Allianz Global Investors has strengthened the line up on its water-focused fund by adding new co-manager, Citywire Selector can reveal.

Former Pictet fund manager Alina Donets joined the German group to work alongside Andreas Fruschki, who is lead portfolio manager on the AllianzGI Global Water fund.

It is understood Donest joined the towards the end of 2017 and is based in London. She reports to AllianzGI's director of equity research, Elizabeth Houston.

As part of her responsibilities on the thematic fund, Donets will focus on on US-listed water companies and support Fruschki on the thematic-orientated research platform.

Donets brings with her experience of having worked on thematic funds throughout her career. 

During her time with Swiss group Pictet she had worked on the Pictet Water fund, as well as co- themanaging Pictet Global Environmental Opportunities fund with Luciano Diana, Gabriel Micheli and Hans Peter Portner.

Prior to joining Allianz Global Investors, she was briefly a portfolio manager of two equity mandates at Audi Bank.