Mr. Blute is a managing director and head of PIMCO’s global wealth management business in EMEA. Previously, he served as both the head of PIMCO’s Munich office and as the head of the firm’s product strategy group in EMEA. He is a founding member and head of PIMCO PRIDE across the region. Mr. Blute joined PIMCO in 2000 as an institutional account manager at the firm’s headquarters in Newport Beach. He holds an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and an undergraduate degree from the University of Arizona. He also holds the certified public accountant designation.