Our history

Allianz Global Investors was established as a dedicated asset management business in 1998. Since then, we’ve grown into one of the world’s leading active asset managers. Our focus on clients – whom we consider our investment partners – has been the guiding principle throughout the major phases of our history.

Allianz Global Investors today

Globally integrated asset manager
Today, we‘re a globally integrated asset manager with a single management structure – an evolution led by our clients’ and changing needs.
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Impact investments are the future
Extending our expertise

Allianz Capital Partners joined the firm in 2018, further extending our expertise in private markets and renewables.

Rogge Global Partners was acquired to grow global fixed income money management capabilities.


A pioneer in sustainable investing
As a pioneer in sustainable investing since 1999, we’ve extended our environmental, social and governance (ESG) capabilities – including the ongoing integration of ESG factors across all our mainstream strategies.
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How we built our business

AllianzGI has established strong, fast-growing alternatives alongside its equity, fixed income and multi-asset capabilities.

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Client-focused by design
In 2011, following a shift in client demand towards more holistic solutions, two separate asset management businesses – Allianz Global Investors and PIMCO, both owned by Allianz – emerged out of the previous multi-boutique structure.


One business. One name.
The combined asset management business of Dresdner Asset Management Group, Dresdner RCM Global Investors and the Allianz Group adopted the Allianz Global Investors name in 2004.
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Impact investments are the future
Acquisition of Dresdner Bank and PIMCO Group

Allianz acquired Dresdner Bank in 2001, bringing Dresdner Asset Management Group, including Dresdner RCM Global Investors, into the asset management business.

The acquisition of the PIMCO Group, incorporating NFJ Investment Group and Oppenheimer Capital, took place in 2000 and was followed by the acquisition of Nicholas-Applegate Capital Management in 2001.

Our heritage

As part of the Allianz Group, Allianz Global Investors has a strong parent with a track record of strategic investment for the long term. With Allianz as an investor in many of our funds, our clients enjoy the confidence that comes from investing alongside one of the world’s largest and most sophisticated investors. Established in 1890, Allianz serves 82 million customers in 70 countries, with a focus on securing the future of individuals, families and institutions around the world.

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Our culture

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Inclusion and diversity

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