Allianz Global Investors, one of the world’s leading active investment managers, announced today that Barbara Rupf Bee will join the firm as Head of Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) from 15 May 2019 to lead its distribution function in the region. She will report to Tobias Pross, who continued in this role on an interim basis following his appointment as Global Head of Distribution in April 2018. Barbara Rupf Bee will become a member of AllianzGI’s Global Executive Committee.
Allianz Global Investors, one of the world’s leading active investment managers has today published analysis of how it voted on nearly 90,000 shareholder and management proposals in 2018, with figures revealing a stark global disparity in corporate governance standards.
Amidst an uncertain political backdrop, dividends look set to remain an important anchor for investors in 2019, according to new analysis by Allianz Global Investors, one of the world’s leading active investment managers. Over the last 45 years, dividends have contributed to around 41% of total returns on European equities since 1973.¹
The addition of further mid-market debt expertise in Munich marks the latest significant milestone in the development of AllianzGI’s global private debt platform. In November, AllianzGI announced it is launching an Asian private credit capability based in Singapore.
Allianz Global Investors, one of the world’s leading active investment managers has signalled its ongoing commitment to AI (‘Artificial Intelligence’) and the use of disruptive technology in its active investment portfolios, hosting its first Hackathon in London.
AllianzGI’s new Asian private credit team will be based in Singapore and led by Sumit Bhandari, who joins AllianzGI with 17 years’ of industry experience, including helping establish a private credit business in Asia. Weizhong Yun also joins AllianzGI, with ten years’ of Asian market experience. Further hires are expected to join the team over the coming months.