Why Invest?

Allianz Technology Trust is a UK-listed investment company which invests in global technology and technology-related companies on behalf of its shareholders.

Allianz Technology Trust PLC connects investors to the fast-moving world of technology, as well as to the experience and expertise of an award-winning team with a track record of identifying success stories within this sector over many years.

The Technology sector is now the largest sector in the US stock market and provides infrastructure to the 21st century world. Whilst the potential rewards of investing in technology stocks are considerable, the nature of the sector means that only a few companies will become tomorrow’s Apple, Cisco or Microsoft. It takes an investment manager of considerable experience, supported by extensive research resources to identify these opportunities, which is why Walter Price, co-head of the Allianz Global Technology Team is entrusted by clients to manage $3bn in assets.

Walter Price, lead manager on the Allianz Technology Trust, co-heads the Global Technology Team with Huachen Chen. The team are based in San Francisco, at the hub of the technology industry’s network of academic, engineers and venture capitalists, and in close proximity to Silicon Valley. Walter has been analysing tech stocks for nearly 40 years and has worked together with Huachen for over two decades. Investors can access this expertise by purchasing shares in the Allianz Technology Trust PLC which provides a diversified portfolio of approximately 60 technology stocks. Research is the cornerstone of the stock selection process which is why the Global Technology Team is supported by over 50 global sector analysts, ten of whom focus purely on technology companies. The team aims to strive for superior long-term returns by identifying major trends ahead of the crowd and participating in stocks that have the potential to become tomorrow’s Microsoft, Cisco or Apple. The Trust does not seek to ‘track’ the index and it is our policy to avoid too high an exposure to any single security. The portfolio tends to be overweight in high growth mid cap companies that have the potential to be tomorrow’s mega-cap companies.

Because Allianz Technology Trust is an investment trust and an independent company listed on the London Stock Exchange, the investment manager is accountable to the Trust’s Board of directors.
The board is completely autonomous and ensures that the interests of shareholders are looked after. The Allianz Technology Trust board of directors is particularly experienced; as well as providing investors with the reassurance of a diligent environment of checks and balances, they also provide the Trust with invaluable knowledge and economic insight.

 
 
 
 
 
 

"The rise of the smartphone and tablet computer is illustrated by the explosive growth in the creation and sale of Apps. Apple alone has seen 85 billion Apps downloaded by its users, as of October 2014."

Walter Price
Fund Manager

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"From entertainment to manufacturing, from business to the environment, from education to energy, technology has the ability to change lives on a global scale..."

Walter Price
Fund Manager

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"Cloud computing could displace businesses like Oracle or SAP. Amazon, for example, is offering a service where you can buy time on their servers for very little money - attractive proposition for start-up companies."

Michael Seidenberg
Portfolio Analyst

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