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     Summary Prospectus  August 30, 2017



AllianzGI Small-Cap Blend Fund




Before you invest, you may want to review the Fund’s statutory prospectus, which contains more information about the Fund and its risks. You can find the Fund’s statutory prospectus and other information about the Fund, including its statement of additional information (SAI) and most recent reports to shareholders, online at http://us.allianzgi.com/documents. You can also get this information at no cost by calling 1-800-988-8380 for Class A, Class C and Class T shares and 1-800-498-5413 for Institutional Class, Class R6, and Class P shares or by sending an email request to agid-marketingproduction@allianzinvestors.com. This Summary Prospectus incorporates by reference the Fund’s entire statutory prospectus and SAI, each dated August 30, 2017, as further revised or supplemented from time to time.


Investment Objective


The Fund seeks long-term capital appreciation.


Fees and Expenses of the Fund


The tables below describe the fees and expenses that you may pay if you buy and hold shares of the Fund. You may qualify for sales charge discounts if you and your family invest, or agree to invest in the future, at least $50,000 in Class A shares of eligible funds that are part of the family of mutual funds sponsored by Allianz. More information about these and other discounts is available in the “Classes of Shares” section beginning on page 98 of the Fund’s prospectus or from your financial advisor. In addition, if you purchase shares through a specific intermediary, you may be subject to different sales charges including reductions in or waivers of such charges. More information about these intermediary-specific sales charge variations is available in Appendix A to the Fund’s prospectus (“Intermediary Sales Charge Discounts and Waivers”).


Shareholder Fees (fees paid directly from your investment)


Share Class   

Maximum Sales Charge (Load) Imposed

on Purchases (as a percentage of offering price)


Maximum Contingent Deferred Sales Charge (CDSC) (Load)

(as a percentage of the lower of original purchase
price or NAV)(1)

Class A    5.50%   1%
Class C    None   1%
Class T    2.50%   None
Institutional    None   None
Class R6    None   None
Class P    None   None


Annual Fund Operating Expenses (expenses that you pay each year as a percentage of the value of your investment)


Share Class     





and/or Service

(12b-1) Fees





Total Annual

Fund Operating


Class A      1.05%      0.25%      0.01%      1.31%
Class C      1.05      1.00      0.01      2.06
Class T      1.05      0.25      0.01      1.31
Institutional      0.95      None      0.01      0.96
Class R6      0.90      None      0.01      0.91
Class P      1.05      None      0.01      1.06



For Class A shares, the CDSC is imposed only in certain circumstances where shares are purchased without a front-end sales charge at the time of purchase. For Class C shares, the CDSC is imposed only on shares redeemed in the first year.


Examples.  The Examples are intended to help you compare the cost of investing in shares of the Fund with the costs of investing in other mutual funds. The Examples assume that you invest $10,000 in the noted class of shares for the time periods indicated, your investment has a 5% return each year, and the Fund’s operating expenses remain the same. Although your actual costs may be higher or lower, the Examples show what your costs would be based on these assumptions.


        Example:  Assuming you redeem your shares at the end of each  period        Example:  Assuming you do not redeem your shares  
Share Class      1 Year        3 Years        5 Years        10 Years        1 Year        3 Years        5 Years        10 Years  
Class A        $676          $942          $1,229          $2,042          $676          $942          $1,229          $2,042  
Class C        309          646          1,108          2,390          209          646          1,108          2,390  
Class T        380          655          950          1,790          380          655          950          1,790  
Institutional        98          306          531          1,178          98          306          531          1,178  
Class R6        93          290          504          1,120          93          290          504          1,120  
Class P        108          337          585          1,294          108          337          585          1,294  


Portfolio Turnover.  The Fund pays transaction costs, such as commissions, when it buys and sells securities (or “turns over” its portfolio). The Fund’s portfolio turnover rate for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2017 was 152% of the average value of its portfolio. High levels of portfolio turnover may indicate higher transaction costs and may result in higher taxes for you if your Fund shares are held in a taxable account. These costs, which are not reflected in Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses or in the Examples above, can adversely affect the Fund’s investment performance.

AllianzGI Small-Cap Blend Fund



Principal Investment Strategies


The Fund seeks to achieve its objective by normally investing at least 80% of its net assets (plus borrowings made for investment purposes) in companies with smaller market capitalizations. The Fund expects to invest principally in U.S. companies but may invest to a lesser extent in non-U.S. companies. The Fund currently considers smaller market capitalization companies to be companies with market capitalizations that are smaller than the largest company in the Russell 2000 Index (approximately $5.8 billion as of June 30, 2017). The portfolio managers generally seek exposure to smaller capitalization companies by employing four distinct small cap strategies or “sleeves” for selecting individual stocks:



U.S. Systematic Small-Cap.  The U.S. Systemic Small-Cap sleeve normally invests primarily in common stocks of companies with smaller market capitalizations that are listed on U.S. exchanges. The team’s quantitative investment process begins with a proprietary alpha model which blends behavioral factors (e.g., human behaviors and biases) and intrinsic valuation factors (e.g., tangible measures of a company’s underlying worth). They also use a sophisticated risk model for portfolio construction, with constraints at the individual security and industry levels to manage exposures relative to the benchmark. Additionally, all investment recommendations are thoroughly vetted at the individual company level to confirm the investment rationale and suitability before a purchase or sale.



