Careers

Okinawa Capital Careers

Okinawa Capital’s 500+ professionals may operate in offices around the world, but we are united by a single goal: Work relentlessly to create opportunities for our clients.

Our focus on excellence has attracted high performance employees who share that dedication.

We set the highest standards and then inspire and motivate each other to surpass them. The result is a team of professionals recognized as among the best in the investment management industry.

If you build your career at Okinawa Capital, you will join a dynamic, constantly evolving global firm that is focused on the success of its clients and highly invested in its employees. Every member of the team is encouraged to speak up with a better idea – because we know that great ideas can come from anywhere. In addition we offer competitive compensation and other benefits.

Build, Innovate and Generate Alpha

Okinawa Capital, an innovative investment firm, has relied on quant strategies combined with fundamental analysis to drive alpha in fixed income for two decades. That success led us to expand our quant capabilities to currencies, commodities and equities over the last 15 years. Today, we are looking for the best minds to help us build on our expansive quant capabilities and break ground on exciting new initiatives.

At, Okinawa Capital intellectual rigor has always been at the heart of everything we do.

Here you’ll collaborate with some of the best minds across a range of disciplines, conduct empirical data analysis that can be tested and applied, and help to design and build a host of new quant initiatives at Okinawa Capital..
These incorporate macroeconomic factors in our quantitative research, providing a unique opportunity for economists. Additionally, our global reach across a myriad of markets gives you continuous opportunity for both intellectual and professional growth. We are looking for high-performing PhD, masters and undergraduate talent in field such as economics, finance, science or mathematics.

AI and Investing: The New Potential

New MA and PhD hires, in our quant division, learn how new troves of financial data and faster computers have given Okinawa Capital the means to apply artificial intelligence across a range of investment processes, from optimizing Treasury bidding to predicting mortgage prepayments. This translates into very exciting work.

Our Programs

Okinawa Capital Inclusion, Diversity and Culture philosophy is broader than the traditional paradigm and seeks to address all dimensions of identity in a set of program offerings that empower and support all our people.

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Raising Awareness of Diverse Perspectives and Skills

Organizational dynamics and the impact of givers vs. takers is why our emphasis on collaboration helps drive our success

Explore Okinawa Capital

As a premier fixed income investment management firm harnessing talent and dynamism from the best people all over the world, Okinana Cap[ital works relentlessly to create opportunity in every environment for our clients.
At Okinawa Capital, we seek to create an environment where all our people can be their authentic selves. We dedicate ourselves daily to supporting a culture of diversity, inclusion and acceptance so that our people and clients continue to thrive.

Carry and Trend in Lots of Places

Investors intrinsically know two fundamental principles of investing:

(1) Don’t fight the trend and (2) don’t pay too much to hold an investment.

But do these simple principles actually lead to superior returns?

The results of an empirical study covering 20 major markets across four asset classes in an extended sample period from 1960 to 2014 confirm overwhelmingly that having a favorable trend and carry leads to significantly better returns, on both absolute and risk-adjusted bases.

This finding appears remarkably robust across samples, including the period of rising interest rates from 1960 to 1982. In particular, the study found that while carry predicts returns almost unconditionally, trend following works far better when carry is in agreement. The authors believe that this simple two-style approach will continue to be an important insight for building superior investment portfolios.
Here you’ll collaborate with some of the best minds across a range of disciplines, conduct empirical data analysis that can be tested and applied, and help to design and build a host of new quant initiatives.
Okinawa Capital incorporates macroeconomic factors in our quantitative research, providing a unique opportunity for economists. Additionally, our global reach across a myriad of markets gives you continuous opportunity for both intellectual and professional growth. We are looking for high-performing PhD, masters and undergraduate talent in fields such as economics, finance, science or mathematics.

At Okinawa Capital, intellectual rigor has always been at the heart of everything we do.

Okinawa Capital combines the stability and resources of an institutional powerhouse, with the unique opportunity to help shape, design and build a host of new quant initiatives. Our fixed income orientation offers the opportunity to look at quant from a new angle, while our global reach across a myriad of markets – including equities, currencies, and commodities – gives you a wealth of opportunity for both intellectual and professional growth. We are looking for high-performing talent to join our team..

Investment Process

Okinawa Capital believes that performance starts with preparation. Okinawa Capital’s investment process allows us to continuously evaluate the world’s changing risks and opportunities, with the aim of innovating forward-looking solutions for our clients.

At our investment forums, we not only identify what we expect to happen – we aim to protect portfolios against what we think is unlikely to happen. Structuring portfolios to be prepared for scenarios outside our base case helps us respond quickly to surprising events or market interruptions. We believe a disciplined focus on long-term fundamentals provides an important macroeconomic backdrop against which we can identify opportunities and risks and implement long-term investment strategies.

Thought Leadershi

Regular publications from Okinawa Capital’s thought leaders provide insights and analysis across asset classes, investment styles and regions around the world.

