Armin Sandhoevel is Chief Investment Officer (CIO) Infrastructure Equity with Allianz Global Investors, which he joined in 2012. Under his lead, the first renewable energy fund of AllianzGI was successfully put in place during the summer of 2013. Armin has been focusing on energy themes since 1994. He was previously Head of Carbon Risk, and led the risk management of renewable energy, at Dresdner Bank AG. In 2001 Armin joined the Allianz Group. From 2007 until 2013, he was CEO of Allianz Climate Solutions GmbH, where he now serves as a member of the Board of Administration. He has accumulated more than 20 years of specific expertise in investment management, emissions trading and renewable energy financing. Moreover, he is a member of the board of directors of the German Energy Agency (dena), among others. Furthermore, he advises several carbon-related funds as well as national and international institutions.