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Andrew Balls

Andrew Balls

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About Andrew Balls

Andrew Balls gained a bachelor’s degree from Oxford University and a master’s degree from Harvard University. He is currently a managing director at PIMCO’s London office and leads the European investment team. Before he joined PIMCO in 2006, he had been working at the Financial Times as editor of the US Lex column and as chief economics correspondent in Washington, DC for eight years. He also worked at Newport Beach and served as a global portfolio manager and global strategist. He has 11 years of investment and financial market experience.

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Citywire Rating: Not Rated


  • ARated AAA in Aug 2011
  • SRated AAA in Sep 2011
  • ORated AAA in Oct 2011
  • NRated AAA in Nov 2011
  • DRated AAA in Dec 2011


  • JRated AA in Jan 2012
  • FRated AAA in Feb 2012
  • MRated AAA in Mar 2012
  • ARated AAA in Apr 2012
  • MRated AAA in May 2012
  • JRated AAA in Jun 2012
  • JRated AAA in Jul 2012
  • ARated AAA in Aug 2012
  • SRated AAA in Sep 2012
  • ORated AAA in Oct 2012
  • NRated AAA in Nov 2012
  • DRated AAA in Dec 2012


  • JRated AAA in Jan 2013
  • FRated AAA in Feb 2013
  • MRated AAA in Mar 2013
  • ARated AAA in Apr 2013
  • MRated AA in May 2013
  • JRated AA in Jun 2013
  • JRated AA in Jul 2013
  • ARated AA in Aug 2013
  • SRated Plus in Sep 2013
  • ORated Plus in Oct 2013
  • NRated A in Nov 2013
  • DRated A in Dec 2013


  • JRated A in Jan 2014
  • FRated A in Feb 2014
  • MRated A in Mar 2014
  • ARated Plus in Apr 2014
  • MRated Plus in May 2014
  • JRated A in Jun 2014
  • JRated A in Jul 2014
  • ARated A in Aug 2014
  • SRated AA in Sep 2014
  • ORated AAA in Oct 2014
  • NRated AAA in Nov 2014
  • DRated AA in Dec 2014


  • JRated AAA in Jan 2015
  • FRated AAA in Feb 2015
  • MRated AAA in Mar 2015
  • ARated AAA in Apr 2015
  • MRated AAA in May 2015
  • JRated AAA in Jun 2015
  • JRated AA in Jul 2015
  • ARated A in Aug 2015
  • SRated A in Sep 2015
  • ORated Plus in Oct 2015
  • NRated Plus in Nov 2015
  • DRated A in Dec 2015


  • JRated Plus in Jan 2016
  • FNot rated in Feb 2016
  • MNot rated in Mar 2016
  • ANot rated in Apr 2016
  • MNot rated in May 2016
  • JNot rated in Jun 2016
  • JNot rated in Jul 2016
  • ANot rated in Aug 2016
  • SRated Plus in Sep 2016
  • ONot rated in Oct 2016


over : 30/09/2013 - 30/09/2016
Rank 125/428 Bonds - Global
Manager Return
123 Hemant Baijal 6.1%
124 Douglas Peebles 6.1%
125 Andrew Balls 6.0%
126 Bob Michele 6.0%
127 Elisabeth Luis 6.0%

Total Return

Month by Month Performance

Quarterly Performance

to 30/09/2016 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2016 4.1% 2.2% 2.0%
2015 -4.1% -0.5% -2.0% -1.2% -0.5%
2014 2.6% 1.4% 4.5% -3.0% -0.2%
2013 -4.2% -0.9% -5.1% 2.7% -0.8%
2012 7.7% 3.0% 0.0% 3.4% 1.2%
2011 1.1%

Related News

Pimco makes double hire for EM unit

US asset management firm announces two new recruits to strengthen developing world coverage.

Pimco shuts Euro aggregate bond fund run by Andrew Balls

US investment giant closes investment grade fixed income strategy, while also opting to shut small-cap stock fund.

Pimco's Balls: eurozone political populism makes me nervous

The US asset manager's global CIO for fixed income believes investors need to adopt a neutral stance when it comes to the region.

Inflation in focus: top PIMCO managers square off on US and Europe

Bond experts Andrew Balls and Mike Amey stress the importance of reaching inflation targets despite obvious growth headwinds.

PIMCO to Gross: ‘no merit’ to $250m dismissal lawsuit

US-based investment company responds to former employee’s much-discussed legal challenge over 2014 exit.

PIMCO’s Balls: doubts linger over sustainability of eurozone growth

Citywire AAA-rated bond specialist believes the region is improving but key questions remain over pushing into 'exciting' growth.

Life after Gross: PIMCO's Dan Ivascyn on starting a new legacy

How do you follow Bill Gross? PIMCO’s group CIO Dan Ivascyn talks about how he plans to live up to the legacy of ‘The Bond King.

PIMCO’s Balls questions ECB credibility over inflation

The central bank is struggling to tackle its main mandate and QE efforts won’t work, says AAA-rated bond manager.

Stabilising Total Return fund is 'top priority’, says PIMCO’s Balls

EXCLUSIVE: Newly-appointed global chief investment officer stresses the need for continuity following exit of Bill Gross.

PIMCO names AAA-rated income star as Gross successor

Deputy chief investment officer steps up to senior role following departure of co-founder, asset management firm announces.

Citywire Discovery Source: Citywire Discovery Performance is for the period shown (month end to month end, bid/bid, gross income reinvested, calculated in the currency and currencies indicated)..Portions of the information contained on this page was derived by Citywire Financial Publishers Ltd using content supplied by Lipper, A Reuters Company.