Our Leaders

Our Leaders

A stable and experienced team of senior leaders collaborate to guide PGIM Fixed Income. Learn more about them below.

Senior Leadership

  • Michael K. Lillard, CFA, is Head of PGIM Fixed Income and Chief Investment Officer (CIO).  In this role, he oversees the investment process, leads the day-to-day activities for the firm, and assumes responsibility for all of the firm’s business decisions.  Prior to his role as Head of PGIM Fixed Income in January, 2016 and his CIO responsibilities in 2008, Mr. Lillard was Senior Investment Officer for Insurance Portfolios, Liability-Driven Investment Strategies, and Hedge Strategies at PGIM Fixed Income, and was Head of the Quantitative Research and Risk Management Group. Earlier, he was head of PGIM Fixed Income’s US Liquidity Team, the group responsible for managing US government and mortgage-backed securities, and was also the portfolio manager for Core Fixed Income Strategies. Mr. Lillard began his career with the Firm in 1987 in the Portfolio Management Group. Mr. Lillard serves as a member of the United States Treasury Borrowing Advisory Committee (TBAC).  Mr. Lillard received a BS and MS in Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and an MS in Management from the Sloan School at MIT. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.

  • Brad Blalock, CFA, is Managing Director and Global Head of the Client Advisory Group at PGIM Fixed Income where he has oversight of the Firm’s global sales, LDI, consultant relations, marketing, RFP and client service groups. Prior to joining PGIM Fixed Income in 2013, Mr. Blalock was a founding principal of Lockwell Investment LLC, with oversight of sales and consultant relations, based in New York. Earlier, he worked at Morgan Stanley Investment Management, Inc., as executive director and global co-head of consultant relations. From 1989 to 2007, Mr. Blalock was with Mercer, most recently as the U.S. Director of Consulting and worldwide partner within their investment division. He received a BS in Actuarial Science from the University of Illinois, and an MBA in Finance from Northwestern University. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.

  • Craig Dewling is a Managing Director and Deputy Chief Investment Officer. In this role, Mr. Dewling has portfolio management and trading oversight for US Treasuries and government agency securities, mortgage-backed securities, structured product securities, and interest rate derivative transactions for all strategies, products, and distribution channels. He also assists with oversight related to trading processes and policies and oversees PGIM Fixed Income's Global Macroeconomic Research Team. He is also a senior portfolio manager for US Government, mortgage-backed securities, insurance strategies, and multi-sector fixed income portfolios. He has specialized in mortgage-backed securities since 1991. Earlier, he was a taxable bond generalist for the Firm's proprietary accounts, specializing in US Treasuries and agencies. Mr. Dewling joined the Firm in 1987 in the Securities Systems Group. Mr. Dewling received a BS in Quantitative Business Analysis from The Pennsylvania State University and an MBA in Finance from Rutgers University.

  • Matthew Fitzgerald is the Chief Compliance Officer for PGIM Fixed Income. Mr. Fitzgerald is responsible for running the Compliance Program in partnership with PGIM Fixed Income leadership as well as PGIM, Inc.’s Compliance and Legal teams. Previously Mr. Fitzgerald was a Managing Director and senior compliance officer at BlackRock. During his more than ten years at BlackRock, Mr. Fitzgerald held legal and compliance roles in that Firm’s portfolio management advisory group, private capital investment group, and legal department. Prior to BlackRock, Mr. Fitzgerald was a Managing Director and General Counsel for IRG Limited based in Hong Kong. Previous positions include a role as Senior Associate at Brown and Wood LLP, and an Associate role at Kirkpatrick and Lockhart. He received a BA in Psychology from Yale University and a JD from Emory University.

