Allianz Global Investors US LLC, Allianz of America, Inc. and Allianz SE
Bronstein, Gewirtz & Grossman, LLC is investigating potential claims on behalf of purchasers of Allianz Global Investors US LLC, Allianz of America, Inc. and Allianz SE (collectively, “Allianz”) (OTC: ALIZF). The investigation concerns whether Allianz and certain of its officers and/or directors have violated federal securities laws.
AllianzGI Structured Alpha U.S. Equity 250 LLC, AllianzGI Structured Alpha Global Equity 350 LLC, AllianzGI Structured Global Equity 500 LLC, and Allianz GI Structured Alpha Global Equity 1000 LLC (collectively, the “Alpha Funds”) were a group of investment vehicles market by Allianz Global Investors US LLC, Allianz of America, Inc. and Allianz SE (collectively, “Allianz”). The Alpha Funds’ marketing materials advised investors that the funds provided investors with downside protection and possible upside in both bull and bear equity markets, and in times of both high and low volatility, representing, among other things, that the funds’ investment strategies would serve to “protect the portfolio in the event of a market crash/closure” and were “laddered for various market outcomes to the downside, ensuring protection in a wide range of negative scenarios. In late February 2020, equity markets experienced a violent correction and volatility surge, and all of the Alpha Funds experienced significant losses, underperforming their targeted benchmarks by up to almost 20%. These losses brought out previously undisclosed conflicts of interest between Allianz and investors in the Alpha Funds, which let Allianz to act in its own interests by directing the Alpha Funds into investment allocations that were contrary to the funds’ mandates and exposed the funds’ investors to significant risk.
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