At Allianz Global Investors, our primary focus is on helping our clients and our colleagues safely navigate the uncharted territory we find ourselves in. We have moved quickly to protect and support our employees and to ensure we can continue to deliver our products and services to you in the seamless way you expect of us.
Allianz Global Investors manages a range of sustainable investing funds. We started this journey 20 years ago with a belief that sustainable investing can generate positive performance not just for our clients, but for the community at large.
In 2020, we expect markets to pivot between embracing and avoiding risk as they process muted economic growth, low rates and heightened political uncertainty. Consider managing risk actively rather than accepting volatile index returns, and think beyond the benchmark by investing sustainably and adopting thematic approaches.
ESG factors have historically been more commonly associated with equity investments. But the past year has seen a significant change with fixed-income investors pushing for ESG factors to be appropriately and demonstrably integrated into investment analysis and risk decisions.
125 years after its foundation, our Parent company Allianz SE is one of the world's strongest financial communities with 82 million clients in 70 countries. The Group - including Allianz Global Investors - is one of the key global players in asset management.