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Stefan Hofrichter

Stefan Hofrichter, Update Magazine, Allianz Global Investors

Stefan Hofrichter has been Head of Global Economics and Strategy Group at Allianz Global Investors since 2011. His research activity focuses on the areas of global and European economic development, asset allocation and equity strategy.

He joined the company in 1996 as a European equity portfolio manager. Since 1998, he has been working in the field of macroresearch. Between 2004 and 2010, he also managed European and global balanced funds, multi-asset-absolute-return funds and multi-manager-alpha-porting funds. Stefan Hofrichter became a member of the AllianzGI Global Policy Council, which determines the company’s medium-term capital market assessments. Since 2013, he has also been a member of the newly created investment committee for tactical asset allocation, which is responsible for the investment strategy of the multi-asset mandates managed in Europe. From 2010 to 2012, he chaired the Asset Allocation Committee for balanced funds managed out of Frankfurt. Stefan Hofrichter holds a degree in Economics from the University of Konstanz (1995) and in Business Administration from the University of Applied Sciences of the Deutsche Bundesbank, Hachenburg. He became a CFA Charterholder in 2000.

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