AllianzGI appoints Head of UK Distribution

Allianz Global Investors has hired Neil Brown as Head of UK Distribution.

In this new role, Brown will be responsible for leading and developing AllianzGI’s wholesale, institutional, consultant relations and investment trust businesses in the UK. His remit will include leading AllianzGI’s successful retail business which has seen inflows of more than GBP1.1 billion during H1 2020, placing AllianzGI in the top 10 managers by net retail sales during Q2 2020 according to the Pridham report.  

The top selling fund in this area was the Allianz Strategic Bond Fund, which grew to in excess of GBP2.7 billion recently.
 
CBarbara Rupf-Bee, head of EMEA at AllianzGI, says: “I am excited to welcome Neil to the team to take on this new role at AllianzGI, leading our wholesale and institutional businesses in the UK.
 
“I am confident that Neil’s experience in distribution management,  UK sales across all segments and his strong knowledge of the changing regulatory landscape, will help further strengthen our position in the UK across wholesale and institutional markets”
 
Brown joins AllianzGI from M&G where he held positions including head of UK retail and institutional sales and Director, Global Distribution Management.