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Avi Sharon, PhD

Executive Vice President and Product Strategist, PIMCO

Putting Retirement Research into Perspective and Practic

Three of the nation's top retirement researchers will discuss asset allocation and spending strategies in retirement, and explore how, despite having seemingly different points of view, advisors can put their research into practice.



Dr. Sharon is an executive vice president and product strategist based in the New York office. He is responsible for broad business management as well as developing and leading strategic initiatives aimed at driving growth within the traditional product franchise. Prior to joining PIMCO in 2018, he was a principal at Blackstone, where he helped launch the firm’s retail alternatives initiative. Previously, he was a managing director at Alliance Bernstein, where he ran multi-asset product management, led wealth management group research and marketing and was interim head of investor relations for the firm. He has 21 years of investment and financial services experience and holds a Ph.D. from Boston University. He received an undergraduate degree from Emory University in Atlanta.