Richard Spencer, CFA
Managing Director, Diversified Alternative Equity
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Richard Spencer is a Managing Director within Barings’ Diversified Alternative Equity platform, serving as a member of the Investment Committee and Valuation Committee. He supports investment activity across private equity and real assets and has portfolio management responsibilities for the platforms largest account. Rick has worked in the industry since 1986, his experience has encompassed a number of positions at the firm including Head of the Fixed Income Restructuring Practice, Co-Head of Private Placements, founding Co-Head of the Mezzanine, and Private Equity Group, and, most recently, Head of the newly formed GP Financings platform. He has served as Vice President of two public closed-end funds, Babson Capital Corporate Investors and Babson Capital Participation Investors, Managing Partner for 4 mezzanine and private equity funds, the Tower Square Series, and from 2000-2016, Rick served as Barings sole voting member on the investment committee for a group of absolute return funds co-managed with Tennenbaum Capital Partners. Richard holds a B.A. in Economics and History from Bucknell University, an M.B.A. from the State University of New York at Buffalo and is a member of the CFA Institute.