Harald Sporleder works as a Senior Portfolio Manager European Equities, and is the Head of the Investment Style Team Hedge Fund. Since June 2007 he has been the lead manager for the European hedge fund strategy. Within the team he is mainly responsible for the macro/sector strategy. Harald started his career as a Junior Fund Manager for German stocks at Allianz Global Investors in 1996. Having occupied a number of leading positions in the German and European equity teams, he started to develop a hedge fund strategy for Allianz Global Investors at the end of 2004. Harald studied economics at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, and graduated in 1996. In 2000 he participated in the Executive Programme of Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein at INSEAD, Fontainebleau.