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Oct 29, 2020

Allianz and Telefónica have reached an agreement for the creation of a joint venture to deploy Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) in Germany. Following closing, Allianz Group and Telefónica Group will each hold 50 percent in the joint venture company under a co-control governance model. Allianz Capital Partners will invest 50 percent in the JV on behalf of Allianz insurance companies and the Allianz European Infrastructure Fund. 

Oct 26, 2020

Allianz Capital Partners on behalf of Allianz insurance companies and the Allianz European Infrastructure Fund has signed an agreement to purchase from Galp Energía S.A. a 75 percent stake in Galp Gás Natural Distribuição.  GGND is a regulated distribution network with a length of over 13,000 km that is serving c.1.1 million households.  Almost 95 percent of GGND's network consists of low-pressure polyethylene pipes.

Oct 20, 2020

For the second consecutive time, Allianz has emerged as the top insurance brand in the world, according to Interbrand’s Best Global Brands Ranking. The positive news comes at an especially uncertain time for markets and industries across the globe, as they attempt to navigate the challenges of a worldwide pandemic. 
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Allianz once again named the world’s #1 insurance brand in Interbrand’s Best Global Brands Ranking

For a consecutive time, Allianz has emerged as the top insurance brand in the world, according to Interbrand’s Best Global Brands Ranking. The positive news comes at an especially uncertain time for markets and industries across the globe, as they attempt to navigate the challenges of a worldwide pandemic.

Euler Hermes Group announces leadership change

Euler Hermes Group announces that Wilfried Verstraete, CEO and Chairman of the Board of Management, has decided to step down from his operational duties after twelve successful years in the role. Clarisse Kopff will succeed him as CEO and Chairperson of the Board of Management.

Changes to the Allianz SE Board of Management

Barbara Karuth-Zelle, currently CEO of Allianz Technology SE, has been appointed to the Board of Management of Allianz SE in charge of Operations and IT, effective January 1, 2021. Christopher Townsend has been appointed to the Board of Management of Allianz SE in charge of Global Insurance Lines, including AGCS and Euler Hermes, Reinsurance, Anglo Markets, Middle East and Africa, effective January 1, 2021.

Allianz: How Covid-19 is changing claims trends and risk exposures for companies and their insurers

The Covid-19 pandemic is one of the largest economic loss events in history for companies and insurers alike. Claims trends and risk exposures are likely to evolve in both the mid- and long-term as a result of the pandemic, according to a new report Covid-19 – Changing Claims Patterns from AGCS...

Allianz Global Wealth Report 2020: Year of the Rich

A year to miss for several reasons, 2019 was also when global wealth jumped to a new record high. But not everyone benefited. And a positive trend towards financial equality reversed, according to the Allianz Global Wealth Report 2020...

Companies face five liability risk trends in the face of the coronavirus pandemic

Liability exposures for companies around the world are increasing. Factors such as rising litigation, collective redress and large court verdicts, costly and frequent recalls in the automotive and food sectors, the disruptive impact of civil unrest and riots in a growing number of countries, and environmental concerns such as indoor air quality and higher fines and remediation standards will likely impact businesses and their insurers in future, according to a new report from AGCS...

Allianz and Telefónica create a partnership to deploy fiber in Germany through an open wholesale company

Allianz and Telefónica have reached an agreement for the creation of a joint venture to deploy Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) in Germany. Following closing, Allianz Group and Telefónica Group will each hold 50 percent in the joint venture company under a co-control governance model.

Allianz to invest in Portuguese gas distributor Galp Gás Natural Distribuição

Allianz Capital Partners on behalf of Allianz insurance companies and the Allianz European Infrastructure Fund has signed an agreement to purchase from Galp Energía S.A. a 75 percent stake in Galp Gás Natural Distribuição.

Allianz has more than 100 wind and solar parks with its first investments in Poland

Allianz Capital Partners on behalf of Allianz insurance companies (“Allianz”) has closed the acquisition of its first renewable energy installations in Poland from ENERTRAG, consisting of nine sites split into two projects, Dargikowo and Karlino. With these additions, Allianz now owns more than 100 wind and solar parks.

Asset Owner Alliance: Towards Net-Zero 2050

The UN-convened Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance (AOA), of which Allianz is a founding member, has set its first target range for portfolio decarbonization until 2025. What role does this alliance aim to play in the world economy and what is the way forward?

Covid-19 Vaccine: Trials and Tribulations

Even as countries hobble out of lockdown, coronavirus retains its firm grip on the planet. Dozens of vaccines against Covid-19 are being explored and tested. Can new methods accelerate the development of a solution for the pandemic?

United Against Coronavirus: Allianz - A Friend In Need

Amid a raging pandemic, how are Allianz entities worldwide supporting customers and communities in their battle for survival? Here are some highlights...  

Life after Covid: The new normal

Earlier this year, the coronavirus outbreak forced most of us to participate in the world’s biggest remote working experiment. Allianz now plans to take the lessons learnt from the crisis to develop a New Work Model at the group...

8th Allianz Motor Day: The cyber risk of virtual car keys

Connected cars need to offer adequate protection from potential cyber risks, but at the same time they have to permit discrimination-free access to the vehicle’s data so that third parties can perform servicing. Just how complex that can turn out to be in practice was discussed by the experts at the 8th Allianz Motor Day on September 22, 2020, focusing on the example of the “virtual car key.” 

Earthquake and Fire Research Center in Turkey expands family of Allianz research centers

The family of Allianz Centers for Technology is growing. With the Allianz Teknik Earthquake and Fire Testing and Training Center in Turkey, three Allianz Group research centers are now available to support customers and society in loss prevention, improve products and processes, and increase the operational safety of systems and consumer goods.

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