Manny Roman

An exceptional interest in the scientific understanding of the way people think and act has prompted Emmanuel “Manny” Roman, ’87, to make a significant investment to support the Center for Decision Research (CDR) at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. In recognition of Roman’s generosity, the center will now be named the Roman Family Center for Decision Research.

Roman, a University of Chicago Trustee since 2015, is CEO of Pacific Investment Management Company (PIMCO), one of the world’s premier fixed income investment managers, based in Newport Beach, California.

“Working for PIMCO has been the pinnacle of my career. I am grateful to work with so many bright people, in an environment where we actively challenge thinking and explore ideas to help us reach the best decisions,” said Roman. “It’s a privilege to be able to expand on PIMCO’s investment with the CDR, as well as extend my personal long-term commitment to Chicago Booth. My longtime friend Richard Thaler and I have shared many engaging conversations about human behavior and decision-making, and as the CEO of PIMCO, it’s pushed me to test, challenge, and explore. I hope that this new chapter continues to spark lifelong learning and innovation around decision-making.”

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