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Being Active: what does it take to make an impact beyond just investing?
As the world continues to evolve, holistic thinking is imperative for managing portfolio risk and finding opportunities. Similarly, global investors also face unique circumstances with complex solutions. At PIMCO, we strongly believe that diverse perspectives lead to better decision making and business outcomes. This ranges from portfolio management, client servicing, operations and beyond.
Please join PIMCO's senior leaders Kimberley Stafford, Head of Asia Pacific, and Stephen Chang, Portfolio Manager, Asia, along with Milena Nikolova, Partner, Women on a Mission, as they share their professional and personal experiences in a panel discussion. They will focus on how they have been active throughout their career, both in making contributions and also fostering an inclusive environment where all can succeed. The panel will highlight how these diverse teams have led to better strategic decisions and drove business priorities forward. Moderating the panel session is Haslinda Amin, Chief International Correspondent for Southeast Asia at Bloomberg.
PIMCO looks forward to welcoming you to join the event!
Kimberley Stafford, Head of PIMCO Asia-Pacific
Ms. Stafford is a managing director and head of PIMCO Asia-Pacific. Based in Hong Kong, she is responsible for setting strategic direction for the region and leading a team of PIMCO professionals to deliver investment solutions and service to Asia-Pacific clients. Ms. Stafford is also a member of the firm's Executive Committee. She joined PIMCO in 2000 and has held several positions, including global head of consultant relations, head of U.S. institutional sales and alternatives marketing teams and global head of human resources and talent management. Prior to these roles, Ms. Stafford was a member of PIMCO's executive office, contributing to firm-wide strategic, financial and operational initiatives; head of global sustainability initiatives, overseeing the firm's environmental, social and governance efforts; an account manager in the consultant relations group; and an analyst in PIMCO's trade compliance group. She has 20 years of investment experience and holds an MBA from the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California. She earned her undergraduate degree at the University of Redlands.
Stephen Chang, Portfolio Manager, Asia
Mr. Chang is an executive vice president and portfolio manager in the Hong Kong office, managing Asia portfolios and developing PIMCO’s business in this space. Prior to joining PIMCO in 2018, he was a managing director and head of Asian fixed income for JPMorgan Asset Management, responsible for managing bond portfolios in the region and setting macro and asset allocation strategy as part of the broader emerging market debt team. Previously, Mr. Chang was a senior interest rates and derivatives trader with the Royal Bank of Scotland in Hong Kong and a global fixed income portfolio manager at Fischer Francis Trees & Watts, Inc. in New York. He has 23 years of investment experience and holds a master’s degree in management science from Stanford University and an undergraduate degree in computer science from Cornell University.
Milena Nikolova, Partner, Women on a Mission
Ms. Nikolova has worked in the finance industry for over 20 years spanning across investment banking, wealth management and venture capital investing. She is currently an angel investor and FinTech start-up advisor, while also devoting considerable time to charitable causes.
She is a Partner at Women on a Mission, a Singapore non-profit which aims to raise awareness and funds for women survivors of war or abuse. She is always excited to push her own boundaries and test her endurance to new levels, while raising awareness and support for a great cause. Milena and her husband also have a charity in their home country, Bulgaria, helping children deprived of parental care.
Haslinda Amin, Chief International Correspondent for Southeast Asia, Bloomberg
Ms. Amin is Chief International Correspondent for Southeast Asia and anchor for Bloomberg Television. She is also host and Executive Producer of talk show ‘High Flyers’ which is the longest-running program on Bloomberg TV.
Based in Singapore, Amin has been at the heart of market-moving news and stories that have driven the region’s transformation. She has reported on major events including the 2008 financial crisis, the 2016 Jakarta attacks and the 2010 bloody anti-government clashes in Thailand. Amin has also helmed Bloomberg’s coverage of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation meeting, the World Economic Forum and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank Board of Governors Meeting.
Amin has interviewed a wide range of top newsmakers for Bloomberg Television, including Singapore’s founding father Lee Kuan Yew, Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo, New Zealand’s Prime Minister Bill English and former Thai Premier Thaksin Shinawatra. Other notable interviews include Paul Volcker, Joe Biden, Timothy Geithner and Stanley Fischer.
Amin began her career covering Southeast Asian politics more than a decade ago. She serves on the board of UN Women Singapore and has been nominated numerous times for Best Current Affairs Anchor at the Asian TV Awards. She graduated from the National University of Singapore, majoring in Political Science and English Language. She speaks Bahasa Indonesia.”
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