Allianz Global Investors U.S. LLC ("AllianzGI U.S.") is the investment manager of the Fund.
A fundamental growth equity manager, AllianzGI U.S. seeks to invest in high-quality companies using a bottom-up, research-driven investment strategy. Uniquely, AllianzGI U.S.'s research analysts are complemented by the firm's GrassrootsSM Research division, an extensive market research network.
- In selecting investments for the Fund, the investment manager examines each company's prospects for growth, quality and valuation.
- The firm screens stocks based on a broad range of variables, including price-to-earnings ratios, dividend yields and earnings-per-share growth.
- In addition to bottom-up fundamental research, the firm also utilizes GrassrootsSM Research to affirm company analysis or macroeconomic trends.
- The investment team's extensive experience and proprietary investment tools allow information to be processed quickly.
GrassrootsSM Research is a division within the Allianz Global Investors group of companies that commissions investigative research for asset-management professionals. Research data used to generate Grassroots ResearchSM reports are received from reporters and field force investigators who work as independent, third party research providers, supplying research that is paid for by commissions generated by trades executed on behalf of clients.
The Fund's Investment Manager is Allianz Global Investors U.S. LLC (AllianzGI U.S.), an indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary of Allianz Asset Management of America L.P. ("AAM").
Allianz Global Investors is a diversified active Investment Manager with a strong parent company and a culture of risk management. With 23 offices in 18 countries, it provides global investment and research capabilities with consultative local delivery. It has $475 billion in assets under management for individuals, families and institutions worldwide, and employs over 500 investment professionals.¹
¹ Combined worldwide AUM as of December 31, 2013