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Head of Performance and Attribution (f/m/d)

Job Level:  Management

Frankfurt, DE, 60323

Due Date:  To be filled asap
Area of Expertise:  Asset & Investment Management
Unit:  Allianz Global Investors
Job Type:  Full-Time
Remote Job:  Not applicable
Employment Type:  Permanent
ID:  5843

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At Allianz Global Investors our people enjoy motivating, fulfilling careers. If you are looking for a fast-paced working environment, you are resolved to cultivate and expand your talents and relish a challenge, then join us now!


We are committed to giving our people – experienced and energetic professionals alike – the opportunities and experiences they seek to thrive and gain personal fulfilment. We will work with you to craft your own career, develop your personal growth, and align your achievements with your ambitions.


We are looking for you! We are currently hiring a forward-thinking and results-oriented Head of Performance and Attribution (f/m/d). This position is based in either our Frankfurt or Paris office.


Within this exciting role, embedded in our Investment Operations function, you will lead the Performance and Attribution (P&A) team and take ownership for the development of the P&A operating model under a global perspective across multiple asset classes. Additionally, you will guide and develop staff and processes to create an effective investment P&A and reporting environment. As Head of the team you act as ambassador for the AllianzGI’ s values and create an environment inspiring for both our clients and colleagues.


Key responsibilities

  • Develop and own the global P&A operating model, incl. responsibility for a small team in different locations (EU, US, potentially AP), business processes, data domains and systems
  • Continuously review and improve the operating model in order to drive simplification and effectiveness within the functional team, department as well as the rest of the firm
  • Build and sustain an impactful team while promoting a culture of shared accountability, operational excellence and partnership across the organization
  • Manage the research and resolution of discrepancies, involving appropriate resources
  • Act as a sparring partner with the Client Reporting team for all matters relating to performance and attribution. Operate as “one voice” to harmonize the output of P&A data in to client reports
  • Work closely with the Investment Analytics team, assist Portfolio Managers with the development of new attribution models with respect to operational design and implementation of the new model
  • Monitor and address impacts to service levels as identified by operational performance standards and metrics
  • Manage compliance reviews via internal or external audits, provide expertise to the composite process including the annual GIPS verification


Key Requirements/Skills/Experience


  • Academic degree in Business, Finance, Accounting, Economics or related field of study with excellent results
  • Ideally at least 10+ years of professional experience in investment performance at an institutional asset manager of which ideally 3-5 years’ experience in managing people
  • Knowledge of Global Investment Performance Standards (GIPS) and investment asset types
  • Extensive attribution experience and ability to communicate analysis to the portfolio manager and investment analyst
  • Excellent people, prioritization and communication skills including ability to adapt communication to a wide range of audience
  • International mentality with a strong interest to collaborate across locations and regions in a global organization
  • Proficiency in English, German or other language skills are a plus



  • CIPM, CFA or MBA
  • Additional industry certifications such as CAIA
  • Demonstrated leadership ability
  • Experience in working with performance and attribution systems


About Allianz Global Investors


Allianz Global Investors is a leading active asset manager with over 705 investment professionals in 23 offices worldwide and managing EUR 647 billion in assets for individuals, families, and institutions. (Data as of 30 September 2021)


Active is the most important word in our vocabulary. We believe in solving, not selling, adding value beyond pure economic gain. We offer a collegial culture based on strong values, taking individual responsibility, and dedication to mastering challenging tasks. To harness the power of innovation, we invest in the development of our employees. We encourage you to make an impact in a diverse, international, technology-enabled, and increasingly agile environment. If you feel inspired to elevate the active asset management experience, this is the place for you.


We are committed to deliver excellence to our clients, advisors, employees, our parent company and within our industry. Putting our clients' needs first, behaving in an open and transparent way and treating people fairly means acting with integrity. We respect difference and diversity and reward individual performance as well as teamwork.


We are also committed to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity and to providing assistance to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. If you are in need support to navigate our website or to complete your application, please send an e-mail with your request to