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Nicholas Opiyo wins 2017 German Africa Prize

Allianz-Nicholas Opiyo wins 2017 German Africa Prize
Nov 24, 2017 | Allianz SE

Ugandan human rights lawyer Nicholas Opiyo was last night awarded the 2017 German African Prize by the President of Germany, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, during a ceremony at the Allianz Forum in Berlin...

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Allianz X Announces Strategy and Leadership Changes

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Nov 24, 2017 | Allianz SE

Allianz X, the venture unit of the Allianz Group, announced today strategy and leadership changes intended to prepare the entity for long-term success.

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Euler Hermes: Finally, good news on global trade

Allianz-Euler Hermes: Finally, good news on global trade
Nov 23, 2017 | Allianz SE

After years in the doldrums, global trade has finally caught a decent tailwind. After an increase of 4.3 percent this year global trade could expand by 3.9 percent in volume next year. This would represent an increase in value of 6.3 percent and 7.5 percent, projects Allianz.

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Beware of generation generalizations

Allianz-Beware of generation generalizations
Nov 20, 2017 | Allianz SE

Shortly before the stroke of midnight on December 31, the last-born millennial will turn 18 – marking a generational milestone...

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Allianz study: millennials optimistic despite gloomy expectations

Allianz-Allianz expands footprint in China with new Beijing branch
Nov 20, 2017 | Allianz SE

Millennials believe the world is more difficult and complex than their parents faced at the same age and are gloomy about the career prospects of their generation. They expect artificial intelligence and robotics to disrupt the workplace, and that employment insecurity and pressure in the workplace to perform will increase. 

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Allianz reports 2.5 billion euros operating profit in 3Q 2017; on track for full-year target

Allianz-Allianz reports 2.5 billion euros operating profit in 3Q 2017; on track for full-year target
Nov 09, 2017 | Allianz SE

Allianz Group reported good results for the third quarter of 2017 after a series of hurricanes, storms and other natural catastrophes drove claims higher. Total revenues rose 2.1 percent compared to the third quarter of 2016 to 28.3 (third quarter of 2016: 27.7) billion euros, mostly due to another strong performance in the Life and Health business segment. Operating profit declined to 2.5 (3.0) billion euros, largely due to 529 million euros losses from natural catastrophes. 

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Allianz SE resolves on further share buy-back program with a volume of up to 2 billion euros

Allianz-Allianz SE resolves on further share buy-back program with a volume of up to 2 billion euros
Nov 09, 2017 | Allianz SE

Allianz SE has resolved on a further share buy-back program as the current share buy-back program of up to 3 billion euros decided on February 16, 2017 is drawing to a close. The volume of such further program will amount to up to 2 billion euros. The program shall start beginning of 2018 and be executed in the first six months of 2018. 

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Allianz expands footprint in China with new Beijing branch

Allianz-Allianz expands footprint in China with new Beijing branch
Nov 08, 2017 | Allianz SE

Allianz has announced the official opening of its Beijing branch office, strengthening its presence across China and enhancing its ability to serve more customers in the world’s fastest-growing insurance market. 

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COP23: Islands at Risk

Allianz-COP23: Islands at Risk
Nov 06, 2017 | Allianz SE

Small is indeed big for the COP23 conference under way in Bonn as climate change threatens to displace 70 million people living in small island states....

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The Right Moves

Allianz-The Right Moves
Oct 30, 2017 | Allianz SE

Being open to relocating to explore opportunities could be the key to career success in the future. The good news is that most millennials are aware of how important mobility is...

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Euler Hermes: Cautious optimism forecast for Russian economy in 2018

Allianz-Euler Hermes: Cautious optimism forecast for Russian economy in 2018
Oct 27, 2017 | Allianz SE

Russian gross domestic product (GDP) is set to grow by 1.9 percent, the oil price will move to $56 per barrel, Russian exports are set to increase by $26 billion, and both insolvencies and the negative impact of international sanctions on investment will decline in 2018, forecasts Euler Hermes, the world’s leading trade credit insurer. With this background demand for trade credit insurance is set to grow.

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IFRS 17 Explained

Allianz-IFRS 17 Explained
Oct 24, 2017 | Allianz SE

The new IFRS accounting standards will come into play in 2021, changing the way insurance policies and contracts are assessed. So what will change? Find out...

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Watchful Eye

Allianz-data privacy
Oct 23, 2017 | Allianz SE

The new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) data privacy rules to be introduced in the European Union in May next year will dramatically change the relationship between insurers and their customers...

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Weeping Vines

Allianz-wildfires in vineyards
Oct 20, 2017 | Allianz SE

The recent wildfires have wreaked havoc across the Napa and Sonoma counties of the California wine region. What has been the impact on the wineries?

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Allianz to sell part of life insurance portfolio in Taiwan to China Life

Allianz-Allianz to sell part of life insurance portfolio in Taiwan to China Life
Oct 19, 2017 | Allianz SE

Allianz Taiwan Life Insurance Co. Ltd announces that it has reached an agreement to sell a part of its traditional life insurance portfolio to China Life Insurance Co., headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan. 

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#Digitally Smart

Allianz-Digitally Smart
Oct 19, 2017 | Allianz SE

Today, your online life can also determine your offline life. With recruiters logging on to social media with increasing enthusiasm, it’s time to put your best virtual face forward. Here’s how...

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Fanning the Flames

Allianz-wildfires
Oct 17, 2017 | Allianz SE

A series of devastating wildfires in Portugal have killed 64 people since June. In August, Canada had its worst fires since 1958, and the deadliest wildfires in the history of California raced across the forests and the vineyards of the Napa Valley in October. More than 5,700 buildings have been destroyed, 213,000 acres of land scorched and 41 people have died so far. Why are they so devastating?

