Allianz Technology Trust is managed from San Francisco. The team benefits from its proximity to Silicon Valley, where many of the world’s key tech companies are headquartered.
Walter Price co-heads the Global Technology Team with Huachen Chen. The team is headquartered in San Francisco, at the hub of the technology industry's network of academics, engineers and venture capitalists, and in close proximity to Silicon Valley. Walter has been analysing tech stocks for more than 40 years and has worked together with Huachen for over two decades.
Walter Price is a CFA charter-holder, Managing Director, Senior Analyst, and Portfolio Manager on the AllianzGI technology team in San Francisco. Walter received his BS with Honours in electrical engineering from M.I.T. and his BS and MS in management from the Sloan School at M.I.T. In 1971 he joined Colonial Management, an investment advisory firm in Boston, where he became a senior analyst responsible for the chemical industry and the technology area. He joined AllianzGI in 1974 as a senior securities analyst in technology and became a principal in 1978. Since 1985, he has had increasing portfolio responsibility for technology stocks and has managed many technology portfolios. Walter is a current Director and past president of the M.I.T. Club of Northern California. He also heads the Educational Council for M.I.T. in the Bay Area and is a past Chairman of the AIMR Committee on Corporate Reporting for the computer and electronics industries.
Huachen Chen is a Senior Portfolio Manager, and joined AllianzGI in 1984. He has covered many sectors within technology, as well as the electrical equipment and multi-industry areas. Since 1990, he has had extensive portfolio responsibilities for technology and capital goods stocks and has managed U.S. and Global portfolios with Walter Price. In 1994 Huachen became a principal of AllianzGI. Prior to AllianzGI, he worked for Intel Corporation from 1980 to 1983, where he had responsibilities for semiconductor process engineering.
Received his dual BS in Electrical Engineering and Economics from M.I.T. in 1993. He received his Master of Management degree from Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern in 1998. From 1993 to 1996, he was a business analyst with McKinsey & Company in Hong Kong. From 1998 to 2000, he was an associate analyst at ABN Amro, Inc., covering Internet infrastructure software and marketing research sectors. Danny joined AllianzGI in July 2000 as a research associate. He has global responsibility in hardware, semiconductor, semiconductors capital equipment, and contract manufacturers.
Michael Seidenberg received his BS in Business Administration from the University of Colorado in 1990. He received his Master of Business Administration from Columbia Business School in 1996 with concentrations in Finance and Accounting. Prior to attending Columbia Business School, Michael worked for Roche Laboratories (a division of Hoffman LaRoche) in pharmaceutical and biotechnology sales. From 1996-2001, he worked in the software industry in a variety of roles and spent time at Oracle Corporation. He began his investing career with Citadel Investment Group in 2001 covering the software space. Over the next 8 years he broadened his coverage list to include a variety of technology sectors. Prior to joining AllianzGI in Sept 2009, Michael worked at a number of hedge funds including Pequot Capital and Andor Capital.
As an investment trust, Allianz Technology Trust is an independent company listed on the London Stock Exchange which means 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.
Robert joined the Board on 1 August 2013 and became Chairman on 2 April 2014. Following 12 years with Touche Ross, where he was an audit partner, Robert became Finance Director of Kleinwort Benson Group and subsequently Woolwich plc. He has extensive experience of the asset management industry and is currently a Non-Executive Director of both JPMorgan Russian Securities plc and Chrysalis VCT plc. He has also had experience of technology companies, as Chairman of nCipher plc and as a Non- Executive Director of Dialight plc, and is currently Chairman of Remote Media Group, a cloud-based digital signage company.
Humphrey joined the Board on 1 July 2015 and became Chairman of the Audit Committee and Senior Independent Director on 14 April 2016. He is currently a director of JPMorgan Claverhouse Investment Trust plc and Worldwide Healthcare Trust PLC. He is an experienced investment manager and investment company director, having previously served as a director of trusts managed by BlackRock, Fidelity and Standard Life Aberdeen. Humphrey initially qualified as a chartered accountant with Peat Marwick Mitchell & Co. (now KPMG) in 1979, and in 2004 retired from a long career as a fund manager and director of Schroder Investment Management Limited.
Richard joined the Board on 29 January 2007. He was Group Marketing Director for Hoskyns (now Capgemini) before setting up his own technology analysis company in 1986. He is currently the Chairman of TechMarketView LLP. He is a patron of the Prince’s Trust, co-founder of the Trust’s Technology Leadership Group and was a member of the Trust’s advisory board until 2016.
Elisabeth joined the Board on 1 February 2015. She was managing director and country head of Schroder Investment Management (Hong Kong) Limited from 2005 to 2008 and Chairman of the Hong Kong Investment Funds Association from 2005 to 2007. She worked in the Hong Kong asset management industry from 1992 to 2008. She is a director of Fidelity China Special Situations plc, Dunedin Income Growth Investment Trust plc and Chairman of India Capital Growth Fund plc. She is a board member of the Association of Investment Companies.
Neeta joined the Board on 1 September 2019. She is currently the CEO of the Centre for Entrepreneurs, a board advisor for Tech London Advocates and an entrepreneur mentor-in-residence at London Business School. She is also a member of the newly appointed advisory board at City Ventures, the entrepreneurship hub at City University, London and a non-executive director for various start-ups.