Allianz Global Investors, one of the world’s leading active asset managers, announced today the appointment of Matt Christensen as Global Head of Sustainable and Impact Investing. In this role, he will accelerate the growth of Impact Investing as part of the company’s growing private markets platform; lead the continued integration of ESG factors across AllianzGI’s existing range of public markets products, including stewardship activities; and support the development of new SRI products.
AllianzGI creates integrated, global set-up for fixed income
Having broadened and deepened its fixed income capabilities significantly over many years, AllianzGI is now taking the natural next step in the evolution of its fixed income offering by bringing its capabilities into an integrated, global structure.
Latest evolution unlocks the full potential of AllianzGI’s deep pool of fixed income talent
Five pillars of investment expertise established
Franck Dixmier to lead platform as CIO; Malie Conway named Head of US Distribution
02.06.2020. Having broadened and deepened its fixed income capabilities significantly over many years, AllianzGI is now taking the natural next step in the evolution of its fixed income offering by bringing its capabilities into an integrated, global structure. The new structure, effective today, reflects the fixed income products and services that investors are focused on and AllianzGI’s strategic strengths.
With the launch of this globally integrated platform, AllianzGI’s global fixed income capabilities, responsible for EUR 193 billion of Assets under Management, will be grouped into five pillars of expertise: Core Fixed Income; Credit; Asian & Emerging Markets; Insurance & LDI; Advanced Fixed Income. Each area will be led by highly-skilled and seasoned investment professionals from our existing capabilities, with the structure maximizing team-based and portfolio manager continuity while strengthening collaboration and implementation of our best ideas and practices. Franck Dixmier, who has led our global fixed income business for the last five years, assumes a more involved role in the oversight of investment processes, becoming CIO Fixed Income.
The simplified structure provides maximum continuity in terms of teams and investment processes, at the same time as unlocking the full potential of AllianzGI’s deep pool of fixed income talent. The changes will see AllianzGI bring together over 25 individuals into a credit research powerhouse, including resource focused on advancing our pioneering ESG and sustainability capabilities even further onto our Fixed Income platform.
Franck Dixmier, CIO Fixed Income, said:
“Fixed income markets are increasingly driven by a global opportunity set and clients recognize that a global mindset and global skillset, that AllianzGI is uniquely well placed to offer, can add significant value in any fixed income asset class and strategy, regardless of its geographical identity.”
“This globally integrated setup is a natural progression for our teams that have already been working alongside each other as we have steadily built out our Fixed Income capabilities. By introducing a simplified, common framework and harmonized governance structure, we will be able to make best use of our considerable active investment talent to drive performance for clients as we continue to evolve our offering.”
Alongside these changes, Malie Conway, formerly CIO Global Fixed Income strategies, will become Head of US Distribution. In her new role, Malie will relocate to New York, reporting to Tobias Pross, CEO of Allianz Global Investors.
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