December 12, 2013

LOS ANGELES (Dec. 12, 2013) - UCLA Anderson School of Management today announced that Ravi Mattu, managing director and global head of analytics at PIMCO, will address this year's Master of Financial Engineering (MFE) graduates. A total of 35 students will graduate at the 2013 MFE commencement ceremony, which takes place at 2 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 13, 2013, in Korn Convocation Hall.

In addition, several faculty and student awards will be presented at the commencement ceremony. The MFE Teaching Excellence Award will be presented to UCLA Anderson Prof. Holger Kraft and the Outstanding Service Award will be presented to Lect. Teri Geske. Three student award winners - who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement and earned the highest grades on their Applied Finance Projects - will be announced at the ceremony.

The MFE program at UCLA Anderson prepares students for careers in risk management, asset management, derivative pricing, private equity, hedge funds and technical operation areas of corporate finance.

"This has been a very successful year for our program, which is more timely and attractive than ever to applicants and employers as big-data jobs grow in popularity," said Hanno Lustig, professor and faculty director of the MFE program. "We're delighted our graduates get to hear from Mattu, who has decades of expertise in management and analytics at the country's top firms."

Mattu has more than 30 years of investment experience. Prior to joining PIMCO in 2011, he was head of research and strategy for Citadel Securities and previously served as Citadel Investment Group's chief fixed income strategist. Before that, he worked at Lehman Brothers for 17 years and held a number of senior positions, including global head of equities and fixed income research, head of quantitative fixed income research and head of securitized product research.

As managing director and global head of analytics in PIMCO's Newport Beach office, Mattu oversees portfolio management analytics, client facing analytics and the asset expert team in the Advisory group.

He holds an MBA from the University of Chicago and a graduate degree from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, and received a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from GB Pant University in India.

To learn more about the MFE program, visit the program website.

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