Rick Chan is a managing director and portfolio manager in the Newport Beach office, focusing on PIMCO’s global macro hedge fund strategies and relative value trading in interest rates. He is a member of the Americas Portfolio Committee and has served as a rotating member of PIMCO's Investment Committee. Prior to joining PIMCO in 2014, he was a managing director at Merrill Lynch, trading long-dated interest rate options and structured solutions. He has 20 years of investment experience and holds an undergraduate degree in commerce with a specialization in finance from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver. Introduction to MLP Kevin, Jerry, Rick, Tim, and Greg are all good friends with Ritchie Tuazon, having crossed paths as fixed income portfolio managers in the past. Ritchie mentioned he got involved with MLP last season and had nothing but great things to say about the sport and league. We're all very excited to join in on the fun this year - and some of us have started to play pickleball at our local clubs!