Dr. Mikhail Krayzler is a portfolio manager for the Allianz Volatility Strategy and a Director within the Multi Asset Alternatives team at Allianz Global Investors, which he joined in 2009. In his current role, Mikhail is primarily responsible for developing investment strategies in the liquid alternatives space as well as in the asset life area. Mikhail has along-standing experience in derivatives and quantitative finance both in industry and academia. He has a Ph.D. in mathematical finance from Technical University of Munich, an M.Sc. in finance and information management from Technical University of Munich and a B.Sc. in applied mathematics and informatics from Nizhny Novgorod State Technical University. Mikhail is a frequent speaker at conferences and seminars on risk and investment management topics. In 2012 Mikhail was awarded the 1st Gauss-prize of the German Society of Actuaries and the German Association for Insurance and Financial Mathematics for his work on Variable Annuities.