Mr. Bufe is an executive vice president in the Munich office and heads PIMCO’s global relationship with Allianz as a client and business partner. He previously served as senior member of the firm’s executive office in Newport Beach, with responsibility for firmwide strategic initiatives. Before that, he held roles as co-head of the global wealth management and distribution business in Germany, Austria, and Eastern Europe, and as an account manager focused on institutional clients in Germany and Switzerland. Prior to joining PIMCO in 2012, he specialized in asset management as part of the executive office of Allianz Group, and before that worked as an investment advisor at UBS in New York City. He has 19 years of investment and financial services experience and holds an MBA from the London Business School. Mr. Bufe also holds an undergraduate degree in economics from New York University.