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Dorothee Franzen

Dorothee Franzen is an international pensions expert and financial economist with two decades of sound experience in commercial and academic research both in the UK and in Germany. At Avida, her work is focused on pension investment and risk management as well as pension governance and regulation. Previously, Dorothee was Director at Allianz Global Investors where she headed Pension Research. She was responsible for the international pension studies and managed a broad research programme. Prior to joining Allianz Group in 2001, Dorothee held senior roles at HypoVereinsbank in institutional sales and economic research. Dorothee has a PhD in Economic Geography from the University of Oxford and a ‘Diplom’ in Economics from the University of Munich.

Contact Details

Location: Munich
Tel: +49 89 205 008 5020

Dorothee’s War Story

In 2017, a new pension law was passed in Germany that opened the option to introduce a pure DC plan in an asset management-based pension organisation. The CEO of MetallRente, the largest pension fund in terms of members, asked us to help them with designing the governance structure of a possible future pension organisation in line with international best practice. The topic is highly sensitive in Germany.

I delivered the report outlining the governance options for MetallRente. I selected country that could serve as best-practice examples in governance and investment management for a German pension organisation. I then did desktop research on governance structures in these countries focusing on what would be helpful for MetallRente.

The client was very happy with the result. I became member of the task force set up implement the new organisation. Due to a political logjam, the project is still pending.

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