Pioneer Investments today announced that Howard Weiss has been named Associate Portfolio Manager of Pioneer Multi-Asset Real Return Fund (PMARX), effective May 1, 2012. Howard joins current managers Michele Garau and Kenneth J. Taubes, who have served as Portfolio Managers on the fund since its inception in May 2010. “Howard has proven himself to be an important contributor to the Pioneer Multi-Asset Real Return Fund,” said Taubes, who is also Chief Investment Officer, U.S. “He is a sharp analyst with an excellent ability to evaluate individual securities and sectors. He performs rigorous and disciplined research across all market sectors and is a valued resource across our equity and fixed income departments,” Taubes added. Weiss has seven years of industry experience. He joined Pioneer in 2007 and served as an Associate Portfolio Manager and Large Cap Core Equity Analyst until 2010, primarily supporting Pioneer Fund, Pioneer Equity Income Fund and related institutional strategies with aggregate assets of approximately $14 billion. In that role, he evaluated investment opportunities across a wide range of sectors and industries. From October 2010 until August 2011, Weiss worked for Citadel Investment Group, LLC as an analyst within Surveyor Capital Group, their wholly-owned hedge fund seed capital program. He rejoined Pioneer in 2011 and began supporting Pioneer Multi-Asset Real Return Fund. Prior to Pioneer, between 2005 and 2007, Weiss was a Vice President at Bank of America within the Investment Management Solutions group, as well as the Corporate Development and Business Strategy team. From 2003 to 2005, he was an Asset/Liability analyst at Darling Consulting Group, where he worked on risk analysis for banking clients. He has a B.S. in Finance from Pennsylvania State University, and a Master of Science in Finance and a Master of Business Administration from the Carroll Graduate School of Management at Boston College. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst.