Portfolio Manager, Commodities and Real Assets
Mr. Sharenow is a managing director and portfolio manager in the Newport Beach office, focusing on commodities, real assets, and inflation solutions. He leads PIMCO’s commodity portfolio management group. He also co-manages PIMCO’s Energy and Tactical Credit Opportunities strategy. Prior to joining PIMCO in 2011, he was an energy trader at Hess Energy Trading, Goldman Sachs, and DE Shaw. He was previously senior energy economist at Goldman Sachs. His co-authored article, “Beating Benchmarks,” won the Second Annual Bernstein Fabozzi/Jacobs Levy Award for Outstanding Article after it was published in the Journal of Portfolio Management. He has 23 years of investment and financial services experience and holds bachelor's degrees in mathematical methods in the social sciences and in economics from Northwestern University. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
With their ability to act as an inflation hedge, diversifier and return enhancer, commodities should be considered an important portfolio allocation over the long term.
Despite macroeconomic headwinds, commodities markets may offer attractive return potential this year in light of ongoing supply constraints and China’s reopening.
What Rising Geopolitical Risks Mean for Commodities
The escalation between Russia, Ukraine and the West has implications not just for energy, but for other commodities as well. Get our point of view on the fluid situation with Greg Sharenow, Head of Commodities, in this View From the Trade Floor.
Higher energy prices may prompt more investment in energy transition technologies, but we expect periods of volatility and vulnerability along the path to a greener future.