AllianzGI appoints Barbara Rupf Bee to lead EMEA business
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.
Barbara Rupf Bee joins AllianzGI from UBS, where she currently heads Wealth Management in Germany. Previously, she served as the Head of EMEA Global Client Group at Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management - responsible for distribution and business development. Barbara spent around eight years in the UK, latterly as Chief Executive Officer of Renaissance Asset Managers Group, a specialist asset manager focused on Emerging Europe, Russia and Africa. Prior to Renaissance, she worked for almost 10 years for the HSBC Group. Her roles included Global Head of Institutional Sales for HSBC Global Asset Management and CEO of HSBC Alternative Investments Ltd, the investment advisor to HSBC’s fund of hedge funds and institutional client portfolios. Barbara started her financial services career in private banking at J.P. Morgan.
Commenting on the appointment, Tobias Pross said: “We are confident that Barbara, with her convincing track record at leading names in asset and wealth management in Switzerland, the UK and Germany, is joining us at exactly the right time. In a challenging market environment, she will help us to build on our proven strengths in client advisory and so demonstrate the value of active management to our clients.”
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