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How to insure a pandemic

What does a pandemic have to do with Tetris? Well, for one, they both start slowly and pick up speed very fast. Unlike Tetris, thankfully, a pandemic is possible to manage. However, what the pandemic highlighted are the enormous challenges that are involved in insuring it. In addition, it also opened up new paths to future insurance solutions that could cover such global events of enormous proportions…

Allianz and Monument Re complete sale of part of Allianz’s closed life book portfolio in Belgium

Allianz and Monument Re have completed the sale of part of Allianz’s closed life book portfolio in Belgium. The transaction has been approved by the Belgian regulator with effective date April 1, 2021 and follows the announcement released in August 2020: Allianz Benelux and Monument Re announce closed book portfolio transaction.

AllianzGI joins the Net Zero Asset Managers Initiative

Recognizing the urgency to tackle climate change, AllianzGI announces its commitment to support the goal of net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 or sooner, in line with global efforts to limit warming to 1.5°C, by joining the Net Zero Asset Managers initiative.

Allianz agrees to acquire Aviva Poland and consolidates its leading position in Central Eastern Europe

Allianz has announced that it has agreed to purchase the life and non-life insurance operations, as well as pension and asset management business from Aviva Group and acquire each 51 percent stake in Aviva’s life and non-life bancassurance joint ventures with Santander.

Allianz X leads $118 million funding round of U.S. insurtech Pie Insurance

Allianz X, the digital investment unit of Allianz Group, has led the Series C financing round of U.S. insurtech Pie Insurance for a total of $118 million. This is the first time Allianz X has invested in a B2B insurtech in North America.

Investment and retirement: Opportunities amid uncertainties

In their recently published Q4 Quarterly Market Perceptions Study, Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America (Allianz Life) explored the perceptions of Americans regarding market developments, their readiness to invest, and their retirement strategies.

Important role in internationalization: Allianz Deutschland strengthens lines of business

Allianz Deutschland is repositioning itself to leverage the important role of the German business lines' divisional companies in internationalization and to foster a joint market presence. Germany is one of the most important markets for the Allianz Group.

Allianz X supports Stripe’s expansion in Europe

Allianz X, the digital investment unit of Allianz Group, has announced its participation in Stripe’s latest funding round, which totals $600 million. That puts Stripe at a valuation of $95 billion—something it has achieved since its founding only ten years ago.

AllianzGI accelerates its sustainable investment drive

AllianzGI, one of the world’s largest active investment managers, has announced that 74 of its equity, fixed income and multi-asset funds will join its current sustainable investment offering. This is part of its strategic ambition to be a sustainable investment shaper, continuously innovate and anticipate growing client demand.