UN calls for action on Sustainable Development – Allianz co-chairs initiative to bring investor know-how to the table

United Nations Secretary General António Guterres has announced the Global Investors for Sustainable Development Alliance (GISD) initiative at the UN headquarters. The initiative is co-chaired by Oliver Bäte, CEO of Allianz SE, and Leila Fourie, CEO of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.

Allianz Pulse: Europeans hungry for change

What worries the average European? Inequality more than immigration, apparently. An Allianz survey indicates that jobs, pension and climate have overtaken immigration as the top causes of concern for the Germans, the French and the Italians...

Allianz Global Risk Dialogue: I, Cobot

Collaboration is key in the workplace. And cobots – ‘collaborative robots’ - are very good at it. Relieving humans of repetitive tasks, these bots are doing everything from topping your pizza to inspecting aircraft. Who are they and what can we expect from them?

Contracts of Allianz SE Board Members Jacqueline Hunt and Günther Thallinger extended

The Supervisory Board of Allianz SE has decided to extend the Board of Management mandates of Jacqueline Hunt for three years until the end of 2022 – in line with her request – and of Günther Thallinger for five years until the end of 2024.

Allianz X invests in Fundbox, the world’s first B2B payment and credit network

Allianz X, the digital investment unit of the Allianz Group, announced today an investment in the US-American B2B platform Fundbox as part of a Series C financing round. Headquartered in San Francisco, Fundbox deploys big data analytics, engineering, and predictive modelling to help small businesses optimize their cash flows with outstanding invoices.

UN-backed asset owner alliance to drive portfolio companies to carbon neutrality by 2050

In one of the boldest actions yet by the world’s largest investors to decarbonize the global economy, an alliance of the world’s largest pension funds and insurers – responsible for directing more than 2.4 trillion U.S. dollars in investments – has today committed to carbon-neutral investment portfolios by 2050.

Allianz Global Wealth Report 2019: Code Red

In 2018, global wealth fell victim to political uncertainties and the U.S.-China war of trade words. Last year saw financial assets of households decline for the first time since the 2008 crisis, according to the latest Allianz Global Wealth Report…

Drones: Flying masters of disasters

Fires in the forest, hurricanes off the coast...natural disasters are back in the spotlight, leaving humans struggling to cope with nature’s changing moods. Can drones be our friends in need?

Allianz strengthens its presence in Brazil

Allianz has agreed to acquire automobile and other Property-Casualty operations from SulAmérica. The acquisition will strengthen the competitive position of Allianz Seguros S.A. (Allianz Brasil), making it one of the top 3 insurers with a market share of around 15 percent in motor and 9 percent in Property-Casualty insurance and may establish Allianz as the number 2 in motor insurance.