Dr. Dorothee Franzen

Dr. Dorothee Franzen

Dorothee Franzen is an independent international pensions expert and financial economist with two decades of sound experience in commercial and academic research both in the UK and in Germany. Her work is focused on pension investment & risk management as well as pension governance & regulation. Asset managers, pension funds and international organisations are among her clients. Dorothee is Managing Director Germany at AVIDA International, Director of the “Allianz-Oxford Pensions Conference” and Honorary Research Associate at the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, University of Oxford. Dorothee has published various papers and articles on pension issues.

Previously, Dorothee was Director at Allianz Global Investors where she headed International Pension Research. She managed a broad research programme and helped the company to develop the international pension strategy. Prior to joining Allianz Group in 2001, Dorothee held senior roles at HypoVereinsbank in institutional sales and economic research.
Dorothee was educated in Oxford and Munich. She has a DPhil in Economic Geography from the University of Oxford and a ‘Diplom’ in Economics from the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität of Munich.

How we work

We are international pension experts and financial economists. We combine in-depth knowledge of national pension markets and their specific regulatory environment with two decades of sound expertise in finance and economics.
We are independent. We work with leading partner companies but we are not a member of any larger organisation. Therefore, we have absolutely no conflicts of interest. We are also happy to give a second opinion.
Nobody knows everything. We partner with the leading experts in their field in customer-focused projects:
We work with AVIDA International, the leading independent specialist on efficient investment governance for pension funds and their sponsors with offices in the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.

We work with the University of Oxford, on projects on savings behaviour and interview-based pension projects more general.

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