Pimco has hired John Studzinski as managing director and vice chairman at its executive office.
Studzinski, who has spent most of his career working in Asia and Europe, brings 30 years of experience as a trusted financial and strategic advisor. He will be based in New York office and will report to Emmanuel Roman, chief executive officer.
In this new role, Studzinski will support and advance global strategy as well as serve as a key strategic advisor to many of top clients around the world, including public and private pension funds, corporations, sovereign wealth funds, single-family offices, governments, foundations, and many others.
He will work closely with client management teams and senior leadership including Tom Otterbein, head of Institutional Client Management Group in the Americas, Craig Dawson, head of Europe, Middle East and Africa, and Kim Stafford, head of PIMCO Asia-Pacific.
Prior to joining Pimco, Studzinski was vice chairman, investor relations and business development and senior managing director of Blackstone Group, overseeing sovereign and institutional investor relationships and advising large, influential pools of family capital on investment strategy. He also served as head of European Investment Banking at Morgan Stanley and deputy chairman of Morgan Stanley International and was instrumental in HSBC Group’s buildout of its investment banking division, where he was also on the bank’s Group Management Board.