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Firm Leadership

The Leadership Team

Our Executive Committee determines the company’s strategic direction and oversees the broad scope of our operations.

Our portfolio management team is headed by our chief investment officers (CIOs), led by Daniel J. Ivascyn. Investment decision-making at PIMCO, however, is very much a team effort, one that draws upon the skills and insights of our portfolio managers and analysts around the globe.

Executive Committee
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Mangala Ananthanarayanan

Head of Business Management, EMEA and Asia-Pacific

Ms. Ananthanarayanan is a managing director responsible for overseeing the business management functions in PIMCO's EMEA and Asia-Pacific offices. She was previously responsible for building out the enterprise risk function across Europe as well as driving strategic initiatives across the EMEA region. Before that, she was an account manager, focusing on institutional clients in the Middle East and Africa. Prior to joining PIMCO in 2006, she was in the assurance and business advisory services group at PricewaterhouseCoopers. She has 21 years of investment experience and holds a master's degree from the London Business School. She earned her undergraduate degree at Osmania University and is also a chartered accountant.

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Gregory Hall

Head of U.S. Global Wealth Management

Mr. Hall is a managing director and head of U.S. global wealth management. Previously at PIMCO, he was head of private strategies, leading the growth and development of the firm's real estate, private credit, and related alternative strategies and products. Prior to joining PIMCO in 2017, he spent 12 years at The Blackstone Group, most recently as a senior managing director. Mr. Hall began his career as a financial analyst at Goldman Sachs. He has 26 years of investment experience and holds an undergraduate degree in public and international affairs from Princeton University.

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Daniel J. Ivascyn

Group Chief Investment Officer

Mr. Ivascyn is Group Chief Investment Officer and a managing director in the Newport Beach office. He is lead portfolio manager for the firm’s income, credit hedge fund, and mortgage opportunistic strategies, and is also a portfolio manager for total return strategies. He is a member of PIMCO's Executive Committee and a member of the Investment Committee. Morningstar named him Fixed-Income Fund Manager of the Year (U.S.) for 2013, and he was inducted into the Fixed Income Analysts Society Hall of Fame in 2019. Prior to joining PIMCO in 1998, he worked at Bear Stearns in the asset-backed securities group, as well as T. Rowe Price and Fidelity Investments. He has 32 years of investment experience and holds an MBA in analytic finance from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business and a bachelor's degree in economics from Occidental College.

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Alec Kersman

Head of Asia-Pacific

Mr. Kersman is a managing director and head of PIMCO in Asia-Pacific. Based in Hong Kong and Singapore, he is responsible for setting the strategic direction for the region and leading a team of professionals to deliver investment solutions and service to Asia-Pacific clients. He is also a member of the firm's Executive Committee. In his previous roles at PIMCO, he was head of strategic accounts for the U.S. global wealth management business and before that, he was head of Latin America. Prior to joining PIMCO in 2005, Mr. Kersman worked at BBVA’s pension fund in Argentina, where he focused on product and business development. He has 23 years of investment and financial services experience and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a J.D. degree from the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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Alfred 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 24 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.

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Emmanuel Roman

Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Roman is PIMCO's chief executive officer and a managing director of the firm. As CEO, he serves on PIMCO’s Executive Committee and has executive oversight of the firm’s client and business areas, including broad strategy-setting and resource management. Prior to joining PIMCO in 2016, Mr. Roman was CEO at Man Group PLC, one of the world’s largest publicly traded alternative asset managers and a leader in liquid, high-alpha investment strategies. Previously, he was chief operating officer at Man Group from 2010–2013, and co-chief executive officer at GLG Partners, Inc., prior to the firm’s acquisition by Man Group in 2010. Earlier in his career, he was with Goldman Sachs for 18 years, serving as co-head of worldwide global securities and co-head of the European services division. He has served as a trustee of the Hedge Fund Standards Board Ltd. as well as a trustee of the Paris Review of Books, the Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, the Tate Foundation and the University of Chicago. He has 35 years of investment experience and holds an MBA in finance and econometrics from the University of Chicago and a bachelor's degree from the University of Paris IX Dauphine.

