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Corporate Communications

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

Apr 01, 2021

Allianz and Monument Re have completed the sale of part of Allianz’s closed life book portfolio in Belgium. The transaction has been approved by the Belgian regulator with effective date April 1, 2021 and follows the announcement released in August 2020: Allianz Benelux and Monument Re announce closed book portfolio transaction.

Mar 29, 2021

Recognizing the urgency to tackle climate change, AllianzGI announces its commitment to support the goal of net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 or sooner, in line with global efforts to limit warming to 1.5°C,  by joining the Net Zero Asset Managers initiative. This new commitment comes as AllianzGI is accelerating its sustainable investment drive.

Mar 26, 2021

Allianz announced it has agreed to purchase the life and non-life insurance operations, as well as pension and asset management business from Aviva Group and acquire each 51 percent stake in Aviva’s life and non-life bancassurance joint ventures with Santander. On completion, the transaction, worth 2.5 billion euros, is immediately earnings accretive and comprises a purchase price of 2.7 billion euros and a dividend payment of 0.2 billion euros. 
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.

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.

Investment and retirement: Opportunities amid uncertainties

In their recently published Q4 Quarterly Market Perceptions Study, Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America (Allianz Life) explored the perceptions of Americans regarding market developments, their readiness to invest, and their retirement strategies.

Covid effect: Savers embracing risk?

Coronavirus wreaked havoc on economies, jobs and people globally. You’d think risk aversion would rise even among those it left financially unaffected. Au contraire, locked down savers, with few options to spend on, invested in riskier assets such as equities and investment funds, finds Allianz Research...

Future of Gen Z incomes: Will the kids be all right?

"The future belongs to young people" is an idea reflected by numerous scholars, politicians, and philosophers. But what does that future hold for its protagonists in current times? A recent report from Allianz Economic Research takes a look at the future incomes of young generations…

Allianz and Monument Re complete sale of part of Allianz’s closed life book portfolio in Belgium

Allianz and Monument Re have completed the sale of part of Allianz’s closed life book portfolio in Belgium. The transaction has been approved by the Belgian regulator with effective date April 1, 2021 and follows the announcement released in August 2020: Allianz Benelux and Monument Re announce closed book portfolio transaction.

Allianz agrees to acquire Aviva Poland and consolidates its leading position in Central Eastern Europe

Allianz has announced that it has agreed to purchase the life and non-life insurance operations, as well as pension and asset management business from Aviva Group and acquire each 51 percent stake in Aviva’s life and non-life bancassurance joint ventures with Santander.

Allianz X leads $118 million funding round of U.S. insurtech Pie Insurance

Allianz X, the digital investment unit of Allianz Group, has led the Series C financing round of U.S. insurtech Pie Insurance for a total of $118 million. This is the first time Allianz X has invested in a B2B insurtech in North America.

AllianzGI joins the Net Zero Asset Managers Initiative

Recognizing the urgency to tackle climate change, AllianzGI announces its commitment to support the goal of net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 or sooner, in line with global efforts to limit warming to 1.5°C, by joining the Net Zero Asset Managers initiative.

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.

How to insure a pandemic

What does a pandemic have to do with Tetris? Well, for one, they both start slowly and pick up speed very fast. Unlike Tetris, thankfully, a pandemic is possible to manage. However, what the pandemic highlighted are the enormous challenges that are involved in insuring it. In addition, it also opened up new paths to future insurance solutions that could cover such global events of enormous proportions…

Important role in internationalization: Allianz Deutschland strengthens lines of business

Allianz Deutschland is repositioning itself to leverage the important role of the German business lines' divisional companies in internationalization and to foster a joint market presence. Germany is one of the most important markets for the Allianz Group.

AllianzGI accelerates its sustainable investment drive

AllianzGI, one of the world’s largest active investment managers, has announced that 74 of its equity, fixed income and multi-asset funds will join its current sustainable investment offering. This is part of its strategic ambition to be a sustainable investment shaper, continuously innovate and anticipate growing client demand.

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