Bill Gross' HP Monitor

Bill Gross' HP Monitor

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This HP monitor was part of Bill Gross’s Bloomberg workstation at Pacific Investment Management (PIMCO). Gross served as one of the founders of PIMCO when it was incorporated in 1971, and went on to manage some of the largest hedge funds in the United States as PIMCO grew to manage over 1 trillion dollars in assets by 2014. He is most famous for predicting the housing bubble of 2008. He got out of mortgage backed securities and wisely invested in government bonds.
Financial managers process massive amounts of information to make their financial decisions. They often consult many electronic sources including proprietary systems like Bloomberg terminals. The monitor was accessioned along with Gross’s Bloomberg keyboard seen in object 2014.0012.02 and two BeanieBaby’s seen in 2014.0012.08 &.09.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
monitor
maker
Hewlett-Packard Company
Physical Description
plaster (overall material)
black (overall color)
Measurements
overall: 16 1/4 in x 14 1/2 in x 8 1/2 in; 41.275 cm x 36.83 cm x 21.59 cm
ID Number
2014.0012.01
catalog number
2014.0012.01
accession number
2014.0012
serial number
CNK64110TV
Credit Line
Gift of PIMCO Investments LLC through William H. Gross
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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