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Robbie Miles

The DAO: Do Nothing, and Nothing is Left Undone

12/01/2016

Robbie Miles examines the world of the Decentralized Autonomous Organization (DAO) and how this leaderless collective—automated by a set of laws enshrined in its algorithms—is inspiring a radically new type of governance structure.

Marie-Sybille Connan

Methane: The Next Frontier for Fossil Fuel Emissions

12/01/2016

Carbon dioxide emissions have taken up all the air, so to speak, in discussions on climate change. But Marie-Sybille Connan says the message must also get through on methane, which is the second-biggest greenhouse gas and also valuable in its own right.

Mike Riddell

Will the Falling Pound Cushion Brexit's Blow?

12/01/2016

Britain's economy didn't roll over post-Brexit, but the pound has dropped in response to increasingly tough political rhetoric about a "hard" exit. Mike Riddell wonders whether a further drop in sterling might prompt the government to soften its stance.

Marissa Blankenship

FinTech: Buzzing About Blockchain

12/01/2016

Blockchain technology has surged past cybersecurity, mobile payments and cloud computing to become the most innovative new technology in financial-services—and one that is particularly promising for ESG-focused investors, according to Marissa Blankenship.

Neil Dwane

The End of Independence for the Bank of Japan

11/30/2016

Japan's imposition of yield-curve controls marks the moment that monetary policy became subservient to government policy. Neil Dwane says "fiscal dominance" is a dangerous successor to financial repression–not just for investors, but for economies too.

Product Focus
Neil Dwane

Upping the Ante: The DOL Rule and Risk Management

Dialed In To Retirement

11/29/2016

The DOL fiduciary rule's far-sweeping changes have placed risk management front and center for financial advisors. From practice management to portfolio risk, Glenn Dial says the stakes are elevated, even after the election.

Stephen Bond-Nelson

Harnessing Equity Index Options for Total Return

10/20/2016

Stephen Bond-Nelson explains how the AllianzGI Structured Return Fund smartly invests in equity index options to generate market-neutral returns with low volatility.

Glenn Dial

Has Investment Diversification Alone Had its Day?

Dialed In To Retirement

08/05/2016

The idea that investment diversification can enhance returns and lower risk hasn't played out as planned in post-crisis markets. This may come as a surprise to retirement investors, who should now consider a more dynamic approach according to Glenn Dial.

Building a Better Portfolio Using "Best Styles"

06/10/2016

Sector Investing Solutions

5 Sector Investing Solutions

05/26/2016

Sector investing can be an excellent way to pursue global growth opportunities and add diversification. To help you take advantage of timely sector-investing trends, take a look at the following sector-based funds.

The Upshot
Kristina Hooper

Where to From Here? 5 Post-Election Market Trends

The Upshot

11/21/2016

Less than two weeks out from the US Presidential election and the response from financial markets has been swift and dramatic. In the aftershock of this post-election period, Kristina Hooper outlines five key market trends impacting investor portfolios.

Media Center

Mapping Your Road to Retirement: Dynamic Target-Date Strategies 101  

10/03/2016

Our brief educational video puts you in the driver's seat when it comes to retirement saving by showing you how AllianzGI Dynamic Target-Date Strategies do the hard work of investing for you, making them helpful options for retirement savings plans.

Neil Dwane

Are Central Bankers Bluffing?  

09/21/2016

The ECB, BOJ and Fed all want to tighten, but lack clear and compelling reasons to do so. Neil Dwane talks to CNBC's Squawk Box about what central bankers and investors are up against.

Research
Grassroots Research

The Global Buzz about Non-Alcoholic Beer

11/03/2016

Brewers have sought to expand their product line to people who like the taste of beer, but not necessarily the taste or effects of alcohol. Our latest Grassroots℠ Research shows that the results thus far have been flat to frothy, depending on the country.

Grassroots Research

A Deeper Dive into Frac Sand

10/20/2016

As the US shale-oil industry booms and busts, so too does the frac sand industry. In a year of OPEC production uncertainties and wave of US well closures, our Grassroots℠ Research team takes a deeper dive into frac sand demand and prices.

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