Mr. Westwood is a vice president and economist in the Newport Beach office, focusing on the U.S. and Canada. He helps craft the firm’s economic and monetary policy outlook and contributes to quarterly economic forums. He is also a member of the research group of PIMCO’s Americas portfolio committee. Prior to joining PIMCO in 2023, he was a senior economist at the Bank of Canada. He has seven years of investment and economics/financial markets experience and holds a graduate degree in financial economics from the University of Toronto and an undergraduate degree in economics from the University of Western Ontario.