Stephen Snaith is a Portfolio Manager within the European Core Equity team at Allianz Global Investors, having joined the firm in 2001 from Schroders. Stephen started in our UK Equity portfolio management team before going on to join our European Equity Research team initially covering Special Situations before later becoming Head of our Telecom, Media and Internet equity research team. More recently Stephen has been part of the Global Equity Insights portfolio management team where he was responsible for European investments. Stephen is a CFA® Charterholder, Investment Management Certificate (IMC) holder, and graduated from Loughborough University with a Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree in Business Economics and Finance.
Jörg de Vries-Hippen is CIO European Equities as well a Portfolio Manager for the European equity core products. He is also responsible for the Swiss equity funds and has managed them since 1995. Jörg has worked for Allianz Global Investors since 1992. Before joining the European equities team in 1994, he served as Junior Fund Manager for Japanese equities. From 1994 to 2001, Jörg was in charge of Italy, Spain and Switzerland. He later developed our Eurozone franchise. Starting in 2003, he served as team leader for European Large Caps in Frankfurt. In 2007, he was appointed Co-CIO European Equities and took over as sole CIO European Equities in 2010. Jörg obtained his degree in business administration from the University of Mannheim, Germany in 1993, and holds the title of Certified International Investment Analyst (CIIA) from the Society of Investment Professionals in Germany (DVFA).