Pacific Investment Management Company, LLC
Pacific Investment Management Company LLC (PIMCO) is one of the world’s premier fixed income investment managers. With their launch in 1971 in Newport Beach, California, PIMCO introduced investors to a total return approach to fixed income investing. In the 45+ years since, the firm has continued to bring innovation and expertise to their partnership with clients seeking the best investment solutions. Today PIMCO professionals work in 14 offices across the globe, united by a single purpose: creating opportunities for investors in every environment.
Mark R. Kiesel
Mr. Kiesel is CIO of 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 head of corporate bond portfolio management, with oversight for the firm’s investment grade, high yield, bank loan, municipal and insurance business as well as credit research. Morningstar named him Fixed-Income Fund Manager of the Year in 2012 and a finalist in 2010. 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. He joined PIMCO in 1996 and previously served as PIMCO's global head of investment grade corporate bonds and as a senior credit analyst. He has 26 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.
Mr. Mittal is a managing director and portfolio manager for PIMCO, and a senior member of the liability driven investment and credit portfolio management teams. He manages multi-sector portfolios with added specialization in long credit, investment grade credit, total return and unconstrained bond portfolios. In addition, he is head of the U.S. investment grade, high yield and emerging market credit trading desks. Previously, he was a specialist on PIMCO’s interest rates and derivatives desk. Mr. Mittal also serves on the board of Orangewood Foundation. He joined the firm in 2007 and holds an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and an undergraduate degree in computer science from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Delhi, India.
Scott A. Mather
Mr. Mather is CIO of U.S. core strategies and a managing director in the Newport Beach office. He is a member of the Investment Committee and a generalist portfolio manager. Previously he was head of global portfolio management. Before that, he led portfolio management in Europe, managed euro and pan-European portfolios and worked closely with many Allianz-related companies. He also served as a managing director of Allianz Global Investors KAG. Prior to these roles, Mr. Mather co-headed PIMCO's mortgage- and asset-backed securities team. Prior to joining PIMCO in 1998, he was a fixed income trader specializing in mortgage-backed securities at Goldman Sachs in New York. He has 24 years of investment experience and holds a master's degree in engineering, as well as undergraduate degrees, from the University of Pennsylvania.