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 believes that active asset allocation aimed at capturing excess returns when markets rally and reducing risk during times of market stress can help deliver improved outcomes for investors.
For more than two decades, Allianz Global Investors’ Multi Asset Group has used an approach that combines a systematic assessment with the insights of fundamental analysis with the dual objective of mitigating risks and enhancing return potential. The Multi Asset team manages a wide range of investment strategies, including Global Tactical Asset Allocation, Risk Management Overlay, Target Date/Target Risk, Liability Driven Investments, Multi Asset Liquid Alternatives, Risk Parity and Tail Risk Hedging. In each case, Allianz Global Investors seeks to improve outcomes for its investors through a rigorous investment process and advanced risk-management methods.
Much like last year's underdog, the stock markets faced some obstacles going into 2019—plenty that would give them reason to extend their end-of-2018 slide. But also like the Cinderella team, stock markets overcame adversity and rallied last month, continuing to build on their impressive gains since the start of the year.