CIO Global Credit
Mr. Kiesel is CIO Global Credit and a managing director in the Newport Beach office. He is a member of the Investment Committee, a generalist portfolio manager, and the global lead of corporate bond portfolio management, with oversight for the firm’s investment grade, high yield, and bank loan business as well as credit research and PIMCO's actively managed MLP/energy strategies. Morningstar named him Fixed-Income Fund Manager of the Year in 2012 and a finalist in both 2010 and 2017. He has written extensively on the topic of global credit markets, founded the firm’s Global Credit Perspectives publication, and regularly appears in the financial media. Mr. Kiesel also serves as a member of Google’s Investment Advisor Committee. He joined PIMCO in 1996 and previously served as PIMCO's global lead of investment grade corporate bonds and as a senior credit analyst. He has 31 years of investment experience and holds an MBA from the University of Chicago's Graduate School of Business. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan.
Public credit markets offer high quality investments with attractive yields and downside resilience, while we see growing longer-term opportunities in private markets.
Heightened market volatility has led to misconceptions about credit, in our view. We dispel four of them here.