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Allianz Global Investors Names New Equities CIO

Editorial Staff, 14 June 2021

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The firm is one of the largest such equity fund management groups in the world.

Allianz Global Investors
Allianz Global Investors has appointed Virginie Maisonneuve as its new global chief investment officer for equities. She is succeeding Steve Berexa, who has been global CIO for equities since 2015. As part of the succession planning, he will remain at AllianzGI until the end of 2021, at which point he will retire following 24 years with the firm.

Maisonneuve will be based in London following a move back from Singapore in the autumn. As the asset class lead and CIO for Equity, she will report to Deborah Zurkow, global head of investments at Allianz Global Investors.

Maisonneuve has worked in the sector for more than 30 years. Previously, she has worked in portfolio management and CIO positions for companies such as Eastspring, Pimco, Schroders, Clay Finlay, Batterymarch, State Street Research and Martin Currie in various parts of the world including Singapore, New York, Boston, San Francisco and London.  

AllianzGI manages €160 billion ($194 billion) in equity portfolios for retail and institutional clients.

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