Mr. Pirsch is a senior portfolio manager, a senior analyst and a director with Allianz Global Investors, which he joined in 2018. He has management and research responsibilities for the Health Care team. Mr. Pirsch has 20 years of investment-industry experience. He previously worked at Aptigon Capital, Visium Asset Management, Surveyor Capital, Fred Alger Management and C.R. Bard. Before that, Mr. Pirsch was an associate director at UBS Investment Bank and an analyst at Wells Fargo. He has a B.A. in economics and international relations from Bucknell University, and an M.B.A. with a certificate in health sector management from Duke University, Fuqua School of Business. Mr. Pirsch is a CFA charterholder.
Mr. Phanitsiri is a vice president and portfolio manager on the Global Insights strategy with Allianz Global Investors, which he joined in 2010. He has worked on Global Insights since joining the firm and later became a technology research analyst. He is currently dedicated to the Global Insights portfolio management team. Mr. Phanitsiri has 19 years of investment-industry experience. Mr. Phanitsiri previously worked on private and public equity investments at Sageview Capital and Thoma Bravo Equity Partners. He has a B.S.E. in mechanical and aerospace engineering from Princeton University, and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. Mr. Phanitsiri is a CFA charterholder.