Vasant Naik Head of Asset Allocation Research Share Add Download Print Mr. Naik is an executive vice president in the London office and global head of empirical research for the portfolio management analytics group. Prior to joining PIMCO in 2011, he was managing director and head of the quantitative strategies group in fixed income research at Nomura International. Previously, he was with Lehman Brothers. Before entering the financial sector, Mr. Naik was a faculty member in finance at the Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver. He has 19 years of investment and financial services experience and holds his Ph.D. in finance from the University of California, Berkeley. He also earned a postgraduate diploma in management from the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore and a bachelor of commerce degree from Gujarat University.