Mr. Davis is an executive vice president in the global quantitative portfolio group in the Newport Beach office. He focuses on portfolio solutions and quantitative strategy, including asset allocation, tail risk hedging, foreign exchange and variable annuities. Prior to joining PIMCO in 2008, he was a consulting strategist with Prime International Trading in Chicago. He has five years of investment experience and holds a Ph.D. in economics with an emphasis on macroeconomics and finance from Northwestern University, where he also earned his master's degree. He holds undergraduate degrees in pure mathematics and management science from the University of California, San Diego.
The recent volatility has driven up the price of tail risk hedges, leaving many investors to wonder if this is a good time to buy tail risk instruments.
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