Allianz GI hires UK institutional business development director

Allianz Global Investors (Allianz GI) has appointed Johnnie Barnett as director of UK Institutional Business Development.

Barnett will be based in London, reporting to Philip Dawes, head of UK Institutional at Allianz GI . Its duties include the management and the expansion of Allianz GI’s institutional client footprint in the UK.

Barnett joins from Northern Trust Asset Management, where he worked over three years as business development director within the institutional business.

Commenting on the appointment, Dawes said: “With an in-depth knowledge of the needs and priorities of institutional investors, Johnnie’s experience will help ensure we continue to offer the level of high-quality, informed engagement that our clients expect from us. Johnnie’s energy and enthusiasm will be a great asset, as we look to cement our reputation as the investment partner of choice for UK institutional investors.”

Allianz Global Investors had more than €454bn in AUM as at 31 March 2015.

Adrien Paredes-Vanheule
Adrien Paredes-Vanheule is deputy editor and French-Speaking Europe Correspondent for InvestmentEurope, covering France, Belgium, Geneva and Monaco. Prior to joining InvestmentEurope, he spent almost five years writing for various publications in Monaco, primarily as a criminal and financial court reporter. Before that, he worked for newspapers and radio stations in France, in particular in Lyon.

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