OCMBA is honored to have renowned investment professional Mark Kiesel of PIMCO present to us again, "Investment Outlook in Highly Volatile Times." 


The Center Club or Orange County
650 Town Center Drive
Costa Mesa, California

Driving Directions:

Located across from the Segerstrom Center

Valet Parking free at the Center Club

Event Details

Two years ago, Mark spoke about "Investing in a Trump Economy" just one
month into the new presidency. Now in 2019, there seems to be even more
uncertainty: A divided congress, the Government shutdown, potential trade wars, the collapse of the Brexit proposal, higher interest rates, slower GDP growth and the possibility of impeachment have contributed to large volatility in the stock market. Come hear Mark's perspectives on what it all means for the Investment Outlook for this coming year.

Dress Code: Business casual attire - no jeans or shorts
Hosts: The Wharton, Stanford and Darden Alumni Clubs of Southern California 


  • Early Bird: $30 if you register by Feb 14
  • Reg. Registration: $40 by Feb 19
  • Onsite/Day of: $50 (if space is available- credit card only)

Tray passed Hors D'Oeuvres will be served.

Cash Bar (bar accepts credit cards only)

Free Valet parking at Center Club included


Register Online

Register early as this event has sold out the last 3 times!
Attendance at OCMBA events is exclusively for the alumni of the 15 member business schools and their guests.

Deadline: 2/19/2019

Speaker Profiles

Mark Kiesel (Speaker) '96

Mr. Kiesel is PIMCO's CIO Global Credit and a Managing Director in the Newport Beach office. He is a member of the Investment Committee, a generalist portfolio manager and the global head of corporate bond portfolio management, with oversight for the firm's investment grade, high yield, bank loan, municipal and insurance business as well as credit research. Morningstar named him Fixed-Income Fund Manager of the Year in 2012 and a finalist in both 2010 and 2017. He has written extensively on the topic of global credit markets, founded the firm's Global Credit Perspectives publication and regularly appears in the financial media. He joined PIMCO in 1996 and previously served as PIMCO's global head of investment grade corporate bonds and as a senior credit analyst. He has 26 years of investment experience and holds an MBA from the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business and an undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan.


Jerry Kornblau