PIMCO, a leading global investment management firm, has expanded its portfolio management analytics team with the appointment of three new investment professionals in its New York and London offices. The new personnel are: Vasant Naik, Executive Vice President and Global Head of Empirical Research, based in the London office; Stefano Risa, Executive Vice President and Head of Mortgage- and Asset-Backed Analytics, based in the New York office; and Riccardo Rebonato, Executive Vice President and Head of Rates and FX Analytics, based in the London office. They will report to Ravi Mattu, Managing Director and Head of Analytics.
The new hires are part of the firm’s ongoing build-out of its portfolio analytics platform, which now comprises 46 professionals located in PIMCO’s Newport Beach, London, and New York offices.
“These new senior personnel bring experience and knowledge that will be a great asset in the continued development of PIMCO’s sophisticated integrated analytics platform,” said Mr. Mattu. “We are committed to building a world class quantitative valuation and risk management framework to complement our outstanding macro driven investment process.”
Both Mr. Naik and Mr. Risa joined PIMCO in October while Mr. Rebonato is due to start on 1 December.