Andrew Balls gained a bachelor’s degree from Oxford University and a master’s degree from Harvard University. He is currently a managing director at PIMCO’s London office and leads the European investment team. Before he joined PIMCO in 2006, he had been working at the Financial Times as editor of the US Lex column and as chief economics correspondent in Washington, DC for eight years. He also worked at Newport Beach and served as a global portfolio manager and global strategist. He has 11 years of investment and financial market experience.
Sachin Gupta is an executive vice president and global portfolio manager at PIMCO in the Newport Beach office, and head of the global desk. He is a member of the European portfolio committee and a rotating member of the Asia-Pacific portfolio committee. Previously, he was in PIMCO's London office managing European LDI portfolios. Before that, he was part of PIMCO’s global portfolio management team in the Singapore office. In these roles, he focused on investments in government bonds, sovereign credit derivatives and interest rate derivatives across global markets. Prior to joining PIMCO in 2003, he was in the fixed income and currency derivatives group at ABN AMRO Bank. He has over 18 years of investment experience and holds an MBA from XLRI, India. He received an undergraduate degree from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.
Dr. Lorenzo Pagani is a managing director and portfolio manager in PIMCO's Munich office and head of the European government bond and European rates desk. He is also a member of the European portfolio committee and a member of the counterparty risk committee. Prior to joining PIMCO in 2004, he was with the nuclear engineering department at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and with Procter & Gamble in Italy. He has 10 years of investment experience and holds a Ph.D. in nuclear engineering from MIT. He graduated from the Financial Technology Option program of MIT/Sloan Business School and holds a joint master of science degree from the Politecnico di Milano in Italy and the Ecole Centrale de Paris in France.
The investment objective of the Global Bond Fund is to seek to maximise total return, consistent with preservation of capital and prudent investment management. The Fund will primarily invest in an actively managed, diversified portfolio of Fixed Income Instruments (as defined in full in the Prospectus) denominated in major world currencies and consisting of fixed and floating rate bonds issued by corporations, international or supranational agencies and sovereign governments, their sub-divisions, agencies or instrumentalities, securitized bonds, and money market securities.
- United Kingdom
- Launch date30/06/2010
- Share Class size22Mn
- Base currencyGBP
- Min. initial investment5,000
- Min. regular additional investment0
- Annual management1.39%