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Dec 18, 2018
Allianz to acquire the largest subsidy free solar project in Portugal
Allianz Capital Partners, on behalf of Allianz insurance companies, has signed the acquisition of the 218.8 megawatt Solara project in Portugal. Construction works for Solara have already started. The commissioning of the project is planned for summer 2019. Solara is located in Southern Portugal, around 230 km south-east of Lisbon.
AREF II now fully invested with solar energy from France and Italy
Allianz Global Investors announces that the Allianz Renewable Energy Fund II (AREF II) has been fully invested within 24 months following the purchase of further photovoltaic plants in Italy and France. The issuing period for AREF II to European institutional investors began in March 2016 and closed for further investments on November 15, 2016.
Consortium including Allianz invests in Altice France's fiber to the home business
A consortium, including Allianz Capital Partners, OMERS Infrastructure and AXA IM - Real Assets, acting on behalf of its clients, has entered into an exclusivity agreement with Altice France to acquire a 49.99 percent stake in SFR FttH.
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