Allianz Global Investors is a diversified active investment manager with a strong parent company and a culture of risk management. With 24 offices in 18 countries, we provide global investment and research capabilities with consultative local delivery. We have $480 billion in assets under management for individuals, families and institutions worldwide, and employ over 500 investment professionals. (Combined worldwide AUM as of December 31, 2015.) At Allianz Global Investors, we follow a two-word philosophy: Understand. Act. It describes how we look at the world and how we behave. We aim to stand out as the investment partner our clients trust by listening closely to understand their challenges, then acting decisively to provide them with solutions that meet their needs.