(Bloomberg) -- Geoffrey Johnson is the latest equities portfolio manager to leave Pimco, a departure that prompted a Morningstar analyst to reevaluate his rating.

Johnson, who is retiring as of Aug. 1, has overseen the $849 million Pimco EqS Long/Short Fund, which takes positions in stocks he selected, since its 2003 inception at his previous firm. John Devir, who has worked at Pimco since 2011, and Benjamin Strom, who joined in 2013, will take over, according to a July 22 filing by the Newport Beach, California-based firm.

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