Wisdom from CEOs: Brian Gaffney of Allianz Global Investors

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Meet Brian Gaffney, retired CEO US and managing director with Allianz Global Investors. Leading and navigating organizational change and restructuring requires a compass. He will discuss the challenges he faced in integrating five independent asset management organizations into one and how he created organizational lift while avoiding the drag of disorganization.

Sponsored by Bernstein Private Wealth Management & Patriot Bank

Mr. Gaffney was Chief Executive Officer US and a managing director with Allianz Global Investors, which he joined in 2008. He is a member of the firm’s Global Executive Committee and US Executive Committee. In a previous role, Mr. Gaffney was CEO of the firm’s US distribution entity, responsible for retail distribution and marketing for Allianzowned asset managers in the US. He has 26 years of investment-industry experience. Before joining the firm, Mr. Gaffney was a managing director and head of intermediary distribution for Lehman Asset Management/Neuberger Berman, responsible for national sales and marketing of institutional and retail mutual funds, sub-advisory and managed accounts. Before that, he was a regional vice president at CIGNA Retirement Service, where he pursued large-market 401(k) plans. Mr. Gaffney has a B.A. in sociology from Stonehill College. He is a member of the Board of Trustees at Stonehill College and a member of the Board of Governors at the Investment Company Institute.

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