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A Pacific Investment Management Company LLC (PIMCO) advertisement is displayed on a building in Hong Kong, China, on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013. Pacific Investment Management Co.’s Bill Gross raised the percentage of Treasuries and other U.S. government-related debt in his flagship fund in October after the Federal Reserve unexpectedly maintained its bond purchases ©Bloomberg
World’s largest fixed income manager tries to ease the pressure on its troubled bond operations
02 Jul 2014, Chicago, Illinois, USA --- Bill Gross, co-founder and co-chief investment officer of Pacific Investment Management Company (PIMCO), speaks at the Morningstar Investment Conference in Chicago, Illinois, in this June 19, 2014 file photo. Gross' Pimco Total Return Fund, the world's largest bond fund, posted $4.5 billion in net outflows in June, marking its 14th straight month of investor withdrawals despite improving performance, Morningstar data showed on July 2, 2014. REUTERS/Jim Young/Files (UNITED STATES - Tags: BUSINESS) --- Image by © JIM YOUNG/Reuters/Corbis
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