Pimco: Bill Gross Can't Hurt Us Anymore

The firm claims to have picked up the pieces and moved on with its life, following the departure of Bill "I'm like Secretariat out there" Gross.
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Last year’s departure of Gross, Pimco’s co-founder, extended a record period of outflows from its funds, already battered by low interest rates and mediocre returns. Assets in the Pimco Total Return Fund, which Gross managed, have plunged to $101 billion from a high of $293 billion in April 2013. [...] “I think we have overcome the Bill Gross effect,” Wemmer said. “I think we are now in the tactical or strategic reallocation of monies by our customers.” [Bloomberg]

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