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May 22, 2019

Allianz X, the digital investment unit of the Allianz Group, and Canada-based Power Financial Corporation, a financial management and holding company, announced that they will invest C$100 million in Wealthsimple, a financial technology company that offers Canada's leading online investing service and commission-free trading app. 

May 20, 2019

Allianz X, the digital investment unit of the Allianz Group, announced that it will acquire Finanzen.de, a leading European B2B online marketplace for high-value consumer traffic in the insurance and financial services sectors. Headquartered in Berlin, Finanzen.de uses a proprietary platform to connect lead generators and buyers in real-time. 

May 07, 2019

Allianz X, the digital investment unit of the Allianz Group, announced an investment in SafeBoda, based in Kampala, Uganda. SafeBoda is a major African ride hailing platform that also offers various on-demand consumer and payment services. For the Series B investment, Allianz X is co-investing with Go-Ventures, a venture fund whose cornerstone investor is GO-JEK.
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Change in leadership at Allianz Group Economic Research

Ludovic Subran will become the Chief Economist of Allianz SE and take over as Head of Group Economic Research from October 1, 2019. He succeeds Michael Heise who is retiring after 17 years at Allianz.

Sirma Boshnakova to succeed Rémi Grenier as CEO of Allianz Partners

Sirma Boshnakova will become the Chief Executive Officer of Allianz Partners, effective April 1, 2019. 

Allianz People Fact Book 2018: A Lesson in Learning

With Artificial Intelligence, Big Data and other technological developments transforming the business landscape, how is Allianz preparing its workforce for emerging skill needs? Allianz People Fact Book 2018 provides some answers…

Car Wars: E-dvantage China

Mean to green, machines have come a long way in taking us from one place to another. As electric vehicles herald the future of automobiles, which countries are ahead in the race for green mobility and why?

Lights! Camera! Insurance!

Little magic would appear on the silver screen if it was not for the security that insurance provides to filmmakers. What role does insurance play in the entertainment industry? The latest edition of the AGCS Global Risk Dialogue goes behind the scenes...

Risky at the top

As a CEO, board member or top executive, you’re often under scrutiny. Expectations are high and mistakes can be costly. Against the backdrop of social and business changes, what are the biggest threats facing directors and officers these days?

Allianz X and Power Financial Corporation co-invest C$100 million in Wealthsimple

Allianz X, the digital investment unit of the Allianz Group, and Canada-based Power Financial Corporation, a financial management and holding company, announced that they will invest C$100 million in Wealthsimple, a financial technology company that offers Canada's leading online investing service and commission-free trading app.

Allianz X to acquire Finanzen.de

Allianz X, the digital investment unit of the Allianz Group, announced that it will acquire Finanzen.de, a leading European B2B online marketplace for high-value consumer traffic in the insurance and financial services sectors. Headquartered in Berlin, Finanzen.de uses a proprietary platform to connect lead generators and buyers in real-time.

Allianz reports operating profit of 3 billion euros in 1Q 2019

Allianz Group continued its successful course from 2018 with a strong first quarter 2019. The results demonstrate the resilience of our business segments and continued progress in executing our Renewal Agenda. Internal revenue growth, which adjusts for currency and consolidation effects, was 7.5 percent.

Sites for sore eyes

Many hearts broke as the Notre Dame burned. But fire isn’t all that’s posing a risk to UNESCO world heritage sites. What is? And what can insurers do to protect these sacred sights?  

Allianz to host a friendly match between the Chinese national team and FC Bayern Munich

Football is an amazing growth story in China that has captured public attention. It is set to continue on this path thanks to a partnership between Allianz SE and FC Bayern Munich, and the Chinese Football Association. This is the result of talks that have been taking place between the three partners since last year.

Giving ambition a chance

Four countries, eight ventures and thousands of young people encouraged to believe in a better future: the Impact Hub and Allianz are gearing up for the second cycle of the Investment Ready Program.

Insurance 2029: Outlook & Opportunities

As digitalization changes the insurance landscape, risk prevention, and not risk management, will be key for the industry in the future. What other trends are foreseen for the coming decade? Allianz Research spots a few and provides a 10-year outlook for the industry.

Allianz Africa launches its core IT system transformation in Ghana

Allianz Africa launched the transformation of its core IT Platform with the introduction of the Allianz Business System (ABS). The system was adapted for the African market and is now operational in Ghana for motor insurance products. ABS was developed by the Allianz Group with customer centricity at its core. 

Allianz Capital Partners’ infrastructure expertise available to external clients for the first time

Allianz Global Investors (AllianzGI) announced the launch of the Allianz European Infrastructure Fund S.A. – RAIF (AEIF), which, for the first time, allows institutional investors to access the deep infrastructure investment experience of Allianz Capital Partners (ACP).

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