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Feb 04, 2020

Allianz SE has entered into an agreement to form a life insurance joint venture (JV) with AEON Financial Service (AFS) to develop and market life insurance solutions for local customers in Japan. The strategic partnership will combine Allianz’s global financial expertise in insurance and risk management, alongside the local retail expertise and expansive distribution network of AFS and the AEON Group.

Nov 26, 2019

Allianz X, the digital investment unit of the Allianz Group, and Debeka, a German insurance and financial services provider, have invested in SDA SE Open Industry Solutions. Together with existing investors SIGNAL IDUNA and the msg group, the new strategic partners will support the development of a new standard for setting up and delivering digital services in the insurance industry.

Nov 14, 2019

Allianz has received the approval from the China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission (CBIRC) to commence operation of China’s first fully foreign-owned insurance holding company. With this, Allianz will strengthen its proposition in the country and position the business to capitalize on the fastest growing economy in the world.  
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AGCS and Allianz Germany announce leadership changes

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty SE (AGCS) and Allianz Deutschland AG have announced leadership changes that will take effect from December 1, 2019, subject to regulatory approval. Joachim Müller, currently CEO of Allianz Versicherungs-AG and of Allianz Beratungs- und Vertriebs-AG, will be appointed as the new CEO of AGCS.

Allianz Global Investors announces leadership changes

Tobias C. Pross, currently Global Head of Distribution, and Deborah Zurkow, currently Global Head of Alternatives, will succeed Andreas Utermann as CEO and Global Head of Investments, respectively. Andreas Utermann will be available to the leadership of the firm on an advisory basis for the first six months of 2020.

Contracts of Allianz SE Board Members Jacqueline Hunt and Günther Thallinger extended

The Supervisory Board of Allianz SE has decided to extend the Board of Management mandates of Jacqueline Hunt for three years until the end of 2022 – in line with her request – and of Günther Thallinger for five years until the end of 2024.

Allianz Economic Outlook: Temperamental 2020

The decade has changed, the challenges have not. But some of the pain of the past couple of years may be easing. In its economic outlook for 2020, Allianz Research lists its top 10 expectations from the year...

Allianz Risk Barometer 2020: Cyber top peril for companies globally for the first time

For the first time ever, Cyber incidents (39 percent of responses) ranks as the most important business risk globally in the ninth Allianz Risk Barometer 2020, relegating perennial top peril Business interruption (BI) (37 percent of responses) to second place. Awareness of the cyber threat has grown rapidly in recent years, driven by companies’ increasing reliance on data and IT systems and a number of high-profile incidents.

Euler Hermes Global Insolvency Index: Insolvencies to rise in 4 out of 5 countries in 2020

Global bankruptcies are still on the rise, implying higher export risks: this is the conclusion of the latest Global Insolvency Report by Euler Hermes, which covers 44 countries and 87 percent of global GDP and provides the last update of its Global Insolvency Index.

Allianz enters JV agreement with AEON Financial Service

Allianz SE has entered into an agreement to form a life insurance joint venture (JV) with AEON Financial Service (AFS) to develop and market life insurance solutions for local customers in Japan.

Allianz completes purchase of LV GIG and General Insurance division of Legal & General

Allianz Holdings plc has completed the planned acquisition of the remaining 51 percent of the LV General Insurance Group (LV GIG) from Liverpool Victoria Friendly Society (LVFS). The total consideration by Allianz for 100 percent of LV GIG will be up to 1.078 billion pounds.

Allianz X and Debeka invest in SDA SE Open Industry Solutions

Allianz X, the digital investment unit of the Allianz Group, and Debeka, a German insurance and financial services provider, have invested in SDA SE Open Industry Solutions. Together with existing investors SIGNAL IDUNA and the msg group, the new strategic partners will support the development of a new standard for setting up and delivering digital services in the insurance industry.

UN calls for action on Sustainable Development – Allianz co-chairs initiative to bring investor know-how to the table

United Nations Secretary General António Guterres has announced the Global Investors for Sustainable Development Alliance (GISD) initiative at the UN headquarters. The initiative is co-chaired by Oliver Bäte, CEO of Allianz SE, and Leila Fourie, CEO of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.

UN-backed asset owner alliance to drive portfolio companies to carbon neutrality by 2050

In one of the boldest actions yet by the world’s largest investors to decarbonize the global economy, an alliance of the world’s largest pension funds and insurers – responsible for directing more than 2.4 trillion U.S. dollars in investments – has today committed to carbon-neutral investment portfolios by 2050.

Drones: Flying masters of disasters

Fires in the forest, hurricanes off the coast...natural disasters are back in the spotlight, leaving humans struggling to cope with nature’s changing moods. Can drones be our friends in need?

Allianz partners with Microsoft to digitally transform the insurance industry

Allianz SE and Microsoft Corp have announced a strategic partnership focused on digitally transforming the insurance industry, making the insurance process easier while creating a better experience for insurance companies and their customers. Through the strategic partnership, Allianz will move core pieces of its global insurance platform, Allianz Business System (ABS), to Microsoft’s Azure cloud and will open-source parts of the solution’s core to improve and expand capabilities.

Allianz receives regulatory approval to commence operation of China’s first fully foreign-owned insurance holding company

Allianz has received the approval from the China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission (CBIRC) to commence operation of China’s first fully foreign-owned insurance holding company. With this, Allianz will strengthen its proposition in the country and position the business to capitalize on the fastest growing economy in the world. 

Allianz top insurance brand in Interbrand 2019 rankings

Allianz is the number one insurer in the Interbrand ranking of the 100 most valuable brands in the world. The Allianz brand came 43rd in this year’s “Best Global Brands Ranking”, moving up 6 places and increasing the brand value by 12 percent to $12.1 billion for 2019. Allianz started its rise with a brand value of $4.9 billion in 2010.

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