Ms. Simmer is an executive vice president and head of global equity trading based in the New York office. She oversees execution across cash equities, equity derivatives, and equity delta one across PIMCO’s global investment platform. Prior to joining PIMCO in 2010, she was a trader focusing on equities, foreign exchange, and preferred securities for Deutsche Bank Asset Management. Previously, Ms. Simmer was a foreign exchange trading associate at ABN AMRO. She received Market Media’s WIF Excellence in Trading award in 2019 and the Women’s Bond Club Rising Star award in 2015. She has 16 years of investment experience and holds an MBA from Columbia Business School and undergraduate degrees in finance and economics as well as an international business certificate from the University of Iowa.