Global Head of Product Strategy
Ms. Stafford is a managing director and global head of product strategy at PIMCO. She is responsible for overseeing traditional strategies and alternatives, which include PIMCO’s private strategies and hedge funds. Ms. Stafford is also a member of the firm's Executive Committee. She joined PIMCO 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; head of global sustainability initiatives, overseeing the firm's environmental, social and governance efforts; an account manager in the consultant relations group; and an analyst in PIMCO's trade compliance group. She has 23 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.
Resiliency Through Flexibility
31 August 2021
Lower yields are signaling the possibility of a slowing recovery, but PIMCO has several ideas to stay flexible to help maintain returns and hedge against risk, according to Group CIO Dan Ivascyn.
Implications From our Cyclical Outlook
29 June 2021
Group CIO Dan Ivascyn discusses three main risks to inflation, expectations for rates and where we see some of the best opportunities today.
Resilience Required: A Guide for Investors
12 July 2022
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.
Higher Yields Mean More Value in Bonds Today
12 July 2022
Value has returned to fixed income from a longer-term perspective. Across PIMCO strategies, we’re more constructive about interest rate levels, and finding opportunities to generate attractive yield without sacrificing quality.
Seizing Opportunities as Valuations Improve
02 May 2022
Market volatility has lifted bond yields, which can create better long-term investment opportunities and generate higher income. Group CIO Dan Ivascyn discusses how investors can add exposure to areas that have become more attractive.
Navigating Volatility, Inflation and Rising Rates
15 February 2022
As the specter of tightening monetary policy creates uncertainty across markets, Group CIO Dan Ivascyn discusses flexible, defensive strategies that may help investors navigate inflationary risks and the bumpy path toward higher interest rates.
Economic and Market Commentary
16 February 2023
5-Year Outlook: Asset Classes to Consider
10 November 2021
Get PIMCO’s views on credit, structured products, emerging markets, equities and private opportunities in this Super Secular Forum discussion with Dan Ivascyn, Group CIO.
2022 Focus: Expanding the Opportunity Set
15 December 2021
With inflationary risks and less accommodative policies likely to increase volatility, Group CIO Dan Ivascyn offers strategies that may hedge inflation, broaden the opportunity set and potentially earn stronger returns from more complex areas of the market.