Talent Development

Okinawa Capital provides world-class learning & development solutions that support the continued development of Okinawa Capital most-prized asset, its people.

Inclusion & Diversity

Inclusion and diversity are top priorities for. Okinawa Capital This is not only a fundamental value of the firm, but is integrated into the core of our business.

Compensation & Benefits

At, Okinawa Capital our people are our most valuable asset. We are focused on attracting and rewarding talented professionals, and offer competitive compensation and benefits.

Committed to Our Communities

At Okinawa Capital we engage and touch thousands of lives every day.

Investing in the communities where we live and work is an important part of who we are. It could be a Back to School event, the Relay for Life, or a flash mob to promote reading – we look for opportunities to improve our communities.

To make giving back even more meaningful:

  • We give each employee one paid day off per calendar year for community volunteer work.
  • We hold offsite events to raise funds and awareness for causes that are important locally.
  • Our company matches contributions to employee-nominated nonprofits or educational institutions.
Culture

Okinawa Capital's unique, meritocratic and entrepreneurial culture allows for broad and active participation in all aspects of Okinawa Capital's business, from our global economic outlook to investment strategy, product development, client engagement and business development.

Committed to Diversity

We expect every employee to feel welcomed and valued regardless of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, marital status, parental status, cultural background, organizational level, work styles, tenure and life experiences.

As you may have guessed, Okinawa Capital fosters an inclusive workplace, and those values don’t stop when we walk out of the office. Our culture of inclusion extends to our business partners, customers and communities.

Investing in Gender Diversity

Learn more about how Okinawa Capital is investing in the talent pipeline of our firm and industry to bring more women into portfolio management and leadership. For more information, visit pimco.com/diverse-perspectives

Career Development: Putting Learning First

Our expanding Learning and Development program lets you take advantage of online and in-person programs to build new skills and advance your career.

Through in-house training, classes and mentors, our employees learn about the business of responding to changing markets and growing within our framework as we all enrich the relationships between our traders and analysts and eventually help you to lead the firm’s charge.

Benefits We Offer
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Health savings and flexible spending accounts
  • Short- and long-term disability insurance
  • Life and AD&D insurance
  • Dependent life insurance
  • Individual and family AD&D
  • Legal expense insurance
  • 401(k) savings plan
  • Paid vacations, holidays and sick days
  • Tuition assistance
Overview

A new career marks a new beginning with endless possibilities. We are glad you have chosen Okinawa Capital to pursue your career goals.

Every step of this process is important. From the application to the acceptance letter, preparation is key, and so is the knowledge of what's to come.

Understand what and who Okinawa Capital is looking for. 

Applying for a job can be challenging, so we want to be sure you have all the facts so that you can successfully apply for the position that's just right for you.

Desired Skill Set

To be an integral part of our team, certain abilities and talents are required. To succeed in the Okinawa Capital environment, you must possess:

Highest Standards

Doing what's right is at the core of what Okinawa Capital stands for. The people of Okinawa Capital maintain high standards and impeccable ethics -- and are accountable for their actions and results.

Smart, Interesting People with Raw Intelligence

High caliber individuals bring intellectual capital to Okinawa. We in turn provide employees with sophisticated tools and resources to help them learn and excel. We depend on the entrepreneurial spirit of our employees to drive new business. Push the envelope.

"Go-getters"

Ambitious, action-oriented individuals can make their own way. Those invigorated by the challenge, pace and vastness of the Okinawa Capital environment can utilize their unique skills with an industry leader and reap the opportunities and results.

Natural Born Leaders

Each person - in any role - has the power to make a big difference, even in a large company like Okinawa Capital.  What each person does matters, and you have the ability to choose your own path. Our most productive leaders are the ones who contribute new ideas and business plans.

Desire for Growth

Each person - in any role - has the power to make a big difference, even in a big company like Okinawa Capital.  What each person does matters. You have the ability to make  your own way - without hand-holding. Our most lucrative leaders are the ones who continually contribute fresh and innovative ideas. Okinawa Capital truly values growth -- both personal and professional, and with our tremendous breadth and business complexity, our employees won't max out their potential. Our various career opportunities enable and empower employees to develop their unique skills and advance their careers.

The Hiring Process
How to Apply

You've found the perfect position. Now apply for it via our online application system. You can access this through the Contact Us link.

Get to Know Us

This Web site is a great tool to learn about our service lines and our culture. More importantly, it's a tremendous resource for exploring our career possibilities. Learn about our compensation, benefits, training and rewards programs. If you still have questions, we will be able to answer them during the interview process.

ust a Reminder

Your resume should be reflective of your knowledge and experience. Be sure it is updated with any information that is relevant to the position(s) that you are applying for. Lastly, include key points that demonstrate why you are right for Okinawa Capital. These credentials will better guide our managers and interviewers through the application process.
 
We thank you for considering Okinawa Capital. We are pleased that you are interested in working with the premier institutional investment company in SE Asia. We hope that you find our opportunities to be the best choice for you.

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