Alfred T. Murata is a managing director and portfolio manager at Pimco's Newport Beach office, managing income-oriented, multi-sector credit, opportunistic and securitised strategies. Prior to joining Pimco in 2001, he researched and implemented exotic equity and interest rate derivatives at Nikko Financial Technologies. He has 18 years of investment experience and holds a Ph.D. in engineering economic systems and operations research from Stanford University. He also earned a J.D. from Stanford Law School and is a member of the State Bar of California.