Johan Grahn

Head ETF Market Strategist
Allianz Investment Management LLC

Focused on:

  • ETF industry and defined outcome ETFs 
  • Asset allocation and risk management 
  • Macroeconomics and capital markets 
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With 20 years in the financial services industry, Grahn has deep experience in market economics and financial products. Most recently, he led the development and launch of Allianz Investment Management LLC’s exchange-traded funds (ETFs) business, which provides investors the opportunity to allocate assets and manage risk in their portfolios with the help of buffered ETFs. 


  • Grahn currently focuses on strategic partnerships and growth objectives across distribution, product, branding, and marketing for the ETF business.
  • In previous roles, Grahn partnered with asset managers to develop cutting-edge, volatility-managed and tactical multi-asset class portfolios, growing them into a $35 billion business. Grahn has also managed $60 billion of discretionary multi-asset fund-of-fund portfolios, developed dynamic investment strategies, and advised on the oversight of $150 billion in sub-advised assets. 
  • Grahn has built and overseen institutional investment programs for endowments, foundations, and pension funds. 
  • Grahn is a frequent speaker in the media and at industry events, where he shares from his wide range of financial markets and portfolio management experience.

Education, certifications, and memberships:

  • MBA from Bryant University (Rhode Island)
  • B.S. in international business from Johnson & Wales University (Rhode Island)
  • FINRA Series 7 securities registration
  • Veteran member of the Swedish Navy’s Special Forces
  • Swedish-American Chambers of Commerce USA board member
  • Investment committee member at Tubman, a nonprofit that helps people in need to navigate trauma

Allianz Investment Management LLC (AllianzIM) is a registered investment adviser and a wholly owned subsidiary of Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America.