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Mar 10, 2020

Allianz announced its intention to combine the strengths of PIMCO, one of the world’s premier fixed income investment managers, and Allianz Real Estate, the captive real estate specialist with more than 70 billion euros of assets under management. This organic move is proposed to strengthen its Alternatives capability by creating one of the world’s most preeminent real estate managers.

Feb 21, 2020

Allianz Group achieved outstanding results in revenues, operating profit and net income in 2019 despite a further decline in interest rates. Internal revenue growth, which adjusts for currency and consolidation effects, amounted to 5.9 percent, driven by all business segments. 

Feb 21, 2020

Axel Theis, Member of the Board of Allianz SE responsible for insurance in German-speaking countries and Central and Eastern Europe, retires at his own request on March 31, 2020. Klaus-Peter Röhler has been appointed by the Supervisory Board as his successor effective April 1, 2020.
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Klaus-Peter Röhler: Playing to win

In Klaus-Peter Röhler, the Allianz SE Board of Management gets a manager who leads by being one of the team members. Someone who doesn't put achievements on his personal scorecard but sees them as a collective win. People are never left behind when he evaluates projects. It is never about profit at any price.

Change to the Allianz SE Board of Management: Klaus-Peter Röhler succeeds Axel Theis

Axel Theis (62), Member of the Board of Management of Allianz SE responsible for insurance in German-speaking countries and Central and Eastern Europe, retires at his own request on March 31, 2020 after more than 33 years at Allianz.

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.

Coronavirus Economic Impact: Viral Spiral

Quarantined economics. What will be the impact of the coronavirus pandemic? Allianz economists do a reality check...

AGCS Global Risk Dialogue: ESG Risks to Watch

No one could have foreseen the challenges that 2020 brought our way. But what can be seen clearly is that some ESG risks for companies are brewing. AGCS Global Risk Dialogue identifies the five most important ESG risks for businesses this year...

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 strengthens its Alternatives capabilities

Allianz announced its intention to combine the strengths of PIMCO, one of the world’s premier fixed income investment managers, and Allianz Real Estate, the captive real estate specialist with more than 70 billion euros of assets under management.

Allianz to invest in ControlExpert

Allianz X, the digital investment unit of Allianz Group, in cooperation with Allianz Germany, has entered into binding agreements with General Atlantic and other shareholders of ControlExpert for a majority investment in the company. The transaction is subject to the approval of the relevant antitrust authorities.

Allianz reports 11.9 billion euros operating profit in 2019 – the fifth consecutive increase

Allianz Group achieved outstanding results in revenues, operating profit and net income in 2019 despite a further decline in interest rates. Internal revenue growth, which adjusts for currency and consolidation effects, amounted to 5.9 percent, driven by all business segments.

Coronavirus: 3 Questions, 3 Answers

Coronavirus has thrown the best-laid plans for 2020 out of gear. Anne Lepetit, Chief Medical Officer of Allianz Partners, shares her expertise on Covid-19...

Allianz receives Gold Class in 2020 Sustainability Award

Allianz has been included in the 2020 SAM Sustainability Yearbook, one of the most comprehensive annual publications on corporate sustainability, achieving SAM’s Gold class award.

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.

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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