Mr. Martel is a managing director in the Newport Beach office and PIMCO’s head of retirement. In this role, he oversees the development and implementation of investment strategies across the retirement market, including defined benefit, defined contribution, and global wealth management. Previously at PIMCO, he was global head of pension solutions, focusing on liability-driven investments, asset allocation, and asset-liability management strategies. Prior to joining PIMCO in 2006, he was responsible for conducting asset-liability modeling and recommending risk management strategies for pension plan sponsors at Mercer Investment Consulting. He also advised institutional clients on asset allocation, investment policy, and investment manager selection. He has 22 years of investment experience and holds an undergraduate degree in actuarial science from Laval University. Mr. Martel holds the Fellow of the Society of Actuaries (FSA) designation.