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.
Thomas Zimmerer is Global Head of Multi Asset Investment s and a member of the Investment Executive Committee and International Management Group at Allianz Global Investors.
In his current role, Thomas is responsible for the development and execution of Multi Asset’s investment offering and oversees the Multi Asset business objectives globally. Previously, he was Global Head of Product Specialists for Multi Asset at Allianz Global Investors.
Before joining Allianz Global Investors in 2014, Thomas taught for 11 years as a professor of Finance and Investments at the University of Applied Sciences in Ansbach, Germany, and served as senior consultant for alpha portfolio advisors, a German-based consulting firm, advising institutional investors.
Prior to this, from 1997 until 2003, Thomas was a portfolio manager with Allianz Asset Management on active bond strategies and active protection strategies.
Thomas holds a master’s degree in Economics and Finance and a Ph.D. in Econometrics from the University of Regensburg, Germany.