History

Key developments in our company’s history

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.
Historic AllianzGI

1890 – 1985

Allianz was founded in 1890. By the beginning of the 1920s, it already offered all the property insurance policies typical of the times. 1922 Allianz Life was founded and soon became one of Germany’s largest life insurers.

After reconstruction and the economic miracle in Germany following the end of World War II, Allianz became Europe’s largest insurance company in the early 1970s. To ensure Allianz’s ability to act internationally, the holding company Allianz AG was created in 1985 (today Allianz SE).

History 1998 - 2001

1998 – 2001

In 1998, driven by the globalization of financial markets, Allianz defined asset management as a core business activity and started to build a global asset management business.

This was achieved through both organic growth as well as the takeover of well-established investment management companies. In the US, these included the purchase of PIMCO Group (2000), including NFJ Investment Group and Oppenheimer Capital, as well as Nicholas-Applegate (2001). In Europe, Dresdner Asset Management Group, including Dresdner RCM Global Investors, was purchased in 2001.

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2002 - 2012

Over time, these asset management businesses started to be gradually integrated under the name of Allianz Global Investors, including COMINVEST, a leading German asset management company, which was integrated in 2009.

In 2012, Allianz’s new organizational structure, establishing PIMCO and Allianz Global Investors as two strong, separate investment management pillars, came into place.

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Today

Today, Allianz Global Investors is a global asset management company with offices throughout Europe, North America and Asia Pacific.

The firm’s philosophy “Understand. Act.” is deeply embedded within its business. Allianz Global Investors offers its clients a wide range of actively managed strategies and solutions across the risk / return spectrum which has been further enhanced in 2016 through the acquisition of the global fixed-income specialist Rogge Global Partners (RGP).

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