PIMCO, a leading global investment management firm, has hired Michael Cogswell as a Senior Vice President in the firm’s Retirement Solutions Team.

“Michael has substantial experience in the development of products for retirement income, particularly solutions that provide some element of longevity protection,” said Wendy Cupps, a Managing Director in the Newport Beach office and Head of PIMCO’s Product Management Group.

“This hire significantly adds to PIMCO’s retirement solutions team and demonstrates our continuing commitment to retirement income solutions, an increasingly important market as advisors and institutions look for innovative income products to help tens of millions of Americans manage their retirement savings,” said Cupps.

Cogswell will report to Tom Streiff, Executive Vice President, Retirement Solutions.

Cogswell comes from Genworth Financial, where he was deeply involved in the development and launch of variable annuity and retirement income products for both retail and institutional clients. Prior to Genworth, Cogswell worked in roles involving the development and management of insurance and retirement products for Sun Life Financial and Merrill Lynch’s Retirement and Insurance Groups. He earned his BA in Economics from the College of the Holy Cross, a law degree from the University of Virginia and a LLM (Taxation) from Georgetown University.