Allianz Risk Barometer 2019: Cyber joins BI as leading global risk for companies

In the wake of mega data breaches and privacy scandals, major IT outages and the introduction of tighter data protection rules in the European Union and other countries, cyber risk is now a core concern for businesses in 2019 and beyond. According to the Allianz Risk Barometer 2019, Cyber incidents are neck-and-neck with Business interruption as the top business risks globally.

Allianz announces management changes in Africa

Allianz Africa has announced the appointment of Adja Samb as CEO of Allianz Senegal, and of Xavier Laurent, previously CEO of Allianz Senegal, as regional Head of Market Management. Both appointments are effective January 1, 2019.

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.

Allianz global claims analysis: Fires and explosions cause largest losses for business

Cyber risks and the impact of new technologies will have an increasing influence on the corporate loss landscape in years to come. However, it is fire and explosion incidents that cause the largest claims for insurers and the businesses they cover, according to new research from Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS).

Germany economic outlook 2019: Difficult growth environment ahead

Despite the increased risks, Germany's overall economic capacity utilization will continue to increase in the coming year, according to Allianz Research. But with real GDP growth of 1.7 percent versus estimated 1.5 percent for 2018, the rate of 2016 and 2017 will not be reached.

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.

Trade 2019: War or Peace

Trade war or trade peace, what’s in store for global import-export next year? Allianz Research does the math as we say goodbye to 2018…

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Taking the heat

Each wildfire season in California seems worse than the last, but new technology is helping to contain the property damage...

Allianz, OMERS and AXA IM - Real Assets announce investment in Altice France's fiber-to-the-home business

A consortium, including Allianz Capital Partners (ACP), 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, a company to be formed by Altice France which will hold and further develop Altice France’s existing fiber to the home business (FttH) in France.