In a move to strengthen its multi-asset team, Allianz Global Investors has named Yang Zijian as head of multi-asset for the Asia-Pacific region.
Yang, who will be based in Singapore and report to Thomas Zimmerer, AllianzGI’s global head of multi-asset investments, comes to the firm from AllianceBerstein, where he was a senior vice president for multi-asset solutions. Between 2008 and 2017, Yang was a multi-asset portfolio manager at AllianzGI.
Another addition to the regional team is Chai Jingjing who will relocate to Hong Kong from New York to take up the role of head of multi-asset, Hong Kong & Taiwan, reporting to Yang. Chai joined AllianzGI in 2012 as a portfolio manager and has managed portfolios in the areas of overlay strategies, risk parity and total/absolute return as part of the multi-asset team in Frankfurt and, for the past two years, in New York.
“Our multi-asset’s investment approach is team based and process driven,” Zimmerer says. “Backed by a strong regional capability in Asia-Pacific, Yang will make maximum use of multi-asset’s global capabilities through his leadership within the team as well as a wider cross-regional collaboration.