Markus Aakko Executive Office Share Add Download Print Mr. Aakko is an executive vice president in the Newport Beach office and a member of PIMCO's executive office with responsibility for strategic initiatives. He previously served as the co-head of the U.S. corporate client channel and an account manager. Prior to joining PIMCO in 2010, he was a managing director and portfolio manager in Global Portfolio Solutions within Goldman Sachs Asset Management (GSAM). His prior experience with GSAM includes roles as head of risk management and head of fixed income for manager selection. Before joining GSAM, Mr. Aakko worked with the International Finance Corporation at the World Bank. He has 20 years of investment experience and holds master's and bachelor's degrees in finance from Helsinki School of Economics.