Press Release

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


Hong Kong, (January 20, 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, Mr. Stewart 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 of 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. As a consequence of Mr. Stewart’s move, Brendon Rodda, Executive Vice President, will assume leadership of Business Management in addition to his current role as Head of Distribution for Global Wealth Management in Australia.

Rob Mead, Managing Director and co‐head of Asia‐Pacific Portfolio Management, will head PIMCO’s Australia office. In addition to retaining his portfolio management leadership and responsibilities, Mr. Mead will be actively involved in key client and industry engagement, working closely with Mr. Stewart and the client management teams in Australia.

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