Investment Forum - Speaker Biographies 

 

 

Leading investment professionals from Allianz Global Investors as well as outside experts gather at our Investment Forum to discuss key economic, market and investing themes. 


Allianz Global Investors Speakers

Raymond Chan

Raymond Chan

CIO Equity Asia Pacific

Mr. Chan, CFA, is a portfolio manager and CIO Equity Asia Pacific with Allianz Global Investors, which he joined in 1998. He is responsible for all AllianzGI investment professionals in Asia (excluding Japan) and has more than 22 years of investment-industry experience. Mr. Chan was previously an associate director with Barclays Global. Mr. Chan has a B.A. from the University of Durham, UK, and an M.A. from the University of Exeter.
Frank Dixmier

Frank Dixmier

CIO Fixed Income Europe

Franck Dixmier, CIO Fixed Income Europe, joined the Allianz Group in 1995 as Fixed Income Portfolio Manager. In 1998 he became the Head of Fixed Income for AGF Asset Management (the former name of AllianzGI France). In this role he was also responsible for the AGF insurance portfolios. In 2008, Franck became a Member of the Executive Committee, and Chief Investment Officer of Allianz Global Investors France. He was appointed Deputy CEO of AllianzGI France and CIO of AllianzGI Investments Europe in 2010. Franck Dixmier graduated with a Master’s Degree in Economics and Finance from the Paris Dauphine University (Master’s degree - DEA conjoncture économique et prospective).
Neil Dwane

Neil Dwane

CIO Equity Europe

Mr. Chan, CFA, is a portfolio manager and CIO Equity Asia Pacific with Allianz Global Investors, which he joined in 1998. He is responsible for all AllianzGI investment professionals in Asia (excluding Japan) and has more than 22 years of investment-industry experience. Mr. Chan was previously an associate director with Barclays Global. Mr. Chan has a B.A. from the University of Durham, UK, and an M.A. from the University of Exeter.
Ben Fischer

Ben Fischer

CIO NFJ Investment Group

Mr. Fischer, CFA, is a portfolio manager, an analyst, a managing director and CIO of NFJ, an Allianz Global Investors company. He has more than 45 years of investment-industry experience. Before founding NFJ in 1989, he was chief investment officer (institutional and fixed income), a senior vice president and a senior portfolio manager at NationsBank, which he joined in 1971. Before that, Mr. Fischer was a securities analyst at Chase Manhattan Bank and Clark Dodge Asset Management. He has a B.A. in economics and a J.D. from Oklahoma University, and an M.B.A. from New York University.
Doug Forsyth

Douglas Forsyth

CIO Fixed Income US

Mr. Forsyth, CFA, is a portfolio manager, a managing director and CIO Fixed Income US with Allianz Global Investors. He is the head of the Income and Growth Strategies team. Mr. Forsyth has portfolio management, trading and research responsibilities, and oversees all aspects of the Income and Growth platform’s business, including product development and implementation. He has more than 20 years of investment-industry experience. Before joining the firm in 1994, Mr. Forsyth was an analyst at AEGON USA. He has a B.B.A. from the University of Iowa.
Scott Migliori

Scott Migliori

CIO Equity US

Mr. Migliori, CFA, lead portfolio manager, is a managing director and CIO Equity US with Allianz Global Investors, which he joined in 2003. He has 18 years of investment-industry experience and previously worked with Provident Investment Counsel. Mr. Migliori has a B.S. in accounting from University of Southern California, a JD from the Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California, Berkeley, and an M.B.A. from the Anderson School at the University of California, Los Angeles.
David Tan

David Tan

CIO Fixed Income Asia Pacific

David Tan joined Allianz Global Investors in May 2012 as the Head of Investments and Chief Investment Officer, Pan-regional Asia Pacific Fixed Income Mandates. He is responsible for building the Fixed Income team, strengthening the investment process and enlarging the product range. David brings with him a wealth of experience in the management of Asian bonds as well as platform and business development. His experience in managing Asian bonds goes back to 1993. He joins AllianzGI from AXA Investment Managers UK where his last position was Executive Director Fixed Income Asia Pacific and Middle East, with the responsibility for business development. From end of 2008 to early 2011 David was Chief Investment Officer of Kyobo AXA Investment Managers in Korea. Before that David was based in Singapore as Head of Fixed Income Asia, with responsibility for all the bond portfolio management activities in the region. David has 19 years of investment experience and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (Finance) with joint majors in Economics from Simon Fraser University, Canada
Andreas Utermann

Andreas Utermann

Global CIO

Mr. Utermann, ASIP, is co-head and Global Chief Investment Officer of Allianz Global Investors. He joined the firm and its Global Executive Committee in 2002. Mr. Utermann has 24 years of investment-industry experience, including 12 years at Merrill Lynch Investment Managers (formerly Mercury Asset Management), where he was Global Head and CIO, Equities. He has a B.Sc. in economics from the London School of Economics and an M.A. in economics from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven. Mr. Utermann is on the board of the CFA Society of the UK and the AMIC Council of the ICMA, and is fluent in English, German, French and Dutch.

