Mr. Popov is a senior vice president and product strategist in the Newport Beach office, focusing on both liquid real asset and defined contribution solutions, including target date funds. He previously was a member of the U.S. financial institutions group. Prior to joining PIMCO in 2013, he was a macroeconomist at Nationwide Insurance, developing quantitative models and forecasts. He was also a member of Nationwide’s Economic Council. Previously, he was an analyst at JPMorgan Chase, specializing in forecasting and business planning. He has 15 years of investment and financial services experience and holds a master’s degree in economics from the University of Toledo. He also holds an MBA in analytic finance and economics from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.