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.
Active is the most important word in our vocabulary.
It doesn’t just describe how we manage portfolios at Allianz Global Investors.
It defines our entire approach as a business, from the enthusiasm and
entrepreneurial spirit of our employees, to our self-critical assessment of performance.
Active is how we create and share value with clients.
We believe in solving, not selling, and in adding value beyond pure economic gain.
We invest for the long term, employing our innovative investment expertise and global resources.
Our goal is to ensure a superior experience for our clients, wherever they are based
and whatever their investment needs.
Active is: Allianz Global Investors
"We believe that through better understanding, combined with confident execution, we can deliver consistent and superior investment results."
Tobias C. Pross, CEO
Facts & figures
Allianz Global Investors works for many clients around the world. From pension funds, large and small, to blue-chip multinationals, from charitable foundations to families, individuals and their advisers. We have created a business that enables us to meet the demands of our clients on a local basis and that empowers our investment managers to focus on achieving strong and consistent investment results.
We have more than EUR 538 billion in AuM for institutional and retail investors worldwide. We offer equity, fixed income, alternative and multi-asset strategies. Our expertise stretches from the developed world to emerging markets, from single country to global strategies, from thematic to sector portfolios.
Data as at 30 June 2020. Source: Allianz Global Investors. Any differences in total are due to rounding.
*Includes money market.
We employ 760 investment professionals worldwide. This includes over 416 in Europe, 95 in the USA and 27 in Asia Pacific. The average tenure of our portfolio managers is over 10 years.
Data as at 30 June 2020.
Our investment teams are located near the markets in which they invest, because we believe that local knowledge is key to creating a sustainable advantage. With 25 locations in the US, Europe and Asia Pacific, we are well-positioned to deliver key local insights to our clients wherever they are.
Data as at 30 June 2020.
The key to providing excellent service is understanding each client’s unique circumstances and acting in their best interests. With our consultative approach and more than 630 relationship managers globally, our goal is to offer solutions that truly address our clients’ needs.
While delivering alpha remains a core objective, creating value goes beyond pure investment returns. Clients want a relationship that generates value for them, every step of the way.
That’s why we are on a journey to turn the asset management experience into a mutually beneficial relationship: with innovative pricing models, transparency and customized products - we build new solutions on our clients’ terms.
Our parent company, Allianz SE, is one of the leading financial services providers worldwide. Founded in 1890, Allianz has more than 125 years of asset management expertise to its name. Back in 1998, Allianz saw the opportunity to create a unique asset management business by integrating all of its major asset management units under one roof.
Since then, Allianz Global Investors has grown organically and through a series of strategic acquisitions. In 2012, a new set-up for Allianz's asset management division was established to recognise two discrete investment management businesses, one of which is Allianz Global Investors.