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Bill Gross is the Lead Portfolio Manager responsible for managing the Janus Global Unconstrained Bond strategy and is a member of the Janus Global Macro Fixed Income leadership team. Mr. Gross also serves as an integral member of the Janus Capital Group Global Allocation Committee focused on the expansion of the firm’s global asset allocation business. He is based in Newport Beach, California.

Mr. Gross co-founded PIMCO in 1971 and served as managing director and Chief Investment Officer until joining Janus in 2014. Throughout his career, Mr. Gross has received numerous awards including Morningstar Fixed Income Manager of the Decade for 2000–2009 and Fixed Income Manager of the Year for 1998, 2000 and 2007. He became the first portfolio manager inducted into the Fixed Income Analysts Society’s Hall of Fame in 1996 and received the Bond Market Association’s Distinguished Service Award in 2000. In 2011, Institutional Investor magazine awarded him the Money Management Lifetime Achievement Award. He is a renowned expert within the bond market and is at the forefront of thought leadership on the subject of fixed income investing. He is also author of the books, Everything You’ve Heard About Investing is Wrong and Bill Gross on Investing.

Mr. Gross holds an undergraduate degree from Duke University and an MBA from the Anderson School of Management at the University of California, Los Angeles. He has 45 years of financial industry experience.

“The generosity and empathy the Gross' have shown over the years for such humanitarian causes are not a surprise to us, as we have come to know that this is simply part of their nature. We have never met a couple more willing to share their blessings with others than Sue and Bill Gross. To be counted among their friends is an honor. Please join the Gross' efforts by participating strongly in this exciting auction event.”

– Charles F. Shreve and Tracy L. Carey