Stefan Hofrichter is AllianzGI’s Global Economist and Head of Macro Research since 2011. Stefan and his team are responsible for advising clients, in-house professionals and sales colleagues on global economic trends and asset allocation. He is a member of the firm’s Global Policy Council, which is responsible for shaping the mid-term global house view on financial markets, and of the Global Tactical Multi-Asset Investment Committee. In 2016 he was appointed to ESMA’s (European Securities and Markets Authority) Group of Economic Advisers.
Stefan joined the firm in 1996 as an equity portfolio manager and assumed the role of economist and strategist in 1998. Between 2004 and 2010 he also managed absolute return and alpha-porting multi-asset mandates, as well as traditional Global and European balanced funds - one of which won a Lipper award for two consecutive years.
He holds a degree in Economics from the University of Konstanz and in Business Administration from the University of Applied Sciences of the Deutsche Bundesbank, Hachenburg. Stefan is a CFA Charterholder and a member of the European Association of Banking and Financial History.