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 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
Learn more about Allianz Global Investors U.S. LLC
Justin M. Kass, CFA
Managing Director, Portfolio Manager, CIO and Co-head US Income and Growth Strategies
Industry start date: 1998
Start date as fund Portfolio Manager: 2019
Justin Kass is a portfolio manager, a managing director, CIO and co-head US Income and Growth Strategies 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.
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.
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.
David J. Oberto
Director, Portfolio Manager
Industry start date: 2003
Start date as fund Portfolio Manager: 2022
David Oberto is a portfolio manager and a director with Allianz Global Investors. He has portfolio management, research, and trading responsibilities for the Income and Growth Strategies team. He has been a portfolio manager for the firm’s US High Yield Bond strategy since 2017. In addition to management responsibility for institutional clients, Mr. Oberto is responsible for managing multiple closed-end and open-end mutual funds.
Prior to joining Allianz Global Investors in 2007, Mr. Oberto was a portfolio administrator, a credit default swaps (CDS) account manager, and a trade-closer for Bain Capital. He began his career as an intern at Gabelli Asset Management.
Mr. Oberto earned a B.S.B.A. with a concentration in finance and a minor in economics from Fordham University and an M.S. in finance from the D’Amore-McKim School of Business at Northeastern University. He began his career in the investment industry in 2003.
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)
|High Yield Bonds||
|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)
Sector Allocation (% Invested Assets)
Allocations are subject to change daily.
Top Holdings (% Fund)
|UnitedHealth Group Inc||
|Deere & Co||
|Marvell Technology Inc||
|Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc||
|American Express Co||
|Broadcom Inc 8.00 % Cum Conv Pfd Registered Shs 2019-30.09.22 Series A||
|IQVIA Holdings Inc||
Holdings are subject to change.
Assets (in millions)(as of 04/29/2022)
|Total Net Assets||$734.89|
|Total Preferred Assets||$0.00|
|Total Borrowed Debt||$130.00|
|Total Managed Assets||$864.89|
Effective Leverage(as of 04/29/2022)
|Total Effective Leverage||15.03%|
Borrowed Debt Leverage Statistics(as of 04/29/2022)
|Short Term Notes||$0.00|
|Short Term Loan||$130.00|
Assets (in Millions):
Total Net Assets: includes net assets applicable to Common Shareholders
Total Preferred Assets: consists of the value of: Auction Rate Preferred Shares, and/or Series A Cumulative Preferred Shares, and/or Mandatory Redeemable Preferred Shares
Total Managed Assets: Total Net Assets + Total Preferred Assets + Total Borrowed Debt
Preferred Assets: % consists of Total Preferred Assets divided by Total Managed Assets
Borrowed Debt: % is short term debt + long term debt divided by Total Managed Assets
Total Effective Leverage (%) consists of Total Preferred Assets + Total Borrowed Debt, as applicable, divided by Total Managed Assets
Distributions are not guaranteed and are subject to change.
Distributions may be comprised of net investment income, capital gains and/or return of capital. Please refer to Section 19a notices below, if applicable for estimates on the composition of the distribution.
Year-to-Date Distribution History
|Ex-Date||Record Date||Payable Date||Total Distribution ($/Share)||Note|
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.
Fund Distributions and Managed Distribution Plan
Under the terms of the Fund’s managed distribution policy, the Fund seeks to maintain a consistent distribution level that may be paid in part or in full from net investment income and realized capital gains, or a combination thereof. Shareholders should note, however, that if the Fund’s aggregate net investment income and net realized capital gains are less than the amount of the distribution level, the difference will be distributed from the Fund’s assets and will constitute a return of the shareholder’s capital. A return of capital is not taxable; rather it reduces a shareholder’s tax basis in his or her shares of the Fund.
The amounts and sources of distributions reported in Section 19(a) Notices are only estimates and are not being provided for tax reporting purposes. The actual amounts and sources of the amounts for tax reporting purposes will depend upon the Fund’s investment experience during the remainder of the fiscal year and may be subject to changes based on tax regulations. Please note that the characterization of Fund distributions for federal income tax purposes is different from book accounting generally accepted account principles (“GAAP”). The Fund will send you a Form 1099-DIV for the calendar year that will tell you how to report these distributions for federal income tax purposes. Please consult a tax professional regarding specific tax matters.
Please view the Fund’s Section 19-a notices, which set forth information regarding the composition of the distributions, including any portion that may constitute a return of capital.
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.
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|December 17, 2021|
|December 15, 2021|
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|Virtus AllianzGI Artificial Intelligence And Technology Opportunities Fund Monthly Holdings|
|Virtus AllianzGI Artificial Intelligence & Technology Opportunities Fund Holdings Fiscal Q1|
Section 19a Notices
|January 2022 - Special|
|May 18, 2022 - Virtus AllianzGI Closed-End Funds Announce Future Change in Subadviser|
|December 17, 2021 - Virtus AllianzGI Artificial Intelligence & Technology Opportunities Fund Institutes Managed Distribution Plan, Increases Monthly Distribution to $0.15/Share|
|June 8, 2021 - Virtus AllianzGI Closed-End Funds Joint Annual Meeting of Shareholders Proxy Statement|
|January 27, 2021 - AllianzGI Closed-End Funds Provide Additional Information on Fund Name Change|
|February 25, 2021 - Virtus AllianzGI Artificial Intelligence & Technology Opportunities Fund Announces Results of Special Meeting of Shareholders|
|AllianzGI Artificial Intelligence Technology Opportunities Fund Announces Public Call Press Release June 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 March 2020|
|AllianzGI Monthly Dividend Press Release For AIO ACV CBH NCV NCZ Press Release February 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 Press Release August 2020|
|AllianzGI Artificial Intelligence Technology Opportunities Fund Press Release Results May 2020|
|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 AIO Press Release Overallotment 11 22 2019|
|AllianzGI Artificial Intelligence Technology Opportunities Fund Press Release February 2020|
|AllianzGI Artificial Intelligence Technology Opportunities Fund AIO Initial Distribution Press Release 12.9.19|
|AllianzGI Funds ACV and AIO Press Release Special Year-End Distribution - December 2020|
|AllianzGI Monthly Dividend Press Release For AIO ACV CBH NCV NCZ Press Release June 2020|
|AllianzGI Monthly Dividend Press Release For AIO ACV CBH NCV NCZ January 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|
|ACV, AIO, CBH, NCV, NCZ - Press Release|
|AllianzGI Artificial Intelligence Technology Opportunities Fund AIO Press Release Form 8K|
|AllianzGI Artificial Intelligence Technology Opportunities Fund Press Release June 2020|
|Governance & Nominating Committee Charter (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)|