PIMCO Advisory, a division within global investment management firm PIMCO, hired an asset-backed securities (ABS) research veteran to work in its structured finance division. Rod Dubitsky joins PIMCO Advisory -- which analyzes, designs and manages complex asset-liability solutions -- as an executive vice president and global structured finance specialist. "Rod has extensive experience in the ABS market and his addition to our team further strengthens PIMCO Advisory's unique ability to provide customized analysis and advisory solutions for our clients," said Richard Weil, managing director and global head of PIMCO Advisory, in a corporate release. He previously served as managing director, head of ABS research at international financial services firm Credit Suisse. There, he took the lead research role covering bonds backed by loans including mortgages. He also worked as a senior analyst at Moody's Investor Services. Write to Diana Golobay.