Sydney (January 29, 2015) -
PIMCO, a leading global investment management firm, has appointed Dr. Laura Ryan as Vice President, Client Analytics, based in Sydney. Dr. Ryan will
develop models and research related to client problems and solutions including asset allocation, risk factor budgeting, dynamic strategies, as well as
product development and channel-specific issues. She will jointly report to Robert Mead, Managing Director and Portfolio Manager, Sydney and Sebastien
Page, Executive Vice President and Global Head of Client Analytics, based in PIMCO’s office in Newport Beach, California.
“Laura will enhance our client analytics infrastructure in Australia which will help clients solve their top-down investment challenges around asset and
risk allocation while providing customisation for local issues facing super funds,” said Mr. Mead. He added: “Laura brings significant experience, as well
as a demonstrated track record as a thought leader.”
PIMCO’s Analytics group develops frameworks for return forecasting, risk management, relative value analysis, and portfolio optimisation. These frameworks
complement PIMCO’s investment process, spanning individual security and broad asset class analysis, and also underpin the advisory and specialised analytic
solutions services we provide to clients. Client Analytics uses PIMCO’s views and portfolio management technologies to provide clients with customized
asset allocation and risk analyses that lead to actionable recommendations. The team also produces bespoke research on asset allocation.
is based in Sydney and is a member of the client analytics team. Prior to joining PIMCO in 2014, she was at AustralianSuper where she conducted
quantitative strategy research for the Equity and Asset Allocation teams. Dr Ryan has also held the position of lecturer in statistics at the Australian
National University (ANU). She has also worked at Commonwealth Bank (CBA) as manager of quantitative strategy and AMPCapital Investors (AMPCI) as
quantitative manager. These roles involved providing quantitative strategy research for the CBA fixed income clients and quantitative research for the
AMPCI Structured Products group. Dr Ryan has 14 years of experience and holds a PhD in statistics from the ANU, a master of quantitative finance from the
University of Technology Sydney and an honours degree in actuarial studies from the ANU.