Mitchell Handa Share Add Download Print Mr. Handa is a vice president in the Newport Beach office and a portfolio manager for the quantitative portfolio group. He focuses on PIMCO’s ETFs and index replication and smart passive strategies. Prior to joining PIMCO in 2012, he was a portfolio manager and a trader for Blackrock’s model-based U.S. rates products in San Francisco. Mr. Handa started his career as an options trader on the interest-rate derivatives desk at ABN Amro in Chicago and also traded global fixed income and currencies for Barclays Global Investors Japan. He has 21 years of investment and financial services experience and holds a master’s degree in physics from the University of California, Los Angeles and a master’s degree in financial mathematics from the University of Chicago. He earned his undergraduate degree from the City University of New York.