Geraldine Sundstrom – Pimco managing director 

To commemorate the College’s bicentenary in 2023, we’re showcasing 200 ‘Birkbeck Effects’ which capture the incredible stories of our vibrant and diverse community, highlighting their achievements and impact on the world. 

Geraldine Sundstrom

Geraldine Sundstrom is a managing director and portfolio manager at investment management firm PIMCO, the world’s biggest bond fund manager and a passionate advocate for increasing the visibility and empowerment of women in finance and committed to building a portfolio of investments that support a green recovery.     

She is a prominent figure in the hedge fund industry and was formerly a partner and portfolio manager at Brevan Howard Asset Management LLP, where she was responsible for leading the Emerging Markets Strategies Fund, which invests in interest rates, currencies and bonds. With over twenty years investment experience, Geraldine has also held positions at Moore Capital and Citigroup.  

She has been referred to as “The Hedgefund Superstar”, by the London Evening Standard and “the most prominent woman in the famously secretive world of hedge funds” by The Times. Geraldine has said that she follows the motto of “winning by not losing” when it comes to managing investor portfolios. 

Geraldine graduated with an MSc in Finance from Birkbeck in 1998 and in 2010 received the 100 Women in Hedge Funds European Industry Leadership Award. 


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