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 has closed the acquisition of its first renewable energy installations in Poland from ENERTRAG, consisting of nine sites split into two projects, Dargikowo and Karlino. With these additions, Allianz now owns more than 100 wind and solar parks. Construction works for Dargikowo and Karlino have already started. The commissioning of the projects is planned for 2021 and 2022, respectively.
Participating in 9,532 (2018: 8,535) shareholder meetings over the course of 2019, AllianzGI voted against, withheld or abstained from at least one agenda item at 77% (2018: 75%) of all meetings globally. It opposed 24% (2018: 24%) of all resolutions globally.
As a long-term active investor, Allianz Global Investors devotes significant resources to fundamental research and our portfolio managers invest in companies where they see the potential to realise value on behalf of its clients.
Allianz Global Investors, one of the world’s leading active investment managers, has received an ‘A+’ from the PRI Association for its overarching approach to ESG Strategy and Governance for the third year in a row. This category encompasses ESG policies, objectives, memberships and considers how the firm promotes ESG efforts internally and externally.
As one of the leading active asset managers, Allianz Global Investors (AllianzGI) is committed to incorporating Artificial Intelligence (AI) and disruptive technology into its services to unlock asset value for clients. Its first Hackathon in Asia, taking place in Hong Kong from 9 to 11 July, has gathered some of the world’s top startups to develop customised AI solutions for the firm.