Press Release

PIMCO Names Adrian Stewart Head of Client Management for APAC ex‐Japan


Hong Kong,(January 21, 2020) – PIMCO, a leading global investment management firm, has announced that Adrian Stewart, Executive Vice President and currently head of PIMCO Australia and New Zealand will assume a new role as Head of Client Management for APAC ex-Japan with immediate effect. He will relocate to PIMCO’s Hong Kong office in the near future and continues to report to Kimberley Stafford, Managing Director and Head of Asia-Pacific, who is based in Hong Kong. Mr. Stewart will retain responsibility for Australian and New Zealand client-facing relationships.

Ms Stafford said: “In this role, Adrian will oversee the client managing function for Asia ex-Japan and Australia, leading the account management teams in these markets to continue to deliver on our objective in providing industry-leading client service and experience. Among his many business priorities, he will deepen penetration across the firm’s product suite including Alternatives, Asia Credit and ESG and, drive innovation across new vehicles to meet the growing diverse needs of investors in the region.”

Mr. Stewart brings to this role 27 years of investment and financial services experience. Prior to joining PIMCO in 2014, he was the head of wholesale distribution, marketing and product management at Macquarie during his seven years with the Australian bank.

“Uniting PIMCO’s client management leadership in Asia ex-Japan and Australia is a key aspect of the firm’s strategic vision of building “One APAC” to best serve our clients in the region. This enables us to more seamlessly identify key trends and areas of focus for our clients, and further develop and deepen existing client relationships while cultivating new ones. Appointing Adrian to this new role is an important step in achieving this vision,” said Ms. Stafford.

Michael Thompson, who is currently Head of Asia ex-Japan Client Management, will continue in this role focusing on bringing PIMCO’s investment solutions to clients in markets including China, Hong Kong, Singapore, South Asia, South Korea and Taiwan. The potential in these markets have proven and continue to be a significant driver for PIMCO’s success in the region. Mr. Thompson will report to Mr. Stewart.

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