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Location:Newport Coast (Newport Beach), CA
Company:Pacific Life
First posted:March 03, 2017 (last updated 30+ days ago)

About Pacific Life:

At Pacific Life, you are given the opportunities and challenges to embrace your potential and achieve your personal best, every day. What you find here is something special - it's purposeful work done with a shared set of values that brings us all together.


Pacific Life offers life insurance, annuities, and mutual funds, along with a variety of investment products and services, all of which provide The Power to Help You Succeed. Headquartered in Newport Beach, CA, Pacific Life is a Fortune 500 company with approximately 2800 employees. We pride ourselves in providing a work environment that is challenging, inclusive, collaborative and results-oriented. We firmly believe each employee plays a part in our continued growth and success.

Job Description:

Investment Consultant


  • Oversee and analyze existing Pacific Select Funds (PSF) and Pacific Funds (PF) Portfolios to ensure strategies are performing as expected, make recommendations to retain or terminate existing managers as warranted.
  • Conduct the manager search process to identify a new strategy / manager by managing all steps of the process and recommending finalists.
  • Generate portfolio construction recommendations through the analysis of underlying strategies and various market environments.
  • Support the compliance, legal and operational aspects of the Funds as well as the divisions achieve various initiatives.



  • Manager Research - Monitor portfolios on the PSF and PF platforms and deliver analysis to senior management, the PSF and PF Fund Boards, and other internal clients. Support divisions through supporting product development initiatives and marketing efforts via white papers, presentations, conference calls, etc.
  • Fund Board Advisor - Deliver analysis and investment updates to the Board of Trustees and executive management for each Board meeting including fund attribution analysis, performance summaries, new manager and product recommendation memos.
  • PLFA Managed Strategies - Key contributor to the portfolio construction process of the asset allocation portfolios. Also discuss portfolio exposures and share manager outlooks with individuals from asset allocation team.
  • Compliance / Legal / Operations Support - Provide the necessary support for PLFA's portfolios, fund managers, and asset allocation models needed to carry out PLFA's fund compliance responsibilities

Factors for Success:


  • 7+ years of relevant investment management experience required- variable annuity carrier, mutual fund company, or consulting. Asset management experience strongly preferred.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of capital markets, investment concepts, with statistical / quantitative aptitude.
  • Ability to analyze investment companies, mutual funds, hedge funds, exchange traded funds, and other investments, both in isolation and within a portfolio.
  • Portfolio Management and/or asset allocation experience.
  • Strong analytical, presentation, and interpersonal skills; Firm presence when interacting with senior-level investment professionals.
  • Decisive decision maker with ability to articulate rationale.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects while working independently.
  • Clear and concise report and investment writing, with strong attention to detail.
  • Familiarity with various industry databases (Morningstar, Zephyr, Factset, Barra Risk Models, Evestment).
  • Specific experience with or knowledge of equities and hedge fund (non-40 act) strategies is a plus .
  • Experience with derivatives management is preferred..
  • CFA (or progress toward) or MBA preferred.


Join the Pacific Life team and watch your career grow! We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package that includes:

  • Competitive salary and bonus program
  • Medical, dental, and vision as part our commitment in investing in the health and wellbeing of our employees
  • Two retirement savings plans: 401k savings plan with company match and Company Retirement Contribution (company-paid)
  • Generous vacation time and holiday pay
  • And much more!

    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.

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