  • Richard T. Greenwood, CFA, is a Managing Director, Head of PGIM Fixed Income's Credit Group, and Head of our London office. Mr. Greenwood has oversight of both credit research and portfolio management. For portfolio management, he oversees a team of portfolio managers for corporates, U.S. high yield, European leveraged finance, U.S. bank loans, and municipals. As Head of Global Credit Research, Mr. Greenwood oversees teams of credit analysts located in Newark, NJ, London, Singapore and Tokyo dedicated to covering investment grade corporates, high yield bonds, emerging market corporates, bank loans, and municipal securities. As head of the London office, Mr. Greenwood oversees governance and provides leadership on management issues. He is co-located in Newark and London, which facilitates his ability to manage our global credit platform. Previously, Mr. Greenwood worked in the Financial Restructuring Unit of the Firm’s private placement group, where he chaired two Chapter 11 creditor’s committees and served on the Boards of Directors of six private companies. Mr. Greenwood also worked in credit administration and invested in senior and mezzanine private placements in earlier roles with that group. Before joining the Firm in 1987, Mr. Greenwood worked for Marine Midland Bank where he originated and managed middle market loans after having completed the bank's credit training program in 1983. Mr. Greenwood received a BA in Economics magna cum laude from New York University and an MBA in Finance with distinction from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.

  • Cathy Hepworth, CFA, is a Managing Director and Head of PGIM Fixed Income's Emerging Markets Debt Team. Ms. Hepworth co-founded the Firm's emerging markets debt management effort in 1995. Previously, Ms. Hepworth was an analyst in the credit unit  group of the Firm’s Capital Management Group, focusing on various sovereign, financial and corporate sectors. Prior to joining the Firm in 1989, she held analyst positions at Bankers Trust, Merrill Lynch, and Golembe Associates. Ms. Hepworth received a BSFS from Georgetown University, School of Foreign Service. She holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.

  • Taisaku Kunisawa, CMA, is President & Chief Executive Officer of PGIM Japan Co., Ltd. (PGIM Japan). Prior to this, Mr. Kunisawa was Head of the Client Advisory Group at PGIM Japan, where he has oversight of the Firm’s sales and client service for all channels, consultant relations and marketing. Prior to joining PGIM Japan in 2017, Mr. Kunisawa spent six years at PIMCO, where he was responsible for institutional client and consultant relationship management. From 2008, he worked at Barclays Global Investors (merged with BlackRock in 2009), where he was Director of iShares (BlackRock’s ETF brand) sales team. He began his career at Nippon Life Insurance (NLI) in 1994, where he was engaged in management of U.S. fixed income portfolios including five years at NLI International in New York. Mr. Kunisawa earned a BA in economics from Kobe University. He is a Chartered Member of the Securities Analysts of Japan (CMA) and Certified International Investment Analyst (CIIA).

  • Dan Malooly is Chief Business Officer of PGIM Fixed Income. Mr. Malooly is responsible for the business management functions at PGIM Fixed Income. Previously, Mr. Malooly was the Chief Legal Officer of PGIM Fixed Income. Mr. Malooly joined the Firm’s law department in 2004. His practice areas include investment management, securities and private investment funds. Prior to joining the Firm, he spent six years as an associate at McCarter & English LLP where he focused on securities law, mergers and acquisitions, investment management and corporate law. He received his B.A. from Boston College and his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center.

  • Gill Murphy is a Vice President of Human Resources for PGIM Fixed Income.  Ms. Murphy is fully dedicated to Fixed Income managing a team that oversees human resource functions, including training and organizational development, for offices in Newark, New Jersey, London, Singapore and Tokyo.  Prior to this role Ms. Murphy was based in London in a human resources consulting role for the PGIM businesses internationally.  In this position she supported all of the Firm’s asset management businesses with their global initiatives.  Previously Ms. Murphy held several management positions supporting multiple business groups within the Firm.  She joined the Firm in 1990.  Her human resources experience includes, international benefits and compensation, international HRIS (PeopleSoft implementation), International grading initiatives, and a variety of M&A projects.  Ms. Murphy received a B.A. from the University of East Anglia, U.K.

