Pimco has hired Iain McNaught, Simon Peters, Sean Heymann and Aylon Ben-Shlomo to join its global equities teams as part of its multi-year effort to boost its equity solutions for investors. McNaught and Peters will be Senior Vice Presidents and part of the build-out of a global growth team, based in London. Heymann and Ben-Shlomo are analysts with Pimco’s dividend strategies, based in Newport Beach.
Pimco has also named Melissa Tuttle, an executive vice president based in London, as global head of equity trading. In this role, Tuttle will manage day-to-day operations and performance oversight of Pimco’s regional equity desks and staff.
“Melissa’s new role strengthens our global equity trading platform while Iain, Simon, Sean and Aylon give us additional expertise in growth and dividend investing that helps Pimco provide clients with equity strategies driven by bottom-up stock-picking within a coherent macroeconomic and secular framework,” said Virginie Maisonneuve, managing director, Pimco Deputy CIO and global head of Equities.
Added Maisonneuve: “Collectively, these hires bring more than 40 years of additional investment management experience to Pimco. The combination of the firm’s commitment to offering clients equities solutions with the strength of the Pimco brand is key to attracting senior investment professionals.”
Pimco’s equity offerings span a range of strategies and styles, from active long/short, dividend, emerging market and value strategies to the innovative StocksPLUS suite of equity solutions, totaling more than $55bn in assets under management.