Guest Speakers

Andrew Hunt

Andrew Hunt

Economist, External Advisor

Andrew is the proprietor of Andrew Hunt Economics Ltd, an independent economics consultancy firm with around a hundred clients in the financial and nonfinancial corporate sectors. The company was formed in 2001 and provides both regular briefings and tailored consultancy services for its clients around the world, which include several global brands, large hedge funds, major family offices, as well as a number of major asset management groups. His readership also includes staff at many central banks, finance ministries, the IMF and other international organizations. Although based in the UK, Andrew travels widely visiting central banks, finance ministries and other official entities as part of his research function, as well as visiting his clients. Prior to forming his company, Andrew had spent over 10 years as an economist advising the Board and portfolio managers of the Dresdner Bank Group, initially in the UK and subsequently based in the Asian Region. On returning to London in the late 1990s, Andrew then worked on analyzing the US’s own tech-bubble economy. Andrew has an Honours Degree in Economics from the University of Bristol in the UK and an unfinished PhD on Japanese Monetary Policy formation, that one day he hopes to finally complete. He is a member of the Institute of New Economic Thinking and regular contributor to the financial media, including the Financial Times.
Rob Parenteau

Rob Parenteau

Economist and Investment Strategist, External Advisor

As the sole proprietor of MacroStrategy Edge, Rob employs macroeconomic insights to contribute to asset allocation and equity sector selection decisions. Rob received his BA (Hons.) in political economy from Williams College in January 1983 and earned his CFA in 1989. Rob also serves as a research associate of the Levy Economics Institute.
Bernhard Speyer

Bernhard Speyer

Co-head Deutsche Bank Research

Since June 2012, Bernhard Speyer has been Managing Director of Deutsche Bank Research, having served as deputy-head since November 2010. In addition to this role, he continues to be the head of the "Banking, Financial Markets and Regulation" department of DB Research, a position held since mid-2001. In this role, he is responsible for briefing the senior management of Deutsche Bank on regulatory issues as well as on structural issues in the financial industry. In addition, he represents Deutsche Bank on these issues in discussions with clients, authorities, parliaments and the general public. Bernhard Speyer had joined Deutsche Bank Research in January 1998 as a Senior Economist responsible for the coverage of issues relating to international monetary and trade policy, structural developments in banking and financial markets as well as regulation and supervision. Current areas of special interest include the structure of financial supervision in the European Union, EU financial market integration, and the governance of the international financial system. Before joining Deutsche Bank Research, Bernhard Speyer was a lecturer at the Economics Department of Freie Universität Berlin, where he taught international monetary policy and trade policy from 1993-1997. A trained banker, he studied economics at the University of Leicester, U.K. and the Freie Universität Berlin, where he graduated. He holds a doctorate in economics from the Freie Universität. He is an alumnus of the British-German Forum (2001), the Young Leaders’ Programmes of the American Council on Germany (2005) and of the Chicago Council on Foreign Relations / Dräger Foundation (2000).
Hung Tran

Hung Tran

Executive MD, Institute of International Finance (IIF)

Hung Q. Tran is Executive Managing Director at the Institute of International Finance. Before assuming these responsibilities assisting the CEO in the overall management of the IIF on December 1, 2009, he was Counselor and Senior Director, Capital Markets and Emerging Markets Policy. In this role he was responsible for the Institute’s emerging market policy work as well as global capital market analysis. Prior to his work at the IIF, Hung Tran served for six years at the International Monetary Fund as Deputy Director, Monetary and Capital Markets Department, where his responsibilities included the overall management of the Fund’s semi-annual Global Financial Stability Report. He also served from 1998 to 2001 in London as the Managing Director, Chief Economist/Global Head of Research for Rabobank International. He had spent the prior 12 years with Deutsche Bank with assignments in New York, Frankfurt and Singapore including serving as Director of Global Fixed Income Research from 1987-1990 and as Co-Managing Director of Deutsche Bank Research from 1991-1995. Earlier in his career he had worked in international fixed income research for Merrill Lynch and Salomon Brothers in New York.

Cameron Umetsu

FX Strategy, Macro Research UBS

Cameron Umetsu is a Senior FX Strategist based in the UBS Stamford office, responsible for the fundamental analysis and trade origination for G10 currencies. He is a yen specialist, having spent most of his career covering Japan and developing high-level contacts at the BoJ, MoF and LDP. Cameron rejoined UBS in October 2010 as Co-Head of Japan Economics in Tokyo. He worked previously at Mizuho Corporate Bank in London, where he served as a G10 Economist and Currency Strategist. Cameron also spent nine years at Nomura International in London, initially as a Senior International Economist and then as Head of Economic Research in the Global Markets Europe Division. During that time, Cameron played a leading role in ‘delivering Japan’ to the rest of the world via his research on such key issues as capital flows, balance sheet adjustments, quantitative easing and ‘Japanese lessons’ that remain relevant for other major economies. From 1994-2000, Cameron served in a variety of roles at UBS in Tokyo, including Senior Japan Economist and JGB Strategist. He started his career at Standard & Poor’s MMS as an Economist covering the US and Canada out of Toronto after receiving his MA in Economics in 1987, subsequently assuming the role of Chief Japan Analyst in Tokyo from 1991.

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