(Bloomberg) -- Bill Gross, co-founder and chief investment officer of Pimco, said the firm plans to appoint more investment deputies in the coming weeks after the departure of Mohamed El-Erian.

“I intend there to be a number of heirs apparent and for each of them to have assigned asset roles on a global basis with a global menu,” Gross said today in a telephone interview from his office in Newport Beach, California. “We’re not just bond people anymore.”

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