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Aug 05, 2020

The COVID-19 crisis caused one of the most severe economic and financial market turmoils. While financial markets have rallied in the second quarter of 2020, the economic recovery remains fragile. However, Allianz with its well-diversified business portfolio and robust balance sheet has continued to successfully navigate through the current crisis and has achieved solid results in the second quarter of 2020.

Jul 10, 2020

Allianz has closed the acquisition of the automobile and other Property & Casualty business from SulAmérica. This follows the announcement of the deal on August 23, 2019. The transaction enlarges the service offering for customers and grows Allianz’s geographical footprint in Brazil. 

Jul 07, 2020

AllianzGI and Virtus Investment Partners Inc. have agreed to a strategic partnership that will focus on enhancing both firms’ growth opportunities with Virtus representing AllianzGI’s compelling investment strategies in the U.S. retail market to existing and potentially new clients.
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Catharina Richter to lead Allianz Cyber Center of Competence

Effective June 1, 2020, Dr Catharina Richter will be appointed Global Head of Cyber Center of Competence for Allianz Group. The Cyber Center of Competence (CoC) coordinates and steers cyber risk underwriting and governance across Allianz Group and is embedded into Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS).

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.

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.

Economic outlook: Rocky road to recovery

Both the human and the economic cost of the coronavirus pandemic have been huge. As countries and communities pick up the pieces, Allianz economists take stock of the effect of the Covid-19 crisis on the global economy...

The insolvency time bomb: prepare for a record-high increase in insolvencies, the collateral damage of the Covid-19 crisis

The Covid-19 crisis will trigger a major acceleration in business insolvencies due to both the suddenness and historic size of the economic shock and its expected lasting effects, according to a new study by Euler Hermes, the world’s largest trade credit insurer.

AGCS Safety and Shipping Review 2020: Covid-19, political tensions cloud horizon

Large shipping losses are at a record low, according to Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty SE’s Safety & Shipping Review 2020. However, the coronavirus crisis could endanger the long-term safety improvements in the industry for 2020 and beyond.

Allianz achieves 2.6 billion euros operating profit in 2Q 2020

Internal revenue growth, which adjusts for currency and consolidation effects, amounted to -7.7 percent in the second quarter of 2020, mostly driven by the Life/Health business segment. Total revenues decreased 6.8 percent to 30.9 billion euros in the second quarter of 2020.

Allianz completes acquisition of automobile and other Property-Casualty business from SulAmérica

Allianz has closed the acquisition of the automobile and other Property & Casualty business from SulAmérica. This follows the announcement of the deal on August 23, 2019. The transaction enlarges the service offering for customers and grows Allianz’s geographical footprint in Brazil.

Allianz reports 2.3 billion euros operating profit in 1Q 2020

The COVID-19 induced turmoil in the financial markets and a slowing economy have clearly aggravated busi-ness conditions for the financial services industry. However, Allianz with its well-diversified business portfolio and a robust balance sheet is well prepared to manage the Corona crisis and has achieved good results in the first quarter of 2020.

Covid-19 Vaccine: Trials and Tribulations

Even as countries hobble out of lockdown, coronavirus retains its firm grip on the planet. Dozens of vaccines against Covid-19 are being explored and tested. Can new methods accelerate the development of a solution for the pandemic?

United Against Coronavirus: Allianz - A Friend In Need

Amid a raging pandemic, how are Allianz entities worldwide supporting customers and communities in their battle for survival? Here are some highlights...  

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...

AllianzGI and Virtus Investment Partners announce strategic partnership in U.S. retail market

Allianz Global Investors and Virtus Investment Partners Inc announced they have agreed to a strategic partnership that will focus on enhancing both firms’ growth opportunities with Virtus representing AllianzGI’s compelling investment strategies in the U.S. retail market to existing and potentially new clients.

Insurance Outlook 2020: A Lost Year

Coronavirus will keep the insurance industry in weak health this year. But the pandemic could accelerate emerging trends in the industry. Digitalization, ESG and Asia are some keywords to watch, says the latest Allianz Global Insurance Report...

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty SE embarks on global transformation program

Under its new leadership, Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS), the industrial insurer of Allianz Group, announces a comprehensive transformation program, “New AGCS”, to regain profitability and market leadership in the corporate and specialty insurance segment.

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