NEWPORT BEACH, California (October 14, 2014) - PIMCO, a leading global investment management firm, has appointed Luke Spajic, an Executive Vice President and Portfolio Manager, to lead the firm’s Emerging Markets Asia Portfolio Management. Mr. Spajic, currently a Senior Credit Portfolio Manager based in Newport Beach, will relocate to Singapore.
In addition to managing Emerging Asia-focused portfolios and contributing to PIMCO’s broader EM efforts, Mr. Spajic will join the Asia-Pacific Portfolio Committee. He will report to Michael Gomez, Managing Director and Head of Emerging Markets Portfolio Management.
“Luke’s new assignment will enhance our global investment platform and help PIMCO tap the ever-deepening investment opportunities in Emerging Asia for our clients,” said Gomez. “Luke has a rich background in macroeconomic strategy, portfolio management and credit research, which makes him perfectly suited to his new role.”
Mr. Spajic joined PIMCO in 2007. He was previously PIMCO’s Head of U.S. Credit Research and Head of pan-European Credit and Asset-backed Securities Portfolio Management in London.
His appointment continues PIMCO’s extensive build-out in Emerging Asia including Raja Mukherji, an Executive Vice President and Head of Asia Credit Research who relocated to Hong Kong from Newport Beach in 2011, Ronie Ganguly, a Senior Vice President and EM Portfolio Manager who joined PIMCO in Singapore in 2013, and four additional credit analysts in Hong Kong. PIMCO recently appointed Eric Mogelof, Managing Director, to lead PIMCO’s Asia Pacific region.