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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 25 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.
Kimberley Stafford
Economic and Market Commentary
Value Returns to Fixed Income Markets
Group CIO Dan Ivascyn discusses how the volatility of the past two years has set the stage for bonds to offer greater downside cushion and improved return potential ahead.
Higher Bond Yields Create an Attractive Alternative to Equities
Group CIO Dan Ivascyn discusses how fixed income has the potential to offer lower volatility, greater resilience, and better relative value to equities at a time when risk assets look more expensive. Learn more about where we’re seizing opportunities today.
Bond Market Outlook: Valuations Suggest Potential for Equity-Like Returns With Less Risk
High-quality fixed income assets may offer the best return potential in more than a decade along with diversification benefits as a likely recession approaches.
Economic and Market Commentary
Investing in the Aftershock Economy
Learn how investors can navigate an evolving investment landscape by taking advantage of attractive opportunities, like today’s high starting bond yields.
Economic and Market Commentary
It Pays to be Defensive
In an excerpt from our recent Secular webcast, Group CIO Dan Ivascyn explains that as riskier sectors slowly adjust to tighter credit conditions, high-quality bonds can offer starting yields that are comparable to longer-term equity returns with potentially less volatility.
Economic and Market Commentary
Resilience Required: A Guide for Investors
With companies, governments and investors reaching for resilience, Group CIO Dan Ivascyn discusses the importance of active management, the impact of inflation, and opportunities within public and private credit, real estate, and housing.