Spencer Rhodes is Alternative Investments Global Business Manager at Allianz Global Investors. Alternative Investments at AllianzGI and consists of the following strategies: Equity Long/Short, Merger Arbitrage, Options Trading, Commodities, Volatility, Global Macro, Absolute Return Bonds, Private Debt, Infrastructure Debt, and Infrastructure Equity. Before joining AllianzGI in July 2013, Spencer was Head of Business Development and Chief Operating Officer at Tradewinds Investment Management LP, a hedge fund firm based in San Francisco. Previously, he held a number of positions at BlackRock. Spencer earned BA (honors) and MBA degrees from Harvard University, as well as the industry designations Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) and Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA).