Dame Elizabeth Corley

Senior Advisor, Allianz Global Investors

Elizabeth was CEO of Allianz Global Investors, initially for Europe then globally, from 2005 to 2016 and continues to act as a senior advisor to the firm.  She was previously at Merrill Lynch Investment Managers (formerly Mercury Asset Management) and Coopers & Lybrand.   


Elizabeth serves on three company boards as a non-executive director – Pearson plc, BAE Systems plc and Morgan Stanley Inc.  


Additionally, she is a trustee of the British Museum where she chairs the Investment Sub-Committee.  


Elizabeth remains actively engaged in the investment management industry, particularly on topics of policy and standards development.  Having previously set up and chaired the FICC (Fixed Income, Currency & Commodities) Standards Board and the Taskforce for the UK Government on impact investing, she assumed the position of chair of the newly established Impact Investing Institute.


She is a member of the CFA Future of Finance Advisory Council and the AQR Asset Management Institute; a member of the 300 Club and Committee of 200. Elizabeth is a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and is also a published author of crime thrillers. 


In 2016 Elizabeth received an honorary doctorate from the London Institute of Banking and Finance (formerly IFS University College); in July 2019 she received an Honorary Fellowship from London Business School. 


Elizabeth was made a Dame in 2019 for services to the economy and financial services.