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.
Christiaan is Senior Economist, Asia Pacific with Allianz Global Investors. He joined the firm in 2018 and is based in Hong Kong. As a member of the Global Economics & Strategy team, Christiaan is responsible for regional economics and strategy research. He works closely with the investment and sales teams in Hong Kong, Singapore and other offices across Asia to present the firm's views to regional clients. Christiaan has had an extensive financial career as a macro specialist, previously working for Credit Suisse, J.P. Morgan and Goldman Sachs in a variety of roles – including as an economist, a foreign-exchange sales representative and a credit analyst. He has a B.Sc. in economics from the Wharton School and a B.A. in economics from the School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania. He also has an M.A. in international relations from the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University.