Mr. Mikaelian is a senior vice president and portfolio risk manager in the Newport Beach office, focusing on hedge funds and alternative investment vehicles. He was previously a quantitative research analyst, focusing on analytics for commodities and real return investments, covering PIMCO's commodities hedge fund among other funds. He was also a researcher/developer focusing on risk modeling within portfolio analytics. Prior to joining PIMCO in 2013, he worked on the financial engineering team at Societe Generale, where he structured and priced exotic payoffs linked to interest rates. He has 12 years of investment experience and holds a master's degree in financial mathematics from the University of Chicago. He received undergraduate and master's degrees in statistics from ENSAE ParisTech.