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Allianz Global Investors boosts Multi Asset team


Allianz Global Investors has appointed Gavin Counsell as Senior Portfolio Manager within the multi asset team. Counsell will be based in the London office and report in to Matthias Mueller, CIO multi asset active allocation.

Within this role, Gavin Counsell will be responsible for the portfolio management of multi asset funds and the overall performance responsibility for UK multi asset portfolios. This includes performing detailed research with respect to allocation decisions, ensuring improvements to investment processes and enhancing returns of portfolios.
Counsell joins from Aviva Investors where he was lead fund manager across a range of multi-asset funds, taking ultimate responsibility for asset allocation positioning and performance for these funds.
Adam Gent, Head of Retail Sales, Northern Europe at Allianz Global Investors, says: “Gavin brings with him a wealth of experience and is an excellent addition to our Multi Asset team based in London.
“A core focus for Gavin will be managing and building on the success of our RiskMaster multi asset Funds. These innovative funds are built with risk in mind and are designed to target risk and return over the long run.”
Counsell, says: “I was impressed by the depth of the multi-asset capability and resources at Allianz Global Investors, not just in Europe but globally. To deliver successful multi-asset solutions to investors you need to bring together asset allocation expertise, with compelling underlying asset class alpha across the investment spectrum; Allianz Global Investors ticked all these boxes.
“I’m looking to bring the success that the company has had globally through to the UK market, by offering attractive and compelling multi asset solutions to our investors.” 

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