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.
Kacper is a Global Macro Portfolio Manager based in London, having joined the firm in 2016. He focuses on rates and FX across developed and emerging markets, and has particular expertise in derivatives and options. At AGI, Kacper is responsible for four strategies: he is the lead manager of Allianz Fixed Income Macro, co-lead of Allianz Strategic Bond fund and deputy on two UK based government bond strategies, Allianz Gilt Yield and Allianz Index Linked Gilt. Prior to joining Allianz, he held roles in London, Dubai and New York at Royal Bank of Scotland, National Bank of Fujairah and Bluecrest Capital Management. Kacper received a BSc (Hons) in Mathematics and Economics from the London School of Economics in 2008 and graduated with an MBA from Yale School of Management in 2016.
Listen to Head of Macro Unconstrained Fixed Income Mike Riddell and Portfolio Manager Kacper Brzezniak discuss how an unconstrained approach to assessing fixed-income opportunities could help investors navigate the current extremely low-yield environment. Mike and Kacper also address many other top-of-mind questions, including what’s the current role of sovereign debt, how to assess credit, the future of inflation, and the state of emerging-market debt.