Mohamed El-Erian, the former chief executive of Pimco, has taken to Twitter to express his views to the world, but he said on Monday he wants to steer clear of the drama surrounding his falling out with co-founder Bill Gross for now.
In his first phone interview since leaving the world’s largest bond fund, El-Erian declined to discuss what he thought about reports that a clash with Gross led to his resignation. He also would not discuss Gross’ comments questioning his investment record, or Gross’ allegation that he was trying to “undermine” him.
Sources close to El-Erian have said the 55-year-old executive was sad about the turn of events that saw one of the strongest partnerships in the investment world end abruptly.
Earlier this month, the sources said, he postponed his own farewell party, suggesting to colleagues and friends that he did not want things to become awkward for his guests, and out of respect for the tense situation at Pimco.
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