Brian Muench

President, Allianz Investment Management LLC
Managing Director, Allianz Investment Management U.S. LLC
Co-founder, Allianz Life Ventures

Focused on:

  • The economy and capital markets
  • Mutual funds
  • ETFs
  • Product development – investments
  • Strategic corporate venture programs
  • Insurtech


With more than 25 years in the financial services industry, Muench has broad experience across capital markets, retirement investment solutions, product development, and insurtech.


  • Oversees the retail investment management business of Allianz Investment Management LLC, including mutual funds and ETFs, as well as the group’s business development.
  • Co-founder and co-managing partner of Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America (Allianz Life) Ventures, the corporate venture capital program of Allianz Life created to invest in start-ups of strategic relevance.
  • Member of AZOA Services Corporation benefit plan investment committee.
  • Member of Allianz Investment Management U.S. LLC’s investment committee.
  • Allianz Life financial literacy committee member.

Education, certifications, and memberships:

  • B.A. in Business Administration from University of Northern Iowa
  • MBA from Drake University (Iowa)
  • CFA Charterholder
  • FINRA 6 and 24 securities registrations
  • Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Allianz Variable Insurance Products Trust and AIM ETF Products Trust
  • Board member for Minnesota Council on Economic Education