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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.
Secular Outlook

The post-pandemic inflation shock and rate-hiking cycle produced a generational reset higher in bond yields, creating a compelling multiyear outlook for fixed income as inflation recedes and risks build in other markets.

Cyclical Outlook

In our Cyclical Outlook, we see the paths of major economies poised to diverge, making it critical to actively seek out investment opportunities globally.

Economic and Market Commentary

Learn how actively managed core bonds may benefit investor portfolios amid historically high yields and shifting macroeconomic conditions.

Cyclical Outlook

Our Cyclical Outlook for the global economy and markets over the next year.

Cyclical Outlook

Post Peak

11/10/2023

Our cyclical outlook: Markets appear priced for a benign economic outcome that would be a historical rarity given current conditions. Higher bond yields offer resilience amid increasing risks to the global economy.

Secular Outlook

Markets will likely face more volatility as the global economy exits a period of massive fiscal and monetary support. Listen to our outlook for the global economy and markets over the next five years. Section 1: Key Takeaways Section 2: Secular Theme Section 3: Investment Implications

Secular Outlook

Markets will likely face more volatility as the global economy exits a period of massive fiscal and monetary support. In this post-policy era, attractive yields on high quality bonds encourage a more resilient approach to investing.

Cyclical Outlook

The effects of tighter financial conditions are becoming apparent, bringing forward the risk of recession while suggesting a supportive backdrop for bonds.

Economic and Market Commentary

Economic and market stresses raise the risk of a recession. Fixed income can offer the potential for attractive yield and stability amid the uncertainty.

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