AllianzGI acquires fixed income specialist

Allianz Global Investors (AllianzGI) has completed the acquisition of Rogge Global Partners (RGP) a London-based global fixed income specialist from Old Mutual and RGP.

Malie Conway will continue to lead the RGP team and in the role of CIO Global Fixed Income report to Franck Dixmie, AllianzGI’s global head of Fixed Income and member of its global executive committee.

At the same time, RGP’s Emerging Markets expertise will be combined with that of AllianzGI’s Emerging Markets Debt team, led by Greg Saichin.

The portfolio managers in the newly combined EM Debt team will continue to report to Saichin as part of the RGP setup.

Franck Dixmier commented on the acquisition: “Adding RGP’s fundamental global fixed income expertise to our investment platform fills an important gap in our product range for clients.

“It strengthens our fixed income knowledge base and client book beyond our traditional European centres and will, over time, present us with exciting new opportunities to create further additional products.”

Malie Conway added: “Increased interaction between colleagues from AllianzGi and Rogge since the announcement of this transaction has enhanced our confidence that this combination marks an excitiing new chapter to RGP’s development. with our clients able to rely on a continuity of investment team and an unchanged investment process and philosophy.”

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