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12 May 2020
“PIMCO, one of the world’s premier fixed income investment managers, announces the addition of two senior portfolio management positions, appointing David Forgash as Head of Global Leveraged Loans and hiring Roman Kogan as an Executive Vice President and Portfolio Manager responsible for private commercial real estate debt strategies in Europe.
Mr. Forgash, an Executive Vice President and Portfolio Manager, has taken on leadership responsibilities for PIMCO’s loan business as well as broader leveraged finance responsibilities encompassing high yield and multi-sector credit strategies. He was previously Head of PIMCO’s High Yield Investments for Europe. He will be based in PIMCO’s office in Newport Beach, California, and will report to Jamie Weinstein, Managing Director and Head of Corporate Special Situations, and Mohit Mittal, Managing Director and Head of Credit Trading.
Mr. Kogan has joined PIMCO’s Commercial Real Estate (CRE) team in Europe as an Executive Vice President and Portfolio Manager. He will focus on private CRE strategies and play an important role in the transition of oversight of Allianz Real Estate to PIMCO, which was announced in March. Mr. Kogan joins PIMCO from Deutsche Bank and brings with him more than 10 years of experience in commercial real estate markets. He will report to John Murray, Managing Director and Head of Commercial Real Estate.
“PIMCO has made significant investments in our credit and real estate teams in recent years and David and Roman’s knowledge and expertise in these key strategic areas will help us find attractive opportunities for our clients, especially in the volatile markets we are seeing right now,” said Dan Ivascyn, PIMCO’s Group Chief Investment Officer. “Navigating the risks and opportunities in the broad credit and real estate markets will be critical to our clients over the long-term, whether they are invested in mutual funds or private strategies.”
”We’re excited to have Roman join PIMCO’s commercial real estate team,” said Mr. Murray. “His vast experience and demonstrated leadership in both private and public commercial real estate markets in Europe will strengthen PIMCO’s platform as we position for attractive investment opportunities over the cyclical and longer-term horizons.”
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