Mr. Duko is an executive vice president and portfolio manager in the Newport Beach office focusing on U.S. leveraged finance, including bank loans and collateralized loan obligations (CLOs), high yield, and multi-sector credit strategies. Prior to rejoining PIMCO in 2023, he was at Ares Management, where he was a partner and portfolio manager responsible for managing U.S. bank loan credit strategies. He was at PIMCO from 2011–2018, managing bank loan portfolios and responsible for secondary loan trading across all sectors. Previously, he held roles at Lord Abbett, Nomura Corporate Research and Asset Management (NCRAM), and ING Pilgrim Research. He has 25 years of investment experience and holds an undergraduate degree in finance from Arizona State University.