Mr. Brons is an executive vice president in the Newport Beach office, specializing in global and U.S. investment grade credit. He is also a member of the ESG and insurance portfolio management teams, focusing on credit. Prior to joining PIMCO in 2005, Mr. Brons worked at UBS Investment Bank in the credit fixed income department, initially in credit sales and then with the team responsible for CreditDelta, a credit market and portfolio analysis tool. He has 22 years of investment experience and holds a master's degree in actuarial science and econometrics from the University of Amsterdam and a master's degree in financial engineering and quantitative analysis from the ICMA Business School at the University of Reading. He is a Certified Financial Risk Manager (FRM) and is a CFA charterholder.