Mr. Veit is an executive vice president and portfolio manager in the Munich office, where he oversees the European rates desk. He is also a permanent member and current chair of the European portfolio committee. Previously at PIMCO, his responsibilities have included a portfolio manager role on the European short-term desk and overseeing the European portfolio associates, the European collateral desk and the European cash desk. Mr. Veit has also worked in PIMCO's London, Tokyo and Newport Beach offices. He joined PIMCO in 2006. He has 13 years of investment experience and holds a master's degree in economics from J.W. Goethe-University Frankfurt. He also holds a master's degree in piano from the Academy of Music Detmold, Germany.
Lorenzo Pagani, Ph.D., is a member of the team responsible for investment decisions for the EQ/PIMCO Global Real Return Portfolio. Dr. Pagani is a managing director and portfolio manager in the London office and head of the European rates desk. He is a member of the global bond and global real return portfolio management teams. Additionally, he is a member of the European Portfolio Committee, the Counterparty Risk Committee, and the Best Execution Committee. He also serves as head of talent management for portfolio management outside of the U.S. Prior to joining PIMCO in 2004, he was with the nuclear engineering department at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and with Procter & Gamble in Italy. He holds a Ph.D. in nuclear engineering from MIT. He graduated from the Financial Technology Option program of MIT/Sloan Business School and holds a joint master of science degree from the Politecnico di Milano in Italy and the Ecole Centrale de Paris in France.
Mr. Balls is PIMCO's CIO Global Fixed Income. Based in London, he oversees the firm’s European, Asia-Pacific, emerging markets and global specialist investment teams. Previously, he was head of European portfolio management, a global portfolio manager in the Newport Beach office and the firm’s global strategist. Prior to joining PIMCO in 2006, he was an economics correspondent and columnist for the Financial Times and a lecturer in economics at Keble College, Oxford. He holds a bachelor's degree from Oxford and a master's degree from Harvard University.