We are pleased to introduce The Investment Intelligence Podcast, where experts discuss all things investing, from recent market developments, to strategy, sustainable investing, asset allocation, risk management and more.

Mark Wade

Mark Wade

Head of Sustainability Research and Stewardship at Allianz Global Investors

Listen to Head of Sustainability Research and Stewardship Mark Wade discuss how the recently announced new climate targets by the European Union will impact the geopolitical debate ahead of the UN’s 2021 Climate Change Conference as well as influence how corporations and investors adapt to a quickly changing regulatory landscape. Also: As sustainable investing continues to gain momentum, how should market participants consider incorporating it into investment models?

Jim Dudnick

Jim Dudnick

CFA, Director, Portfolio Manager

Listen to fixed-income portfolio manager Jim Dudnick discuss why he thinks that Fed Chairman Jay Powell deserves a place in the “central bank Hall of Fame,” and how Powell’s management and communication style has provided the Fed plenty of options to normalize monetary policy depending on how growth and inflation evolve. Also: What does this Fed “optionality” mean to fixed-income investors and portfolios?

Mike Riddell 

Mike Riddell

Senior Fixed Income Portfolio Manager

Kacper Brzezniak

Kacper Brzezniak

Portfolio Manager

Listen to Head of Macro Unconstrained Fixed Income Mike Riddell and Portfolio Manager Kacper Brzezniak discuss the outlook for global inflation in light of massive fiscal and monetary stimuli due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Mike and Kacper tackle many top-of-mind questions for investors today, including: Are long-term inflation expectations really about to change? Is inflation taking hold globally or being driven by specific countries? What impact will it have on yield curves and investors’ portfolios? And much more.

Doug Rauch

Doug Rauch

Former President of  Trader Joe’s, Board Member of Conscious Capitalism, Founder and President of Daily Table

Listen to Former Trader Joe’s President Doug Rauch discuss how business leaders can rethink the way they run their companies to make them more sustainable, and how investors can better spot which organizations are on the right track and which are not. Also: Doug talks about re-thinking capitalism, re-generative design, issues of morality and inclusion in running businesses, and much more.

Christian McCormick

Christian McCormick

Director, Senior Product Specialist

Listen to Senior Product Specialist Christian McCormick discuss how the latest developments in the economic, geopolitical, and pandemic fronts are impacting the outlook for Chinese equities in 2021. Also: Christian details a framework for investors to consider when deploying capital into Chinese equities, and provides alternatives on how to deploy that allocation in overall portfolios.

Stefan Hofrichter 

Stefan Hofrichter

Global Head of Economics

Listen to Global Head of Economics Stefan Hofrichter discuss his midyear global economic outlook, including his views on growth, inflation, productivity, labor shortages, supply issues, demographics, and more. Also: Stefan contextualizes his forecasts in terms of portfolio positioning and available opportunities in the current fluid environment.

Paul David

Paul David

Director, Portfolio Manager Head of Americas, Infrastructure Debt

Listen to Head of Infrastructure Debt Investing in the Americas Paul David discuss the outlook for the asset class in 2021 in light of a new political environment in the US, and President Biden’s plans to increase spending in infrastructure. Also: How a new wave of technology investing can benefit infrastructure debt investors; the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines; spreads in the US and Latin America, and more.

Mona Mahajan 

Mona Mahajan

Director, US Investment Strategist

Listen to US Investment Strategist Mona Mahajan discuss the outlook for inflation in the US, and its impact for investors going forward. Also: Fresh out of our inaugural US Sustainability Day, Mona talks about research she has been developing on climate and clean-energy opportunities, especially in light of President Biden’s proposed infrastructure plan.

Matt Christensen 

Matt Christensen

Managing Director, Global Head Sustainable & Impact Investing

Listen to Global Head of Sustainable and Impact Investing Matt Christensen discuss how the growing interest in Sustainability will reshape the investment landscape in surprising ways: From alignment of personal and investment views, to new ways to measuring impact, to technological innovation, and corporate disruption. Also: Matt will be a guest at our Sustainability Day event on May 12. You’re invited! Register here.

Sebastian Thomas

Sebastian Thomas

Portfolio Manager

Listen to lead portfolio manager Sebastian Thomas discuss how Artificial Intelligence has become a pervasive technology that is creating many potential investment opportunities for investors worldwide. Also: Sebastian reviews the many uses of AI in today’s world. Hint: It’s a lot more than you might think.

Andreas Fruschki 

Andreas Fruschki

Head of Thematic Equity at Allianz Global Investors

Listen to Head of Thematic Equity Andreas Fruschki discuss how investors can make an impact on addressing global water scarcity issues while positioning portfolios to benefit from attractive opportunities in the space. In an engaging conversation, Andreas examines water consumption patterns, climate change, supply disruptions, and what the private sector is doing to bring balance to the supply/demand gap of this precious resource.

Justin Kass 

Justin M. Kass

Managing Director and Senior Portfolio Manager at Allianz Global Investors

Listen to Income and Growth senior portfolio manager Justin Kass discuss how a new $1.9 trillion round of stimulus, a steep rise in US long-term rates, and an ongoing debate about the future of inflation may impact financial assets, particularly US equities, high yield, and convertible bonds. Also: Justin talks about what’s next in the M&A arena and convertibles issuance.

Weimin Chang

Weimin Chang

CIO of Taiwan Equity

Listen to Taiwan Chief Investment Officer Weimin Chang discuss what’s behind Taiwan equities’ remarkable performance in 2020, the state of Covid-19 in Taiwan, political risk, and key drivers of growth. Also: Weimin reviews the state of the Taiwanese economy, discusses the evolution of technology, and the crucial role Taiwan plays in the global supply chain.

