Working at Allianz Global Investors
AllianzGI at a glance
Active is: Embracing diversity
Allianz Global Investors has a longstanding commitment to Inclusion and Diversity. We appreciate the diversity of our people, their experiences and opinions, which add to our intellectually stimulating and mobile environment.
While we have made real progress in this area, we are committed to continual improvement. Below are some activities we undertake at AllianzGI.
Fostering Inclusion and Diversity awareness
At Allianz Global Investors we have global, regional and local Inclusion & Diversity Councils which organise conferences, speeches and workshops for employees on different topics related to I&D, such as dedicated bias training, and speeches from inspiring speakers.
We celebrate I&D around the world with an Annual Global I&D Day to which we invite all employees, with the aim of raising awareness of our inclusion efforts, and celebrating our diversity. These special days always have a different theme, tailored to what is especially relevant and specific to the particular country, as we believe that ‘one size does not fit all’.
Valuing everyone’s potential
We strive to ensure equal opportunities for each and every one, irrespective of what we look like, what we believe in, what potential handicap we may have – united by our corporate philosophy and values.
Allianz Global Investors is also an Edge certificated company. EDGE stands for Economic Dividends for Gender Equality and is distinguished by its rigour and focus on business impact and it is the leading global assessment methodology and business certification standard for gender equality. EDGE Certification has been designed to help organisations not only create an optimal workplace for women and men, but also benefit from it.
It is currently working with more than 150 organisations, in over 40 countries and 22 industries and we are proud to be one of them.
Enhancing female representation at all levels in the organisation
We have initiated a number of measures to advance women in the organisation and raise female profiles and visibility.
Visibility is important in the corporate world, but unfortunately sometimes women still do not have easy access to the networks that will enable them to connect with useful business contacts.
Therefore we support women in Allianz Global Investors to gain exposure within the organisation, which is why we have developed and/or have engaged in several programmes. Examples are ‘Advancing Women in their leadership’ which also inlcudes a Sponsorship Programme, and women networks such as WoMen NOW or Network of Women WEC, women in Hedge Funds, etc.
Promoting a flexible and agile work place
Allianz Global Investors offers free, professional and confidential support for employees and their families to help them deal with personal or work-related problems that might adversely impact their health, mental and emotional wellbeing or work performance. Various Employee Assistance Programmes are in place in each country and the offered services vary from support for stress and anxiety, child and carer services, and dealing with personal loss and psychological support.
AllianzGI recognises the importance of a flexible work environment and hence has designed and promotes practical Flexible Work Arrangements with the aim of optimising employee well-being and the achievement of company goals. These efforts are taken to empower employees to achieve better integration between their work, career development and personal priorities, whilst contributing to the improvement of results, performance, productivity, and efficiency.
Active is: Recognizing performance
As a global investment manager, we recognise the importance of compensation in our value proposition to employees. Our compensation programme supports our vision and core values, linking compensation to the long-term success for our firm, our clients and our shareholders. Our compensation governance ensures that rewards are consistent and adhere to regulatory requirements.
At Allianz Global Investors we believe that a combination of competitive pay, strong engagement with our employees, and the opportunity for challenging yet rewarding careers all help us to attract, motivate and retain the highest-calibre talents like you, who are interested in long-term success for our clients and our company.
Compensation forms a key part of our value proposition to our employees. Our compensation programme reflects our vision and core values, by linking it to the long-term success of our firm, our clients and our shareholders.
The following elements make up AllianzGI’s offering to you:
The fixed component of pay, which reflects the scope, responsibilities, and experience required in each role.
AllianzGI's variable compensation is designed to reward high performance, and aligns total remuneration on the basis of your performance relative to your goals and your peers.
Variable compensation includes both an annual cash bonus that pays out following the end of the performance year, and a long-term award for all members of staff whose variable compensation exceeds a specified threshold.
Allianz Global Investors’ benefits programmes provide you and your family with protection and investment opportunities. They generally incorporate health insurance, well-being, retirement/pension and other benefits plans, which vary between countries where we have a presence.
Health Care and Insurance Protection
We provide a variety of benefits that vary by country, but generally include the following:
We offer country-driven retirement and pension savings plans, with the aim of supporting you in building wealth for your retirement.
At AllianzGI we care about our employees' well-being. We provide a wide range of wellness programmes, including holidays, flexible work options, child care, work/life coaching programmes and other employee assistance programmes to help you manage your personal and family priorities.
Other Benefits Programmes
You are entitled to a variety of employee privilege or discount programmes, including an employee share purchase plan, company fund investments, and other corporate products and services.