Last updated: 08:56 / Wednesday, 19 May 2021
Formerly in Deutsche Bank

Gregor Hirt, New Global CIO for Multi Asset at Allianz GI

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  • Hirt will work closely with the firm's Multi Asset experts in Europe, Asia and the US
  • His goal will be to develop and grow Allianz GI's Multi Asset business in areas of client demand, including risk management strategies and multi asset liquid alternatives
  • Hirt will join the firm on July 1st and will be based in Frankfurt, where he will report to Deborah Zurkow, Global Head of Investments.

Allianz Global Investors has announced in a press release the appointment of Gregor Hirt as Global CIO for Multi Asset as of July 1. He will be based in Frankfurt and report to Deborah Zurkow, Global Head of Investments.

In his new role, Hirt will work closely with the firm's Multi Asset experts in Europe, Asia and the US to ensure Allianz GI continues to strategically develop and grow its Multi Asset business in areas of client demand, including risk management strategies and multi asset liquid alternatives.

Hirt 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.

“Allianz GI 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. As well as significant experience across asset management and wealth management, he has deep appreciation for quantitative discipline while having a background in fundamental analysis", highlighted Zurkow.

Allianz GI currently manages 152 billion euros 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.

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