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The past 125 years have not just seen changes in the needs of retail and corporate customers, but also in the societal frameworks in the different countries. These changes have had a substantial influence on Allianz's development.
During the second international public dialog on future issues to mark Allianz' 125th anniversary, Michel Diekmann discussed the need for action regarding climate change with representatives of the United Nations and the Bavarian state government.
Today, representatives from politics, the business world, academia and society met at an international public dialog event held at the Allianz Forum in Berlin. The event focused on the issue of "Social and Demographic Change in the 21st Century".
In 1999 Allianz stepped into the new millennium with the logo that we know and love today. It combines tradition and modernity, depicting the trusted eagle and Allianz's three key fields of business: insurance, retirement provision, and assets. The Allianz eagle was born as early as 1923: in his early manifestation, he watched over three offspring, symbolizing the newly established subsidiaries at the time. In 1977 this image was modernized. By contrast, Allianz's first company logo still featured clear analogies to the German imperial eagle, which in this case bore the emblems of the two cities in which the company was founded, Munich and Berlin.
In 1890, when horse-drawn carriages still rolled through the streets of Berlin and Chancellor Otto von Bismarck ruled, Carl Thieme and Wilhelm Finck set up Allianz. On February 5, 1890, the company was officially entered into the commercial register as “Allianz” Versicherungs-Aktien-Gesellschaft, and subsequently started operating from Berlin's Taubenstrasse.