Allianz Global Investors has appointed Andreas Fruschki as head of a newly created Thematic Equity team.
The new Thematic Equity team, made up of five experts in thematic investing, will focus on deepening and expanding AllianzGI's thematic investing capabilities as well as producing in-depth research. The team's focus on providing stronger thematic research will benefit AllianzGI's clients as well as supporting AllianzGI's other investment professionals.
AllianzGI currently manages around €10bn in global thematic equity strategies which tap into global trends, including Artificial Intelligence (AI) and water scarcity.
Since joining AllianzGI in 2005, Fruschkihas served as research analyst, director of Research Europe and portfolio manager of various funds. His background and experience in constructing thematic portfolios provides ideal experience for his new role.
As head of Thematic Equity, Fruschkiwill report to Steve Berexa, CIO Global Equity at AllianzGI. Ralf Stromeyer will take on Fruschki's former role as director of Research, Europe Equity.