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Allianz Global Investors (AllianzGI) Adopts RiskFirst’s PFaroe to Help Drive Expansion into the LDI Market

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Global Investors
has adopted PFaroe to deliver effective,
cutting-edge analytical and reporting capabilities to defined benefit
(DB) pension plans in the US market. The depth and detail of PFaroe’s
analytics will allow AllianzGI to further enhance its asset allocation
expertise, fueling optimized strategy outcomes for clients.

Adopting PFaroe allows AllianzGI to scale its business operations for
its fixed income capabilities in the US market. The tool will be
utilized by the US Financial Institutions Group (FIG) led by Andy Wilmot
and the firm’s liability-driven investment (LDI) team, overseen by Carl
Pappo, CIO US Fixed Income, and Frank Salem, Senior PM on US Fixed

Andy Wilmot, Head of US FIG, comments: “As a long-time player in the DB
market, we are constantly looking for ways to further the depth and
breadth of our capabilities. The adoption of PFaroe’s analytics will
support our next phase of fixed income growth in the US by bringing the
US LDI strategy down market into the advisor-led space.”

Matthew Seymour, CEO, RiskFirst, adds: “We are delighted that AllianzGI
has chosen PFaroe as the tool for taking their business forward; helping
them to win new clients and build upon their existing strength in the
market. Having such a major name use our technology is another
significant step for us in the US market, as we continue to establish
PFaroe as the go-to for US asset owners, consultants and asset managers.”

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About AllianzGI

Allianz Global Investors is a leading active asset manager with over 730
investment professionals in 24 offices worldwide and managing $601
billion in assets for individuals, families and institutions.

Active is the most important word in our vocabulary. Active is how we
create and share value with clients. We believe in solving, not selling,
and in adding value beyond pure economic gain. We invest for the long
term, employing our innovative investment expertise and global
resources. Our goal is to ensure a superior experience for our clients,
wherever they are based and whatever their investment needs.

Active is: Allianz Global Investors

Data as of March 31, 2019

About RiskFirst

RiskFirst is a financial technology company providing modern
technology solutions to Asset Owners, Consultants, Insurers and Asset
Managers to help grow and improve their business. Its core product
PFaroe® is web-based, available anytime and anywhere, and allows users
to evaluate risk from multiple perspectives and perform real-time
scenario stress testing. Initially targeted to defined benefit pension
plans, it is now the market leader in the UK and the US. Over 3,000
plans with more than $1.4tn in assets are now modeled on the PFaroe
platform. RiskFirst has also recently launched a global fixed income
attribution solution, which recognizes the differing objectives,
timeframes and opportunity set of each user.

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