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AllianzGI creates unit dedicated to private markets impact investments

Allianz Global Investors has created a dedicated Private Markets Impact unit within its Sustainable investment platform, which will be led by Matt Christensen, Global Head of Sustainable and Impact Investing at AllianzGI.

The Private Markets Impact unit combines existing equity and debt investing expertise with a newly created impact measurement and management capability. Christensen will oversee the team of 12, completing AllianzGI’s Sustainability platform which was created in 2021 to push the boundaries of sustainability for clients.

Martin Ewald, Lead Portfolio Manager, leads the Private Equity Impact Investing team, which seeks to invest in real assets and private companies which contribute to solve global environmental and/or social issues, while Nadia Nikolova, Lead Portfolio Manager, manages the Development Finance & Private Debt Impact Investing team, which currently invests in de-risked sustainable loans in emerging and frontier markets. 

AllianzGI has also created an Impact Measurement & Management team, led by Diane Mak, and launched an impact framework to facilitate the due diligence and selection of investments that contribute to material and positive impact.

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