Cyber risks and the impact of new technologies will have an increasing influence on the corporate loss landscape in years to come. However, it is fire and explosion incidents that cause the largest claims for insurers and the businesses they cover.
Despite the increased risks, Germany's overall economic capacity utilization will continue to increase in 2019, according to Allianz Research. Real GDP growth forecast is 1.7 percent in 2019 versus estimated 1.5 percent for 2018.
AREF II now fully invested with solar energy from France and Italy
Allianz Global Investors announces that the Allianz Renewable Energy Fund II (AREF II) has been fully invested within 24 months following the purchase of further photovoltaic plants in Italy and France. The issuing period for AREF II to European institutional investors began in March 2016 and closed for further investments on November 15, 2016.
Consortium including Allianz invests in Altice France's fiber to the home business
A consortium, including Allianz Capital Partners, OMERS Infrastructure and AXA IM - Real Assets, acting on behalf of its clients, has entered into an exclusivity agreement with Altice France to acquire a 49.99 percent stake in SFR FttH.
France becomes top G20 market for renewable energy investments
Most G20 countries including several of emerging countries enhanced their conditions for investments in low-carbon energy in the past year. Nonetheless, more renewable energy investments have to be undertaken in order to meet the Paris climate targets, according to the Allianz Climate and Energy Monitor 2018.