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.
Andreas Fruschki is Head of Thematic Equity. He is responsible for research focused on global themes and also oversees various thematic funds for Allianz Global Investors, which he joined in 2005. As PM, he manages the Allianz Global Thematica and AllianzGI Water strategies. Previously, he headed the European Equity Research Department of AllianzGI. He has 15 years of investment-industry experience.
Andreas has an M.B.A., focused on investment management, from the University of Western Sydney. He also has a law degree from Humboldt University, Berlin, and passed his judicial bar exam in 2004.
Mr. Fruschki is a CFA charterholder.
The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) reflect a global consensus on the most urgent environmental and societal issues. A new crop of investments built around the SDGs are helping investors to direct capital into potential growth companies, while also addressing the biggest issues facing the planet.
With rising population and changing lifestyles, drinking water supplies are under increasing pressure. More investment in an increasingly outdated water infrastructure is needed to make more efficient and effective use of this valuable resource.
The exceptionally hot summer afflicting large parts of the planet has highlighted the precariousness of a finite resource – clean, consumable water – that we too often take for granted. By helping to bridge the gap between water supply and demand, investors can help address a critical structural problem while adding growth potential to their portfolios.