22 January 2014

Allianz’s PIMCO changes leadership structure

Pacific Investment Management Company (PIMCO), the US-based asset management subsidiary of Allianz, has reorganised its leadership structure.

Mohamed El-Erian, chief executive officer and co-chief investment officer of PIMCO, has resigned from his functions effective mid-March and will leave PIMCO at the same time. He will stay on the International Executive Committee of Allianz and will advise the Board of Management of Allianz SE on global economic and policy issues. Mohamed El-Erian will directly report to Michael Diekmann, CEO of Allianz SE.

William Gross, founder of PIMCO, will remain chief investment officer. Portfolio management will be strengthened by the appointment of the managing directors Andrew Balls and Daniel Ivascyn as deputy chief investment officers.

PIMCO’s managing directors have also elected Douglas Hodge, managing director and currently chief operating officer of PIMCO, as chief executive officer and Jay Jacobs, managing director and currently global head of talent management, as president. Craig Dawson, managing director and currently head of PIMCO Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Italy, will assume the position as head of strategic business management.

“Over the past years, PIMCO has achieved an outstanding performance in Asset Management. It speaks for the strength and diversity of PIMCO that all positions can be filled by internal candidates. With this continuity we are well prepared for the future,” said Jay Ralph, Member of the Board of Management of Allianz SE.

“We are pleased that we will continue to profit from the expertise of Mohamed El-Erian, from his large global network and excellent knowledge of the macroeconomic conditions,” said Diekmann.

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