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.