At Allianz Global Investors, we follow a two-word philosophy:
Understand. Act. It describes how we look at the world and how we behave. We aim to stand out as the investment partner our clients trust by listening closely to understand their challenges, then acting decisively to provide them with solutions that meet their needs.
Diversified active investment manager with a strong parent
Strength and stability are vital in uncertain times. We are an active investment manager servicing both institutional and retail clients around the world. Our business is diversified across equity, fixed-income and multi-asset strategies and diversified by region. This solid foundation, together with the support of the world's largest insurer, helps us toward our goal of developing and maintaining long-term relationships with our clients.
Global investment and research capabilities
To create sustainable outperformance, in-depth market knowledge is essential. We have a global research platform that both informs our investment decisions and helps our clients understand the markets. Built around global centres of investment expertise, we can leverage the best talent in a given location while fostering independent thinking across asset classes. We focus on distinct areas where we believe we can excel, helping us align our strengths with our clients' goals.
Consultative local delivery
The key to providing excellent service is understanding each client's unique circumstances and acting in their best interests. With our consultative approach we aim to offer solutions that truly address our clients' needs. Our investment teams are located near the markets in which they invest, because we believe that local knowledge is key to creating a sustainable advantage.
A culture of risk management
Risk is both a challenge and an opportunity, which is why risk management is embedded in the way we manage and monitor investments. In fact, our parent company has been doing this successfully for 125 years; it is deeply ingrained in what we do. We aim to build on our expertise in partnership with leading universities, supranational organizations and industry associations. This allows us to create portfolios that are risk-optimized, and to offer solutions and perspectives across the risk-return spectrum that aim to bring our clients closer to their goals while managing volatility.