Joanne Wheatley (pictured) has now been appointed as head of UK Institutional Client Services for Allianz Global Investors (Allianz GI).
Based in London, Wheatley will help manage AllianzGI’s existing client book, working with clients to identify and explore new investment opportunities as well as ensuring standards of client service. She reports to Philip Dawes, head of UK Institutional at AllianzGI.
She joins from BlackRock, where she spent 8 years as Client Director within the Global Client Group. She has over 16 years of industry experience, working across multiple asset classes and investment styles.
Commenting on her appointment, Philip Dawes said: “As we also continue to grow our pensions business in the UK, through DC and tail risk management solutions, forming collaborative long-term relationships, understanding each of our client’s bespoke requirements and acting accordingly, will be as important as ever. With a significant amount of industry experience and a deep understanding of the diverse needs of institutional investors, Joanne’s appointment will help us do just that.”