AllianzIM & Halo Partner on Distribution of New Buffered Outcome ETFs


Financial services provider and structured investment fintech launch platform to give investors tools and analytics for Buffered Outcome ETFs.


Halo & AllianzIM

Halo Investing, Inc. (Halo) and Allianz Investment Management, LLC (AllianzIM), a registered investment adviser and wholly owned subsidiary of Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America (Allianz Life®), have announced a partnership to distribute a new series of Buffered Outcome ETFs.

Halo, the leading global platform for structured investment products, creates the first technology product for financial advisors to manage their client’s Buffered Outcome ETFs. This product launch complements a growing suite of investing options offered by Halo.

New Buffered Outcome ETFs

The AllianzIM U.S. Large Cap Buffer10 Apr ETF (NYSE Arca: AZAA) and the AllianzIM U.S. Large Cap Buffer20 Apr ETF (NYSE Arca: AZBA) are designed to deliver outcome-based solutions to investors by utilizing buffers, caps and index-linked returns that seek to provide a buffer against downside losses and return potential up to a cap.

As partners, Halo & AllianzIM are pushing forward innovations in investing while offering a scalable technology for clients to easily access and allocate Buffered Outcome ETFs within a portfolio.

These ETFs give investment professionals a flexible, accessible way to help against market volatility and downside movements that many investors have been fully exposed to,” says Halo co-founder & CEO, Biju Kulathakal. “We are giving investors an easy way to implement a risk-based investment approach through a low cost, liquid vehicle.”

Buffered Outcome ETFs track an index over a defined period of time while offering a limit to downward movements, known as a “buffer.” Investors can also participate in the positive returns of the index up to a predefined level.

Offering a new way to help investors manage market risk in order to help meet their retirement goals, these new ETFs will complement Allianz Life’s suite of annuity and life insurance products,” said Brian Muench, president of AllianzIM. “Through this partnership with Halo, we are making it easy for advisors to invest in Buffered Outcome ETFs and help manage client expectations.”

Halo Technology Platform

As the platform for financial advisors to manage their client’s AllianzIM Buffered Outcome ETFs, Halo’s technology is first in the market to help investors track and analyze this relatively new type of ETF. Built on Halo’s core structured product platform – which offers analytics, education and full lifecycle management – added features include dynamic payoff calculator, customized alerts for cap/buffer levels and roll-forward analysis.

Learn more about Halo’s buffered outcome ETF platform.


About Allianz Investment Management, LLC

AllianzIM, a wholly owned subsidiary of Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America, is a registered investment adviser and represents the Minneapolis hub of the global Allianz Investment Management network established by Allianz SE. AllianzIM provides hedging and other derivative-based risk management solutions through its proprietary platform, managing over $145 billion in hedged assets and serving as the bridge between insurance and capital markets.

About Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America

Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America, one of the FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For® and one of the Ethisphere 2020 World’s Most Ethical Companies®, has been keeping its promises since 1896 by helping Americans achieve their retirement income and protection goals with a variety of annuity and life insurance products. In 2019, Allianz Life provided additional value to its policyholders via distributions of more than $10.4 billion. As a leading provider of fixed index annuities, Allianz Life is part of Allianz SE, a global leader in the financial services industry with over 147,000 employees in more than 70 countries. Allianz Life is a proud sponsor of Allianz Field in St. Paul, Minnesota, home of Major League Soccer’s Minnesota United.

Investors should consider the investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses carefully before investing. For a prospectus with this and other information about the Fund, please call 877.429.3837 or download and review the prospectus. Read the prospectus carefully before investing.

The Funds seek to deliver returns that match, at the end of a specified one-year period (outcome period) the returns of the S&P 500 Price Index up to a predetermined Cap, while limiting downside losses by the amount of a specified Buffer, before fees and expenses. There is no guarantee the funds will achieve their investment objectives. You may lose your entire investment, regardless of when you purchase shares, and even if you hold shares for an entire Outcome Period. The Fund may not be suitable for all investors.Issued by Allianz Investment Management LLC. Distributed by Foreside Fund Services, LLC

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