NEW YORK, June 19, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — PIMCO Global StocksPLUS® & Income Fund (NYSE:PGP), PIMCO Income Opportunity Fund (NYSE:PKO) and PCM Fund, Inc. (NYSE:PCM) (each, a “Fund” and, together, the “Funds”) and Pacific Investment Management Company LLC (“PIMCO”), the Funds’ adviser, announced that, effective immediately, Alfred Murata will serve as co-Portfolio Manager of PGP, Alfred Murata and Bryan Tsu will serve as co-Portfolio Managers of PKO, and Alfred Murata, Russ Gannaway and Bryan Tsu will serve as co-Portfolio Managers of PCM, in each case sharing responsibilities with current Portfolio Manager Daniel J. Ivascyn.
Mr. Murata is a managing director and portfolio manager in the Newport Beach office, managing income-oriented, multi-sector credit, opportunistic and securitized strategies. Morningstar named him Fixed-Income Fund Manager of the Year (U.S.) for 2013. Prior to joining PIMCO in 2001, he researched and implemented exotic equity and interest rate derivatives at Nikko Financials Technologies. He has 17 years of investment experience and holds a Ph.D. in engineering-economic systems and operations research from Stanford University. He also earned a J.D. from Stanford Law School and is a member of the State Bar of California.
Mr. Tsu is an executive vice president and portfolio manager in the New York office, focusing on commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS) and collateralized loan obligations (CLOs). Prior to joining PIMCO in 2008, he worked at Bear Stearns in New York, syndicating collateralized loan and collateralized debt obligations and other asset-backed transactions. He has 11 years of investment experience and holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and operations research from Columbia University.
Mr. Gannaway is an executive vice president and commercial credit portfolio manager in the Newport Beach office, focusing on commercial real estate and CMBS. Prior to joining PIMCO in 2009, he served as an associate with JER Partners in New York. He has focused predominantly on acquisitions of various commercial real estate debt products, including mezzanine loans, B notes and CMBS B pieces. He has 12 years of investment experience and holds an undergraduate degree in business administration from the University of Georgia.
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