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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: + 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


over : 31/10/2012 - 31/10/2015
Rank 148/412 Bonds - Global
Manager Return
146 Thomas Hogh -3.2%
147 Markus Praxmarer -3.3%
148 Andrew Balls -3.3%
149 Stephen Chang -3.3%
150 Alexia Latorre -3.4%
150 Radosław Gałecki -3.4%
150 Lionel Clément -3.4%

Total Return

Month by Month Performance

Quarterly Performance

to 30/09/2015 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2015 -0.5% -2.0% -1.2%
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 3.7% 1.9% 3.0% -2.3% 1.1%

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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.

PIMCO's Balls: Europe one shock away from negative inflation

PIMCO's Balls thinks deflation remains a serious risk for Europe and will force the ECB into further action.

Setting sights on Slovenia: bond stars on the new debt hot spot

Leading managers from PIMCO, Neuberger Berman and Insight Investments trade views on how the Slovenian market could be the one to watch.

Draghi’s deflation dilemma: top investors plot the ECB's next steps

Citywire Global has quizzed a selection of bond and equity investors on whether the ECB is taking the right course of action to ward off deflation.

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