Virtus AllianzGI Artificial Intelligence & Technology Opportunities Fund
The Fund seeks to generate a stable income stream and growth of capital by focusing on one of the most significant long-term secular growth opportunities in markets today. A multi-asset approach based on fundamental research is employed, dynamically allocating to attractive segments of a company's debt and equity in order to offer an attractive risk/reward profile.
Innovators and Disruptors -- The Fund invests in a growing universe of opportunities across a broad spectrum of technologies and sectors embracing the disruptive power of artificial intelligence and other new technologies.
Differentiated Approach -- The Fund employs a differentiated, multi-asset approach which strives to create an attractive risk/reward profile through fundamental research and dynamically allocating across public and private investments in convertible securities and equities.
Specialist Managers -- Co-managed by Allianz Global Investors' Artificial Intelligence and Income & Growth investment teams, the Fund leverages one of the leading global investment managers with deep expertise in technology, multi-asset, and closed-end fund strategies.
Effective February 1, 2021, this fund's name has changed.
Effective February 26, 2021, this fund's adviser has changed.
Allianz Global Investors U.S. LLC
At Allianz Global Investors, active is the most important word in our vocabulary. Active is how we create and share value with clients. We believe in solving, not selling, and in adding value beyond pure economic gain. We invest for the long term, employing our innovative investment expertise and global resources. Our goal is to ensure a superior experience for our clients, wherever they are based and whatever their investment needs.
Active is: Allianz Global Investors
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James Chen, CFA
Director, Co-Portfolio Manager
Industry start date: 1993
Start date as fund Portfolio Manager: 2019
James Chen is a portfolio manager, a senior research analyst, and a director with Allianz Global Investors. He is a member of the US Technology team and is responsible for analyzing mid- to large-capitalization semiconductor and semiconductor-equipment companies. Mr. Chen also assists the team in the management of several technology-specific portfolios.
Prior to joining Allianz Global Investors in 2006, Mr. Chen worked at Primarius Capital, where he was a senior analyst and co-portfolio manager of several long/short portfolios. Before that, he worked at Engemann Asset Management as a technology analyst and portfolio manager of growth-oriented mid- to large-cap portfolios. Earlier in his career, Mr. Chen was a senior consultant with Deloitte & Touche, as well as a loan officer with Wells Fargo Bank.
Mr. Chen earned a B.S. in mechanical engineering, an M.B.A. in finance and accounting, and an M.S.B.A. in investments from the University of Southern California. He is a chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA®). He began his career in the investment industry in 1993.
Justin M. Kass, CFA
Managing Director, Portfolio Manager
Industry start date: 1998
Start date as fund Portfolio Manager: 2019
Justin Kass is a portfolio manager and managing director with Allianz Global Investors. He has portfolio management, research, and trading responsibilities for the Income and Growth Strategies team.
In 2003, Mr. Kass was promoted to portfolio management and began handling day-to-day portfolio manager responsibilities for the firm’s US Convertible strategy in 2005. He is also a lead portfolio manager for the firm’s Income and Growth strategy since its inception in 2007. In addition to management responsibility for institutional clients, Mr. Kass is responsible for managing multiple closed-end and open-end mutual funds.
Prior to joining Allianz Global Investors in 2000, Mr. Kass interned on the Income and Growth Strategies team, adding significant depth to its proprietary Upgrade Alert Model.
Mr. Kass earned a B.S. from the University of California, Davis, and an M.B.A. from the UCLA Anderson School of Management. He is a chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA®). He began his career in the investment industry in 1998.
Stephen B. Jue
Director, Co-Portfolio Manager, Senior Research Analyst, US Technology
Industry start date: 2000
Start date as fund Portfolio Manager: 2019
Stephen Jue is a portfolio manager, a senior research analyst, and a director with Allianz Global Investors, which he rejoined in 2017 after previously working with the firm from 2005 to 2014. He is a member of the US Technology team and focuses on hardware, networking, and software companies. Mr. Jue also assists the team in the management of several technology-specific portfolios.
Mr. Jue previously worked at Rainier Investment Management and RBC Capital Markets. Before that, he worked in various marketing, finance, and accounting roles with a division of Gillette; he was also a CPA with KPMG.
