Elizabeth Corley is non executive Vice-Chair of Allianz Global Investors, a global asset manager 100% owned by Allianz where she was CEO from 2012 to 29 February 2016. Prior to joining Allianz in 2005, Elizabeth spent eleven years working at Merrill Lynch Investment Managers (formerly Mercury Asset Management). Before this, Elizabeth was consultant and then partner with Coopers & Lybrand, and prior to that worked for a number of years in the Life & Pensions industry.
Having served for two terms as Chairwoman of the Forum for European Asset Managers (an industry grouping of CEOs), she now is a member of the Management Committee. In 2014 she was appointed to the European Securities and Markets Authority’s stakeholder group. Elizabeth is also an Advisory Council member of TheCityUK Ltd and a member of TheCityUK International Regulatory Strategy Group. Since April 2011 she has served as non-executive director on the Financial Reporting Council, the UK’s independent regulator responsible for promoting high quality corporate governance and reporting to foster investment. Elizabeth is an independent non-executive director of Pearson plc, the British multinational education and publishing company. In June 2014, Elizabeth was asked to chair a panel of market practitioners to contribute to the Fair and Effective Markets Review in the UK. Subsequently, she was asked to chair the FICC Markets Standards Board on an interim basis, which was set up as a recommendation of the Review. Elizabeth is an Advisory Council member for the AQR Institute of Asset Management at London Business School as well as a member of the Microloan Foundation Women’s Development Board. On 1 February 2016, she was appointed as a non-executive director of BAE Systems plc
Elizabeth was named Most Influential Woman in Asset Management in 2009, CEO of the Year in 2011 and Most Influential Person in Asset Management in 2012 by Financial News, and in 2015 she received the 100 Women in Hedge Funds European Industry Leadership Award. She is a member of the Committee of 200, a membership organization of the world’s most successful women business leaders. As well as being a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Elizabeth is a writer and has had five thriller novels published.
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