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Corporate Communications

The latest news from the Allianz Group as well as images for use by the media

Jul 30, 2021

Allianz (China) Insurance Holding Co., Ltd. announces that Allianz Insurance Asset Management Co., Ltd, has received approval from the China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission to be established as the first wholly foreign-owned insurance asset management company in China, with a registered capital of RMB 100 million, headquartered in Beijing.

Jul 22, 2021

Effective July 1, 2021, a new division for Global Commercial insurance was established under Chris Townsend, Member of the Allianz SE Board of Management responsible for Global Insurance Lines & Anglo Markets, Reinsurance, Middle East and Africa. The Global Commercial Group Center will enable a dedicated focus on the P&C commercial sector, which represents a significant, organic growth opportunity for the Group.

Jul 21, 2021

Lauren Day will serve as the company’s new Global Head of Communications and Reputation as of August 1, 2021. Day joins Allianz SE from Annycent Capital, a newly incorporated Luxembourg-based private equity firm focused on renewable energy infrastructure in emerging markets, where she was Head of Strategy and Capital Relationships.  Prior to this, she was Chief Communications Officer of U.S.-headquarteredPrudential Financial, Inc. 
Allianz announces change of personnel

Lauren Day will serve as the company’s new Global Head of Communications and Reputation as of August 1, 2021. Day joins Allianz SE from Annycent Capital, a newly incorporated Luxembourg-based private equity firm focused on renewable energy infrastructure in emerging markets, where she was Head of Strategy and Capital Relationships.

Allianz People Fact Book 2020: License to skill

With the lifespan of skill sets shortening, companies must constantly reskill and upskill their workforce to meet the rapidly-changing needs and wants of customers. What skilling initiatives are under way at Allianz? The latest Allianz People Fact Book offers some insights...

Three questions to Michael Diekmann on CEO compensation

Allianz’s Annual Report 2020 details board members’ remuneration. The base salary, annual bonus, and perquisites are linked to the performance of 2020 and 2019, whereas the Allianz Equity Incentive payouts result from grants related to 2015 and 2014. Supervisory Board Chairman Michael Diekmann answers three questions on the changes in CEO Oliver Bäte’s remuneration.

How Covid changed our sense of security

A sense of safety and security plays an important part in our lives since it provides stability. With the onset of the pandemic, our sense of safety and security has come into question. A recent survey commissioned by Allianz explores how the pandemic changed that feeling in Germany, France, UK, Italy, and Spain.

Allianz: 9 trends to watch as aviation readies for post Covid-19 takeoff

The sudden halt imposed on the aviation industry by the Covid-19 crisis hit the sector hard. In April 2020, two-thirds of the global commercial aviation fleet sat idle on the tarmac, while passenger traffic was down 90 percent year-on-year. Today, the aviation industry is slowly rebounding, led by domestic travel.

Restarting tourism: Are we ready to travel?

With the summer of 2021 ahead of us, we look at the emerging post-Covid-19 travel trends and the various ways in which travelers' behavior changed. How fast will the tourism industry bounce back and support its customers? Allianz Research takes a closer look at the European accommodation industry’s road to recovery…

Allianz invests in quality used car platform heycar and becomes insurance & services partner

Allianz X, the digital investment unit of the Allianz Group, is investing into Mobility Trader Holding GmbH, the parent company of heycar, an international digital platform for quality used car sales. Allianz Partners, a leading company in B2B2C insurance and assistance services, will become the insurance partner of heycar for the next five years in all existing and future markets.

Allianz completes transaction to purchase Westpac’s general insurance business

Allianz Australia announced the completion of the transaction to acquire Westpac’s general insurance business, and commenced a 20-year exclusive agreement to distribute general insurance products to Westpac customers.

Allianz to partner with American Tower in Europe

Allianz and American Tower Corporation (NYSE: AMT) announced that Allianz Capital Partners on behalf of Allianz insurance companies (“Allianz”) and the Allianz European Infrastructure Fund will acquire a 10 percent stake in ATC Europe, joining Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) in a long-term strategic partnership with American Tower.

Floods in Europe: A series of unfortunate events

Just as Europe was hobbling out of the Covid-19 pandemic, a series of natural disasters struck parts of the continent, leaving it struggling to dig its way out of misery. With heavy casualties and unprecedented damage in Germany and Belgium, the recent cloudburst and subsequent floods reinforce the need to prepare for the winds of climate change…

Allianz joins newly formed Net-Zero Insurance Alliance

Allianz Group has joined forces with seven other leading insurers to form the UN-convened Net-Zero Insurance Alliance (NZIA). The first of its kind net-zero network for the underwriting business was launched yesterday alongside the G20 summit, underlining the importance of cooperation between leading governments and companies to mitigate the risks of climate change.

AllianzGI ramps up exclusion policy with coal restrictions

Allianz Global Investors, one of the world’s leading active asset managers, has today announced that it will implement a global exclusion policy that includes a dedicated coal policy. This new exclusion policy is a further example of AllianzGI’s commitment to tackling climate change by divesting from the single largest source of carbon emissions.

Allianz Insurance Asset Management receives approval to become first wholly foreign-owned insurance asset management company in China

Allianz (China) Insurance Holdings Co., Ltd. announces that Allianz Insurance Asset Management Co., Ltd, has received approval from the China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission to be established as the first wholly foreign-owned insurance asset management company in China, with a registered capital of RMB 100 million, headquartered in Beijing.

Allianz establishes new Global Commercial division

Effective July 1, 2021, a new division for Global Commercial insurance was established under Chris Townsend, Member of the Allianz SE Board of Management responsible for Global Insurance Lines & Anglo Markets, Reinsurance, Middle East and Africa.

Euro 2020: Return of the foot soldiers

Euro 2020 has sent football fever soaring across Europe. As fans cautiously return to attending soccer matches in person, what has the pandemic changed in the sports and entertainment arena? 

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