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Dan Ivascyn: Building a Portfolio to Bend but Not Break

PIMCO's group CIO explains the firm's cautious outlook and why it's stressing liquidity in managing assets.

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Our guest this week is Dan Ivascyn. Dan is group chief investment officer of PIMCO, where he leads the firm's income, credit hedge fund, and mortgage opportunistic strategies and sits on its executive and investment committees. Dan is perhaps best known as the longtime manager of the PIMCO Income Fund, where he's produced one of the best records of any bond manager since taking the helm in 2007. In 2013, Morningstar named Dan our Fixed Income Manager of the Year. Dan has been in the investment business for nearly three decades. He joined PIMCO in 1998, following stints at Bear Stearns, T. Rowe Price, and Fidelity Investments.

Related links:

Dan Ivascyn bio 
PIMCO Income Fund 
2013 Fund Manager of the Year Award 
PIMCO Secular Outlook 
Income Fund Update: “Positioning for the Long Term”
Income Fund Update: “Favoring a Responsible Approach Over Yield Chasing”
Bloomberg: “The Unstoppable Surge in Negative Yields Reaches $17 Trillion” 
Residential Mortgage-backed Security
Alfred Murata bio 
Joshua Anderson bio 
“PIMCO in the post-Gross Era” by Eric Jacobson, Morningstar
Richard Thaler bio
Bill Gross bio 

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