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Feb 23, 2024

Higher payout ratio, increased dividend per share plus new share buy-back announced.

Feb 22, 2024

Allianz SE today has resolved on a new share buy-back program. The volume of such new program will amount to up to 1 billion euros. The program shall start in early March 2024 and be finalized by December 31, 2024, at the latest. Allianz SE will cancel all repurchased shares.

Feb 22, 2024

Investment accelerates AlTi’s strategy to become the leading global independent wealth management platform for the ultra-high-net-worth segment. Investment to be used principally to execute AlTi’s global mergers and acquisitions pipeline and organic growth strategy.
Company
Allianz leads the way for insurance and asset management in this year’s Brand Finance Global 500 ranking

Allianz holds, once again, the position as the leading global insurance and asset management brand in this year’s Brand Finance Global 500 – a ranking of the world’s 500 most valuable and strongest brands. This time, Allianz came in as the 28th most valuable brand in the world with a brand value growth of 15% on the insurance side. Visit the Brand Finance Global 500 2024 ranking for further information.

Allianz plans new appointments to the Supervisory Board

Proposals by the Supervisory Board: Jörg Schneider to succeed Herbert Hainer, Stephanie Bruce to replace Christine Bosse. • Annual General Meeting in May 2024 will vote on the new composition of the Supervisory Board.

Leadership change at Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty SE and Allianz Commercial

Petros Papanikolaou will succeed Joachim Müller as CEO of Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty SE with effect from January 1, 2024, with additional responsibility for leading Allianz Commercial globally.  

Studies
A global conundrum: How immigration is writing the next chapter for global economies

The story of immigration and its impact on the labor force isn't about one country or one policy; it's about a global shift in demographics, economies, and societies. Countries across the globe are grappling with the challenges of maintaining a vibrant and productive workforce amidst aging populations and declining birth rates. Allianz Research’s newly published report offers a glimpse into how immigration could be the linchpin in sustaining not just economies, but the very fabric of societies worldwide.

Women Taking On More Financial Responsibility

Women are taking on more financial responsibility, according to the 2023 Women Money Power Study from Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America (Allianz Life). Nearly half of all women (49%) consider themselves to be the chief financial officer of their household. At the same time, women are feeling less secure financially than they did in the past.

Allianz Country Risk Atlas 2024: A compass in times of global uncertainty

To boldly go where no one has gone before requires, well, a good compass. The newly published Country Risk Atlas 2024 from Allianz Research serves as the ultimate guide on this expedition, offering insights into the intricate constellation of economic, political, and ESG factors that shape the non-payment risks in 83 countries. The Atlas reveals hidden risks and opportunities guiding businesses and investors aiming to navigate the unpredictable waves of global markets.

Financials
Allianz achieves record operating profit and shareholders' core net income

Higher payout ratio, increased dividend per share plus new share buy-back announced.

AlTi Tiedemann Global welcomes strategic investment of up to $450m from Allianz X and Constellation Wealth Capital

Investment accelerates AlTi’s strategy to become the leading global independent wealth management platform for the ultra-high-net-worth segment. Investment to be used principally to execute AlTi’s global mergers and acquisitions pipeline and organic growth strategy.

Share buy-back program with a volume of up to 1 billion euros and amendment of the dividend policy of Allianz SE

Allianz SE today has resolved on a new share buy-back program. The volume of such new program will amount to up to 1 billion euros. The program shall start in early March 2024 and be finalized by December 31, 2024, at the latest. Allianz SE will cancel all repurchased shares.

Commitment
Diversity, trust and corporate citizenship

In an interview with a magazine that is published by the publisher of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Renate Wagner , member of the Board of Management of Allianz SE, talks about diversity, trust, corporate citizenship and her personal leadership principles. Allianz made diversity, inclusion and a culture of respect a strategic anchor many years ago. Renate Wagner explains the measures with which these are actively promoted.

Allianz Company Statement

Our name is the word for “alliance.” This means we stand steadfastly beside our customers, our people, and those who share our values in shaping a better world and a more secure future.

Dow Jones Sustainability Index recognizes Allianz as a Sustainable Insurer and underpins transition efforts – “It’s an incentive to continue our work!”

Allianz received a score of 82 (out of 100) in the 2023 Standard & Poor (S&P) Global Corporate Sustainability Assessment (CSA), underlying the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI), as of 24 November 2023. The results reflect Allianz's long-standing commitment to driving positive social and environmental change as well as building meaningful partnerships to shape a better, more sustainable future.

Business
Navigating AI with integrity - Allianz’s Chief Privacy Officer Philipp Räther on the new EU AI Act

After long deliberation, the European Union agreed on an Act on Artificial Intelligence (AI) in December 2023. Its purpose is to make use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) while maintaining ethical standards. The Act introduces a risk-based regulatory framework that affects industries like insurance more so than others because AI plays an important role in risk assessment and pricing.

Allianz Partners announces the launch of the allyz mobile app, your one-stop-shop companion

The launch cements Allianz Partners’ position as a world-leader in the provision of digital insurance, assistance, and travel-related services • All users will receive 6 months of free access to cyber care services to protect their digital life

Re-writing the underwriting story: How to navigate the complexities of modern risks

Traditional underwriting of physical risks does not meet the reality of evolving extreme climate impacts or intangible cyber threats. Christopher Townsend, Board Member Allianz SE, highlights in this article for the World Economic Forum Agenda that insurers must evolve by innovating new ways of transferring risk and supplementing traditional indemnity insurance solutions. We owe it to society and our stakeholders to expand the insurer’s value proposition to include supporting customers’ adaption, mitigation, and resilience measures.

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