Gerold Koch joins AllianzGI as Head of Sustainable Investment Advice

Summary

Allianz Global Investors, one of the world’s leading active asset managers, announced today that Gerold Koch has joined AllianzGI’s risklab unit to lead a new team that will advise clients on all aspects of ESG and sustainable investing.

1 Sept 2021 Allianz Global Investors, one of the world’s leading active asset managers, announced today that Gerold Koch has joined AllianzGI’s risklab unit to lead a new team that will advise clients on all aspects of ESG and sustainable investing. Within AllianzGI, risklab specialises on sophisticated advisory capabilities and solutions for institutional investors.

Tim Friederich, Head of risklab, comments: “With sustainability continuing to grow in importance for investors and a cornerstone of AllianzGI’s strategy to unlock further business growth, we are pleased to announce the creation of a new, dedicated team within risklab that will provide holistic portfolio advice to clients around all aspects of ESG and sustainable investing.”

The new team will help clients to design investment strategies for their portfolios that fulfil both their aspirations for sustainability as well as helping them meet their investment goals. It will apply and further develop risklab’s quantitative distinctive analytics framework to incorporate sustainability in the portfolio optimisation and construction processes. In that sense, Koch’s team will work closely with and complement Matt Christensen’s Sustainable & Impact Investing team.

Gerold Koch joins AllianzGI from DWS, where he was most recently Head of ESG Investment Specialists, Americas. The experience Gerold brings from his 15 years with DWS in Germany and the US, advising clients on ESG/sustainability topics and customizing ESG products for clients, make him a natural fit for this strategically important new role within our function.

Gerold will move office from New York to Munich, where his team will be based.


Contacts

Stefan Lutz, +449 69 24431-4276, stefan.lutz@allianzgi.com


About Allianz Global Investors

Allianz Global Investors is a leading active asset manager with over 690 investment professionals in 24 offices worldwide and managing EUR 633 billion in assets for individuals, families and institutions.

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Allianz´s first global private debt fund holds first close at EUR 500mn

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Allianz Global Investors (AllianzGI) today announced the first close of the Allianz Global Diversified Private Debt Fund (AGDPDF).

  • Allianz Global Diversified Private Debt Fund (AGDPDF) for institutional clients holds first close at EUR 500mn
  • The AGDPDF allows professional clients for the first time to invest alongside Allianz insurance companies in Allianz´s global private debt program
  • The fund invests jointly with Allianz in a global diversified portfolio of private debt funds and co-investments 
  • Target fund size is EUR 1.5bn
 
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