AllianzGI appoints first Chief Sustainability Officer

15/05/2019

Summary

Allianz Global Investors, one of the world’s leading active investment managers, has appointed its first Chief Sustainability Officer. Beatrix Anton-Groenemeyer, currently Global Head of Product Specialists for Fixed Income at AllianzGI, has assumed the new position with immediate effect. In her new role, Beatrix will report to Andreas Utermann, CEO of AllianzGI, underlining the importance of sustainability to AllianzGI.

Key takeaways

  • Beatrix Anton-Groenemeyer appointed to newly created, senior position
  • Role reports directly to Chief Executive, emphasising importance of sustainability to AllianzGI and its clients

Andreas Utermann said:

”As long-term investors focused on securing our clients’ future, sustainability is of fundamental importance. Our ability to improve investment outcomes for our clients by taking a holistic approach to sustainability is a core tenet of our value proposition. This new appointment underscores just how seriously we take sustainability and how we intend to remain at the forefront of active investing.”

AllianzGI has been an ESG pioneer since 2000. For the last two years running, AllianzGI has received an A+ for its overarching approach to ESG Strategy and Governance from the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI).

All of AllianzGI’s EUR 535bn of Assets under Management are ESG informed, with AllianzGI’s highly-developed, active programme of engagement, stewardship and proprietary research available to all investment professionals across AllianzGI. AllianzGI is committed to, and in the process of, embedding ES&G factors across all of its investment strategies, with Integrated ESG already applicable to EUR 118bn of the assets AllianzGI manages. In addition, as well as managing EUR 22bn in dedicated SRI strategies, AllianzGI manages around EUR 6bn of impact investments.

Chart: ESG approach


For further information please contact:
Alastair Fairbrother, Tel. +44 203 246 7432
Sarah Einig, Tel. +44 203 246 7846
Vivi McDuell, Tel. +44 203 246 7251
ukmedia@allianzgi.com

 

About Allianz Global Investors
Allianz Global Investors is a leading active asset manager with over 730 investment professionals in 24 offices worldwide and managing more than EUR 535 billion in assets for individuals, families and institutions*.

Active is the most important word in our vocabulary. 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



*Assets under management data as at 31 March 2019, all other data as at 31 December 2018. 

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Commerzbank and AllianzGI agree to extend long-term partnership

15/05/2019

Summary

Commerzbank and Allianz Global Investors today agreed to extend their premium partnership with retail and wealth management clients in Germany, introduced in 2008, with a long-term view.