  • Paul Parseghian is Chief Operating Officer of PGIM Fixed Income. Mr. Parseghian is responsible for operations, systems, and data governance at PGIM Fixed Income.  In his previous role as Head of Operations & Technology, he was responsible for the operations and systems teams supporting institutional, insurance, retail and alternative product investment management activities globally. The Operations Team provides trade support, trade operations, derivatives support and portfolio administration for all public fixed income sectors and products, as well as PGIM, Inc.'s securities lending business. The Systems Team develops practical applications for use in portfolio trading and risk management, as well as proprietary and third party systems supporting the fixed income business. Earlier, Mr. Parseghian was a Senior Project Manager responsible for the implementation of an integrated portfolio management and trading system for Fixed Income. Earlier, Mr. Parseghian oversaw operations for the money market and mutual fund fixed income businesses. He began his career at the firm in 1988, in investment accounting and equity operations before joining the PGIM Fixed Income in 1994. Mr. Parseghian received a BA in Economics from Rutgers University.

  • Yogesh Rai is a Vice President and Corporate Counsel of PGIM Fixed Income and is the Chief Legal Officer of Prudential Trust Company. He has advised collective investment trusts and their trustees, investment advisers and broker-dealers. Prior to joining PGIM Fixed Income in 2014, Yogesh was in private practice (most recently as counsel in the New York office of an international law firm) and was a senior member of the U.S. legal team at BNP Paribas Investment Partners. He received a BA and BCL from the University of Oxford and an LLM from the University of Warwick.

  • Vasel  Vataj is Vice President and Head of Finance for PGIM Fixed Income. Previously, Mr. Vataj was the Chief Financial Officer for QMA. He was responsible for all aspects of finance, including financial planning and analysis, accounting and reporting for QMA. Prior to joining QMA, Mr. Vataj served in various finance roles in companies within Prudential Financial, including Prudential Investment Management Services broker dealer group, PGIM, Inc. and Jennison Associates, responsible for accounting, consolidation, external reporting, and financial planning and analysis. He received a BBA in Accounting from Baruch College.

  • John Vibert is a Managing Director and Head of PGIM Fixed Income’s Structured Product Team. Previously, Mr. Vibert was the lead portfolio manager for BlackRock’s mortgage credit portfolios and the lead trader for its non-agency Residential Mortgage Backed Securities (RMBS) trading team. Before joining BlackRock, Mr. Vibert was a managing director at Credit Suisse, where he was head of adjustable-rate mortgage trading and co-head of non-agency RMBS trading. Earlier, he was a mortgage trader at Morgan Stanley and worked as a quantitative analyst at Salomon Brothers. Mr. Vibert earned a BS in Engineering, with distinction, from Cornell University.

  • Stephen Warren is a Managing Director and Head of Quantitative Analysis and Risk Management for PGIM Fixed Income. He is responsible for overseeing the development of proprietary yield curve, credit and risk models, as well as all aspects of portfolio risk management including risk budgeting, tracking and analysis for portfolios, and for performance analysis, attribution, data integrity and pricing. Prior to joining the Firm, Mr. Warren was the Global Head of Portfolio Construction and Risk Management for the Fixed Income and Liquidity Management teams at Goldman Sachs Asset Management (GSAM). At GSAM, he was also a member of the Cross-Sector team, responsible for asset allocation within fixed income portfolios, and a member of the Fixed Income Strategy Group (FISG). Earlier in his career at GSAM, Mr. Warren worked as a portfolio manager on several strategy teams, including the government, asset-backed security, mortgage and corporate trading desks.  Mr. Warren received a B.S.E., magna cum laude, in economics from the University of Pennsylvania, and a master’s degree in finance, with distinction, from London Business School.

Managing Directors

  • Joseph Brophy is a Managing Director and the Chief Data Officer for PGIM Fixed Income responsible for data governance, oversight and management. Joe also leads teams responsible for the Firm’s Security Master Data and Pricing functions, globally, as well as a team responsible for performing document reviews related to ERISA eligibility. Mr. Brophy joined the Firm in 1996, and PGIM Fixed Income in 1999. Prior to joining the Firm, Mr. Brophy worked in Global Trading Operations and Systems at Chase Manhattan Bank. He received a BS from the Bernard M. Baruch College, and an MBA in Management from the Wagner College.

