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Nov 14, 2019

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.  

Nov 14, 2019

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty SE (AGCS) and Allianz Deutschland AG 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. He will succeed Chris Fischer Hirs, who will step down as CEO from November 30, 2019.

Nov 14, 2019

Allianz SE and Microsoft Corp have announced a strategic partnership focused on digitally transforming the insurance industry. Through the 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.
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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.

Allianz Global Investors announces leadership changes

Tobias C. Pross, currently Global Head of Distribution, and Deborah Zurkow, currently Global Head of Alternatives, will succeed Andreas Utermann as CEO and Global Head of Investments, respectively. Andreas Utermann will be available to the leadership of the firm on an advisory basis for the first six months of 2020.

Contracts of Allianz SE Board Members Jacqueline Hunt and Günther Thallinger extended

The Supervisory Board of Allianz SE has decided to extend the Board of Management mandates of Jacqueline Hunt for three years until the end of 2022 – in line with her request – and of Günther Thallinger for five years until the end of 2024.

Allianz and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University report: Flying has never been safer

Despite record numbers of over 4 billion passengers globally, statistics show that flying has never been safer. The global airline industry has experienced some of its safest years ever in terms of fatal accidents in recent times, according to the new “Aviation Risk 2020: Safety And The State Of The Nation” report by AGCS and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

World in 2040: Home smart home

A house that maintains itself? It’s not a pipe dream. This might turn into a reality in 20 years. Tomorrow’s home is a 3D-printed, power-generating unit with robo housekeepers, virtual assistants and hi-tech security, predicts noted futurologist Ray Hammond...

Allianz Pulse: Europeans hungry for change

What worries the average European? Inequality more than immigration, apparently. An Allianz survey indicates that jobs, pension and climate have overtaken immigration as the top causes of concern for the Germans, the French and the Italians...

Allianz reports strong operating profit of 3.0 bn euros in 3Q 2019. FY operating profit outlook in upper half of target range

Allianz Group closed another successful quarter with a strong business performance. Dynamic revenue development and robust profitability in all business segments are evidence of our strategy execution and support our full-year outlook.

Allianz X invests in Fundbox, the world’s first B2B payment and credit network

Allianz X, the digital investment unit of the Allianz Group, announced today an investment in the US-American B2B platform Fundbox as part of a Series C financing round. Headquartered in San Francisco, Fundbox deploys big data analytics, engineering, and predictive modelling to help small businesses optimize their cash flows with outstanding invoices.

Allianz strengthens its presence in Brazil

Allianz has agreed to acquire automobile and other Property-Casualty operations from SulAmérica. The acquisition will strengthen the competitive position of Allianz Seguros S.A. (Allianz Brasil), making it one of the top 3 insurers with a market share of around 15 percent in motor and 9 percent in Property-Casualty insurance and may establish Allianz as the number 2 in motor insurance.

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.

UN-backed asset owner alliance to drive portfolio companies to carbon neutrality by 2050

In one of the boldest actions yet by the world’s largest investors to decarbonize the global economy, an alliance of the world’s largest pension funds and insurers – responsible for directing more than 2.4 trillion U.S. dollars in investments – has today committed to carbon-neutral investment portfolios by 2050.

Drones: Flying masters of disasters

Fires in the forest, hurricanes off the coast...natural disasters are back in the spotlight, leaving humans struggling to cope with nature’s changing moods. Can drones be our friends in need?

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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