The 300 Club has a new member. Elizabeth Corley joined the 300 Club last week as the 23rd member of the exclusive group of pension fund chief investment officers, consultants and money managers that aims to raise awareness about the impact of current market thinking and behaviors.
Ms. Corley served as CEO and managing director of Allianz Global Investors globally until 2016. She continues to act as a senior adviser to the €1.96 trillion ($2.27 billion) money manager, alongside her work as a non-executive director of three company boards — Pearson PLC, BAE Systems PLC and Morgan Stanley. Ms. Corley is also a trustee of the British Museum.
"We are extremely pleased to welcome an outstanding investment professional such as (Ms. Corley) to the 300 Club. The experience (Ms. Corley) has will be invaluable as we seek to address a number of questions surrounding the very foundations of the investment industry," said Jaap van Dam, chairman of the European chapter of the 300 Club, in a news release.
Ms. Corley said in an emailed comment: "I was very pleased to be invited to join the 300 Club, particularly now, when the investment management industry is going through an accelerating and fundamental transformation. ... The 300 Club plays an important part in this by highlighting exceptional current practice and stimulating thought leadership with its direct contributions."
In 2015, Ms. Corley was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire during the New Year Honors for services to the financial sector. She is a member of the European Securities and Markets Authority's stakeholder group and of the U.K. Financial Reporting Council.
Ms. Corley has also written five crime novels.