January 21, 2017 11:39 PM ET

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Company Overview of Allianz Investment Management LLC

Company Overview

Allianz Investment Management LLC is a privately owned investment manager. The firm provides its services to investment companies, pooled investment vehicles, corporations, and insurance companies. It launches and manages equity, fixed income, and balanced mutual funds for its clients. The firm invests in the public equity and fixed income markets across the globe. It was formerly known as Allianz Life Advisers, LLC. The firm was founded on March 2, 2001 and is based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Allianz Investment Management LLC operates as a subsidiary of Allianz Life Insurance Company Of North America.

5701 Golden Hills Drive

Minneapolis, MN 55416-1297

United States

Founded in 2001

Phone:

763-765-6140

Fax:

763-765-6355

Key Executives for Allianz Investment Management LLC

President, Portfolio Manager, and Director
Age: 45
Chief Financial Officer, Vice President, Treasurer, and Director
Chief Investment Officer, Senior Vice President, and Director
Age: 43
Chief Legal Officer and Secretary
Senior Vice President, Global Head of Hedging, and Director
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

Allianz Investment Management LLC Key Developments

Allianz Investment Management Announces Executive Appointments

Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America (Allianz Life) announced it has hired two executives to join the leadership team for Allianz Investment Management (AIM) US, adding Stephanie Thomes as vice president, Head of Alternative Investments and Johan Grahn as assistant vice president, Portfolio Management. In their respective roles, Thomes and Grahn will assist with management of more than $100 billion of insurance assets for Allianz Life, Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty and San Francisco Reinsurance. Thomes and Grahn will both report to Rosanne Kropp, vice president of Investment Strategy for AIM. In her role as Head of Alternative Investments, Thomes will be responsible for leading AIM’s efforts in growing their alternative assets portfolio. Thomes will direct activities in sourcing, analyzing and purchasing alternative assets, expanding those alternatives, and overseeing the portfolio management of all complex assets. She will also lead a team of analysts and investment managers. Prior to joining AIM, Thomes was with Black River Asset Management where she was a director in private equity risk management. In his role as assistant vice president, Portfolio Management, Grahn will be responsible for managing the variable annuity fund of funds portfolio as well as the development and communication of investment strategies. He’ll also focus on strategic investment initiatives related to the company’s general account assets. Prior to Allianz Life, Grahn was AVP and portfolio manager at MetLife where he managed a team of analysts overseeing more than $30 billion of dynamically managed multi-asset portfolios and served as a portfolio manager on several fund of fund portfolios with assets totaling approximately $50 billion.

Allianz Life Insurance Company of North Hires Rosanne Kropp as Vice President of Investment Strategies for the Allianz Investment Management (AIM) Division

Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America (Allianz Life) has hired Rosanne Kropp as vice president of Investment Strategies for the Allianz Investment Management (AIM) division. In her new role, Kropp will be responsible for developing and executing U.S. investment strategies. Kropp will lead AIM's asset liability management, strategic and tactical asset allocation programs and alternative investments in order to optimize performance, income, and liquidity for all managed portfolios. Kropp will report to Allianz Life Chief Investment Officer, Todd Hedtke. Prior to joining Allianz Life, Kropp was senior vice president, head of portfolio management for Genworth Financial in Stamford, Conn.

Allianz Investment Management (AIM) US Promotes Todd Hedtke to Senior Vice President and Chief Investment Officer

Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America has promoted Todd Hedtke to senior vice president and chief investment officer for Allianz Investment Management (AIM) US. In his new role, Hedtke will lead the AIM investment leadership team and join the company’s Executive Leadership Group, reporting directly to Allianz Life President and CEO Walter White. Hedtke succeeds Carsten Quitter, who will join Allianz S.p.A. in Italy as chief investment officer. As chief investment officer, Hedtke is responsible for investment management, liquidity planning, hedging, and trading of more than $100 billion of insurance assets for Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America, Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty and San Francisco Reinsurance. He is also a member of the global Allianz Investment Management Board, which services the Allianz Group insurance companies. Hedtke has been with Allianz Life for more than 15 years. Before this promotion, he led the General Account Investment Management function within the AIM division, delivering strong investment portfolio results. Hedtke also participated in AIM global expert teams and strategic projects. Before coming to Allianz Life, Hedtke held various investment and finance positions at Cargill, EBF & Associates, and American Express Financial Advisors.

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