Mr. Risa is an executive vice president in the New York office and leads structured products analytics. Prior to joining PIMCO in 2011, he was with C12 Capital and Andrew Davidson. From 2000 to 2008 Mr. Risa was at Lehman Brothers, where he covered commercial, non-agency and agency mortgage modeling prior to heading the structured product quantitative research group. Previously he was at IMI Bank in Luxembourg. He has 21 years of investment experience and holds a Ph.D. in finance from Columbia University. He received an undergraduate degree from LUISS University in Rome.