Allianz Global Investors, one of the world’s leading active investment managers, announced today that it has entered into a five-year partnership with The Sea Cleaners, a new project designed to combat plastic pollution in the world’s oceans.
The Global Water team, lead by Andreas Fruschki, works with analysts dedicated to environmental, social and corporate-governance research and investing. In addition, the team has access to AllianzGI’s exclusive Grassroots® Research effort, the firm’s proprietary market research group.
CFA, Director of Equity Research - Europe, Senior Portfolio Manager
Andreas Fruschki is Director of the Equity Research Department in Europe. He is also a senior portfolio manager and maintains research coverage as equity analyst with Allianz Global Investors, which he joined in 2005. As PM he manages the AllianzGI Water and Allianz Global Thematica strategies.
Ms. Donets is a portfolio manager, a research analyst and a vice president with Allianz Global Investors, which she joined in 2017. She co-manages the Global Water strategy; as a member of the Equity Research team, she covers the industrials sector. Ms. Donets previously worked as a portfolio manager at Bank Audi. Before that, she worked as an investment manager on thematic funds at Pictet Asset Management. She has a B.Sc. with honors in business studies from Cass Business School (London), and an M.Sc. with honors in International business from HEC (France). Ms. Donets is a CFA charterholder.
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