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PineBridge poaches PIMCO Asia CEO

PineBridge Investments has hired Ana Dhoraisingam from Pacific Investment Management Company for the role of managing director, head of institutional business Southeast Asia.

Dhoraisingam will join PineBridge in March and will be based in Singapore.

In this role, she will lead PineBridge’s institutional business strategy across Southeast Asia and will focus on strengthening the firm’s institutional relationships.

Reporting to to Rajeev Mittal, chief executive of PineBridge Asia, Dhoraisingam will lead all sales activities for institutional clients in the region.

Dhoraisingam held a similar role at PIMCO’s Singapore office, where she was responsible for the firm’s institutional business development for Southeast Asia, and also served as CEO of PIMCO Asia.

Mittal said that he believes Dhoraisingam’s knowledge of Southeast Asian markets and understanding of institutional client needs will help drive the firm’s Asia business.

In her previous roles, she also worked as an executive director and co-head of Asian loan syndications at Australia and New Zealand Banking Group, where she was responsible for origination, structuring and distribution of loans across South and Southeast Asia.

PIMCO has been in the news since September last year after its founder Bill Gross, who managed the PIMCO Total Return Bond Fund, quit the firm amid management differences to join Janus Capital.
Recently, PIMCO said Brian Baker, managing director and head of Asia ex-Japan has decided to retire and leave the firm at the end of May to pursue his personal interests.
Eric Mogelof, who assumed the role of managing director and head of the Asia-Pacific region in July last year, will assume Baker’s responsibilities on an interim basis.

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