PIMCO hires executive VP/head of Asia Pacific research

Fixed income investment manager PIMCO has appointed Annisa Lee as executive vice president and head of Asia Pacific credit research.

She would be responsible for active issuer coverage and lead a team of eight credit analysts across Tokyo, Hong Kong and Sydney in delivering research for the broader platform.

She would partner with PIMCO’s Asian portfolio management team, led by portfolio manager, Asia, Stephen Chang to expand the firm’s credit strategy offerings across Asia.

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Based in Hong Kong, she would report to Christian Stracke, global head of credit research based in Newport Beach, California.

“Asia credit, including China, continues to be one of the fastest growing areas in global fixed income markets, offering exciting relative value opportunities for the increased appetite among our global and Asia clients,” Stracke said.

“Annisa brings additional broad regional experience in corporate credit research to PIMCO which is invaluable as we continue our strategic Asia investment platform buildout.”

She was previously at Nomura, initially Lehman Brothers, where she had spent 15 years as a sell-side analyst, with the last five years as head of Asia ex-Japan flow credit analysis.

Before that, she was with Bank of East Asia, Chase Manhattan Bank and ING Bank in various credit research functions.

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