In the Press and Trust Audio Update

Silicon Valley Byte Size Episode 1: Tech insights and outlook

Walter Price Senior Portfolio Manager
29/05/2018

Listen to Walter Price, Portfolio Manager of Allianz Technology Trust, share his insights on ‘all things tech’ in this, the first of a new quarterly podcast dedicated to this fast-moving sector.

The team strive to understand, anticipate and react to technology trends in a dynamic and proactive way. Their location in San Francisco, at the heart of the technology industry, is a real advantage. Listen in, as Walter discusses not only the outlook for the sector but also the recent upsets that have disrupted markets.

It’s certainly a hectic time for the sector. In this first edition, Walter considers:

  1. Facebook’s data protection issues and how personal data issues could impact the broader tech sector.
  2. US-Chinese trade wars – what’s next and how much disruption could new tariffs cause – both short term and further out – will manufacturing ‘up sticks’ for Destination USA, for example?
  3. Security: facing up to the threat of a new, more sophisticated, breed of hacker.
  4. US tax reform: as cash is repatriated, what can we expect?

With every year, technology forms a larger and more important part of our world. It’s the single greatest contributor to global growth so listen in now to discover more from one of the industry’s leading experts.

An investment story for the 21st century

Walter Price talks about the ATT team’s investment philosophy and how, in spite of this year’s market volatility, technology remains the common thread behind the remarkable pace of change affecting almost every aspect of our modern lives.

Silicon Valley Byte Size Episode 2: Tech insights and outlook

In this second edition, recorded in July, we chat to Mike Seidenberg, a Portfolio Manager/Analyst who joined AllianzGI in 2009.  Mike is based in San Francisco and is part of the award-winning Allianz Technology Trust team with Walter Price.

Warming to investment trusts

150 years since the first investment trust was launched, Adam Gent (AllianzGI’s Head of Retail/Wholesale Northern Europe) looks at how these closed-ended funds have adapted to investors’ needs over time.

Silicon Valley Byte Size Episode 1: Tech insights and outlook

Listen to Walter Price share his insights on ‘all things tech’ in this, the first of a new quarterly podcast dedicated to this fast-moving sector. Walter discusses not only the outlook for the sector but also the recent upsets that have disrupted markets.

Allianz Technology Trust wins coveted AIC Shareholder Communication Award

Allianz Technology Trust (ATT) won the highly coveted Best Report and Accounts in the Specialist category. The independent judging panel commented on the report’s excellent use of pictures as well as its use of text and design in a creative way.

Walter Price in a special Investors Chronicle podcast

Walter talks about where he thinks there are big opportunities for investors in the coming years and warns us of the companies that could begin to struggle. 

Kepler research: April 2018

Despite some clouds hanging over the technology sector’s current leading names, the management team is highly enthusiastic about opportunities, with lead manager Walter Price commenting that “this is the best environment for technology investing for 15 years”.

Investment Trust Spring Update

Welcome to the latest Investment Trust Update from Allianz Global Investors. In this issue, we are pleased to share with you; what’s new, ISAs – the clock is ticking, inflation busting Investment Trusts, Awards, the rise of platform investing ( and how to choose), and in the news.

You would not bet against Price coming up trumps

On his recent visit to London, Walter Price chatted to Jeff Prestridge of the Mail on Sunday. The resulting ‘Fund Focus’ piece summarises Walter’s reaction to recent market volatility, the latest portfolio changes and what he sees as the next chapter of the technology story.  

Investment Trust Forum

On Tuesday 14th November Walter Price participated in Allianz Global Investors “Navigating the Future” Investment Trust Conference.

Trust Watch: Allianz Technology Trust

Positive stock selections have led to great returns for investors prompting Jason Hollands of Tilney Bestinvest to state “it has delivered impressive returns. Up an incredible 275.8pc over the past five years, it would have turned £1,000 into £3,758 in that time.

Kepler Research: September Update

ATT offers a relatively pure exposure to “innovative disruption”, with the manager’s investment process built entirely on the thesis that the next “mega-cap” businesses will be those who innovate the hardest. 

Kepler Research: February 2017

ATT had a strong year last year, benefitting from sterling weakness but also good growth from underlying companies. Although so far this year the growth style has performed well, 2016 saw a marked shift from Growth growth to Value value as an investment style .

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