Mr. Jue earned a B.S. in business administration from Northeastern University and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He began his career in the investment industry in 2000.
Performance & Risk
Performance data quoted represents past results. Past performance is no guarantee of future results and current performance may be higher or lower than the performance shown. Investment return and principal value will fluctuate so your shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost.
Performance reflects the deduction of fund operating expenses. Performance does not reflect the incurrence of brokerage expenses, which typically apply to exchange traded products. Total return net of brokerage expenses would be lower than the total returns on
Portfolio Breakdown (% Fund)
|Cash and Equivalents||
Allocations are subject to change daily.
Credit Quality (% Invested Assets)
|CCC and Below||
Credit ratings issued by Nationally Recognized Statistical Rating Organizations assess the credit worthiness of the issuers of the underlying securities and not to the Fund or its shares. Ratings are measured using a scale that ranges from AAA (highest) to NR (not rated). Not rated securities do not necessarily indicate low quality. The security's credit rating does not eliminate risk and credit ratings are subject to change. Credit Quality reflects the higher of the ratings of Standard & Poor's Corporation and Moody's Investors Service, Inc. Only one rating will be utilized if only one is available. Ratings are then adjusted to the Standard & Poor's rating tiers shown. Ratings are subject to change.
Sector Allocation (% Invested Assets)
Allocations are subject to change daily.
Top Holdings (% Fund)
|Deere & Company||
|NXP Semiconductors N.V.||
|Broadcom Inc. 8.00 % Cumul. Conv. Pfd Registered Shares 2019-30.09.22 Series A||
|UnitedHealth Group Inc.||
|Square, Inc. 0.25% 01-Nov-2027||
|IQVIA Holdings, Inc.||
|Micron Technology, Inc.||
Holdings are subject to change.
Assets (in millions)(as of 05/28/2021)
|Total Net Assets||$990.60|
|Total Preferred Assets||$0.00|
|Total Borrowed Debt||$30.00|
|Total Managed Assets||$1,020.60|
Effective Leverage(as of 05/28/2021)
|Total Effective Leverage||2.94%|
Borrowed Debt Leverage Statistics(as of 05/28/2021)
|Short Term Notes||$0.00|
|Short Term Loan||$30.00|
Assets (in Millions):
Total Net Assets: includes Net Assets Applicable to Common Shareholders
Total Preferred Assets: consist of the value of: Auction Rate Preferred Shares, and/or Series A Cumulative Preferred Shares, and/or Mandatory Redeemable Preferred Shares.
Total Managed Assets: Total Net Assets + Total Preferred Assets + Borrowed Debt
Preferred Assets: % consists of Total Preferred assets divided by Total Managed Assets.
Borrowed Debt: % is short term debt + long term debt divided Total Managed Assets
Total Effective Leverage (%) consists of Preferred Assets + Borrowed Debt, as applicable, divided by Total Managed Assets
Distributions are not guaranteed and are subject to change.
Distributions may be comprised of net investment income, capital gains and/or return of capital. Please refer to Section 19a notices below, if applicable for estimates on the composition of the distribution.
Year-to-Date Distribution History
|Ex-Date||Record Date||Payable Date||Total Distribution ($/Share)|
You should not draw any conclusions about the Fund’s investment performance from its distributions. Please view the Fund’s Section 19a notices below, if applicable, which set forth information regarding the estimated composition of the distributions, including any portion that may constitute a return of capital.
The distribution table above is for informational purposes only and should not be used for tax reporting purposes. A Form 1099 DIV (or substitute Form 1099 DIV) will be sent to shareholders at the beginning of each year that will state the federal tax status of distributions received during the previous calendar year. Please consult a tax professional regarding specific tax matters.
Automatic Reinvestment Plan
This plan offers shareholders a convenient way to acquire additional shares of the fund. Registered holders will be automatically placed in the Plan. If shares are held at a brokerage firm, contact your broker about participation.
