CIO of the Year

   European CIO
of the Year
RCM, a company of Allianz Global Investors
Andreas is global chief investment officer at RCM and also global CIO equities for parent company Allianz Global Investors. “Andreas has a difficult role within AGI, but he’s managed it well,” said one judge. Since becoming global CIO of RCM in 2002, Andreas has turned RCM’s performance around. The $130bn (€102bn) active equities arm within Allianz Global Investors has evolved to become a global investment company with a focus on fundamental research using internal analysts and its proprietary ‘Grassroots’ research network. A hallmark of Andreas’s approach is a focus on creating a sustainable investment culture by emphasising individual accountability, transparency and interdependence. Prior to joining RCM, Andreas was global head and CIO at Merrill Lynch Investment Managers (MLIM), where he worked for twelve years. Before his time with MLIM Andreas worked with Deutsche Bank. He holds a BSc in economics from the London School of Economics and an MA in economics from  Belgium’s Katholieke Universiteit Leuven. He is an associate of the Institute of Investment Management and Research and is fluent is English, German, French and Dutch.
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Also shortlisted ... Alan Brown, Schroder Investment Management
With over 30 years’ experience in fund management, Alan Brown has been at the forefront of developing new best practice standards for the investment industry. He is a regular speaker and writer in this area. Alan has played an integral role in developing Schroders into the global asset management company it is today, one that is well diversified by channel, by region and by product. Robin Geffen, Neptune Investment Management
As founder of Neptune Investment Management, Robin has a personal hand in the development and growth of the company. He oversees all investment processes, reviews all in-house research and personally selects the investment teams. His hands-on approach clearly works as the firm has built its assets up to £3.1bn (€.6bn) since its inception in 2002. Marco Pirondini, Pioneer Investments
As global CIO, Marco is responsible for the oversight of the firm’s investment activities across equity, fixed income, balanced and quantitative portfolio management and global quantitative and fundamental research divisions. He strongly believes in the importance of research and has contributed significantly to developing and implementing structured, disciplined techniques for security valuation.   

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