Ying Gao Quantitative Research Analyst, Client Analytics Share Add Download Print Dr. Gao is a vice president in the client analytics group in the Newport Beach office. Her primary areas of focus are financial modeling, asset allocation and risk management. Prior to joining PIMCO in 2009, Dr. Gao worked with the fixed income portfolio management department at Principal Global Investors and the capital markets group at Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines. She has 11 years of investment experience and holds a Ph.D. in economics from Iowa State University. She earned her master’s and undergraduate degrees in finance from Zhejiang University in China. She is also a certified Financial Risk Manager (FRM).