Said Saffari Portfolio Manager, Emerging Market Corporates Share Add Download Print Mr. Saffari is an executive vice president and portfolio manager in the Newport Beach office, where he leads the firm's emerging markets corporate investing strategies. Prior to joining PIMCO in 2014, he was a partner and portfolio manager at GoldenTree Asset Management, responsible for emerging markets. Previously, he was a senior portfolio manager at ICE Canyon, focused on emerging markets strategies investing in loans, bonds and structured products. Prior to this, he was head of pan-European credit research at Credit Suisse. He has 19 years of investment experience and holds a Ph.D. from Harvard University and an undergraduate degree from the University of California at Berkeley.