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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Pimco Hires Cap Group, Goldman and OppFunds Alums

Reported by Neil Anderson, Managing Editor

Neel Kashkari just rounded out Pimco's [see profile] emerging markets equity team with five new hires. Today the Newport Beach, California-based mutual fund firm and Allianz subsidiary revealed the addition of: Richard Flax as senior vice president and emerging markets analyst, based in London; Raymond Goh as equity trader, based in Singapore; John Longhurts as SVP and head of emerging markets equity research, also in London; Andrew Pyne, SVP and emerging markets equity product manager, based in New York; and Laura Schlockman, equity product manager, also in New York.

Flax and Pyne both hail from Goldman Sachs Asset Management, where Flax served as executive director of equity research and co-chair of the emerging market investment committee, while Pyne served as a managing director and client PM. And they aren't the only Goldman alums to join the team. In July 2010 Pimco revealed the addition ex-Goldman PM Maria Gordon as executive vice president and emerging market PM and Goldman alum Melissa Tuttle as SVP and equity trader [see MFWire.com, 7/22/2010].

Goh hails from Capstone Investment Advisors where he was a trader. Longhurst most recently served as a partner and global analyst at Capital Group's Capital International Research. And Schlockman was an equity product manager at OppenheimerFunds.

"We have built a tenured and cohesive emerging markets equity team that is well positioned to take advantage of opportunities presented by market volatility by leveraging Pimco's macro insight, thorough bottom up stock selection and through deploying tail risk hedging," stated Masha Gordon, EVP and head of emerging markets equity portfolio management.


Company Press Release

NEWPORT BEACH, CA--(October 11, 2011) - PIMCO, a leading global investment management firm, has completed its emerging markets equity team with the hiring of five new investment professionals in its London, New York and Singapore offices. The new personnel are: John Longhurst, Senior Vice President and Head of Emerging Markets Equity Research, based in the London office; Richard Flax, Senior Vice President and Emerging Markets Equity Analyst, also based in the London office; Andrew Pyne, Senior Vice President and Emerging Markets Equity Product Manager based in the New York office; Raymond Goh, Equity Trader based in the Singapore office; and Laura Schlockman, Equity Product Manager based in the New York office.

"PIMCO has attracted extraordinary talent to our equity investment platform. These five new hires will enable us to strengthen further our emerging markets equities capabilities and enhance PIMCO's ability to deliver value to our clients around the world," said Neel Kashkari, Managing Director and Head of Global Equities.

"We have built a tenured and cohesive emerging markets equity team that is well positioned to take advantage of opportunities presented by market volatility by leveraging PIMCO's macro insight, thorough bottom up stock selection and through deploying tail risk hedging," said Masha Gordon, Executive Vice President and Head of Emerging Markets Equity Portfolio Management.

Professional biographies:

Richard Flax

Mr. Flax is a Senior Vice President and Emerging Markets Equity Analyst, based in the London office. Previously he was Executive Director of Equity Research for Goldman Sachs Asset Management, where he also served as Co-Chair of the Emerging Market Investment Committee. Prior to that he was an analyst with Fleming Investment Management. Earlier in his career, Mr. Flax was an Economist, Latin America Research with Morgan Stanley Dean Witter. He earned his MBA from Columbia Business School and a Masters in International Economics and American Foreign Policy from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). He earned his BA from Cambridge University.

Raymond Goh

Mr. Goh is an Equity Trader, based in the Singapore office. Prior to joining PIMCO he was a Trader with Capstone Investment Advisors. He earned his BS from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, and is fluent in English and Mandarin.

John Longhurst

Mr. Longhurst is a Senior Vice President and Head of Emerging Markets Equity Research, based in the London office. Prior to joining PIMCO, he was a Partner (senior shareholder) and Global Analyst with Capital International Research (part of the Capital Group), where he worked since 1996. Earlier in his career, Mr. Longhurst was an automotive and machinery analyst at UBS and James Capel where he was ranked No 1 in sell-side analyst surveys.

Andrew Pyne

Mr. Pyne is a Senior Vice President and Emerging Markets Equity Product Manager, based in the New York office. Prior to joining PIMCO he was a Managing Director and Client Portfolio Manager with Goldman Sachs Asset Management. Previously he was with Van Kampen Investments. Mr. Pyne earned his BA from Wheaton College.

Laura Schlockman

Ms. Schlockman is an Equity Product Manager, based in the New York office. Prior to joining PIMCO she was an Equity Product Manager with Oppenheimer Funds. Previously, she was with Goldman Sachs Asset Management. Ms. Schlockman earned her BS from the Kogod School of Business at American University.

About PIMCO

PIMCO is a global investment management firm that was founded in Southern California in 1971. The firm serves an array of clients and manages retirement and other assets that reach more than 8 million people in the U.S. and millions more around the world. Our clients include state, municipal, union and private sector pension and retirement plans, educational, foundations, endowments, philanthropic and healthcare institutions, individual and investment saving accounts, public sector reserve management and other public entities in North and South America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

PIMCO has more than 1,800 employees. In addition to its headquarters in Newport Beach, California, the firm has offices in Amsterdam, Hong Kong, London, Munich, New York City, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo, Toronto and Zurich.

PIMCO is owned by Allianz S.E., a global diversified financial services provider.

Except for the historical information and discussions contained herein, statements contained in this news release constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements may involve a number of risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially, including the performance of financial markets, the investment performance of PIMCO's sponsored investment products and separately managed accounts, general economic conditions, future acquisitions, competitive conditions and government regulations, including changes in tax laws. Readers should carefully consider such factors. Further, such forward-looking statements speak only on the date at which such statements are made. PIMCO undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of such statement. 

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