Bill Gross

Pimco

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Long ago, when bond investors were anonymous types who hid in the shadows while their equity counterparts basked in the glow of publicity, one fund manager proved the exception – Bill Gross, the boss of Pimco, the West Coast US fixed-income asset manager.

Gross was – and still is – one of a kind. He was a bond investor who was never unafraid to express an opinion. He published them on the web, he broadcast them on TV, and he was the first port of call for any journalist looking for a heavy-hittin