Krishnamoorthy Narasimhan is an executive vice president and portfolio manager in the Newport Beach office of PIMCO, focusing on special situations and alternative assets. Previously, he was global head of the portfolio management asset expert group. Prior to joining PIMCO in 2010, he was the head of CRE/CMBS/Other esoteric asset class valuation in the credit advisory group of Algorithmics, a subsidiary of Fitch. Mr. Narasimhan also worked as a strategist at J.P. Morgan, and in the Quantitative Financial Research Group at Fitch Ratings. He was also an adjunct professor at Baruch College, CUNY and the University of Maryland. Mr. Narasimhan has worked on and written several publications on modeling credit risk across a variety of assets classes including corporate, sovereign and structured credit products. Before starting his investment career, he was on the faculty of the finance department at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He holds a Ph.D. in finance from Duke University.