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Aug 18, 2020
Allianz Benelux and Monument Re announce closed book portfolio transaction
Allianz Benelux (Belgium) and Monument Re have agreed to transfer a closed book of classical life retail insurances together with 4,500 mortgage loans to Monument Assurance Belgium (MAB) and to transfer the related operations within 18 months after regulatory approvals. The transaction includes a portfolio of 95,000 policies with technical provisions of 1.4 billion euros under Solvency II.
Allianz Capital Partners' first global infrastructure fund reaches first close
Allianz Global Investors announced the first close of the Allianz Global Diversified Infrastructure Equity Fund (AGDIEF). The fund, which was launched earlier this year and is managed by Allianz Capital Partners (ACP), attracted commitments exceeding 600 million euros from institutional clients. The AGDIEF will invest in leading infrastructure fund managers and will pursue co-investments alongside such managers globally.
Allianz achieves 2.6 billion euros operating profit in second quarter of 2020
The COVID-19 crisis caused one of the most severe economic and financial market turmoils. While financial markets have rallied in the second quarter of 2020, the economic recovery remains fragile. However, Allianz with its well-diversified business portfolio and robust balance sheet has continued to successfully navigate through the current crisis and has achieved solid results in the second quarter of 2020.
At its December meeting the European Central Bank (ECB) announced that it would be extending its bond purchasing program until at least the end of 2017. From April next year the monthly purchase volume is to be reduced to EUR 60bn from EUR 80bn at present. All told, this boosts the QE program by EUR 540bn to EUR 2.28 trillion. Should inflation remain below expectations in the coming months, the ECB has kept its options open to up the monthly purchase volume as well as extend the time horizon.
Claus Stickler and Andreas Gruber will co-lead AIM as Managing Directors. The new management set-up for AIM is to integrate even more tightly all functions and international locations, to strengthen project work and global teams
Allianz has successfully concluded the sale of Allianz Life Insurance Korea to Anbang Group Holdings. The transaction, announced in April, followed an extensive review by Allianz to secure long-term growth for Allianz Life Insurance Korea
Allianz is co-financing a pan-European property portfolio facility that was arranged and underwritten by Aareal Bank AG. Allianz’s share in this financing, which totals €610 million, amounts to €366 million and is granted for a 10-year term
Allianz will be the new insurance partner of HypoVereinsbank (UniCredit Bank AG) from January 1, 2018. From 2018, retail and corporate customers of HypoVereinsbank will be able to benefit from the broad range of products and services from Allianz
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