Mike Riddell 

Mike Riddell

Senior Fixed Income Portfolio Manager

Kacper Brzezniak

Kacper Brzezniak

Portfolio Manager

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.

Justin Kass

Justin Kass

CFA, Managing Director, Portfolio Manager

Listen to senior portfolio manager Justin Kass discuss how the market for convertible bonds has experienced increased activity during the Covid-19 pandemic, and how that translates into new opportunities for investors. Also: Justin reviews the outlook for convertibles and discusses how investors can consider taking advantage of the asset class’ asymmetric risk/return profile.

Georgios Georgiou

Georgios Georgiou

Global Head of Fixed Income Product Specialists

Listen to Global Head of Fixed Income Product Specialists Georgios Costa Georgiou discuss how investors can find yield in global fixed-income markets today, especially at a time when economies and capital markets appear to be moving at very distinct paces, creating what Georgios calls a “multi-speed world.”

Walter Price Jr.

Walter Price, Jr.

CFA, Managing Director, Senior Portfolio Manager

Listen to senior portfolio manager Walter Price discuss the outlook for technology stocks, the net impact of COVID-19 pandemic on the sector, and what key technology trends investors should be keeping a close eye on, including what’s next for 5G and cyber security.

Mona Mahajan

Mona Mahajan

US Investment Strategist

Listen to US Strategist Mona Mahajan discuss Allianz Global Investors’ outlook for 2021, including how key developments—such as the evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic, the vaccination process, and a new US President—are likely to shape market behavior and impact asset prices, trade negotiations, government spending, and much more. Also: How should you position your portfolio in light of all this?

Armin Sandhoevel

Armin Sandhoevel

Chief Investment Officer, Infrastructure Equity

Listen to Infrastructure Equity CIO Armin Sandhoevel discuss how climate risk affects portfolios today, what investors can do to manage it, and what impact it can have on credit and the banking system. Also: Armin reviews the state of the renewables market in times of COVID-19, discusses the outlook for the asset class, and shares his thoughts on how investors should think about “stranded assets.”

Mona Mahajan

Mona Mahajan

US Strategist

Peter Lefkin

Peter Lefkin

Head of Government and External Affairs

Listen to US Strategist Mona Mahajan and Head of Government and External Affairs Peter Lefkin (Allianz of America Corporation) discuss the aftermath of the US Presidential election, and what it means to the country’s political balance, the economy and financial markets. Also: What rising Covid-19 cases mean to investors, and what else is in store for investors under a Biden Presidency, including the future of infrastructure investing and potential changes in the tax code.

Marcus Morris-Eyton

Marcus Morris-Eyton

CFA, Director, Portfolio Manager, Growth Equity EU

Listen to portfolio manager Marcus Morris-Eyton discuss how the quicker-than-expected adoption of disruptive technologies due to the Covid-19 pandemic is changing the investment landscape for non-US stocks. Also: Get his take on the expected impact of the European Union latest fiscal stimulus plan on the economy and the stock market.

Giulia Pellegrini

Giulia Pellegrini

Senior Portfolio Manager, Emerging Markets Debt

Listen to senior fixed-income portfolio manager Giulia Pellegrini discuss how ESG factors have become essential to assessing risk in emerging-market debt, a trend that’s only gaining momentum after the Covid-19 pandemic. And how aggregate ESG scores can be highly deceiving, especially in assessing governance in emerging markets.

John Mowrey

John Mowrey

CIO Value Equity US

In this episode, John Mowrey, CIO of Value Equities, discusses what’s next for US small cap stocks after the severe dislocation caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. He covers valuations, dividend spreads, industries, and much more. And he explains how this time things are not different for small cap equities.

David Newman

David Newman

Managing Director, Head of Global High Yield

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.

Mona Mahajan

Mona Mahajan

US Investment Strategist

Listen to US Investment Strategist Mona Mahajan discuss the outlook for global capital markets—including her views on what could be next for stocks after the dramatic market bounce since its late March lows. Mona also discusses fixed-income spreads, where investors can still find yield, and what risk factors could prompt a shift in investors’ risk-on sentiment.

Kunal Ghosh<

Kunal Ghosh

Managing Director, Senior Portfolio Manager

In our second episode of The Investment Intelligence Podcast, Kunal Ghosh, Chief Investment Officer Systematic Equities, reviews how economies in Asia, Eastern Europe, Russia and Latin America have responded to the global Covid-19 pandemic and discusses the implications for investment portfolios.

Robbie Miles 

Robbie Miles

ESG Analyst

In this episode, Robbie Miles, discusses how ESG stocks have performed during the current pandemic, what that means for investors and company boardrooms going forward, the effects of the shutdown on climate change, what’s next for renewable energy, the future of stock buybacks, and much more.

Tim Friederich 

Tim Friederich

Head of risklab

In this episode, Tim Friederich, Head of risklab, discusses how to manage risk – especially tail risk – in light of the many black swans we have experienced in the past few decades and, more specifically, the ongoing Covid-19 crisis. He covers drivers of risk, how and when to implement tail risk-management programs, Modern Portfolio Theory, and much more.

Christian McCormick

Christian McCormick

Director, Senior Product Specialist

In this episode, Christian McCormick, Senior Product Specialist focused on China Equities, talks about what rising geopolitical tensions between the US and China mean to investing in China, the outlook for Chinese stocks, how China’s economy is opening up after Covid-19, and much more.

Paul David

Paul David

Director, Portfolio Manager Head of Americas, Infrastructure Debt

In our inaugural episode, Paul David, Head of Americas Infrastructure Debt, talks about the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on credit markets, the outlook for liquidity, downgrades, and defaults, and where dislocations may create opportunities.

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