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.
Mr. Chang is CIO Taiwan with Allianz Global Investors, which he joined in 2012. Before joining the firm, he was CIO China with Franklin Templeton and the CIO of BNP Paribas' joint venture in Shanghai, where he managed the firm's flagship China fund. Before that, Mr. Chang was the Head of Research at ING Barings and Merrill Lynch in Taiwan, and an analyst and portfolio manager with Martin Currie Investment Management in Edinburgh. He began his career as a financial journalist at a leading local press agency in Taiwan. Mr. Chang has a B.A. in journalism from National Chengchi University, an M.A. in communication policy from City University, London, and an M.B.A. from the London Business School.