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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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Allianz Chief Economist named Forecaster of the Year
Allianz Chief Economist named Forecaster of the Year

The German national daily Süddeutsche Zeitung has named Michael Heise Forecaster of the Year for what is now the third time since 2002.

The loosest tightening in the history of the Fed
The loosest tightening in the history of the Fed

Mohamed A. El-Erian, Chief Economic Advisor, on Wednesday’s potential Fed decision.

New ECB measures over the top
New ECB measures over the top

Michael Heise, Chief economist of Allianz.

The megacity of the future is smart
The megacity of the future is smart

Latest report from Allianz describes life in the megacity of 2030 / The nervous system of the urban area will be based on the Internet / Strong growth particularly in Asia and Africa

Riding an electric bicycle is risky business for seniors
Riding an electric bicycle is risky business for seniors

Every tenth cyclist killed in a traffic accident rides a pedelec / Eight out of every ten traffic fatalities are over the age of 65 / Risk of death is twice as high as riding a normal bicycle

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 7 ideas about the car of the future.
8 ideas about the car of the future

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.

Allianz enters into a long-term partnership with Philippine National Bank and acquires 51 percent of PNB Life Insurance Inc.
Allianz enters into a long-term partnership with Philippine National Bank and acquires 51 percent of PNB Life Insurance Inc.

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

Euler Hermes and EOS announce the sale of its joint venture Bürgel to CRIF
Euler Hermes and EOS announce the sale of its joint venture Bürgel to CRIF

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

Transparency across entire investment portfolio / No new investments in coal / Climate insurance for developing countries / Investing in transition to alternative energy sources
Climate protection will become part of core business

Transparency across entire investment portfolio / No new investments in coal / Climate insurance for developing countries / Investing in transition to alternative energy sources

“It’s like trying to ride two horses at once”
“It’s like trying to ride two horses at once”

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.

Five numbers to remember about COP 21
Five numbers to remember about COP 21

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.

An interactive journey around the world of pension systems
An interactive journey around the world of pension systems

Global Pension Atlas visualizes Allianz expertise on demographic change / 'A comprehensive online research tool that makes a complex topic more transparent'

New product offers for broad range of customer needs / Digital premiums in China estimated to grow strongly mid-term
Allianz, Baidu and Hillhouse agree joint venture to create innovative digital insurance solutions in China

New product offers for broad range of customer needs / Digital premiums in China estimated to grow strongly mid-term

Allianz opens a new subsidiary in Kenya
Allianz opens a new subsidiary in Kenya

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.

“Insurance: Disruption is coming!”
“Insurance: Disruption is coming!”

“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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