Celebrating 25 years of Private Equity at Allianz!
In 1996, the Munich investment office was founded, followed by the New York office in 2002 and the Singapore office in 2007. During this quarter century, the ACP team has helped to build a balanced global portfolio, based on diversification across geographies, sectors, managers and vintage years. This has been achieved through primary and secondary commitments and the use of co-investments. The portfolio is equally split across Europe, Asia and the Americas. This work was also crowned with a range of industry recognitions over the years, most recently with an award by Private Equity Exchange for the “Best Global LP Strategy > USD 10bn” at the end of 2020.
The most recent development in this anniversary year is the newly launched strategy that provides institutional clients with the opportunity to invest together with Allianz in its global private equity program (click to read press release).
“Private Equity investments are an integral part of Allianz´s investment strategy, having generated stable and solid returns. With their long investment horizon, they are a good match with the long-term investment liabilities of Allianz insurance companies. Over the last 25 years, we have expanded our private equity investments and look forward to many more successful investments in this area with our esteemed colleagues at Allianz Global Investors/ Allianz Capital Partners. Congratulations to the team!”, says Carsten Quitter, Chief Investment Officer, Allianz Group.
The global private equity industry can also play an important role in tackling climate change. Just recently, Allianz Capital Partners joined Initiative Climat International (iCI), an initiative of leading private equity investors who strive to support the transition to a low-carbon economy.
Happy Quarter of a Century, Allianz!
About Allianz Global Investors
Allianz Global Investors is a leading active asset manager with over 690 investment professionals in 24 offices worldwide and managing EUR 633 billion in assets.
Data as of June 30, 2021
The Allianz Group is one of the world's leading insurers and asset managers with 120 million* private and corporate customers in more than 70 countries. Allianz customers benefit from a broad range of personal and corporate insurance services, ranging from property, life and health insurance to assistance services to credit insurance and global business insurance. Allianz is one of the world’s largest investors, managing around 802 billion euros on behalf of its insurance customers. Furthermore, our asset managers PIMCO and Allianz Global Investors manage 1.9 trillion euros of third-party assets. Thanks to our systematic integration of ecological, social and governance criteria in our business processes and investment decisions, we hold the leading position for insurers in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index, launched on 12.11.2021. In 2020, over 150,000 employees achieved total revenues of 140 billion euros and an operating profit of 10.8 billion euros for the group.
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