  • Jonathan Butler is a Managing Director and the Head of the European Leveraged Finance Team (High Yield and Bank Loans) and co-head of Global High Yield at PGIM Fixed Income, based in London. He is also a member of the board of directors of PGIM Limited, PGIM's UK-regulated business, and assists with developing and implementing the Firm's business strategy in the UK. Earlier, Mr. Butler was responsible for establishing and managing NIBC’s third-party CLO asset management franchise. At NIBC, he invested in senior and mezzanine loans for financial sponsor transactions (leveraged buyouts). Previously, Mr. Butler held investment positions with Chemical Bank (now JPMorgan Chase & Co.), where he originally received his credit training, and Industrial Bank of Japan (now Mizuho). Mr. Butler received a BA with honours in Financial Services from Bournemouth University, UK.

  • Helen Chang, CFA, is Managing Director and Head of Asia Pacific ex-Japan Client Advisory for PGIM Fixed Income.  Based in Hong Kong, Ms Chang has regional responsibilities in leading the institutional sales, consultant relations, marketing and relationship management efforts. Prior to joining PGIM in 2020, Ms Chang was Managing Director and Head of Greater China Institutional Sales at Principal Global Investors where she spent more than 12 years building the regional business.  Previously, Helen developed extensive experience in reserves management at the Hong Kong Monetary Authority and served as division heads in direct investment and external relations respectively.  Helen started her career as a corporate banker having worked with JP Morgan Chase and Credit Suisse. She received a BA in Finance from the University of Western Ontario and an MBA from Yale University. She has earned the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. 

  • Robert Cignarella, CFA, is a Managing Director and Head of U.S. High Yield and the co-head of Global High Yield. Previously, Mr. Cignarella was a managing director and co-head of high yield and bank loans at Goldman Sachs Asset Management. He also held positions as a high yield portfolio manager and a high yield and investment grade credit analyst. Earlier, he was a financial analyst in the investment banking division of Salomon Brothers. Mr. Cignarella received an MBA from the University of Chicago, and a bachelor’s degree in operations research and industrial engineering from Cornell University. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.

  • Michael J. Collins, CFA, is a Managing Director and Senior Portfolio Manager for Core, Core Plus, Absolute Return, and other Multi-Sector Fixed Income strategies. Previously, Mr. Collins was a High Yield Portfolio Manager and Fixed Income Investment Strategist. Earlier he was a credit research analyst, covering investment grade and high yield corporate credits. Additionally, he developed proprietary quantitative international interest rate and currency valuation models for our global bond unit. Mr. Collins began his career at the Firm in 1986 as a software applications designer. He received a BS in Mathematics and Computer Science from Binghamton University and an MBA in Finance from New York University. Mr. Collins holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation and is a Fellow of the Life Management Institute (FLMI). He is currently the Chairman of the Board of CEA, a non-profit that provides education and employment for people with disabilities. Named Morningstar’s 2017 Fixed Income Manager of The Year for PGIM Total Return Bond Fund.

  • Susan M. Courtney is a Managing Director and Head of PGIM Fixed Income's Municipal Bond Team. She is responsible for developing, directing, and executing investment strategy for all municipal bond assets, including the municipal bond mutual funds. Ms. Courtney joined the Firm in 2005 from GE Asset Management (GE), where she spent ten years as a municipal bond portfolio manager responsible for $4.7 billion in tax-exempt assets for insurance companies. Prior to her career at GE, Ms. Courtney was Assistant Vice President of the Global Power Group at Fitch Investors Services, Inc., and a Senior Analyst in the Unit Investment Trust Department of Dean Witter Reynolds. Ms. Courtney received a BA in Economics from Hartwick College and an MBA in Finance from Fordham University.

  • Janet G. Crowe is a Managing Director and the Head of U.S. Bank Loan Credit Research at PGIM Fixed Income. Ms. Crowe covers the Automotive, Transportation, Real Estate, and Leisure. Prior to joining the group in 1998, Ms. Crowe was a credit analyst in the Corporate and Project Workouts Group of Prudential Capital Group, the Firm’s Private placement division. She has worked in the regional office of Prudential Capital Group originating direct private placements, as well as in a marketing and strategy role in the Institutional Group to create joint sale programs between the real estate and insurance groups. She joined the Firm in 1985 as an accountant. Ms. Crowe received a BS in Accounting from Rutgers University and an MBA in Finance from Fairleigh Dickinson University.

