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Sep 27, 2019
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 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.
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.
There will be cars without drivers, cars can be hacked like computers and you will possibly be able to get five to six hours of sleep while driving from Munich to Hamburg or from San Francisco to San Diego. Here are eight ideas about the car of the future.
Acquisition of 51 percent of PNB Life Insurance Inc. / 15-year exclusive bank distribution agreement with the 4th largest private commercial bank in the Philippines / Transaction aims for growth through strategic partnerships in important insurance markets
Current shareholders Euler Hermes (50.1%) and EOS (49.9%) intend to sell 100% of their shares to CRIF, with a closing expected in February 2016 / International business information group CRIF is an ideal candidate and provides continuity / Euler Hermes and EOS will maintain their long standing business relationships with Bürgel in the future
Between 1920 and 1948, seven British High Commissioners held the fate of Palestine in their hands. Their task was to ensure the peaceful coexistence of the individual population groups. Prof. Dr. Bernard Wasserstein is addressing the rule of the Commissioners in the Holy Land as an Allianz visiting professor this winter semester.
Karsten Löffler, managing director of Allianz Climate Solutions, just returned from some very exhausting and exciting days in Paris at the UN Climate Change Conference. Here, his assessment of the outcome.
Allianz has taken a further step in its growth strategy in Africa and will start operations in Kenya. Kenya is the twelfth country where Allianz Africa is present. Allianz is already among the leaders of the market in Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central Africa, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Madagascar, Mali, Republic of Congo, Senegal and Togo. The insurance business in Africa is run by Allianz Africa, a subsidiary of Allianz France.
“Startups offer a tremendous source of digital innovation and untapped efficiencies to the financial industry” says Marc Oerke, Head of Allianz Digital Corporate Ventures. He is screening startups, talking to their founders. And sometimes he invests. Three deals were recently closed: with Argus Cyber Security, QuanTemplate and Urgent.ly. In our interview he explains why Allianz invested in these companies and why startups and the whole ecosystem around them are so important – even vital – for the insurance business of the future.
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