Dr. Thomas Zimmerer is a senior product specialist, managing director and global head of product specialists Multi Asset with Allianz Global Investors, which he joined in 2014. As a member of the Multi Asset U.S. portfolio-management team, he focusses on the Firm’s dynamic multi-asset strategies. Mr. Zimmerer has 20 years of investment-industry experience. Before joining Allianz Global Investors, he was a professor for Finance, Banking and Investments at the University of Applied Science in Ansbach, Germany, and served as senior consultant for Alpha Portfolio Advisors, a German-based consulting firm, advising institutional investors. Prior, Mr. Zimmerer was a portfolio manager with Allianz Asset Management on active bond strategies and active protection strategies. He has a master’s degree in Economics and Finance and a Ph.D. in Econometrics from the University of Regensburg, Germany.