  • Joseph D'Angelo is a Managing Director and the Head of PGIM Fixed Income’s Money Markets Team, overseeing portfolio management of all taxable money markets portfolios. Mr. D’Angelo joined the Firm in 1988, working first in the Management Accounting Group and then the Treasurer's Group. He moved to the Securities Lending Group in 1994 and assumed investment management responsibilities in 1998. Mr. D’Angelo received a BA in Economics from Swarthmore College and an MBA in Finance from New York University.

  • David Del Vecchio is a Managing Director and portfolio manager for PGIM Fixed Income’s U.S. Investment Grade Corporate Bond Team. Mr. Del Vecchio’s responsibilities include intermediate and short corporate strategies as well as corporate security selection in multi-sector strategies. Prior to his current role, Mr. Del Vecchio was a taxable money markets portfolio manager for the Money Markets Group, responsible for managing proprietary fixed income accounts, as well as the securities lending portfolios. Prior to joining the Money Markets Group in 2000, he was responsible for the lending/repurchase agreements of U.S. government, agency, and STRIP securities in PGIM Fixed Income’s Securities Lending Group. Mr. Del Vecchio joined the Firm in 1995. He received a BS in Business Administration with a specialization in Finance from The College of New Jersey, and an MBA in Finance from New York University.

  • Phillip Dundas is a Managing Director and Chief Technology Officer for PGIM Fixed Income. Mr. Dundas is responsible for all aspects of technology supporting Fixed Income.  Prior to joining PGIM in 2019, he was the Head of Technology & Change and Regional CTO for the Americas at Schroders Investment Management where he was responsible for application development, digital, infrastructure, cyber-security and production support alongside business change programs across the investment, distribution, product and corporate divisions.  Before joining Schroders, Mr. Dundas worked for Macquarie Group in Sydney, New York and Philadelphia and prior, he worked for Mizuho Financial Group and Coca-Cola Amatil in Sydney.  He holds a Master’s degree in Advanced Information Systems Management from the University of New South Wales and a Bachelor of Applied Science (Computing) from Southern Cross University, both in Australia.  Mr. Dundas is currently undertaking an MBA at Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

  • Frank Duplak, CFA, is a Managing Director and Head of High Yield Credit Research for PGIM Fixed Income's Credit Research Team. Mr. Duplak covers the paper, metals and mining, and airlines sectors for high yield corporate portfolios. Prior to his current assignment, Mr. Duplak was head of PGIM Fixed Income’s Investment Grade Credit Research Team. Mr. Duplak joined the Firm in 1986. During his time at the Firm, he has been a member of the investment strategy and asset-liability management team for the Firm’s proprietary portfolios and a member of the fixed income credit research team. Mr. Duplak received a BS in Finance from Bucknell University and an MBA from New York University. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.

  • Edward Farley is a Managing Director and Head of the European Corporate Bond Team at PGIM Fixed Income, based in London. Mr. Farley is responsible for managing global and Euro-denominated investment grade corporate bond portfolios. Before joining the team in 2007, he was a portfolio manager/team leader at Gordian Knot, where he managed and oversaw corporate and financial investments for a corporate bond fund and a credit derivatives fund. Previously, Mr. Farley was an assistant manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers in the banking and capital markets division. He received a BA with honors in Economics and Politics at the University of Newcastle-Upon Tyne. Mr. Farley is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ACA).

  • Santiago (Jim) Fernandez is Managing Director and Global Head of Client Management for PGIM Fixed Income. Mr. Fernandez is responsible for leading the team of client service professionals dedicated to supporting PGIM Fixed Income’s institutional and retail clients. Mr. Fernandez is also directly responsible for servicing several of the Firm’s largest relationships. Mr. Fernandez joined the Firm in 1990. Prior to his current assignment, Mr. Fernandez held various roles within the Firm’s asset management business. Mr. Fernandez received a BA in English from Rutgers University.

