About Allianz Investment Management LLC

A specialization in risk management

Allianz Investment Management LLC (AllianzIM) is an investment manager specializing in the development and execution of innovative risk management strategies, with $19.5 billion in AUM. Based in Minneapolis, our investment management is powered by the same proprietary in-house hedging platform that is used among affiliates to help manage more than $145 billion in assets for institutional and retail investors around the globe.1

With roots in annuities and managed volatility portfolios, we are proud to expand our solutions to include Buffered Outcome ETFs.

A history of financial strength

Allianz Investment Management LLC (AllianzIM) is a registered investment adviser and wholly-owned subsidiary of Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America. Both are part of the Allianz Group, one of the world’s strongest financial communities in asset management and insurance. Founded over 125 years ago, more than 92 million clients in 70 countries rely on the knowledge, financial strength, and solidity of the Allianz Group.

Driven by nearly a century of growth and the globalization of financial markets, the Allianz Group established the global Allianz Investment Management network in 2007 to steer the investment of premiums generated by Allianz insurance companies worldwide, serving as the bridge between the insurance and capital markets for the Allianz Group.

Our parent company, Allianz SE, is based in Munich, Germany.

An expansive global network

We are part of the global Allianz Investment Management network. Since its inception in 2007, the global Allianz Investment Management network has grown to over 500 professionals, strategically concentrated in five regional hubs- Milan, Minneapolis, Munich, Paris, and Singapore- collectively managing $772 billion in assets. This network provides an avenue for collaboration and diverse thought leadership shared as partners from around the globe.

We are part of the Minneapolis hub of the global Allianz Investment Management network.

Executive Leadership Team

Todd Hedtke

Chief Executive Officer

Brian Muench

President and Managing Director

Mike Scriver

Managing Director, Hedge Design Management

ETF Team


Head of ETFs


AVP ETF Product Management

Brendan Cavanaugh

ETF Product Specialist

Cadrian Thompson

ETF Market Strategy Associate

ETF Capital Markets Team

Thomas Paustian

SVP Portfolio Management

Blair Johnston

SVP Head of Derivatives Trading

Mark Paulson

VP Derivatives Trading

Joss Highmark

AVP Portfolio Management

1 Values as of September 30, 2021.

Investing involves risk including possible loss of principal. Investors should consider the investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses carefully before investing. For a prospectus with this and other information about the Fund, please call 877.429.3837 or download and review the prospectus. Read the prospectus carefully before investing.

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