Net Asset Value vs. Market Price
Net Asset Value (NAV) represents the total value of all assets held by the Fund (minus its total liabilities), divided by the total number of common shares outstanding. The net asset value returns reflect the performance of the manager. Market price is the price at which investors may purchase or sell shares of the Fund. Market price is determined in the open market by buyers and sellers, based on supply and demand. The Fund’s Market Price fluctuates throughout the day and may differ from its underlying NAV. Shares of the Fund may trade at a premium (higher than) or a discount (lower than) to NAV. This characteristic is a risk separate and distinct from the risk that the Fund’s net asset value could decline. The Fund has no control over the market price. The difference between the market price and the NAV (Premium/Discount) is expressed as a percentage of NAV.
There can be no assurance that the
This information does not represent an offer, or the solicitation of an offer, to buy or sell securities of the Fund.
Contact your financial representative for more information, or email or call for service at 1-800-254-5197.
Section 19a Notices
|June 8, 2021 - Virtus AllianzGI Closed-End Funds Joint Annual Meeting of Shareholders Proxy Statement|
|February 25, 2021 - Virtus AllianzGI Artificial Intelligence & Technology Opportunities Fund Announces Results of Special Meeting of Shareholders|
|January 27, 2021 - AllianzGI Closed-End Funds Provide Additional Information on Fund Name Change|
|ACV, AIO, CBH, NCV, NCZ - Press Release|
|AllianzGI Artificial Intelligence Technology Opportunities Fund Press Release June 2020|
|AllianzGI AIO Press Release Overallotment 11 22 2019|
|AllianzGI Artificial Intelligence Technology Opportunities Fund Announces Public Call Press Release June 2020|
|AllianzGI Monthly Dividend Press Release For AIO ACV CBH NCV NCZ Press Release March 2020|
|AllianzGI Monthly Dividend Press Release For ACV AIO NCV NCZ CBH August 2020|
|AllianzGI Monthly Dividend Press Release For AIO ACV CBH NCV NCZ Press Release June 2020|
|AllianzGI Monthly Dividend Press Release NCZ NCV ACV CBH AIO For January 2021|
|Allianz CEF Adjournment of Special Meeting - Press Release|
|AllianzGI Artificial Intelligence Technology Opportunities Fund AIO Press Release Form 8K|
|AllianzGI Artificial Intelligence Technology Opportunities Fund AIO Initial Distribution Press Release 12.9.19|
|AllianzGI CEF Second Adjournment of Special Meeting - Press Release - 12.24.20|
|AllianzGI Monthly Dividend Press Release For AIO ACV CBH NCV NCZ Press Release July 2020|
|AllianzGI Monthly Dividend Press Release For AIO ACV CBH NCV NCZ Press Release May 2020|
|AllianzGI Monthly Dividend Press Release For AIO NCV NCZ CBH ACV December 2020|
|AllianzGI Monthly Dividend Press Release For AIO CBH ACV April 2020 Revised|
|AllianzGI Artificial Intelligence Technology Opportunities Fund Press Release February 2020|
|AllianzGI Artificial Intelligence Technology Opportunities Fund Press Release Results May 2020|
|AllianzGI Artificial Intelligence Technology Opportunities Fund Press Release August 2020|
|AllianzGI Funds ACV and AIO Press Release Special Year-End Distribution - December 2020|
|AllianzGI Monthly Dividend Press Release For AIO ACV CBH NCV NCZ January 2020|
|AllianzGI Monthly Dividend Press Release For AIO ACV CBH NCV NCZ Press Release February 2020|
|AllianzGI Monthly Dividend Press Release For AIO NCV NCZ CBH ACV October 2020|
|Press Release AllianzGI Announces Shareholders Of NCV Approve New Investment Advisory And Subadvisory Agreement And The Adjournment Of Meeting For AIO|
|Governance & Nominating Committee Charter (AIO/CBH/NCV/NCZ/ACV/NIE/NFJ)|
|Dividend Reinvestment Plan (AIO/CBH/NCV/NCZ/ACV/NIE/NFJ)|
|Audit Oversight Committee Charter (AIO/CBH/NCV/NCZ/ACV/NIE/NFJ)|
|Procedures for Complaints Regarding Accounting, Internal Accounting Controls or Auditing Matters (AIO/CBH/NCV/NCZ/ACV/NIE/NFJ)|