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PGIM Fixed Income - Vice President, Portfolio Strategist


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Position Title: PGIM Fixed Income - Vice President, Portfolio Strategist
Job Code: 445338
Job Location: New Jersey-Newark
PGIM Fixed Income (PFI) is among the largest fixed income managers in the United States with $695 billion in assets under management. PFI and its predecessors have managed fixed income accounts for institutional clients since 1928. Today, the firm manages assets for institutional, retail, and internal clients worldwide. PGIM Fixed Income is headquartered in Newark, New Jersey and has affiliated offices in London and Singapore.
PGIM Fixed Income offers both traditional and alternative fixed income strategies, with an emphasis on credit-related strategies. Its over 200 professionals have decades of experience in analyzing and managing fixed income portfolios using a bottom-up, research-based approach. As of September 30, 2017, the firm managed $282 billion in investment grade corporate bonds, $64 billion in high-yield bonds and bank loans, $64 billion in structured product, and $50 billion in emerging markets debt.
The retail business within Prudential Fixed Income consists of over 70 mutual funds and variable insurance trusts, managed for Prudential affiliates and 3rd party relationships globally. Total retail assets under management at September 30, 2017 totaled approximately $100 Billion. PFI manages mutual funds domiciled and distributed in the US, Europe and Asia.
Job Description:
This individual will be part of the PGIM Fixed Income’s Retail and Subadvisory Team, which is responsible for the ongoing development and support of PFI’s retail business. Responsibilities will include:
  • Become an internal expert on PFI’s fixed income strategies and effectively communicate PFI’s perspective and outlook on the global macro economy to clients and prospects.
  • Collaborate with senior investment professionals to effectively position investment products, craft our story for clients and prospects and enhance existing products.
  • Interact regularly with senior investment professionals and attend internal investment meetings to ensure deep and current understanding of PFI investment strategies positioning and outlook.
  • Travel domestically with mutual fund Regional Coordinators to meet with financial advisor clients and prospects across wire-house, independent and RIA channels to convey market perspectives and strategy insights. Approximately 50% domestic travel expectation
  • Ensure clients and internal partners are fully informed, trained, and supported on PFI managed products and capabilities.
  • Maintain thorough ongoing analysis of key PFI strategies to be used to position capabilities versus peers.

  • Extensive experience in fixed income and a demonstrable ability to grasp and communicate fixed income concepts in a succinct and digestible manner
  • Strong presentation skills which can help drive clients and prospects to action and strengthen and build relationships with PFI.
  • An understanding of investment processes and the ability to effectively convey key differentiators to clients, prospects and sales teams via both verbal and written communications.
  • An ability to effectively grasp important, value added aspects of each strategy that will enable the candidate to successfully represent PFI’s capabilities to a sophisticated client/ prospect base.
  • Genuine team player with a collaborative style; able to build partnerships and relationships based on trust and credibility. Likewise, confidence and presence to work with senior executives.  
  • Strong understanding of the asset management industry and retail distribution.
  • Highly responsive, flexible and oriented toward meeting and exceeding the needs of clients and prospects. 
  • Ability to travel extensively within the US
  • B.A or B.S. degree, MBA and CFA preferred.
  • Series 7 and 63 required within first 90 days
  • 10 years Financial Services/investment management experience. Specific client facing experience as Product Specialist / Client Manager preferable.
  • Position may be based in Newark, NJ or the West Coast

Prudential is a multinational financial services leader with operations in the United States, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. Leveraging its heritage of life insurance and asset management expertise, Prudential is focused on helping individual and institutional customers grow and protect their wealth. The company's well-known Rock symbol is an icon of strength, stability, expertise and innovation that has stood the test of time. Prudential's businesses offer a variety of products and services, including life insurance, annuities, retirement-related services, mutual funds, asset management, and real estate services.

We recognize that our strength and success are directly linked to the quality and skills of our diverse associates. We are proud to be a place where talented people who want to make a difference can grow as professionals, leaders, and as individuals. Visit to learn more about our values, our history and our brand.

Prudential is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Note that this posting is intended for individual applicants. Search firms or agencies should email Staffing at for more information about doing business with Prudential.
Job Function: Asset Management
Schedule: Full-time
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