Erik Mulder Erik Mulder is a portfolio manager in the Systematic Equity team since 2008. He manages Best Styles Global AC Equity, Best Styles Pacific Equity as well as Stable Growth Europe Equity strategy. Previously, Erik worked for IDS, a 100% subsidiary of Allianz SE, specialising in the area of performance and risk analytics of equity portfolios. Erik started his career at Dresdner Asset Management in Frankfurt, Germany in 1999. He obtained a master’s degree in Business Administration from Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands in 1999. He has been a Certified Financial Risk Manager (FRM) since 2003 and a CFA charterholder since 2004.
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.