around the table making those key decisions.

So if you are a quant resource at PIMCO, expect to be deeply involved in this process, deep, almost immediate and direct interactions with all other members of the portfolio management team, analytics groups, risk management groups.

We want our more junior employees to get a lot of exposure to different perspectives,

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receive appropriate mentorship from individuals with different perspectives, but most importantly, feel like they’re part of the investment process from day one.

We believe we have a great environment for individuals with strong quantitative skills to have a very exciting career here. There’s opportunities across the wide spectrum of different quantitative roles and even opportunities to interact in a very direct sense and style with our end client users

One of the advantages is that we have a relatively targeted, somewhat lean, quantitative effort at a very large, $2-plus trillion asset manager.

So there’s an immediate way to have an impact very, very early in your career.

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So the bottom line at PIMCO, we take a team oriented approach, a lot of opportunity to interact with people with different skillsets.

And we’ll look to provide you with some training, provide you with some mentorship, but more importantly, provide you with flexibility throughout your career to gravitate to areas that are the best fit.  

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