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Best Styles

AllianzGI Best Styles Strategies

Actively combining proven risk premiums in a smart way


Thought Leadership

Building a Better Portfolio
Members of our Best Styles investment team explain
how certain risk premiums can be identified and actively harvested for reliable sources of risk-adjusted, excess returns.
Read how AllianzGI Best Styles strategy has been successfully harvesting equity risk premiums in a risk controlled framework since 1999.
Andreas Utermann
Global CIO Andreas Utermann tells the Financial Times that smart-beta investors may be buying attractive-sounding, inexpensive products they don’t fully understand…
A Brief History of Factor Investing
Read the first in a series of whitepapers discussing the evolution, diversification benefits and pitfalls of harvesting risk premiums and the application of this within our AllianzGI Best Styles strategy.
A Stylish Approach to Consistency
Michael Heldmann explains our AllianzGI Best Styles funds and how they aim to meet client return objectives with higher consistency when compared to more traditional strategies, quantitative approaches or smart-beta ETFs.
Harvesting Equity Risk Premiums
Harvesting risk premiums is a common investment strategy in fixed income or foreign exchange investing. In equity investing it is still rather new, but promising.
Global Strategic Outlook
Our investment professionals’ latest views on what’s in store for the global economy, the US, Europe and Asia-Pacific Every quarter.

Why AllianzGI Best Styles?

Why AllianzGI Best Styles?
The AllianzGI Best Styles strategies offer an active approach to investing that aims to provide consistent, stable relative return profiles over time. By focusing on diversification with an eye on combating risks, the strategies can help investors overcome challenges — head-on.
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The Team

The AllianzGI Best Styles suite incepted in 1999 and currently has a 12-person investment team, including eight Ph.D.s. The team has an average of 13 years of investment industry experience.
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Key Strategies

Key Strategies
Harvesting risk premiums has been successful in global and regional, developed and emerging markets. That’s why we offer a variety of products that all follow the same investment philosophy and process, but help give investors exposure to a certain market.
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Philosophy and Process

Philosophy & Process
The AllianzGI Best Styles’ philosophy centers upon the conviction that investment styles carry risk premiums that can be harvested in a disciplined systematic approach
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AllianzGI Best Styles Global Equity Strategy

Investment Styles

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Don Gervais, CFA
Managing Director, Head of Business Development

Christian McCormick, CFA
Director, Senior Inter-Regional European Product Specialist

Factor-based investing is on the upswing

Long before "smart-beta" and style indices became popular, decades of research proved that risk premiums exist in the equity markets. However, Co-CIOs of Systematic Equity Benedikt Henne and Klaus Teloeken warn that using passive products naively can create serious risk-management issues.

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Investing involves risk. The value of an investment and the income from it may fall as well as rise and investors may not get back the full amount invested.
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