AllianzGI appoints new Global CIO for Multi Asset

Summary

Allianz Global Investors, one of the world’s leading active asset managers, announced today that it has appointed Gregor Hirt as Global CIO for Multi Asset.

  • Gregor Hirt to lead AllianzGI’s significant Multi Asset offering
  • Will drive evolution of the firm’s EUR 152bn Multi Asset capability

19 May 2021 Allianz Global Investors, one of the world’s leading active asset managers, announced today that it has appointed Gregor Hirt as Global CIO for Multi Asset.

Gregor (‘Greg’), who will join Allianz Global Investors on 1 July, will be based in Frankfurt and report to Deborah Zurkow, Global Head of Investments at AllianzGI. He will work closely with AllianzGI’s Multi Asset experts in Europe, Asia and the US to ensure AllianzGI continues to strategically develop and grow its Multi Asset business in areas of client demand, including risk management strategies and multi asset liquid alternatives.

Greg brings 25 years of experience in Multi Asset investing from both a wealth management and asset management perspective. He joins from Deutsche Bank, where he has been Global Head of Discretionary Portfolio Management for the International Private Bank since 2019. Prior to that, he was Group Chief Strategist and Head of Multi Asset Solutions at Vontobel Asset Management, having also gained strong experience at UBS Asset Management, Schroders Investment Management and Credit Suisse.

Commenting on the appointment, Deborah Zurkow, Global Head of Investments at AllianzGI said:

“AllianzGI has a rich heritage in Multi Asset investing, with one of the strongest teams in the industry. Marrying the best of our deep expertise in both quantitative and fundamental approaches, while integrating ESG considerations, will be pivotal in ensuring that our offering is as successful for clients in the next generation as it has been in the past. With just the right mix of leadership experience, market insight and client understanding, we are delighted to be welcoming Greg to AllianzGI. As well as significant experience across asset management and wealth management, Greg has deep appreciation for quantitative discipline while having a background in fundamental analysis.”

AllianzGI manages EUR 152bn in Multi Asset portfolios for retail and institutional clients around the world. AllianzGI’s Multi Asset investment approach combines a systematic assessment with the insights of fundamental analysis with the dual objective of mitigating risks and enhancing return potential for clients.

The Multi Asset team at AllianzGI manages a wide range of investment strategies, including Dynamic Asset Allocation, Risk Management Overlay, Tail Risk Hedging, Target Date/Target Risk and Multi Asset Liquid Alternatives.

Greg succeeds Thomas Zimmerer, who sadly and unexpectedly passed away on 6 November 2020. Thomas will forever be remembered by his colleagues and the friends he made at Allianz Global Investors.


Contacts

Stefan Lutz, Tel. +49 69 2443 1 4276, stefan.lutz@allianzgi.com
Nina Dhatt, Tel. +44 7783 170 728, nina.dhatt@allianzgi.com


About Allianz Global Investors

Allianz Global Investors is a leading active asset manager with over 690 investment professionals in 23 offices worldwide and managing EUR 598 billion in assets for individuals, families and institutions.

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