PIMCO, one of the world’s premier fixed income investment managers, has hired Ayman Hindy as Managing Director overseeing Portfolio Management Reengineering and Infrastructure. He will be based in Newport Beach and will report to Dan Ivascyn, Managing Director and PIMCO Group Chief Investment Officer. Mr. Hindy will also work closely with Manny Roman, Managing Director and PIMCO Chief Executive Officer, on certain business initiatives which impact portfolio management.
In this newly created role, Mr. Hindy will bring a unique mix of experience in both investment management and academia, with a record of success in building trading platforms and infrastructure. His range of skills in the hedge fund industry includes the development of fixed income relative value and macro trading strategies, risk management and oversight of business and regulatory issues. In academia, he has authored ground-breaking research in leading academic journals, has served as an Associate Professor of Finance at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business, is a guest lecturer at leading business schools and has served on the advisory board of the Cairo Stock Exchange.
“Ayman is an excellent addition to PIMCO’s portfolio management team. Together with our Risk, Quant and Analytics teams, Ayman will help keep the firm’s trade floor at the forefront of an industry that is experiencing an unprecedented period of rapid technological advances in trading and data analysis.”Dan Ivascyn, Managing Director and PIMCO Group Chief Investment Officer.
Mr. Hindy’s role will focus on the operational oversight of portfolio management processes, technology and execution, ensuring the seamless integration of analytics, technology, risk management and portfolio management. He will have risk oversight of complex products, will develop strategies to improve trade floor efficiency and implement best practices across PIMCO’s alternatives complex. He will work closely with the Risk, Quant and Analytics teams on a range of initiatives including AI, making the best use of PIMCO’s data and analytics and the firm’s hedge fund investment process, among others. He will also play an important role in recruiting and training PIMCO’s next generation of PM talent within Quant and Analytics.