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.
David is a managing director and Head of Global High Yield with Allianz Global Investors; he joined the firm in 2016 following the acquisition and integration of Rogge Global Partners, which he joined in 2009. David is responsible for overseeing the global high yield and multi-asset credit strategies. While working at Rogge Global Partners, David was Head of Global High Yield; before that, he held various senior credit market, research and trading roles at Citigroup, UBS and Hambros Bank. David has a B.A. with honors in geography from University College London and an M.B.A. from Cass Business School, City, University of London. He holds the Financial Conduct Authority CF 30 license and the Associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers designation.
In this episode of The Investment Intelligence Podcast, David Newman, CIO Global High Yield, discusses the outlook for the high-yield market in times of pandemic, and explains how large spread differentials between “Fallen Angels” and comparably rated high-yield bonds translate into opportunities.