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Allianz establishes new Global Commercial division

Effective July 1, 2021, a new division for Global Commercial insurance was established under Chris Townsend, Member of the Allianz SE Board of Management responsible for Global Insurance Lines & Anglo Markets, Reinsurance, Middle East and Africa.

Allianz announces change of personnel

Lauren Day will serve as the company’s new Global Head of Communications and Reputation as of August 1, 2021. Day joins Allianz SE from Annycent Capital, a newly incorporated Luxembourg-based private equity firm focused on renewable energy infrastructure in emerging markets, where she was Head of Strategy and Capital Relationships.

Floods in Europe: A series of unfortunate events

Just as Europe was hobbling out of the Covid-19 pandemic, a series of natural disasters struck parts of the continent, leaving it struggling to dig its way out of misery. With heavy casualties and unprecedented damage in Germany and Belgium, the recent cloudburst and subsequent floods reinforce the need to prepare for the winds of climate change…

Allianz joins newly formed Net-Zero Insurance Alliance

Allianz Group has joined forces with seven other leading insurers to form the UN-convened Net-Zero Insurance Alliance (NZIA). The first of its kind net-zero network for the underwriting business was launched yesterday alongside the G20 summit, underlining the importance of cooperation between leading governments and companies to mitigate the risks of climate change.

How Covid changed our sense of security

A sense of safety and security plays an important part in our lives since it provides stability. With the onset of the pandemic, our sense of safety and security has come into question. A recent survey commissioned by Allianz explores how the pandemic changed that feeling in Germany, France, UK, Italy, and Spain.

Allianz invests in quality used car platform heycar and becomes insurance & services partner

Allianz X, the digital investment unit of the Allianz Group, is investing into Mobility Trader Holding GmbH, the parent company of heycar, an international digital platform for quality used car sales. Allianz Partners, a leading company in B2B2C insurance and assistance services, will become the insurance partner of heycar for the next five years in all existing and future markets.

AllianzGI ramps up exclusion policy with coal restrictions

Allianz Global Investors, one of the world’s leading active asset managers, has today announced that it will implement a global exclusion policy that includes a dedicated coal policy. This new exclusion policy is a further example of AllianzGI’s commitment to tackling climate change by divesting from the single largest source of carbon emissions.

Allianz: 9 trends to watch as aviation readies for post Covid-19 takeoff

The sudden halt imposed on the aviation industry by the Covid-19 crisis hit the sector hard. In April 2020, two-thirds of the global commercial aviation fleet sat idle on the tarmac, while passenger traffic was down 90 percent year-on-year. Today, the aviation industry is slowly rebounding, led by domestic travel.

Euro 2020: Return of the foot soldiers

Euro 2020 has sent football fever soaring across Europe. As fans cautiously return to attending soccer matches in person, what has the pandemic changed in the sports and entertainment arena?