CHIEF INVESTMENT OFFICER, PIMCO
WHY: Has successfully stepped into role invented by legendary bond investor Bill Gross. Oversees $1.92T in assets and 260 portfolio managers with average 16 years of experience. Morningstar bond manager of the year, 2013. Won 2017 Business Journal Businessperson of the Year, along with CEO Manny Roman, in finance category.
QUOTABLE: August blog post: “We favor companies that are positioned to deliver robust earnings despite a tepid macroeconomic environment. This approach emphasizes quality and growth in equity portfolios and ‘bend but not break’ investments in credit markets.”