Rohit Ramesh is a portfolio manager in the Systematic Equity team. He is located in the San Francisco office and manages Best Styles mandates in the North American region and mandates focused on US equities. Rohit joined Allianz Global Investors in 2007. Previously, he was a member of the Allianz Global Investors’ Asia Pacific team, focusing on emerging-market stocks and worked at DaimlerChrysler Asia Pacific in Singapore as an emerging-markets analyst. Rohit has a bachelor’s degree in finance and accounting from the University of Bombay, India; a master’s degree in economics and management from the National University of Singapore; a master’s degree in economics and public policy from the University of Pune, India and a MBA in Finance from University of St Gallen, Switzerland.
Dr. Michael Heldmann has become CIO Systematic Equity starting 2. August 2021. Before, Michael was lead portfolio manager of Best Styles US products and CIO of Systematic Equity US since 2018. Michael joined Allianz Global Investors and the Systematic Equity team in 2007. Previously, he managed Best Styles Emerging Markets and Best Styles Europe Equity products. Before joining the Systematic Equity team, he worked for the international laboratory CERN, Geneva, Switzerland as a researcher in the field of particle physics. He obtained a master’s degree in physics from the University of Mainz, Germany and a Ph.D. from the University of Freiburg, Germany. He is a CFA charterholder.
Mr. Book is a portfolio manager with Allianz Global Investors, which he joined in 2016. He is a member of the Systematic Equity team and manages Best Styles Equity mandates. Mr. Book has a diploma and a Ph.D. in experimental heavy-ion physics from J. W. Goethe University, Frankfurt.