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Greg Sharenow

Portfolio Manager, Commodities and Real Assets

Mr. Sharenow is a managing director and portfolio manager in the Newport Beach office, focusing on commodities, real assets, and inflation solutions. He leads PIMCO’s commodity portfolio management group. He also co-manages PIMCO’s Energy and Tactical Credit Opportunities strategy. Prior to joining PIMCO in 2011, he was an energy trader at Hess Energy Trading, Goldman Sachs, and DE Shaw. He was previously senior energy economist at Goldman Sachs. His co-authored article, “Beating Benchmarks,” won the Second Annual Bernstein Fabozzi/Jacobs Levy Award for Outstanding Article after it was published in the Journal of Portfolio Management. He has 24 years of investment and financial services experience and holds bachelor's degrees in mathematical methods in the social sciences and in economics from Northwestern University. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

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Candice Stack

Head of Client Management, Americas

Ms. Stack is a managing director in the Newport Beach office and head of PIMCO's client management group across the Americas. She is also a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. In her previous roles at PIMCO, she managed the U.S. institutional client management team, the U.S. corporate team, and the endowment and foundation team. She has worked with a diverse set of institutional clients since joining PIMCO and also serves as a board member and vice president of The PIMCO Foundation and as a board member for the nonprofit organization Girls Who Invest, focused on increasing gender diversity in the investment management industry. Prior to joining PIMCO in 2006, Ms. Stack was at Goldman Sachs. She has 22 years of investment experience and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School. She received her undergraduate degree in economics from Duke University. She is a CFA charterholder.

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Kimberley Stafford

Global Head of Product Strategy; Responsible for Sustainability Oversight

Ms. Stafford is a managing director, global head of product strategy, and Executive Committee member responsible for oversight of sustainability. As global head of product strategy, she oversees traditional strategies and alternatives, including private strategies and hedge funds. She also oversees ESG and sustainability initiatives, providing strategic direction and firmwide coordination around sustainability efforts. She joined the firm in 2000 and has held several positions, including head of PIMCO Asia-Pacific, global head of consultant relations, head of U.S. institutional sales and alternatives marketing teams, and global head of human resources and talent management. Prior to these roles, Ms. Stafford was a member of PIMCO's executive office, contributing to firmwide strategic, financial, and operational initiatives; an account manager in the consultant relations group; and an analyst in PIMCO's trade compliance group. She has 24 years of investment experience and holds an MBA from the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California. She earned her undergraduate degree at the University of Redlands.

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Jason Steiner

Portfolio Manager, Private Lending and Opportunistic Strategies

Mr. Steiner is a managing director and portfolio manager in the Newport Beach office. He is a lead portfolio manager for PIMCO’s multi-sector and asset-based private lending and opportunistic strategies. He is responsible for residential mortgage credit across public and private markets. In addition to his portfolio management responsibilities, he sits on the firm’s Executive Committee and is a member of the PM management committee. Prior to joining PIMCO in 2009, Mr. Steiner spent eight years at Natixis Capital Markets in New York, focusing on trading RMBS. He has 23 years of investment and financial services experience and holds undergraduate degrees in mathematics and computer science from Boston College.

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Christian Stracke

President, Global Head of Credit Research

Mr. Stracke is a managing director, PIMCO’s president, and the global head of the credit research group. He is based in the London office. As president, he oversees international operations outside of the Americas, including strategy, expanding distribution, and scaling the private strategies platform. As global head of credit research, he oversees the group covering all levels of the debt capital structure for targeted industries, including investment grade and high yield bonds, bank debt, and convertibles. Mr. Stracke is a senior portfolio manager and member of various committees across PIMCO’s alternative credit and private strategies platform. In addition to his portfolio management responsibilities, he sits on the firm’s Executive Committee. Prior to joining PIMCO in 2008, he was a senior credit strategist at CreditSights, head of Latin America fixed income strategy at Commerzbank Securities, and head of Latin America local markets strategy at Deutsche Bank. He also volunteered with the Peace Corps as an agroforestry extension agent in Mauritania, West Africa. He has 27 years of investment experience and holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Chicago.

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Jing Yang

Portfolio Manager

Ms. Yang is a managing director and portfolio manager in the Newport Beach office. She oversees the asset-backed securities portfolio management team and focuses on StocksPLUS, multi-sector credit, and securitized strategies. Prior to joining PIMCO in 2006, she worked in home equity loan structuring at Morgan Stanley in New York. She has 19 years of investment experience and holds both a Ph.D. in ecology and evolution with a focus on bioinformatics and a master’s degree in statistics from the University of Chicago.

