Allianz Global Investors, one of the world’s leading active asset managers, announced today the appointment of Matt Christensen as Global Head of Sustainable and Impact Investing. In this role, he will accelerate the growth of Impact Investing as part of the company’s growing private markets platform; lead the continued integration of ESG factors across AllianzGI’s existing range of public markets products, including stewardship activities; and support the development of new SRI products.
Allianz Global Investors has a distinctive lineup of actively managed fixed-income strategies managed by experienced investment teams with deep knowledge of the markets in which they invest. Each teams' portfolios are designed to deliver performance and manage risks while seeking to provide our clients with the income they demand.
While each investment team is responsible for its own investment decisions and maintaining its distinct investment process, the teams are part of our global investment platform and benefit from sharing proprietary research and timely investment ideas.
We offer a wide range of fixed-income investments, including global and single-country strategies; developed- and emerging-market investments; systematic strategies; high-yield and convertible strategies; and more.
AllianzGI's global fixed income capability has been further strengthened in 2016 by the acquisition of Rogge Global Partners, the UK-based global fixed-income specialist and in 2017 by the addition of a US team to further diversify our asset mix.
Continued uncertainty means the ECB continues to put the normalisation of its monetary policy on hold. Any rate hikes remain a long way off, but the 6 June meeting will see the Bank present revised economic forecasts in light of the current low inflation environment.
Our Asia investment experts and European clients recently met in Berlin for our 11th annual Asia Conference. We think the world’s most dynamic region holds fundamental attractiveness for investors – even amid current trade tensions.
Thanks to positive macroeconomic news, China’s resilient growth and room to cut rates in India and Indonesia, the outlook for Asia-Pacific risk assets is good. Corporate bonds, emerging-market debt and dividend-paying stocks can play a critical role for investors in search of income potential.