Andrew Balls gained a bachelor’s degree from Oxford University and a master’s degree from Harvard University. He is currently a managing director at PIMCO’s London office and leads the European investment team. Before he joined PIMCO in 2006, he had been working at the Financial Times as editor of the US Lex column and as chief economics correspondent in Washington, DC for eight years. He also worked at Newport Beach and served as a global portfolio manager and global strategist. He has 11 years of investment and financial market experience.
Sachin Gupta is an executive vice president and global portfolio manager at PIMCO in the Newport Beach office, and head of the global desk. He is a member of the European portfolio committee and a rotating member of the Asia-Pacific portfolio committee. Previously, he was in PIMCO's London office managing European LDI portfolios. Before that, he was part of PIMCO’s global portfolio management team in the Singapore office. In these roles, he focused on investments in government bonds, sovereign credit derivatives and interest rate derivatives across global markets. Prior to joining PIMCO in 2003, he was in the fixed income and currency derivatives group at ABN AMRO Bank. He has over 18 years of investment experience and holds an MBA from XLRI, India. He received an undergraduate degree from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.
The investment objective of the Fund is to seek to maximise total return, consistent with preservation of capital and prudent investment management. The Fund invests at least two-thirds of its assets in a diversified portfolio of Fixed Income Instruments denominated in major world currencies. The average portfolio duration of this Fund will normally vary within three years (plus or minus) of the Bloomberg Barclays Global Aggregate Index. The Bloomberg Barclays Global Aggregate Index provides a broad-based measure of the global investment-grade fixed income markets.
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