Richard Spencer, CFA
Head of Funds & Co-Investments
Richard Spencer is the Head of Barings’ Funds & Co-Investments platform and a member of the leadership team. Rick has worked in the industry since 1986 and his experience has encompassed a number of positions at the firm including Head of Fixed Income Restructuring Practice, Co-Head of Private Placements and Co-Head of Mezzanine and Private Equity. He served as Vice President of Babson Capital Corporate Investors and Babson Capital Participation Investors, two public closed–end funds, and from 2000-2016, Rick served as a 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.