NEWPORT BEACH, CA. (June 27, 2012) PIMCO, a leading global investment management firm, has hired three senior investment professionals as the firm continues to expand its alternatives platform. Neal Reiner joined the firm as an Executive Vice President, Product Manager for Credit Alternative Strategies and Jennifer Strickland and Molly Hall joined as Executive Vice Presidents and Senior Alternatives Specialists. All three individuals are based in the firm’s Newport Beach office. PIMCO manages $16 billion of client assets across hedge fund and distressed credit strategies.
“PIMCO’s global reach and deep expertise gives us a unique view of opportunities across the broad credit, rate and volatility markets. Our clients are looking for blue-chip managers who can consistently deliver value with an intense focus on managing downside risk,” said Jennifer Bridwell Managing Director and Head of Alternative Products. "Neal, Molly and Jennifer together have deep alternatives investment experience and will further enhance PIMCO’s team of experienced and highly specialized alternatives investment professionals.”
PIMCO has developed and managed alternative strategies for over a decade, including a range of hedge funds, distressed credit funds and opportunistic strategies. More than 70 investment professionals across the firm contribute to PIMCO’s alternatives efforts, including specialist portfolio managers, credit analysts, product managers, and client facing personnel across our global offices. The firm’s alternatives products benefit from PIMCO’s global resources and risk management platform and are managed by specialized teams experienced in alternatives strategies.
Mr. Reiner is an Executive Vice President and Product Manager for Credit Alternative Strategies in the Newport Beach office. He has more than 25 years of corporate and structured credit investment experience, most recently from Gottex Fund Management where he was a managing director and contributed to the manager selection and risk management of their global fund of funds products with a focus on the management of the firm’s credit strategies and investments. Previously he was a high yield portfolio manager at Putnam Investments and has investment banking experience from his roles at BancBoston Robertson Stephens and at Bear Stearns. Mr. Reiner earned an MBA from Wharton and a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Illinois with high honors.
Ms. Hall is an Executive Vice President in the Newport Beach office, focusing on alternative strategies. Prior to joining PIMCO, she was with Canyon Capital Advisors in Los Angeles for nine years, raising capital, developing client relationships and overseeing investor relations for Canyon’s hedge fund strategies. Before that she was an analyst focused on real estate transactions. Ms. Hall began her career at PricewaterhouseCoopers, focusing on buy side valuation and due diligence. She is a certified public accountant and has 13 years of investment and financial services experience. Ms. Hall holds a bachelor's degree from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Jennifer Strickland, CFA
Ms. Strickland is an Executive Vice President in the Newport Beach office, focusing on alternative strategies. Prior to joining PIMCO, she was a managing director in investor relations at Blue Mountain Capital Management in New York, a long/short credit manager. She also spent nine years as director of investor relations at HBK Capital Management, one of the oldest multi-strategy hedge fund firms. She also worked at Citibank Private Bank in Hong Kong and at Morningstar, Inc., where she led the firm’s coverage of variable annuities. She has 22 years of investment and financial services experience and holds an MBA in finance and a bachelor's degree in statistics from the University of Chicago.