  • Jennifer Finnerty is a Managing Director and the Operational Risk Officer for PGIM Fixed Income. In this role, she is responsible for executing and monitoring the risk management framework, administering business governance and coordination of the SSAE16 review. In addition to her risk management responsibilities, she oversees PGIM Fixed Income's Vendor Governance, Business Continuation, Records Management, Information Security, Sarbanes-Oxley, and Privacy programs.  She serves as the Statutory Auditor for PGIM Fixed Income's Japan business, PGIM Japan Co., Ltd. (PGIM Japan). Prior to assuming her current position, Ms. Finnerty held various positions in operational risk management, Internal Audit, Fixed Income Operations and Investment Accounting. Ms. Finnerty started her career with the Firm in 1995 in Investment Accounting. She earned a BS in Accounting from the University of Delaware.

  • Temple Houston, CFA, is a Managing Director and Head of Investment Grade Corporate Bond Research for PGIM Fixed Income. Mr. Houston covers the paper and packaging, metals and mining, and tobacco sectors. Additionally, Mr. Houston is responsible for co-chairing the PGIM Fixed Income ESG Committee. Earlier, he covered consumer sectors and the forest products industry for the High Yield Credit Team. Mr. Houston has been a member of PGIM Fixed Income's Credit Research Group since 1994. Previously, he worked in the Firm’s Comptrollers Department. Mr. Houston joined the Firm in 1987. He received a BS in Accounting from the University of Delaware and an MBA in Finance from Rutgers University. Mr. Houston holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.

  • Bent Hoyer is a Managing Director and the co-Head of PGIM Fixed Income’s U.S. CLO business. Mr. Hoyer is responsible for coordinating all business management and portfolio administration functions, including compliance, reporting and strategy. Previously, he was responsible for the Business Management function (business and product support, operating risk management, client reporting and project management teams) within PGIM Fixed Income. He also served as Chief of Staff for the Firm’s Tax Department. Mr. Hoyer joined the Firm in 1990 as part of the Advanced Management Development Program. He received a BS in Mathematics and Quantitative Economics from Tufts University, graduating Phi Beta Kappa.

  • Brian Juliano is a Managing Director and Head of the U.S. Bank Loan Team for PGIM Fixed Income. He is also the Co-Head of PGIM Fixed Income’s U.S. CLO business and is a portfolio manager for the Firm's investments in CLO tranches. Before joining the Bank Loan Team in 2003, Mr. Juliano was a CDO analyst and member of the CDO Business Team for PGIM Fixed Income, as well as a manager in financial analysis in PGIM Fixed Income’s Finance Group, where he was responsible for the finance function of various investment subsidiaries. Mr. Juliano joined the Firm in 2000. Previously, he was a consultant at Deloitte & Touche, where he worked on investment strategy and tax compliance of high net worth individuals. Mr. Juliano received a BS in Finance and an MBA in Finance and Accounting from New York University.

  • Steven A. Kellner, CFA, is a Managing Director and Head of Corporates. Mr. Kellner has been managing corporate bonds for the Firm since 1989 and became Head of Corporate Bond Strategies in 1999. He initially joined the Firm in 1986. After completing his MBA in Finance at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1987, Mr. Kellner rejoined the group as an analyst, then moved to the corporate bond team responsible for managing the Firm’s proprietary fixed income portfolios. In addition to his MBA, Mr. Kellner received a BCE in Civil Engineering from Villanova University. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.

  • Sheila Lamb is Managing Director and Global Head of Marketing for PGIM Fixed Income. Ms. Lamb leads the marketing team responsible for the development, positioning, and analysis of PGIM Fixed Income’s investment strategies, as well as the organization’s communication, advertising and proposal processes. In addition, she oversees the client reporting functions. Prior to joining the Firm, Ms. Lamb was head of Product and Marketing teams at Hartford Investment Management, BlackRock, Columbia Management, Credit Suisse, and Alliance Capital, and has held roles leading efforts across institutional, private client, and retail distribution channels. Ms. Lamb received a BA in International Studies from Manhattanville College.