Small-Cap Managed Volatility.  The Small-Cap Managed Volatility sleeve selects individual stocks while also focusing on the sleeve’s volatility profile. This focus may result in the sleeve outperforming the general securities market during periods of flat or negative market performance, and underperforming the general securities market during periods of strong positive market performance. This strategy utilizes a dynamic


quantitative process combined with a fundamentals-based, actively-managed security selection process to make individual security and sector selection decisions.



U.S. Small-Cap Growth.  Under the U.S. Small-Cap Growth strategy, the portfolio managers follow a disciplined, fundamental, bottom-up research process for selecting individual stocks. Their strategy focuses upon companies undergoing positive fundamental change, with sustainable growth characteristics.



Micro-cap.  The Micro-cap sleeve is focused on micro-cap stocks that the portfolio managers believe have the potential for robust growth. The portfolio managers believe that the performance of micro-cap stocks is generally based on factors specific to an individual stock rather than general economic conditions, and the Micro-cap strategy therefore generally favors an actively managed approach.


The allocation of Fund assets among the sleeves discussed above is set from time to time, may vary in size significantly from sleeve to sleeve and may periodically be adjusted through a collaborative effort among the portfolio managers. In addition to common stocks and other equity securities, the Fund may invest a substantial portion of its assets in securities issued in initial public offerings (IPOs). The Fund may invest up to 15% of its assets in non-U.S. securities, except that it may invest without limit in American Depositary Receipts (ADRs). The Fund may also invest a portion of its assets in real estate investment trusts (REITs). In order to gain exposure to desired asset classes or securities, or for hedging or other investment purposes, the Fund may also utilize foreign currency exchange contracts, options, stock index futures contracts, warrants and other derivative instruments. Although the Fund did not invest significantly in derivative instruments as of the end of its most recent fiscal year, it may do so at any time.



Principal Risks


The principal risks of investing in the Fund, which could adversely affect its net asset value, yield and total return, are (in alphabetical order after the first five risks):


Market Risk:  The Fund will be affected by factors influencing the U.S. or global economies and securities markets or relevant industries or sectors within them.


Issuer Risk:  The Fund will be affected by factors specific to the issuers of securities and other instruments in which the Fund invests, including actual or perceived changes in the financial condition or business prospects of such issuers.


Equity Securities Risk:  Equity securities may react more strongly to changes in an issuer’s financial condition or prospects than other securities of the same issuer.


Non-U.S. Investment Risk:  Non-U.S. securities markets and issuers may be more volatile, smaller, less liquid, less transparent and subject to less oversight, particularly in emerging markets.


Smaller Company Risk:  Securities issued by smaller companies may be more volatile and present increased liquidity risk relative to securities issued by larger companies.


Credit and Counterparty Risk:  An issuer or counterparty may default on obligations.


Currency Risk:  The values of non-U.S. securities may fluctuate with currency exchange rates and exposure to non-U.S. currencies may subject the Fund to the risk that those currencies will decline in value relative to the U.S. dollar.

Derivatives Risk:  Derivative instruments are complex, have different characteristics than their underlying assets and are subject to additional risks, including leverage, liquidity and valuation.


Focused Investment Risk:  Focusing on a limited number of issuers, sectors, industries or geographic regions increases risk and volatility.


IPO Risk:  Securities purchased in initial public offerings have no trading history, limited issuer information and increased volatility.


Leveraging Risk:  Instruments and transactions that constitute leverage magnify gains or losses and increase volatility.


Liquidity Risk:  The lack of an active market for investments may cause delay in disposition or force a sale below fair value.


Management Risk:  The Fund will be affected by the allocation determinations, investment decisions and techniques of the Fund’s management.


REIT and Real Estate-Related Investment Risk:  Adverse changes in the real estate markets may affect the value of REIT investments or real estate-linked derivatives.


Turnover Risk:  High levels of portfolio turnover increase transaction costs and taxes and may lower investment performance.


Please see “Summary of Principal Risks” in the Fund’s prospectus for a more detailed description of the Fund’s risks. It is possible to lose money on an investment in the Fund. An investment in the Fund is not a deposit of a bank and is not insured or guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or any other government agency.



Performance Information


The performance information below provides some indication of the risks of investing in the Fund by showing changes in its total return from year to year and by comparing the Fund’s average annual total returns with those of a broad-based market index and a performance average of similar mutual funds. The bar chart and the information to its right show performance of the Fund’s Institutional Class shares. Other share classes would have different performance due to the different expenses

they bear. Performance in the Average Annual Total Returns table reflects the impact of sales charges (loads). Details regarding the calculation of the Fund’s class-by-class performance, including a discussion of any performance adjustments, are provided under “Additional Performance Information” in the Fund’s prospectus and SAI. Past performance, before and after taxes, is not necessarily predictive of future performance. Visit us.allianzgi.com for more current performance information.



