BVI names new president

The German Investment Funds Association (BVI) has appointed Tobias Pross of Allianz Global Investors as president.

Pross, who has been a member of the BVI board since 2011, replaces Holger Naumann, president since 2013. He will take up his new role July 1 2016.

At Allianz GI, Pross is currently head of Europe, the Middle East and Africa, a position he has held since June 2015. He has worked for several of the group’s imprints in a number of roles since 1999. At GI alone, since 2010 he has variously been head of institutional business for Germany, head of institutional business for Europe and head of European distribution. He joined the Allianz board in 2012.

As a result of Pross’ elevation, the BVI board now consists of Georg Allendorf of RREEF Investment, Holger Nauman of Deutsche Asset Management, Bernd Vorbeck of Universal Investment, Evi Vogl, of Pioneer Investments, Karl Stäcker of Frankfurt Trust, Victor Moftakhar of Deka Investment and chair Hans Joachim Reinke of Union Investment.

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