Born in St. Joseph, Michigan, Mark Kiesel studied economics and finance at the University of Chicago and University of Michigan. He has been working at PIMCO for over sixteen years. He is currently based in the Newport Beach office, where he runs corporate bonds. He is a senior member of the investment strategy and responsible for corporate bond portfolio management group. Outside of work Mark is a sports dedicated person.
Born in Oregon in the USA, Scott A. Mather is a deputy CIO and a managing director in the Newport Beach office of PIMCO. Prior to this he was the head of portfolio management for Europe and worked closely with Allianz-related companies and was also a managing director of Allianz Global Investors KAG. Before joining PIMCO in 1998, he was a fixed income trader at Goldman Sachs in New York. Scott graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a Master’s degree in engineering, a BS in engineering - material science & solid state chemistry and a BS in economics. Outside fund management, his interests include shooting and music.
The PIMCO Total Return Fund and the Target Fund seek maximum total return, consistent with preservation of capital and prudent investment management. The PIMCO Total Return Fund and the Target Fund will use Barclays Capital U.S. Aggregate Index as their reference index. The PIMCO Total Return Fund seeks to achieve its objective by investing all or substantially all of its assets through a 'fund of funds' structure in the Target Fund.