Melody-S.-Rollins-DownesMelody Rollins is an executive vice president and head of U.S. institutional client management for Pacific Investment Management Company LLC (PIMCO), a global investment management firm with almost $2 trillion in assets under management. As an institutional client strategist, she has worked with corporate, multi-employer, and public pension plan sponsors as well as foundations, endowments and healthcare institutions to deliver customized investment solutions. Prior to her current role, she was head of the corporate client practice in New York.

In addition to her client and management responsibilities, Melody is a member of PIMCO’s Inclusion and Diversity Committee and on the Board of the PIMCO Foundation. Prior to joining PIMCO in 2001, Melody held positions in debt capital markets and liability management at Salomon Brothers and Deutsche Bank. She has 19 years of investment experience and holds an MBA with a focus on financial engineering from MIT Sloan. She received her undergraduate degree in economics from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service. Melody holds both the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) designations.