AllianzGI bolsters equity team in London

29.08.2023 |  Allianz Global Investors (AllianzGI), a leading global active asset manager, announced today the appointment of Kayvan Vahid as Head of Equity Europe Core & Value.

Kayvan will be based in London, and report to Jörg De Vries-Hippen, Head of Investments Equity Europe. Kayvan will lead AllianzGI’s efforts to strengthen and expand its capabilities in the fundamentally-managed European Core and Value space, a key segment for its clients. Kayvan’s expertise will complement AllianzGI’s experience in the Value space and help establish Core & Value as an additional pillar of the AllianzGI Equity platform. 

Jörg De Vries-Hippen, Head of Investments Equity Europe, Allianz Global Investors, commented:

“The addition of Kayvan to the team will further strengthen our capabilities in European core and value investing, an area we know is of key importance to our clients. Kayvan’s investment approach, particularly his experience in value investing, will compliment the existing team whilst bringing a fresh perspective to our existing approach and client solutions.”

Virginie Maisonneuve, Global CIO, Equity, Allianz Global Investors, said:

“We are pleased to add someone of Kayvan’s calibre to our Equities team. He brings with him extensive knowledge and understanding of European Equities and Value investing and will further enhance our expertise in this area. Working closely with colleagues across the Equities platform, I am sure Kayvan will help unlock new and exciting opportunities for our clients.”

Kayvan’s hire is the latest step in the strengthening of AllianzGI’s Equities team in London, which this year has seen the hire of Giles Money as CIO, Global Sustainability/SRI Equity team, the promotion of Rajnish Kumar to the newly created role of Head of Investment Technology and AI, Investment Platform, and the establishment of a team of US equity analysts.

Kayvan Vahid spent over 20 years at UBS Asset Management (UBS) and most recently was Deputy Head of Global Value Equity and Head of European Mid Cap Equities at UBS Asset Management (UBS AM) in London.  In his role he was responsible for managing a range of institutional and retail funds across global, European and UK equity mandates. Prior to those positions, he was portfolio manager for European Small and Mid-Caps and European Equities Research Analyst at UBS AM. Kayvan holds a BSc (Hons) in Economics & Econometrics from the University of Nottingham. Kayvan is 46 years old. He is also a CFA charter holder.


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