(Bloomberg) -- Pimco considered recruiting Gary Cohn, president of Goldman Sachs, as a top executive in 2013, people with knowledge of the matter said.

Cohn was on a short list of potential candidates to succeed Mohamed El-Erian as CEO, according to the people, who asked not to be identified because the talks were private. At the time, Pimco and Bill Gross were working on a succession plan that included a smaller role for Gross, who co-founded the firm in 1971, the people said.

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