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July 7, 2020

Allianz Global Investors to launch China A-shares fund in UK

Allianz Global Investors is set to unveil an OEIC version of its China A-shares fund, targeted at the UK retail market.

Scheduled to launch later this month, the vehicle will be managed out of the firm’s Hong Kong office.

It will mirror the group’s A-share strategy available as a Sicav since 2009 and use a bottom up research approach.

The fund will offer exposure to domestic Chinese companies.

Available in C and W share classes, the vehicle will be run by Anthony Wong and Sunny Chung.

Wong stated: “The A-shares market offers investors access to small- and mid-cap companies within those high-value sectors that are set to be the future drivers of China’s economic growth.

“With the launch of this fund, in a specific fund type for UK investors, we are hoping to build on our current track record and bring a China A-Shares fund to the market that can offer added value to a diversified portfolio for investors.”

Allianz Global Investors has made several leadership changes lately.

In November 2019, the firm appointed Tobias Pross as the new CEO, replacing Andreas Utermann who has been at the helm since 2016.

Earlier last year, the firm appointed Barbara Rupf Bee as its new head of Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA).

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