FAQ - frequently asked questions
When was Allianz founded?
In which sector does Allianz operate? What kind of business is Allianz engaged in?
Allianz's operations break down into the following lines of business:
- Property and Casualty Insurance
- Life and Health Insurance
- Asset Management
What are Allianz's most important subsidiaries?
Where is Allianz's head office?
The Head Office of Allianz SE is in Munich. Its address is as follows:
80802 Munich, Germany
Who is on the Allianz Board of Management?
Who is on the Allianz Supervisory Board?
How many employees does Allianz Group have?
Who are Allianz Group's biggest competitors?
Where can I access the latest company news and business figures?
When will the next figures be published?
How can I get hold of the latest Annual Report or Half-year Report?
What is the difference between the Annual Report of Allianz Group and the Annual Report of Allianz SE?
Every year Allianz SE publishes its financial statements as well as its consolidated financial statements. The Annual Report of Allianz SE (financial statements) only concerns the holding company "Allianz SE" that is based in Munich. Since 2006 the legal form of Allianz SE has been that of a European company (Societas Europaea). The financial statements of the holding company Allianz SE are drawn up according to the requirements of the HGB (Handelsgesetzbuch – German Commercial Code).
The Annual Report of Allianz Group contains the consolidated financial statements of Allianz SE and its subsidiaries. The consolidated financial statements are drawn up on the basis of the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).
Which accounting regulations are the financial statements of the Allianz Group based on?
Allianz Group is drawing up its financial statements according to the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).
Until 2002 the designation "International Accounting Standards" (IAS) applied to the overall framework of all standards approved by the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB). The change to IAS was effected in 1998. Thus the accounting of the Allianz Group is comparable with that of its international peers.
The annual financial statement of Allianz SE is drawn up according to the requirements of the HGB (Handelsgesetzbuch – German Commercial Code).
In which currency does Allianz publish its results?
How can I acquire Allianz shares?
At which stock exchanges is the Allianz share traded?
How is Allianz valued on stock exchanges (so-called market capitalization)?
In what indices is the Allianz share represented?
The Allianz share is represented in the leading German and European as well as in the most significant world-market indices with a high weighting for a single stock, including the DAX®, EURO STOXX 50, S&P Europe 350, FTSE Eurotop 100, MSCI Europe and MSCI World.
The Allianz share has a particularly high weighting in the German and European sector indices for insurance, such as Prime Insurance, STOXX Europe 600 Insurance or MSCI Europe Insurance.
Furthermore the Allianz share is included in the Dow Jones Sustainability and the FTSE4Good.
How many shareholders does Allianz have?
Who are the biggest shareholders?
Is the company authorized to acquire treasury shares (share buy-back)?
The Management has been authorized to acquire treasury shares belonging to the Allianz Group. The authorization was proposed under Agenda Item 11 of the Annual General Meeting on May 4, 2022, and is limited until May 3, 2025. The Management received authorization to acquire treasury shares representing up to 10% of the capital stock. Acquisitions can be made on the stock exchange or by means of a public purchase offer or in exchange for shares of a listed enterprise. The legal basis of this authorization is § 71 Abs. 1 Nr. 8 AktG (German Stock Corporation Act).
In accordance with the authorization granted under Agenda Item 12 of the above Annual General Meeting, treasury shares representing up to 5% of the capital stock may be acquired by means of put and call options or forward purchases. This authorization is also limited until May 3, 2025.
Total holdings of treasury shares of Allianz SE must not exceed 10% of the capital stock at any time.
Is Allianz purchasing own shares?
When did the last cum-rights capital increase take place at Allianz?
When did Allianz last carry out a share split?
How many shares are there currently?
What categories of share has Allianz issued?
What significance do registered shares with restricted transferability have for the shareholder?
Allianz SE issues registered shares with restricted transferability. Under German stock corporation law, companies with registered shares consider only those persons as shareholders, who are recorded in the company's share register.
To be recorded in the share register is relevant for taking part in general meetings and making use of voting rights and it also facilitates direct communication with shareholders. This way, for instance, shareholders can be invited personally to attend general meetings.
The restriction on share transferability goes right back to the foundation of Allianz in 1890. This practice is widespread in the insurance industry in Germany. In accordance with its statutes, the company will only withhold the approval for a transfer of shares if extraordinary reasons exist and if it is considered to be in the interest of the company. For several decades no such case has occurred.
With the standardization of share transfer processes, the restriction on share transferability does not cause any delay in the registration in the share register and does not impede in any way the trading of the shares on stock exchanges.
Which Allianz Group companies are listed?
The following companies have a stock exchange listing:
- Allianz SE, Munich (DE 000 840 400 5)
- Allianz Malaysia Berhad, Kuala Lumpur (MYL 116 3OO 004)
When was the Allianz share first listed on a stock exchange and at what price?
When was the Allianz share included in the DAX®?
Does Allianz SE offer an ADR program in the USA?
What is the dividend for fiscal year 2023?
I am a shareholder but I did not receive any dividend payment. Whom can I contact?
Please check first if your shares carry full dividend rights: The dividend entitlement date is always the day of the Annual General Meeting. At this date the shares have to be registered in your securities account in order to be entitled to dividends.
Your custodian bank is responsible for the transfer of the dividend into your account. If your shares are entitled to dividends and your bank account has not been credited, please contact your bank.
What is Corporate Governance?
Questions regarding corporate management, control and transparency are summarized under "Corporate Governance". A company's corporate governance structure is determined by a varied regulatory framework that is shaped by statutory requirements, market self-control mechanisms and company-specific principles.
Essential elements of good Corporate Governance are:
- open and transparent communication
- absolute respect for the interests of shareholders
- efficient cooperation of the Board of Management and Supervisory Board
What is the German Corporate Governance Code?
The German Corporate Governance Code summarizes the main statutory regulations for the management and supervision of German listed companies. Furthermore, it takes into account internationally and nationally recognized behavioral standards in the form of recommendations ("shall") and provides the companies with suggestions ("should/can") for sound and responsible corporate management and supervision.
The Governmental Commission "German Corporate Governance Code" is responsible for the initial compilation and the continuous review and refinement of the German Corporate Governance Code. The Commission has to review the Code for possible adjustments at least once a year, considering legislative and practical developments concerning corporate governance.
Does Allianz comply with the German Corporate Governance Code?
The Board of Management and the Supervisory Board provide an annual Declaration of Compliance regarding the Code. In terms of the principle "comply or explain" the declaration also contains possible deviations from the recommendations. This declaration is published in the Annual Report and on this website.