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Porfolio Manager, Convexity Products
Mr. Bassman is an executive vice president and portfolio manager in the Newport Beach office, focusing on convexity products. Prior to joining PIMCO in 2014, he was a senior member of Credit Suisse’s global rates business. Prior to that, he was with Merrill Lynch for 26 years in a variety of senior roles, including creating, marketing and trading a wide range of derivative and structured products. Mr. Bassman helped create the trademarked OPOSSMS and PRESERV mortgage risk management products and helped design the MOVE Index, the benchmark interest rate volatility gauge. Subsequently, he managed the firm’s North American mortgage-backed securities and structured finance trading group and helped build the RateLab, the firm's full-spectrum U.S. rates trading desk strategy group. He has 33 years of investment experience and holds an MBA from the University of Chicago and a bachelor's degree in management science from the University of California, San Diego.