Allianz Global Investors has appointed Giulia Pellegrinias a senior portfolio manager in the Emerging Market Debt team.
Based in London, Pellegrini will report to Richard House, CIO EMD.
She, who joins AllianzGI from BlackRock, will be responsible for enhancing AllianzGI's existing ESG/SRI EMD capabilities, overseeing country specific research and helping to manage a number of EMD funds.
Prior to joining AllianzGI, she worked at BlackRock as head of EMD Sustainable Investing where she played a key role in shaping their EMD offering, including the launch of 4 Sustainable EMD Funds. She has also held positions at the World Bank and J.P Morgan.
House said: "We believe integrating ESG factors into an active EMD investment process is not only key in helping to generate alpha but also in ultimately having an impact in forcing positive change. I am confident that Pellegrini's previous experience, including her focus on sustainable investing and ESG will help us to continue cement our position as a key player in the sustainability space, following the launch of our two EMD SRI funds last year."