  • Jerome Matthews, CFA, is a Managing Director and Head of Global Trade Services within the Operations & Technology Group at PGIM Fixed Income. Mr. Matthews is responsible for the daily and strategic management of the Firm's operations in the  U.S. and London offices. He leads the team responsible for all trade related support including confirmations, trade settlement, loan servicing, and corporate actions for all public fixed income assets. The team also provides operational support for PGIM, Inc.'s Securities Lending business. Mr. Matthews joined the Firm in 1998. He received a BA in Economics from Rutgers University and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.

  • John McIntyre is a Managing Director and Head of the Securities Lending Unit for PGIM Fixed Income. Mr. McIntyre leads the group responsible for securities lending activities for PGIM, Inc. and for portfolio financing activities of PGIM Fixed Income’s managed long/short strategies. Prior to his current role, Mr. McIntyre managed Prudential Securities' Agency Lending business, which was established in 1999 to facilitate securities lending for the Firm's retail and annuity mutual funds, and has since merged into PGIM Fixed Income's securities lending program. Previously, he held a number of management positions in the Firm's Treasurer’s Department, including head of the Firm’s securities lending activities, and head of the Firm’s direct-issue commercial paper program. Mr. McIntyre joined the Firm in 1984. He received a BA from Providence College and an MBA from New York University's Stern School of Business.

  • Sarah McMullen, CFA, is Managing Director and Head of EMEA Client Advisory for PGIM Fixed Income, based in London. Ms. McMullen is responsible for providing strategic direction and leadership to the institutional sales, consultant relations, marketing and client management teams. Prior to assuming her current position, she was Head of UK Client Advisory Team  where she was responsible for developing and marketing PGIM Fixed Income’s capabilities to institutional assets owners in the UK and European Consultants. Earlier Ms. McMullen had led the European account management team and initially joined the firm as a Product Manager in the European Alternative Investment team. Prior to joining PGIM Fixed Income in 2008, Ms. McMullen structured credit derivatives at Citi. Ms. McMullen received a BSc with Honors in Physiology from The University of Edinburgh. She holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.

  • Gregory Peters is a Managing Director and Head of Multi-Sector and Strategy. Prior to joining PGIM Fixed Income in 2014, Mr. Peters was the Chief Global Cross Asset Strategist at Morgan Stanley and responsible for the Firm's macro research and asset allocation strategy. In addition, he was Morgan Stanley's Global Director of Fixed Income & Economic Research and served on the Firm Risk, Investment, Asset Allocation, Global Credit, and Global Fixed Income Operating Committees. Earlier, Mr. Peters worked at Salomon Smith Barney and the Department of U.S. Treasury. Mr. Peters has been recognized by Institutional Investor magazine for his efforts in macro, fixed income, high yield and investment grade strategies. Mr. Peters was also recently recognized as Business Insider's Top Analysts and Top Analyst's to Watch by CEO World. Mr. Peters earned a BA in Finance from The College of New Jersey and an MBA from Fordham University. He is also a member of the Fixed Income Analyst Society and the Bond Market Association. Named Morningstar’s 2017 Fixed Income Manager of The Year for PGIM Total Return Bond Fund.

  • Richard Piccirillo is a Managing Director and senior portfolio manager for PGIM Fixed Income’s Core, Long Government/Credit, Core Plus, Absolute Return, and other multi-sector Fixed Income strategies. Mr. Piccirillo had specialized in mortgage-and asset-backed securities since joining the Firm in 1993. Before joining the Firm, Mr. Piccirillo was a fixed income analyst with Fischer Francis Trees & Watts. Mr. Piccirillo started his career as a financial analyst at Smith Barney. He received a BBA in Finance from George Washington University and an MBA in Finance and International Business from New York University. Named Morningstar’s 2017 Fixed Income Manager of The Year for Prudential Total Return Bond Fund.

