PIMCO Hires Virginie Maisonneuve as Managing Director and Global Head of
Equities Portfolio Management
A Proven Equity Investor, Leader and Business Builder
NEWPORT BEACH, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 10/30/13 -- PIMCO, a leading
global investment management firm, has hired Virginie Maisonneuve as
Managing Director, Global Head of Equities and Portfolio Manager. She
joins PIMCO from Schroders Plc, where she most recently served as
Head of Global and International Equities. Ms. Maisonneuve will be
based in the firm's London office. Her official start date is
currently expected to be in January 2014.
Said Mohamed A. El-Erian, PIMCO's CEO and co-CIO: "Virginie is a
proven equity investor and leader who has delivered a track-record of
success for clients throughout her 25-year career as a portfolio
manager and a business builder. We are delighted to have Virginie on
board as part of our multi-year effort to deepen and expand the set
of global investment solutions we provide to clients around the
In her new role, Ms. Maisonneuve will lead PIMCO's active equity
portfolio management, contributing also to the development and
introduction of new equity and asset allocation strategies.
PIMCO's equity offerings span a range of strategies and styles,
including the StocksPLUS suite of strategies, and our active
long-short, dividend, emerging market and deep value equity
strategies, totaling more than $50 billion in assets under
management. Going forward, the firm will continue with its strategy
of carefully adding resources and introducing additional strategies
in equities, alternatives, ETFs and other areas to help our clients
meet their long-term investment objectives.
"Together with PIMCO's existing active equity portfolio management
teams and our highly-successful StocksPLUS strategies, Virginie will
play an instrumental leadership role in enhancing the many ways we
serve our clients in the years to come," added Dr. El-Erian.
Professional Bio of Virginie Maisonneuve
Ms. Maisonneuve has more
than 25 years of equity investing experience and most recently was
Head of Global and International Equities with Schroders Plc, where
she spent 9 years in their London office as an equity portfolio
manager and team leader. She also served as a Director of Schroder
Investment Management North America Inc. Previously, she spent
6-years at Clay Finlay in New York City as Co-Chief Investment
Officer, Director and a member of the Executive Committee and
Investment Policy Committee. Earlier in her career she was an equity
portfolio manager with a focus on Asian portfolios with State Street
Research and Management. She also held equity portfolio management
roles with Batterymarch Financial Management and Martin Currie, in
Scotland. Ms. Maisonneuve began her career working with the French
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, China. She earned a MA in Mandarin
Chinese from Dauphine University in Paris, an MBA from Ecole
Superieure Libre des Sciences Commerciales Appliquees in Paris, and a
BA in Political Economics from People's University in Beijing, China.
Ms. Maisonneuve is a CFA charterholder.
PIMCO is a leading global investment management firm,
with offices in 12 countries throughout the Americas, Europe and
Asia. Founded in 1971, PIMCO offers a wide range of innovative
solutions to help millions of investors worldwide meet their needs.
Our goal is to provide attractive returns while maintaining a strong
culture of risk management and long-term discipline. PIMCO is owned
by Allianz S.E., a leading global diversified financial services
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