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Dec 06, 2021

  • Allianz Partners will provide Uber’s Partner Protection program, covering independent drivers and couriers that use the Uber and Uber Eats apps across 23 European countries.

Dec 06, 2021

Allianz Capital Partners, on behalf of Allianz Insurance Companies (“Allianz”), has signed an agreement to purchase from BASF a 25.2% stake in the windfarm Hollandse Kust Zuid (“HKZ”). This is the first offshore wind and first equity renewables investment of Allianz in the Netherlands.

Dec 03, 2021

Allianz will expand its current strategy to realize the value of its global scale for customers and shareholders. The ambitious targets underscore confidence in earnings power and ability to accelerate growth. Continued focus on purpose, talent, simplicity, and sustainability as performance levers.
Company
Martin Lachmann: the fate of an Allianzer you should know

Martin Lachmann was dynamic, successful, self-confident, and loyal to the very end. And he was Jewish. He lived and worked for Allianz over many years until his work and life was destroyed in Nazi Germany by anti-Semitism and his fellow citizens. His grandson, Peter Haas, told Allianz his thoughts about his grandfather.

Allianz partners with World Economic Forum to set global standards for new work models

Allianz is the first German company to join the World Economic Forum (WEF) Partnership for global New Work Standards. The shared goal of partnership is to set new benchmarks for a healthy, resilient and equitable future of work across industries and countries.

Leadership changes at Allianz Asia Pacific and Allianz Direct

Anusha Thavarajah will become Regional CEO of Allianz Asia Pacific. Philipp Kroetz will become CEO of Allianz Direct.

Studies
Allianz: Construction companies to see robust growth and “new age” risks post-Covid

The global construction market is set for a sustained period of strong growth post-Covid-19, driven by government spending on infrastructure and the transition to a net zero society. However, the switch to more sustainable buildings and infrastructure, the upscaling of clean energy facilities and the adoption of modern building methods will transform the risk landscape, with radical changes in design, materials and processes.

Allianz: Companies need to strengthen cyber controls to counter ransomware pandemic

This AGCS report highlights cyber risk trends driving the surge in ransomware incidents, such as double and triple extortion and supply chain attacks. Business interruption and recovery are the main causes of financial loss for companies. Many attacks could be prevented if companies strengthen their cyber security and controls – often with simple measures. 

Covid baby bust: The silver lining

“There’ll be babies,” they said, “Nurseries everywhere full of new babies, thanks to the coronavirus pandemic and lockdown.” The much-touted Covid baby boom failed to materialize, but that could spell good news for women and families by helping narrow income and pension gaps.

Financials
Allianz announces three-year strategic outlook and raises targets

Allianz will expand its current strategy to realize the value of its global scale for customers and shareholders. The ambitious targets underscore confidence in earnings power and ability to accelerate growth. Continued focus on purpose, talent, simplicity, and sustainability as performance levers.

Allianz enters reinsurance agreement with Resolution Life and affiliates of Sixth Street for its U.S. fixed index annuity portfolio; transaction to unlock $4.1 billion in value

Allianz Life reinsures $35 billion of liabilities of fixed index annuity book in one of the largest transactions of its kind. The agreement underscores shared values of flexibility, ability to scale, risk management, and commitment to policyholders. The transaction is expected to improve return on equity and strengthen regulatory capital position for Allianz Group.

Amendment of the dividend policy of Allianz SE

Allianz SE today decided on the amendment of the dividend policy.

Commitment
Podcast celebrates 15 years behind the Paralympic Movement

Allianz first got behind the Paralympic Movement in 2006. Fifteen years on, the now Worldwide Paralympic Insurance Partner has released season 2 of its award-winning podcast with the International Paralympic Committee "A Winning Mindset" to celebrate the Paralympians and those who sparked their confidence.

Allianz tops Dow Jones Sustainability Index 2021 as leading sustainable insurer

Allianz Group achieved the top position of all +125 rated insurance companies in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI). With 92 points (updated to 93 points on Nov. 26, 2021), Allianz ranks well above the average sector scoring of 40 points in the results of the world's most recognizable sustainability index.

EIB and Allianz support climate action projects in emerging and developing countries

The new strategy has a target size of €500 million. Its investment criteria is based on EU taxonomy for sustainable activities. It is an impact investing initiative for Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East.

Business
Allianz Partners and Uber are partnering to provide benefits and protection insurance for independent drivers and couriers in Europe

Allianz Partners will provide Uber’s Partner Protection program, covering independent drivers and couriers that use the Uber and Uber Eats apps across 23 European countries. The coverage includes on-trip benefits in cases of accidents, injury or hospitalisations, as well as off-trip benefits such as sick pay and maternity/paternity payments.

Allianz to invest in offshore wind farm in the Netherlands for the first time

Allianz Capital Partners, on behalf of Allianz Insurance Companies (“Allianz”), has signed an agreement to purchase from BASF a 25.2% stake in the windfarm Hollandse Kust Zuid (“HKZ”). This is the first offshore wind and first equity renewables investment of Allianz in the Netherlands.

Allianz invests one billion euros in roll-out of fibre network in Austria

Allianz plans to deploy fibre to one million households by 2030 through Oesterreichische Glasfaser-Infrastrukturgesellschaft and is providing equity of c. EUR 1 billion for the roll-out. Allianz is directly invested in the roll-out of fibre networks in Austria, France and Germany.

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