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Andrew Balls

CIO Global Fixed Income

Mr. Balls is PIMCO's CIO Global Fixed Income. Based in the London office, he oversees the firm’s European, Asia-Pacific, emerging markets and global specialist investment teams. He manages a range of global portfolios and is a member of the Investment Committee. Previously, he oversaw European portfolio management, and was a global portfolio manager in the Newport Beach office and the firm’s global strategist. Prior to joining PIMCO in 2006, he was an economics correspondent and columnist for the Financial Times in London, New York and Washington, DC. He has 25 years of investment and economics/financial markets experience and holds a bachelor's degree from Oxford and a master's degree from Harvard University. He was a lecturer in economics at Keble College, Oxford. Mr. Balls was nominated by Morningstar in 2013 for European Fixed-Income Fund Manager of the Year. He is a director of Room to Read, a nonprofit that promotes literacy and gender equality in education in low-income countries.

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Daniel J. Ivascyn

Group Chief Investment Officer

Mr. Ivascyn is Group Chief Investment Officer and a managing director in the Newport Beach office. He is lead portfolio manager for the firm’s income, credit hedge fund, and mortgage opportunistic strategies, and is also a portfolio manager for total return strategies. He is a member of PIMCO's Executive Committee and a member of the Investment Committee. Morningstar named him Fixed-Income Fund Manager of the Year (U.S.) for 2013, and he was inducted into the Fixed Income Analysts Society Hall of Fame in 2019. Prior to joining PIMCO in 1998, he worked at Bear Stearns in the asset-backed securities group, as well as T. Rowe Price and Fidelity Investments. He has 32 years of investment experience and holds an MBA in analytic finance from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business and a bachelor's degree in economics from Occidental College.

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Mark Kiesel

CIO Global Credit

Mr. Kiesel is CIO Global Credit and a managing director in the Newport Beach office. He is a member of the Investment Committee, a generalist portfolio manager, and the global lead of corporate bond portfolio management, with oversight for the firm’s investment grade, high yield, and bank loan business as well as credit research and PIMCO's actively managed MLP/energy strategies. Morningstar named him Fixed-Income Fund Manager of the Year in 2012 and a finalist in both 2010 and 2017. He has written extensively on the topic of global credit markets, founded the firm’s Global Credit Perspectives publication, and regularly appears in the financial media. Mr. Kiesel also serves as a member of Google’s Investment Advisor Committee. He joined PIMCO in 1996 and previously served as PIMCO's global lead of investment grade corporate bonds and as a senior credit analyst. He has 31 years of investment experience and holds an MBA from the University of Chicago's Graduate School of Business. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan.

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Mohit Mittal

CIO Core Strategies

Mr. Mittal is CIO Core Strategies and a managing director based in the Newport Beach office. He is a member of the Investment Committee and a portfolio manager for fixed income multi-sector portfolios across the duration and credit spectrum. As CIO Core Strategies, Mr. Mittal has leadership and oversight responsibilities for long-only strategies across PIMCO's Low and Moderate Duration, Total Return, and Long Duration strategy suite. Morningstar named him winner of the 2020 U.S. Morningstar Award for Investing Excellence in the Rising Talent category. Mr. Mittal also serves on the board of Orangewood Foundation. He joined PIMCO in 2007 and holds an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and an undergraduate degree in computer science from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Delhi, India.

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Mr. Seidner is a managing director and generalist portfolio manager in the Newport Beach office. Prior to joining PIMCO in 2009, he was a managing director and domestic fixed income portfolio manager at Harvard Management Company. He previously held portfolio management roles at Standish Mellon Asset Management and Fidelity Management and Research. He has 26 years of investment experience and holds an undergraduate degree in economics from Boston College.

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Qi Wang

CIO Portfolio Implementation

Ms. Wang is CIO Portfolio Implementation, a member of the PM management committee, and a managing director in the Newport Beach office. She oversees portfolio implementation, portfolio management analytics, and the PM data delivery platform. She is also a portfolio manager for PIMCO’s global macro hedge fund strategies and a member of the Investment Committee. Prior to joining PIMCO in 2010, she was with HBK Capital Management for 11 years, most recently as a managing director and partner responsible for developed market fixed income. Ms. Wang was previously a fixed income analyst at Lehman Brothers. She has 29 years of investment experience and holds a bachelor's degree in economics and molecular biochemistry and biophysics from Yale University.

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