Thursday, 06 August 2020

AllianzGI strengthens Multi Asset team for growth in Asia Pacific

The success of Allianz Global Investors (“AllianzGI”) multi asset offering has been predicated on constant evolution, with the introduction and broadening of multi asset liquid alternatives, global rollout of risk management strategies and a more diversified factor-based multi asset offering. The latest step of the firm is to strengthen the Multi Asset team setup in Asia Pacific to capture the growth potential in this space in the region.

Effective from 27 July 2020, Zijian Yang will re-join the firm as Head of Multi Asset Asia Pacific, based in Singapore and reporting to Thomas Zimmerer, Global Head of Multi Asset Investments. Zijian was a portfolio manager in several Multi Asset teams with AllianzGI between 2008 and 2017, first located in Frankfurt am Main and later in Hong Kong. His last position was a senior vice president for Multi Asset Solutions at AllianceBernstein in Singapore.

Another addition to the regional team is Jingjing Chai who will relocate to Hong Kong from New York to take up the role Head of Multi Asset Hong Kong & Taiwan, reporting to Zijian. Jingjing joined AllianzGI in 2012 as a portfolio manager and has managed portfolios in the areas of overlay strategies, risk parity and total/absolute return as part of the Multi Asset team in Frankfurt and, for the past two years, in New York.

Thomas Zimmerer, Global Head of Multi Asset Investments at AllianzGI, comments:

“Our Multi Asset’s investment approach is team-based and process-driven. Backed by a strong regional capability in Asia Pacific, Zijian will take maximum use of Multi Asset’s global capabilities through his leadership within the team as well as a wider cross-regional collaboration.

“I’m also delighted to have Jingjing joining the regional team to further grow our Multi Asset business in Hong Kong & Taiwan markets. This new setup is a testimony to our long-term commitment in the region, where we see a steady increase in clients’ interest in investing into the multi asset space.”

Re-disseminated by The Asian Banker