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Bonds Are Different: Active Management in Mortgage Bond Portfolios

The mortgage-backed securities market has certain features than can favor active managers.This video reviews them, as well as PIMCO’s approach to making them work for investors in its Mortgage Opportunities Strategy.

Visit Bonds Are Different to learn more about the potential benefits of active fixed income management and access a range of investor resources and educational material.

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Alfred T. Murata

Portfolio Manager, Mortgage Credit


Mr. Murata is a managing director and portfolio manager in the Newport Beach office, managing income-oriented, multi-sector credit, opportunistic and securitized strategies. Morningstar named him Fixed-Income Fund Manager of the Year (U.S.) for 2013. Prior to joining PIMCO in 2001, he researched and implemented exotic equity and interest rate derivatives at Nikko Financial Technologies. He has 17 years of investment experience and holds a Ph.D. in engineering-economic systems and operations research from Stanford University. He also earned a J.D. from Stanford Law School and is a member of the State Bar of California.