  • Kenji Sakaguchi, CFA, CMA is the Chief Investment Officer for PGIM Japan Co., Ltd. (PGIM Japan). Mr. Sakaguchi is responsible for the management of portfolios that consist of Yen denominated fixed income securities for group life insurance companies in Japan and for third parties. Mr. Sakaguchi joined the Prudential Life Insurance Co., Ltd. in 1994 as manager of the investment department and named general manager in 1997. In that role, Mr. Sakaguchi was responsible for investment policy and asset management of fixed income assets. In 2002, Mr. Sakaguchi moved to PGIM Japan and was named Chief Investment Officer. Mr. Sakaguchi received a BA from Keio University and an MBA from New York University. Mr. Sakaguchi holds the Chartered Financial Analyst and the Chartered Member of the Security Analysts Association of Japan designations.

  • Erik Schiller, CFA, is a Managing Director and Head of Liquidity, specializing in government securities, futures, interest rate swaps/derivatives, and agency debentures. Mr. Schiller holds a senior portfolio management role where he develops portfolio strategy, performs quantitative analysis, and designs and implements risk positions within the liquidity relative value strategy portfolios, multi-sector fixed income portfolios, liability-driven portfolios, and government securities focused mutual funds. He has held this role since 2006. Formerly, Mr. Schiller was a Vice President for PGIM Fixed Income's U.S. Liquidity Sector Team, and previously a hedge fund analyst within the Portfolio Analysis Group. Mr. Schiller joined the Firm in 2000 as an operations associate in the mortgage-backed securities group. He received a BA with high honors in Economics from Hobart College and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.

  • Nathan Sheets, PhD, is Chief Economist and Head of Global Macroeconomic Research at PGIM Fixed Income. Mr. Sheets is responsible for the oversight of the firm’s Global Macroeconomic Research team, leading the formulation of the global macroeconomic outlook, supporting fundamental views on developed and emerging countries, and the analysis of global interest rate, currency, sovereign, and credit markets. He is a member of the senior investment team and provides thought leadership on global monetary and fiscal policy and macroeconomic trends. Prior to joining the firm in 2017, Mr. Sheets was the undersecretary of the U.S. Treasury for international affairs, representing the U.S. government on international economic policy. Previously, he held positions with Citigroup, as global head of International Economics, and with the Federal Reserve Board, most recently as director of the Division of International Finance and FOMC Economist. In addition, Mr. Sheets was a senior advisor to the executive director of the International Monetary Fund and a visiting fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics. He earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Brigham Young University and a Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

  • Robert Tipp, CFA, is a Managing Director, Chief Investment Strategist, and Head of Global Bonds for PGIM Fixed Income. In addition to co-managing the Global Aggregate Plus strategy, Mr. Tipp is responsible for global rates positioning for Core Plus, Absolute Return, and other portfolios. Mr. Tipp has worked at the Firm since 1991, where he has held a variety of senior investment manager and strategist roles. Prior to joining the Firm, he was a Director in the Portfolio Strategies Group at the First Boston Corporation, where he developed, marketed, and implemented strategic portfolio products for money managers. Before that, Mr. Tipp was a Senior Staff Analyst at the Allstate Research & Planning Center, and managed fixed income and equity derivative strategies at Wells Fargo Investment Advisors. He received a BS in Business Administration and an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley. Mr. Tipp holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation. Named Morningstar’s 2017 Fixed Income Manager of The Year for Prudential Total Return Bond Fund.

  • Terence Wheat, CFA, is a Managing Director and portfolio manager for PGIM Fixed Income's U.S. Investment Grade Corporate Bond Team. Previously, he was a global high yield portfolio manager and an emerging markets corporate portfolio manager at PGIM Fixed Income. Prior to that, he was a high yield portfolio manager for PGIM Fixed Income's  high yield team for six years. Mr. Wheat also spent 12 years as a credit analyst in PGIM Fixed Income's Credit Research Group, where he was responsible for the consumer products, gaming and leisure, retail, supermarkets, and textile/apparel industries. Mr. Wheat covered high yield bonds from 1998 to 2003, and investment grade issues from 1993 to 1998. Earlier, he worked for the Firm’s Financial Management Group. Mr. Wheat joined the Firm in 1988. He received a BS in Accounting and an MBA from Rider University and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.


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