PIMCO's Neel Kashkari to leave firm

NEW YORK Thu Jan 24, 2013 11:04am IST

Neel Kashkari pauses during an interview in San Francisco, California, May 18, 2009. REUTERS/Kimberly White/Files

Neel Kashkari pauses during an interview in San Francisco, California, May 18, 2009.

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Neel Kashkari, managing director and head of global equities at bond giant PIMCO, is leaving the firm to consider running for public office in California as a Republican, according to people familiar with the situation.

Kashkari, a former Goldman Sachs banker who oversaw the $700 billion Troubled Asset Relief Program while at the U.S. Treasury, joined PIMCO in December 2009 to lead the firm's new investment initiatives.

One such initiative was PIMCO's expansion into equities. Pacific Investment Management Co., based in Newport Beach, California, launched its first actively managed stock mutual fund in 2010.

When Kashkari joined PIMCO in late 2009, the firm had $940 billion in assets, mostly in fixed income. Assets have more than doubled since then to $1.92 trillion as of September 20, 2012.

The firm, a unit of European insurer Allianz (ALVG.DE), is run by Bill Gross, founder and co-chief investment officer, and Mohamed El-Erian, chief executive and co-chief investment officer.

Kashkari received bachelor's and master's degrees in engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a master's in business administration MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, according to PIMCO's website.

(Reporting by Sam Forgione; Editing by Leslie Adler)

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