Thomas Orthen is currently lead portfolio manager of Fondak, a German equity strategy. Thomas joined Allianz Global Investors in 2005 as part of the Graduate Trainee Program which included a secondment with the Global Emerging Markets team. In 2007 he formally joined the Emerging European Team as Portfolio Manager. He holds a BA in International Business from the University of Plymouth and a Diplom-Betriebswirt (FH) degree from the University of Applied Sciences in Dortmund, and is a CFA Charter holder.
Christoph Berger has been a member of cominvest's Equity team since January 2001. As Head of Insurance Dedicated Equities he is responsible for AUM of over EUR 8.2bn. Mr. Berger was also responsible as research analyst for capital goods and building materials/construction. Furthermore he was manager of cominvest Plusfonds (S&P Rating “AA”, Lipper Fund Awards 2007, 2008) and of cominvest Fondak Europa, as well as co-manager of cominvest Fondak. Christoph joined Allianz Global Investors in 2009 and was a member of the Team “Customized Balanced” based in Frankfurt before joining the team “Insurance Dedicated Large Caps” in 2015. He is a CFA Charter holder.