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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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Death of the Cubicle
Death of the Cubicle

With its creative design and easygoing mood, the office of the future blurs the line between work and play. Creative designs, vibrant colors, open and closed spaces, there's a lot changing in our workspaces... 

Board changes at Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty in 2018
Board changes at Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty in 2018

Allianz Group’s specialist corporate insurer Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty SE (AGCS) announced changes to its Board of Management, which take effect in 2018. From July 1, 2018, Chief Operating Officer Sinéad Browne moves to a new Board-level role at AGCS, taking over from Chief Regions and Markets Officer, Carsten Scheffel, who retires from his role at the end of June. 

Euler Hermes appoints Virginie Fauvel as Chief Transformation Officer and Head of the Americas region
Euler Hermes appoints Virginie Fauvel as Chief Transformation Officer and Head of the Americas region

Euler Hermes, the world’s leading trade credit insurer, has appointed Virginie Fauvel as Chief Transformation Officer as of January 15, 2018, and Head of the Americas region as of April 1, 2018. Once her nomination is approved by the Supervisory Board on February 9, 2018, she will also join the Board of Management of Euler Hermes as of April 1, 2018. 

Euler Hermes: Finally, good news on global trade
Euler Hermes: Finally, good news on global trade

After years in the doldrums, global trade has finally caught a decent tailwind. After an increase of 4.3 percent this year global trade could expand by 3.9 percent in volume next year. This would represent an increase in value of 6.3 percent and 7.5 percent, projects Allianz.

Euler Hermes: Cautious optimism forecast for Russian economy in 2018
Euler Hermes: Cautious optimism forecast for Russian economy in 2018

Russian gross domestic product (GDP) is set to grow by 1.9 percent, the oil price will move to $56 per barrel, Russian exports are set to increase by $26 billion, and both insolvencies and the negative impact of international sanctions on investment will decline in 2018, forecasts Euler Hermes, the world’s leading trade credit insurer. With this background demand for trade credit insurance is set to grow.

Follow the Money
Follow the Money

Still wary of the stock markets after the global financial crisis, private investors are parking their funds in banks. But inflation and low interest rates are eroding their savings, warns the Allianz Global Wealth Report…

Allianz and LV= complete joint venture and strategic partnership

Allianz Group and Liverpool Victoria Friendly Society (LV=) have completed the first stage in the creation of their joint venture and strategic partnership through the planned sale of 49 percent stake in LV=’s UK General Insurance businesses (LV=GI) to Allianz Group.

dieter wemmer
Why Buy(back)?

Allianz will lay out 2 billion euros for share buybacks next year on top of a 3-billion-euro plan announced last February. Outgoing Chief Financial Officer Dieter Wemmer explains the rationale...

Allianz X invests $96.6 million in leading digital microinsurer BIMA
Allianz X invests $96.6 million in leading digital microinsurer BIMA

Allianz X, the digital investment unit of the Allianz Group, has announced a $96.6 million investment in BIMA, a leading digital microinsurer utilizing mobile technology to serve low-income customers in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Allianz becomes BIMA’s sole insurance shareholder and the largest strategic shareholder overall.

New partner for identification platform Verimi
New partner for identification platform Verimi

The new European identification, registration and data platform Verimi welcomes further support: Giesecke+Devrient (G+D), world market leader for the validation of payment transactions, identification, connectivity and data becomes a new shareholder. 

Allianz Climate Risk Research Award
Climate Explorers

How can we better understand the way climate change is shaping extreme weather events? And how do we foster resilience around the world against these risks by applying modern technological solutions? These questions were at the core of the first edition of the Allianz Climate Risk Research Award.

Allianz calls out to Explorers around the world

Allianz today launched its Global Explorer Program: a series of global and local partnerships, digital and physical activations and crowd-generated content platforms that calls out to curious minds around the globe to explore, connect and share how disruptive technologies can drive a more sustainable way of life for humans.

ACP joins AllianzGI to extend client offering

Allianz Global Investors (AllianzGI) and Allianz Capital Partners (ACP) announced today that they will join forces in order to extend the range of investment expertise available to AllianzGI’s broad global client base, strengthening further its offering in Alternatives. From January 1, 2018, ACP will become a discrete entity under the umbrella of AllianzGI. 

Euler Hermes Rating Launches New SME & MidCap Rating Service in France
Euler Hermes Rating launches new SME & MidCap Rating Service in France

Euler Hermes, the world’s leading trade credit insurer, today announced the French launch of TRIBRating, a new rating service specifically designed for SMEs and MidCaps, offered by Euler Hermes Rating. 

Avoiding Total Recall
Avoiding Total Recall

The average cost of a major recall is $12 million – and the number of incidents is set to rise as new technologies add more complex layers to products, says a new report by Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty...

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