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.
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.
Brexit negotiations will be the biggest factor in whether the Bank of England changes its monetary policy – which means the BoE will likely be driven by politics for the next few months. Don’t expect a rate hike at the central bank’s November meeting, but inflation, the labour market and the UK budget could all affect the BoE’s future decisions.