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Allianz Life hires Rosanne Kropp as VP of investment strategies

Monday, May 09, 2016
Opalesque Industry Update - Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America has hired Rosanne Kropp as vice president of Investment Strategies for the Allianz Investment Management (AIM) division. In her new role, Kropp will be responsible for developing and executing U.S. investment strategies, managing more than $100 billion in assets.

Kropp will lead AIM’s asset liability management, strategic and tactical asset allocation programs and alternative investments in order to optimize performance, income, and liquidity for all managed portfolios. Kropp will report to Allianz Life Chief Investment Officer, Todd Hedtke.

“Rosanne brings more than 20 years of experience in actuarial and investment management to her new role,” said Hedtke. “Her expertise will allow us to further strengthen our investment strategy and help AIM continue to deliver consistent, reliable performance and income to our business.”

Prior to joining Allianz Life, Kropp was senior vice president, head of portfolio management for Genworth Financial in Stamford, Conn., where she managed a $70 billion portfolio of insurance general account assets. She was responsible for strategic and tactical asset allocation strategies and asset manager oversight. Prior to that, Kropp was a senior portfolio manager for Delaware Investments in Philadelphia, Pa., where she directed investment strategy development and implementation, portfolio construction and monitoring, and client relationship management for the insurance unit. Kropp also gained more than six years of experience as an actuary with Provident Mutual Life Insurance Company and Allstate Life Insurance Company.

Kropp holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in actuarial science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is a CFA Charterholder, as well as a Fellow in the Society of Actuaries.

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