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Rick Chan

Portfolio Manager, Global Macro Hedge Fund Strategies

Mr. Chan is a managing director and portfolio manager in the Newport Beach office, focusing on PIMCO’s global macro hedge fund strategies and relative value trading in interest rates. He is a member of the Americas Portfolio Committee and has served as a rotating member of PIMCO's Investment Committee. Prior to joining PIMCO in 2014, he was a managing director at Merrill Lynch, trading long-dated interest rate options and structured solutions. He has 22 years of investment experience and holds an undergraduate degree in commerce with a specialization in finance from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver.
Rick Chan
Rise in Treasury Yields May Portend Volatility in the Months Ahead
U.S. yields surged to begin 2022 as financial markets gird for central banks to begin tightening monetary policy.
Hazy Outlooks for Monetary Policy, Virus Roil Yield Curves and Boost Bonds
Uncertainties that caused U.S. Treasuries to rally and yield curves to undulate in November may persist and could contribute to volatility into year-end.
Yield Curves Flatten as Investors Rethink Outlook for Monetary Policy
The volatility that has roiled short-term bonds signals a shift in expectations for central bank policy in developed markets.
Short-Term Reference Rates at a Crossroads
Market participants have been hesitant to accept SOFR as the successor to Libor, but uniting around a single reference rate is increasingly important to keep benchmark markets from becoming fragmented.
Treasury Issuance Could Aid Adoption of SOFR Benchmark
As regulators push to transition away from Libor, sales of Treasuries linked to the successor rate could boost the new benchmark’s credibility and expand nascent markets for related debt and derivatives.
SLR Expiration: Treasury Markets Likely to Shoulder the Costs
The expiration of the temporary SLR changes should enhance the soundness of the banking system, but likely at the cost of Treasury market liquidity.
Lessons From the March 2020 Market Turmoil
Markets largely held up in last year’s liquidity crunch, but we believe policymakers should address a few soft spots.