Ms. Pier is an executive vice president and portfolio manager in the Newport Beach office, focusing on multi-sector credit opportunities. She contributes to the Diversified Income and Global Credit Opportunities Funds, and she has served as a rotating member on the firm's Investment Committee and Americas Portfolio Committee. Prior to joining PIMCO in 2013, she was a senior credit trader at J.P. Morgan, trading cash, recovery and credit default swaps across various sectors. She holds an undergraduate degree in economics from Princeton University.
Mr. Jessop is a managing director and high yield portfolio manager in the Newport Beach office. Prior to joining PIMCO in 2009, he was a managing director, portfolio manager and co-head of the high yield group at Goldman Sachs Asset Management, where he spent 12 years. Mr. Jessop was previously a high yield portfolio manager at Saudi International Bank in London. He holds a degree from Queens' College, Cambridge University.