As a truly global manager, we employ specialized teams across centers of competence in the US,Europe and Asia
24% AUM in Equity
€ 120 Billion AUM as at 31 December 2018
We offer a well-rounded suite of equity investment strategies with disciplined investment processes and a meticulous focus on risk management.
Driven by our conviction that insight and understanding are key to investment success, our equity strategies place great importance on the value of research and the sharing of intellectual capital all with an eye on managing risk.
Allianz Global Investors offers a full range of actively managed equity strategies that cover global, regional, developed and emerging markets, as well as varied market-capitalization options and investment styles. Our lineup is designed to support a wide scope of investment opportunities and financial goals. While the objectives for each strategy may differ, they all employ a thoughtful and disciplined investment process, with a meticulous focus on risk management. We believe that taking managed risks can help generate returns.
Our portfolio managers draw on our deep network of economists, strategists and analysts and can employ the investigative-research capabilities of Grassroots® 1 Research to identify compelling market opportunities. This global, team-based approach allows us to make informed investment decisions for our clients by applying the collective experience and knowledge of all our resources and research platforms.
1. Grassroots® Research is a division of Allianz Global Investors that commissions investigative research for asset-management professionals. Research data used to generate Grassroots® Research reports are received from reporters and Field Force investigators who work as independent, third-party research providers, supplying research that is paid for by commissions generated by trades executed on behalf of clients.
In a late-cycle economy, asset-class returns tend to be modest, suggesting a difficult environment for passive portfolios that merely track an index. Moreover, as central-bank stimulus is withdrawn, passive investors could be further hurt by rising volatility and falling correlations. It all adds up to an environment that could provide attractive opportunities for active investors.
While Europe faces its own share of political uncertainty, many of its headwinds are similar to those faced by capital markets around the world – not specific to Europe. In fact, with trade wars hurting the US and China, and with the Fed in danger of overreaching, European equities may be in a strong relative position.
Determining the true value of a company has rarely been an easy task, but low interest rates, rising political uncertainty and rapid technological change are all significantly affecting valuation assessments. One of the best solutions available to investors, in our view, is the CAPE or Shiller P/E ratio.