Allianz Global Investors has appointed Virginie Maisonneuve as its new global chief investment officer for equity. She is succeeding Steve Berexa who will retire at year-end.
Maisonneuve, who joins AllianzGI this week, will be based in London following a move back from Singapore in the autumn. As the asset class lead and CIO for equity, she will report to Deborah Zurkow, global head of investments.
Maisonneuve has more than 30 years of experience in the field of investments. She has held portfolio management and CIO positions for companies including Eastspring, Pimco, Schroders, Clay Finlay, Batterymarch, State Street Research and Martin Currie in various parts of the world including Singapore, New York, Boston, San Francisco and London. She has pioneered investing in areas such as China, “quanta-mental”, thematics, ESG and climate change.
Berexa has been with the firm for 24 years. Under his leadership, AllianzGI has developed cutting-edge collaboration tools for fundamental research and sponsored the development of AI-based portfolio decision support. The company manages 160 billion euros (US$195 billion) in equity portfolios for retail and institutional clients around the world.