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How Does Grassroots℠ Research Work? 



The staff at GrassrootsSM Research listens every day to the unanswered questions that portfolio managers and analysts express about company- or industry-specific issues. They then form these questions into market research projects to be completed by independent researchers around the world.

Our research is proprietary to Allianz Global Investors and is tailored to answer these specific questions from our portfolio managers and analysts, which are identified based on their potential to be key stock drivers. This leads us to conduct market research on a wide range of topics in all sectors, from consumer, technology, telecom and healthcare to industrials, materials, financials and energy.

Here’s a look at some of the key roles and responsibilities involved in producing GrassrootsSM Research.

GrassrootsSM Research at a Glance
Portfolio manager/

Seeks information about a company or industry’s products, processes or plans

GrassrootsSM Research project manager

Designs investigations, compiles background information, works with reporters


Queries marketplace sources, relays preliminary findings, submits written studies

Portfolio manager/

Incorporates GrassrootsSM Research findings with fundamental research to make portfolio decisions

GrassrootsSM Research is a division of Allianz Global Investors that commissions investigative research for asset-management professionals. Research data used to generate GrassrootsSM Research reports are received from reporters and Field Force investigators who work as independent, third-party research providers, supplying research that is paid for by commissions generated by trades executed on behalf of clients.


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