Karsten Niemann is a portfolio manager in the Systematic Equity team. He manages Best Styles Europe Equity as well as European High Dividend mandates with more than USD 9bn assets under management. He joined the company in 1998 as a quantitative analyst. In his capacity as portfolio manager he as well successfully managed Best Styles Global and Best Styles Euroland products. Karsten obtained a master’s degree in economics from the University of Bonn, Germany. He has been a CFA charterholder since 2001.
Mr. Heldmann is a senior portfolio manager, a director and Head of Best Styles North America with Allianz Global Investors, which he joined in 2007. He is responsible for developing the Best Styles US Equity team while building on its research capabilities. Mr. Heldmann previously managed Best Styles Emerging Markets and Best Styles Europe Equity products. Before joining the firm, Mr. Heldmann worked for the international laboratory CERN in Geneva, Switzerland, as a particle physics researcher. He has a master’s degree in physics from the University of Mainz, Germany, and a Ph.D. from the University of Freiburg, Germany. Mr. Heldmann is a CFA charterholder.
Mr. Ramesh is a portfolio manager with Allianz Global Investors, which he joined in 2007. He is a member of the Systematic Equity team and manages Best Styles Global mandates. Mr. Ramesh was previously a member of the firm’s Asia Pacific team, focusing on emerging-market companies, and also managed the Best Styles Emerging Markets Equity mandates. Before joining the firm, he worked at DaimlerChrysler Asia Pacific in Singapore as an emerging-markets analyst. Mr. Ramesh has a bachelor’s degree in finance and accounting from the University of Bombay; a master’s degree in economics and management from the National University of Singapore; and a master’s degree in economics and public policy from the University of Pune, India.