Elizabeth Pauline Lucy Corley CBE (born 19 October 1956) is the current CEO and managing director of Allianz Global Investors Europe, a company she has been with since April 2005. Corley started her career immediately after leaving school around 1975. She joined Sun Alliance Life & Pensions where she spent ten years, eventually being appointed to deputy head of broker sales. In 1985, she joined Coopers & Lybrand Management Consultants, where she was a consultant and then partner. In 1993, she joined Mercury Asset Management, which later became Merrill Lynch Investment Management, serving as managing director and head of distribution for Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. In 2005, she joined Allianz Global Investors Europe as CEO and has been a member of the Executive Committee of Allianz Asset Management (the holding company of Allianz’s asset management businesses) since October 2005. She became Global Chief Executive Officer of Allianz Global Investors in 2011. She is a member of the supervisory board at Euler Hermes and management committee of Forum of European Asset Managers, where she previously served two terms as chairwoman. In 2014, she was appointed to the European Securities and Markets Authority’s stakeholder group. On 1 May 2014 she was appointed as an independent non-executive director of Pearson plc, the British multinational education and publishing company. In June 2014, Elizabeth was asked to chair a panel of market practitioners to contribute to the Fair and Effective Markets Review, a joint review initiated by the Treasury, the Bank of England and the Financial Conduct Authority into the way wholesale FICC markets operate. Since 2012 she also has served on the British Museum Investment Committee and is a member of the CFA Future of Finance Council. She is also a member of the Advisory Council of TheCityUK and a member of the City of London International Regulatory Strategy Group. Since April 2011, Corley has been a non-executive director on the Financial Reporting Council. Additionally, Elizabeth is an Advisory Council member for the AQR Institute of Asset Management at London Business School. She is a member of the Committee of 200, a membership organization of the world’s most successful women business leaders. In addition, Elizabeth is a member of the Microloan Foundation Women’s Development Group.
Awards In 2006, Corley was named as Personality of the Year by Funds Europe. Financial News named Elizabeth Most Influential Woman in Asset Management in 2009, CEO of the Year in 2011 and Most Influential Person in Asset Management in 2012. She was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2015 New Year Honours for services to the financial sector. In May 2011, the State of Bavaria awarded her the annual “Europamedaille” for special merits for Bavaria in Europe.title