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Financial Economist

Company: Pacific Life
Location: Newport Beach
Posted on: November 19, 2020

Job Description:

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Pacific Life is investing in bright, agile and diverse new talent to ensure we continue to innovate and strengthen relationships with our policyholders. That s why we re actively seeking a talented Financial Economist to join our team and take part in our people-first culture.

As Financial Economist in our Institutional division, you ll play a key role in Pacific Life s growth and long-term success by developing a range of economic and financial models that provide a thoughtful, data driven, and comprehensive view on creating a secure retirement plan using guaranteed lifetime income solutions. This role will lead unique research opportunities by partnering with market facing teams, product teams and financial planners to augment data and research with market testing and consumer feedback.

Technical capabilities aside, if you re a mission-driven self-starter who s comfortable with ambiguity, and who thrives in a fast-paced, collaborative culture, you re a perfect fit for Pacific Life.

Here, we believe you should be given the time, space, and trust to do your best work your way. As part of our transition toward a more digitally oriented, inclusive and employee-focused company, we re opening this role to candidates near Newport Beach, CA as well as those looking to work 100% remote.

Despite the COVID pandemic, Pacific Life has remained safe, stable and productive, thanks to our embracing of digital processes and commitment to a people-first culture. Our agile approach has aided us in successfully shifting our recruiting and onboarding activities toward a safe work-from-home environment.

This is unchartered territory for all of us, so please let us know if you have any questions about the recruiting process or about our response to COVID.

HOW YOU LL CONTRIBUTE

* Develop holistic financial models incorporating all available investments or income sources (stocks, bonds, annuities, social security etc.) and optimize asset allocation to produce best financial outcomes for individuals close to retirement or post-retirement

* Develop a range of quantitative models that inform the development of Pacific Life s Guaranteed Income solutions and Pacific Life s communications with retirement plan sponsors, investment advisors, and asset management firms.

* Collaborate with fellow economists and researchers to analyze key investment issues facing retirement plan participants.

* Apply current multi-asset portfolio construction theories or research to publish whitepapers, articles, podcasts etc. to promote retirement readiness, retirement income certainty and overall financial wellness.

TECH & TOOLS YOU LL USE


MS Office Suite, Python or R or Matlab, Stata or Scala, R, Scala

FACTORS FOR SUCCESS

NOTE: FINAL POSITION LEVEL MAY VARY BASED ON SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE.

* PhD in Economics or Finance (Candidates close to completing PhD in Economics/Finance will also be considered; Flex work schedule can be accommodated).

* Added plus if research is related to Pensions, Retirement planning, or Portfolio construction.

* Background in program evaluation methods, portfolio construction problems, applications to business problems, and/or big data.

* Prior experience in Investments, Finance, or Insurance. Experience in Python, Stata, R and/or Scala.

* Experience applying economics combined with machine learning or data science techniques.

* Passion to work for a purpose-driven organization.

* Effective verbal and written communications skills.

At Pacific Life, the work we do matters. That s why you ll find those who work passionately each day to drive our company forward enjoy job security, flexible scheduling and great opportunities for career growth. If you re seeking a thriving career doing the type of meaningful work that s all too rare at a Fortune 300 Company, you re the perfect cultural fit for our team.

HOW WE HELP YOU SUCCEED:

We re fostering a culture of shared values across our company by providing generous compensation and comprehensive benefits that allow our employees to find fulfillment and security in personal life and career alike. These include:

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Competitive Salary and Benefits
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Work-Life Balance & Flexible Scheduling
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Medical, dental, and vision as part our commitment to investing in the health and wellbeing of our employees
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Two retirement savings plans: 401k savings plan with company match and Company Retirement Contribution (company-paid)
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Generous PTO and holiday pay
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Warm Colleagues & Inspiring Culture

EEO STATEMENT:

Pacific Life Insurance Company is an Equal Opportunity /Affirmative Action Employer, M/F/D/V. If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you have the right to request an accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access our career center as a result of your disability. To request an accommodation, contact a Human Resources Representative at Pacific Life Insurance Company.

Keywords: Pacific Life, Newport Beach , Financial Economist, Accounting, Auditing , Newport Beach, California

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