Tobias Kohls joined the Global Equity team in 2009. He joined the company in 2005 as a member of the Japanese Equities team after having started his career at Dresdner Bank Düsseldorf, where he spent two years in their apprentice banking, finance and securities training program. He is Co-Deputy Portfolio Manager for the International Equity Growth strategy. Mr. Kohls holds a Master of Business Administration (with distinction) from Warwick Business School (2010) as well as a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Frankfurt School of Finance & Management (2005). He also spent a semester as a Fulbright scholar at Hawaii Pacific University. He is a CFA charterholder, holds the FRM designation, and completed the AllianzGI GDP program in 2008.
Christian joined the Global Equity Fund Management Team as a portfolio manager in April 2000 and managed also a US Equity strategy until 2002. Since 2020 he is serving as the Deputy CIO of the Global Growth Team. Mr. Schneider began his investment career in June 1996 with DG-Bank as a trainee portfolio manager for one year; and then moved to DG Capital in February 1997 to March 2000 as a Global Equity Portfolio Manager, where he was also responsible for portfolio construction for equity and balanced funds. Mr. Schneider graduated with a Master’s degree in Economics from the University of Giessen and is a CFA charterholder. He also participated in the 2010 / 2011 Allianz Management Program.