Andreas Utermann is Global Chief Investment Officer (CIO) and Co-Head of Allianz Global Investors. He joined Allianz Global Investors and its Executive Committee as Global CIO Equities in 2002. From then until the end of 2011 he was Global CIO and Co-Head of RCM, the equities investment platform of Allianz Global Investors. Prior to joining us, Mr Utermann worked for 12 years at Merrill Lynch Investment Managers, London (formerly Mercury Asset Management), where he was the Global Head and CIO Equities. Before joining MLIM, he worked for two years at Deutsche Bank AG. Mr Utermann holds a number of nonexecutive positions in the industry, including Board memberships at the CFA Society of England, as well as memberships of the AMIC Council of the ICMA and the Advisory Council of the DVFA. He holds a BSc in Economics from the London School of Economics, and an MA in Economics from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Belgium. He is an Associate at the Institute of Investment Management and Research.