Mr. Szalay is a senior vice president, account manager, and specialist in the defined contribution (DC) practice in the New York office. Prior to rejoining PIMCO in 2022, he was a director and senior investment strategist for BlackRock’s retirement solutions team, where he helped design and distribute custom and off-the-shelf target date funds. Additionally, he served as a thought leader on fixed income, lifecycle investing, and retirement income. Before BlackRock, Mr. Szalay was with PIMCO for six years, focusing on institutional consultant relations. He has 17 years of investment experience and holds an undergraduate degree from the University at Albany. He is also a CFA charterholder and CAIA charterholder.