Bill Gross

Who?If George Soros, whose fund threw Gross a couple of nickels earlier this week, had any doubts about his investment with the former Pimco CEO, they have been assuaged. Not only has Gross pledged his undying stewardship of Soros’s capital but he’s promised to watch over the money 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, no matter what. Should Soros have any questions, any questions at all, he should feel free, nay, encouraged to give Bill a call, day or night (obviously it goes without saying that Gross has assigned him a special ringtone and programmed Soros’s number to ring through regardless of any Do Not Disturb settings). Read more »

bill grossThe compensation committee keeps the minutes of its meetings private, but considering that Gross far surpassed any expectations parent company Allianz might’ve set in the aforementioned areas, it seems obvious crows1 and alienation figured significantly in his 2013 pay. Read more »

Who?The maestro’s former fund still exists, as the company will demonstrate today. Sure, it’s trading with a lot less money. But it’s a survivor, and it’s even doing basically the same stuff that Gross did before he quit before he could be fired pursued a new opportunity in Denver. Read more »

bill grossWhen Mr Gross expressed frustration with his company and suggested he may be looking for a new berth, Mr Weil promised to “move heaven and earth” to accommodate him at Janus. At the moment, that means furnishing a permanent office to Mr Gross’s liking in Newport Beach, California, just yards from Pimco. Rather than giving him a large team to manage and a desk on an open plan trading floor, Mr Gross will work behind a closed door. The aim is to prevent the kinds of outbursts that upset many Pimco staff. Mr Weil says he “wouldn’t dispute” the characterisation that Mr Gross has to be managed with kid gloves. “Bill likes quiet time to think, and our job is to make this fun and successful for Bill so he does it for a long time.” [FT, related, related, related]

bill grossMay 2014: “…during a meeting of about 20 Pimco executives at the firm’s investment committee, Mr. Gross halted Jeremie Banet, a French-born executive vice president and portfolio manager, while he was sharing his views. “I never understand what you’re saying,” Mr. Gross said, according to people in the room. “Ever.” A day after the exchange, Mr. Banet announced his resignation and said he planned to operate a food truck selling croque-monsieur sandwiches in Los Angeles. In an email, Mr. Banet said there was no connection between the meeting and his departure from Pimco. He said he has “enormous respect and admiration for Bill Gross.” September 2014: “Bill Gross is joining Janus Capital Group, effective September 29.” October 2014: “PIMCO has hired Jeremie Banet, who previously worked for the firm and will return as an Executive Vice President and Portfolio Manager for real return strategies, including Treasury Inflation Protected Securities (TIPS).” [WSJ, CNBC, Pimco via Matt]

  • 23 Oct 2014 at 5:54 PM

Janus Warns Shareholders On Effects Of Hurricane Bill

bill_gross_mustache3Luring the Triple Crown of Newport Beach to Denver comes at a cost. Read more »

  • 17 Oct 2014 at 2:58 PM

So This Is Still Happening

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Earlier: Fox Business Senior Boombox Correspondent Infiltrates Pimco Trading Floor