Jackie Hunt has become “one of the most important women in global finance,” as Bloomberg Markets reports. The trained accountant now manages more than $2 trillion of assets, heading Allianz Global Investors and Pacific Investment Management Company since July. She has little experience in money management, and she’s replacing legendary co-founder Bill Gross – a tall order, but she’s seen early success. She helped poach a hedge fund veteran from Man Group to become Pimco’s CEO, while Pacific Investment Management Co. under her watch has ended three years of heavy losses and seen its first net inflows since 2013.
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