Allianz UK & European Investment Funds - Allianz UK Listed Opportunities Fund - C (Accumulation)-GBP

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DomicileUnited Kingdom
Legal StructureOpen Ended Investment Company
Inception Date27/03/2014
Fund Advisor(s)
Allianz Global Investors GmbH
Fund ManagerRichard Knight
Manager Start Date01/09/2022
Richard Knight is the co-manager of the Allianz UK Listed Equity Income Fund and the lead manager of the Allianz UK Listed Opportunities Fund. He works in the European Value & Income Investment Style Team, specialising in UK equity income and value portfolios. Richard joined Allianz Global Investors in 2014 as part of the Global Graduate Program. He was formerly an analyst covering the European media and telecommunication sectors, moved to the global equity investment platform in early 2018, became co-manager of the Allianz UK Listed Equity Income Fund in January 2020, and lead manager of the Allianz UK Listed Opportunities Fund in September 2022. Prior to joining the Graduate Program, Richard worked in emerging market equity portfolio management. Richard graduated from Lincoln College, Oxford University, with a degree in History and Politics, and also holds a masters (with distinction) in Global Economic History from the London School of Economics. He is a CFA® charterholder.
Fund ManagerSimon Gergel
Manager Start Date01/09/2022
University of Cambridge, M.A.
Simon Gergel is Chief Investment Officer, UK Equities and is head of the Value & Income Investment Style Team. He manages The Merchants Trust plc, co-manages the Allianz UK Listed Equity Income Fund and is the deputy manager of the Allianz UK Listed Opportunities Fund. He joined Allianz Global Investors April 2006 from HSBC Halbis Partners, where he was Head of Institutional UK Equities. At HSBC Simon was the portfolio manager of the HSBC Income Funds, with assets under management of £950 million. He also managed a number of segregated institutional accounts. Prior to HSBC, Simon was an Executive Director at Phillips & Drew Fund Management Ltd (a subsidiary of UBS), where he spent 14 years as a portfolio manager with responsibility for £1 billion of segregated pension fund assets and also with direct responsibility for £500 million of UK equity assets. Simon graduated from Cambridge University in 1987 with an MA (Hons) Cantab in Mathematics. He is an Associate of the CFA Society of the UK.
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