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PIMCO Hires Graham Honda as Executive Vice President and Head of Talent Acquisition

Mr. Honda will lead PIMCO’s continuous search for exceptional industry talent

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., May 24, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- PIMCO, one of the world’s premier fixed income investment managers, has hired Graham Honda as Executive Vice President and Global Head of Talent Acquisition.  Mr. Honda will be based in PIMCO’s Newport Beach office and will report to Robin Shanahan, Managing Director and PIMCO’s Co-Chief Operating Officer and Head of Human Resources.

/EIN News/ -- Mr. Honda will lead PIMCO’s global talent acquisition strategy to recruit and retain a diverse, high performing talent pool to support PIMCO’s growing business units around the world.

“At PIMCO we’re committed to recruiting and retaining top talent from a range of industries and backgrounds.  Harnessing new ideas and fresh thinking supports our ability to provide the best ideas and solutions to our clients every day,” said Robin Shanahan, Co-Chief Operating Officer and Global Head of HR.  “Our people are our most valuable asset and Graham’s experience, both as a recruiter and as a trader, will allow us to continue to recruit exceptional talent from around the world.”

Mr. Honda has more than 10 years of talent acquisition and search experience and was most recently Director of Global Talent Acquisition at Wellington Management in Boston, responsible for lateral and campus recruitment.  Prior to this he served as Head of Recruiting and Talent Management with Russell Investments.  Graham also held recruiting roles at Quellos/BlackRock and started his career as a derivatives trader at Focus Capital in Chicago, where he also managed and trained other traders.

PIMCO has hired more than 500 new employees over the last two years, including 113 investment professionals across private strategies, client analytics, emerging markets, mortgages, real estate and macroeconomics. 

Professional Bio
Graham Honda is Executive Vice President and Head of Talent Acquisition at PIMCO.  Mr. Honda has more than 10 years of talent acquisition and search experience and was most recently Director of Global Talent Acquisition at Wellington Management in Boston, responsible for lateral and campus recruitment.  Prior to this he served as Head of Recruiting and Talent Management with Russell Investments.  Graham also held recruiting roles at Quellos/BlackRock and started his career as a derivatives trader at Focus Capital in Chicago, where he also managed and trained other traders.  He earned a degree in Economics from Loyala University Chicago and a Technology Management Master of Business Administration from the University of Washington. 

About PIMCO 
PIMCO is one of the world’s premier fixed income investment managers. With our launch in 1971 in Newport Beach, California, PIMCO introduced investors to a total return approach to fixed income investing. In the 45+ years since, we have continued to bring innovation and expertise to our partnership with clients seeking the best investment solutions. Today we have offices across the globe and 2,150+ professionals united by a single purpose: creating opportunities for investors in every environment. PIMCO is owned by Allianz S.E., a leading 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 statements.

Contact:
Laura Batty
PIMCO – Media Relations
Ph. 949 720 6374
Email: Laura.Batty@pimco.com       

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