Summary Prospectus  

Calendar Year Total Returns — Institutional Class



Calendar Year End (through 12/31)

More Recent Return Information


1/1/17–6/30/17      8.27%  

Highest and Lowest Quarter Returns


(for periods shown in the bar chart)  
Highest 10/01/2016–12/31/2016      7.98%  
Lowest 07/01/2015–09/30/2015      -8.11%  

Average Annual Total Returns (for periods ended 12/31/16)


      1 Year        Fund Inception
Institutional Class — Before Taxes      15.46%          10.34%  
Institutional Class — After Taxes on Distributions      15.45%          9.18%  
Institutional Class — After Taxes on Distributions and Sale of Fund Shares      8.76%          7.58%  
Class R6 — Before Taxes      15.51%          10.39%  
Class A — Before Taxes      8.74%          8.19%  
Class C — Before Taxes      13.24%          9.16%  
Class P — Before Taxes      15.39%          10.25%  
Class T — Before Taxes      12.19%          9.16%  
Russell 2000 Index (returns reflect no deduction for fees or expenses but are net of dividend tax withholding)      21.31%          10.96%  
Lipper Small-Cap Core Funds Average      20.56%          10.51%  


After-tax returns are estimated using the highest historical individual federal marginal income tax rates and do not reflect the impact of state and local taxes. Actual after-tax returns depend on an investor’s tax situation and may differ from those shown. After-tax returns are not relevant to investors who hold Fund shares through tax-advantaged arrangements such as 401(k) plans or individual retirement accounts. In some cases the return after taxes may exceed the return before taxes due to an assumed tax benefit from any losses on a sale of Fund shares at the end of the measurement period. After-tax returns are for Institutional Class shares only. After-tax returns for other share classes will vary.


Management of the Fund


Investment Adviser and Administrator

Allianz Global Investors U.S. LLC (“AllianzGI U.S.”)


Portfolio Managers

Kunal Ghosh, lead portfolio manager and a managing director, has been responsible for rebalancing the Fund’s different small-cap sleeves and been responsible for the Fund’s investments in cash and cash equivalents since its inception in 2013.


Stephen Lyford, portfolio manager and director, has managed the U.S. Small-Cap Growth sleeve of the Fund since 2016.


Robert S. Marren, portfolio manager and managing director, has managed the Micro-cap sleeve of the Fund since its inception in 2013.


Yu Wang, portfolio manager and vice president, has managed the U.S. Systematic Small-Cap sleeve and the Small-Cap Managed Volatility sleeve of the Fund since 2017.


Purchase and Sale of Fund Shares


You may purchase or sell (redeem) shares of the Fund on any business day through a broker, dealer, or other financial intermediary (for Class T shares, such intermediary must have an agreement with the Distributor to sell Class T shares), or directly from the Fund’s distributor by mail (Allianz Global Investors Distributors LLC, P.O. Box 8050, Boston, MA 02266-8050) for Class A and Class C shares, or directly from the Fund’s transfer agent by mail (Allianz Institutional Funds, P.O. Box 219968, Kansas City, MO 64121-9968) for Institutional Class, Class R6 and Class P shares, or as further described in the Fund’s prospectus and SAI. Additionally, certain direct shareholders may be able to purchase or redeem shares of the Fund online by visiting our website, www.allianzgi-us.com, clicking on the “Account Access” link in the top-right corner of that webpage, and following

instructions. Some restrictions may apply. To avoid delays in a purchase or redemption, please call 1-800-988-8380 for Class A, Class C and Class T shares and 1-800-498-5413 for Institutional Class, Class R6 and Class P shares with any questions about the requirements before submitting a request. Generally, purchase and redemption orders for Fund shares are processed at the net asset value (NAV) next calculated after an order is received by the distributor or an authorized intermediary. NAVs are determined only on days when the New York Stock Exchange is open for regular trading. For Class A, Class C and Class T shares, the minimum initial investment in the Fund is $1,000 and the minimum subsequent investment is $50. For Institutional Class and Class P shares, the minimum initial investment in the Fund is $1 million, though minimums may be modified for certain financial intermediaries that aggregate trades on behalf of investors. For Class R6 shares, there is no minimum initial investment for specified benefit plans and other eligible investors.


Tax Information


The Fund’s distributions are generally taxable to you as ordinary income or capital gains, unless you are investing through a tax-advantaged arrangement, such as a 401(k) plan or an individual retirement account.


Payments to Broker-Dealers and Other Financial Intermediaries


If you purchase shares of the Fund through a broker-dealer or other financial intermediary (such as a bank), the Fund, its distributor, its investment adviser or their affiliates may pay the intermediary for the sale of Fund shares and related services. These payments may create a conflict of interest by influencing the broker-dealer or intermediary and your salesperson to recommend the Fund over another investment. Ask your salesperson or visit your financial intermediary’s Web site for more information.



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