General Investing >> Money Manager Interviews >> March 25, 2014

Investment Benefits From Both Rising and Falling Agricultural Commodity Prices

Agbabian, Bryan Z.
Bryan Z. Agbabian, CFA, is a Senior Research Analyst, Lead Portfolio Manager and a Director with Allianz Global Investors, which he rejoined in 2005 after previously working with the firm from 1994 to 1998. Mr. Agbabian manages the Global Agricultural Trends strategy and has primary research coverage for companies along the agricultural value chain, including companies in the energy, commodities, materials and technology, and U.S. alternative energy industries. Mr. Agbabian was previously an Analyst covering the energy, materials, industrials and semiconductor sectors with McMorgan & Company. He has a B.A. in economics from the University of California, Los Angeles, and an MBA and MSBA in finance from the University of Southern California. Mr. Agbabian is a CFA charterholder. Profile
TWST: Can you give us an overview of Allianz Global Agricultural Trends’ philosophy and strategy?

Mr. Agbabian: First of all, it launched in April 2008. The