Michael Surowiecki Share Add Download Print Mr. Surowiecki is an executive vice president and portfolio manager on the European rates desk, with a focus on interest rate derivatives. He previously served as head of the European quantitative strategies desk and was also a member of the rates analytics group. Prior to rejoining PIMCO in 2011, Mr. Surowiecki worked as a proprietary trader on the principal strategies desk at BNP Paribas Fortis. Before that, he was responsible for trading exotic and vanilla interest rate products in U.S.dollars, euros and pound sterling at Fortis Bank. He has 16 years of investment experience and holds a master's degree in financial engineering from the University of California, Berkeley as well as an undergraduate degree from Lehigh University.