8th Allianz Motor Day: The cyber risk of virtual car keys

Connected cars need to offer adequate protection from potential cyber risks, but at the same time they have to permit discrimination-free access to the vehicle’s data so that third parties can perform servicing. Just how complex that can turn out to be in practice was discussed by the experts at the 8th Allianz Motor Day on September 22, 2020, focusing on the example of the “virtual car key.” 

Barbara Karuth-Zelle: A new kind of manager

Barbara Karuth-Zelle (51), currently CEO of Allianz Technology SE, has been appointed to the Board of Management of Allianz SE in charge of Operations and IT, effective January 1, 2021.

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Chris Townsend: An insurance career spanning the globe

Christopher Townsend (52) has been appointed to the Board of Management of Allianz SE in charge of Global Insurance Linesincluding AGCS and Euler Hermes, Reinsurance, Anglo Markets, Middle East and Africa, effective January 1, 2021.

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Changes to the Allianz SE Board of Management

Barbara Karuth-Zelle, currently CEO of Allianz Technology SE, has been appointed to the Board of Management of Allianz SE in charge of Operations and IT, effective January 1, 2021. Christopher Townsend has been appointed to the Board of Management of Allianz SE in charge of Global Insurance Lines, including AGCS and Euler Hermes, Reinsurance, Anglo Markets, Middle East and Africa, effective January 1, 2021.

Allianz Global Wealth Report 2020: Year of the Rich

A year to miss for several reasons, 2019 was also when global wealth jumped to a new record high. But not everyone benefited. And a positive trend towards financial equality reversed, according to the Allianz Global Wealth Report 2020...

Companies face five liability risk trends in the face of the coronavirus pandemic

Liability exposures for companies around the world are increasing. Factors such as rising litigation, collective redress and large court verdicts, costly and frequent recalls in the automotive and food sectors, the disruptive impact of civil unrest and riots in a growing number of countries, and environmental concerns such as indoor air quality and higher fines and remediation standards will likely impact businesses and their insurers in future, according to a new report from AGCS...

Europe: Post-corona pulse check

In the aftermath of the coronavirus crisis, what’s the mood in Germany, France and Italy? More pessimistic than earlier believed, finds the latest Allianz Pulse. Surprisingly, digitalization has slipped in the priority list of these Europeans but climate change remains their concern...

Earthquake and Fire Research Center in Turkey expands family of Allianz research centers

The family of Allianz Centers for Technology is growing. With the Allianz Teknik Earthquake and Fire Testing and Training Center in Turkey, three Allianz Group research centers are now available to support customers and society in loss prevention, improve products and processes, and increase the operational safety of systems and consumer goods.

Impact underwriting: How insurance can shape tomorrow

From being a hedge against risks to being a driver of sustainable practices, insurance has come a long way. How can insurers shape a resilient future? Allianz Research identifies nine areas that offer exciting opportunities for impact underwriting...