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Jan 14, 2021

Allianz announces for the first time concrete interim targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions in its investment portfolio of policyholder funds, implementing its stated goal of climate neutrality by 2050. By 2025, emissions for selected asset classes in the portfolio of customer funds are to be reduced by 25 percent compared to 2019. 

Dec 14, 2020

BBVA Allianz Seguros, the bancassurance joint venture between Allianz Seguros and BBVA announced in April this year, begins its operations in Spain. The new venture combines BBVA's banking expertise and distribution capacity in physical and digital channels with Allianz’s innovative, simple and digital non-life insurance solutions. 

Dec 04, 2020

The German government, Euler Hermes and other German credit insurers have jointly decided to extend their protective shield for the German economy by six months until June 30, 2021. The agreement is still subject to approval by the EU Commission.
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Allianz once again named the world’s #1 insurance brand in Interbrand’s Best Global Brands Ranking

For a consecutive time, Allianz has emerged as the top insurance brand in the world, according to Interbrand’s Best Global Brands Ranking. The positive news comes at an especially uncertain time for markets and industries across the globe, as they attempt to navigate the challenges of a worldwide pandemic.

Euler Hermes Group announces leadership change

Euler Hermes Group announces that Wilfried Verstraete, CEO and Chairman of the Board of Management, has decided to step down from his operational duties after twelve successful years in the role. Clarisse Kopff will succeed him as CEO and Chairperson of the Board of Management.

Changes to the Allianz SE Board of Management

Barbara Karuth-Zelle, currently CEO of Allianz Technology SE, has been appointed to the Board of Management of Allianz SE in charge of Operations and IT, effective January 1, 2021. Christopher Townsend has been appointed to the Board of Management of Allianz SE in charge of Global Insurance Lines, including AGCS and Euler Hermes, Reinsurance, Anglo Markets, Middle East and Africa, effective January 1, 2021.

Allianz Risk Barometer 2021: Lessons from Covid-19

The world’s largest vaccination program is already underway. But pandemic outbreak remains one of the top risks of 2021. What changes are reshaping the corporate landscape and what are companies doing to emerge stronger from the crisis? Allianz Risk Barometer 2021 takes stock...

An age-old, old-age problem: How financial advisors can help close the racial wealth gap

Making sure you are financially prepared for retirement is one of the most important steps you can take to protect both yourself and your family – and it is a step best taken early. Unfortunately, a recent U.S. study suggests that many People of Color may not be ready for the time after they stop working.

Allianz: How Covid-19 is changing claims trends and risk exposures for companies and their insurers

The Covid-19 pandemic is one of the largest economic loss events in history for companies and insurers alike. Claims trends and risk exposures are likely to evolve in both the mid- and long-term as a result of the pandemic, according to a new report Covid-19 – Changing Claims Patterns from AGCS...

BBVA Allianz Seguros begins operations in Spain

BBVA Allianz Seguros, the bancassurance joint venture between Allianz Seguros and BBVA announced in April of this year, begins its operations in Spain. The new venture combines BBVA's banking expertise and distribution capacity in physical and digital channels with Allianz’s innovative, simple and digital non-life insurance solutions.

Allianz agrees to purchase Westpac’s General Insurance business

Allianz today announced it has agreed to purchase the general insurance business of Westpac, and enter into a new 20-year exclusive agreement for the distribution of general insurance products to Westpac customers.

Allianz achieves 2.9 billion euros operating profit in 3Q 2020

After a short period of economic recovery, the recent increase in infection rates has led many governments to intensify containment measures again to limit the spread of COVID-19. As the challenging socio-economic conditions persist, Allianz Group demonstrated its resilience again in the third quarter of 2020 and recorded a solid performance in all business segments nine months into the year.

Allianz sets climate targets for specific asset classes in the insured portfolio and strategically expands sustainability

Allianz announces for the first time concrete interim targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions in its investment portfolio of policyholder funds, implementing its stated goal of climate neutrality by 2050. By 2025, emissions for selected asset classes in the portfolio of customer funds are to be reduced by 25 percent compared to 2019.

Allianz begins eight-year worldwide Olympic & Paralympic partnership

Allianz officially began its eight-year worldwide partnership with the Olympic & Paralympic Movements on January 1, building on a collaboration with the Paralympic Movement since 2006. Allianz is proud to be the “Worldwide Insurance Partner” of the Olympic & Paralympic Movements,” said Oliver Bäte, Chief Executive Officer of Allianz SE.

Asset Owner Alliance: Towards Net-Zero 2050

The UN-convened Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance (AOA), of which Allianz is a founding member, has set its first target range for portfolio decarbonization until 2025. What role does this alliance aim to play in the world economy and what is the way forward?

Euler Hermes announces an extension to the protective shield scheme

The global pandemic continues to create a volatile environment for the German economy, especially its many SMEs. So, last week’s announced extension of the protective shield is a welcome boost for businesses and welcome news for the German economy.

Euler Hermes: Successful extension of supply chain protection

The German government, Euler Hermes and other German credit insurers have jointly decided to extend their protective shield for the German economy by six months until June 30, 2021. The agreement is still subject to approval by the EU Commission.

Are pandemics insurable?

The magnitude and impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on businesses, regardless of size or location, cannot be underestimated. Mass closures due to lockdown restrictions have sent shockwaves through the economy and led to the number of business interruption-related damages to soar. As a result, insurers have come under fire. They argue that pandemics are not insurable and insurance cover cannot be provided. Allianz, however, is working on solutions for the future...

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