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When Harry Met Allie...

Allianz-Allie the chatbot
Oct 16, 2017 | Allianz SE

When Harry met Allie, a career took off. Meet our sweet, affable chatbot, who loves to talk to job seekers about the opportunities Allianz has to offer. You can find her on the Facebook page of Allianz Careers, where she helps people navigate through the multitude of job offerings. 

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Solunion to offer Euler Hermes Transactional Cover Unit products

Allianz-Solunion to offer Euler Hermes Transactional Cover Unit products
Oct 16, 2017 | Allianz SE

Solunion, experts in credit insurance, will offer its clients the full range of Transactional Cover Unit (TCU) products from Euler Hermes, its joint shareholder with MAPFRE. The tailor-made policies are designed to safeguard against default and political risks, including those arising from short, medium and long-term contract interruptions and issues with credit and bank financing.

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Rise of the Robots

Allianz-Rise of the Robots
Oct 11, 2017 | Allianz SE

From I, Robot to Transformers, Hollywood has shown us the best and worst of robots. In the future, will machines leave us jobless or allow us to tap a higher potential? It’s up to societies and employers to develop tools to support workers as the workplace evolves...

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Carsten Quitter named Allianz Group Chief Investment Officer and AIM Managing Director

Allianz-Carsten Quitter named Allianz Group Chief Investment Officer and AIM Managing Director
Oct 10, 2017 | Allianz SE

Carsten Quitter will become Allianz Group Chief Investment Officer (Group CIO) and, as Managing Director, will take over as Co-Lead of Allianz Investment Management SE (AIM) on January 1, 2018. He will replace Andreas Gruber, who is leaving at his own request after 29 years at the Allianz Group to retire. 

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Allianz among top 25 companies in latest Thomson Reuters Diversity & Inclusion Index

Allianz-Allianz joins top 50 most valuable global brands
Oct 10, 2017 | Allianz SE

In the latest Thomson Reuters Diversity & Inclusion Index published today, Allianz ranks 18th out of 6,000 publicly traded companies, making it one of the most diverse and inclusive workplaces worldwide.

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Follow the Money

Allianz-Follow the Money
Oct 09, 2017 | Allianz SE

Still wary of the stock markets after the global financial crisis, private investors are parking their funds in banks. But inflation and low interest rates are eroding their savings, warns the Allianz Global Wealth Report…

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An Allianz Lab, just like Google’s

Allianz-Allianz global digital factory
Oct 09, 2017 | Allianz SE

With “Ask Anything” sessions and soapboxes, Allianz's Global Digital factory is the place where a 127-year-old insurance company becomes a garage business...

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Bits on Bytes

Allianz-Bits on Bytes
Oct 09, 2017 | Allianz SE

From blockchain to Global Digital Factory, there's much happening around Allianz in term of digitalization. Our efforts are also making news. Here's a quick roundup at some of the recent media coverage the topic has received...

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A Digital Future

Allianz-A Digital Future
Oct 09, 2017 | Allianz SE

Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, bots, Big Data – digitalization has given the world a number of buzzwords. But what does digitalization really mean for a global company like Allianz and its customers? In an interview with Digitale Welt in June, Allianz Chief Operating Officer Christof Mascher dives deeper into the topic.

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Modern IT architecture has to be anti-fragile

Allianz-Modern IT architecture has to be anti-fragile
Oct 09, 2017 | Allianz SE

Digitalization provides a lot of new opportunities. Unfortunately, the danger of the IT systems being attacked by hackers also increases with it. Ralf Schneider, Group CIO of Allianz, sees protecting these systems with robust defense mechanisms as one of his most important challenges. In a recent interview to German magazine Digitale Welt, he discusses the cyber threat landscape that global corporations face and the foundation for a solid cybersecurity strategy…

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George McKay to retire in 2018

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Oct 05, 2017 | Allianz SE

Allianz Global Investors, one of the world’s leading active investment managers, announced today that George McKay, its Co-Head, Global Head of Distribution and Global Chief Operating Officer (COO) will step down from executive responsibilities in April next year.  

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Encouraging Future Generations

Allianz-Encouraging Future Generations
Oct 04, 2017 | Allianz SE

Social startups need a leg-up to build a resilient society. The Allianz ‘Encouraging Future Generations’ program seeks social entrepreneurs looking to empower children and youth in four countries...

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Sands of Time

Allianz-Sands of Time
Oct 04, 2017 | Allianz SE

Social, cultural and especially technological developments are dramatically altering our notion of work. In the next few weeks, we will examine how the concept of ‘work’ is changing in the world around us – and in our company. But before that, let's trace what has already changed...

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B3i expands with new members joining its prototype Market Testing phase

Allianz-B3i expands with new members joining its prototype Market Testing phase
Oct 2, 2017 | Allianz SE

The Blockchain Insurance Industry Initiative B3i announces the expansion of the group, with 23 new entrants joining its Market Testing program. This follows the successful launch of a working market testing prototype at the Monte Carlo RVS conference on September 10, 2017.

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Allianz joins top 50 most valuable global brands

Allianz-Allianz joins top 50 most valuable global brands
Oct 02, 2017 | Allianz SE

For the seventh consecutive year, Allianz has climbed the Interbrand ranking of the 100 most valuable brands in the world. The Allianz brand came 49th in this year's “Best Global Brands Ranking”. Increasing the brand value by 6 percent, Allianz can now post a brand value of $10.059 billion for 2017. 

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Allianz Global Wealth Report: Recovery in turbulent times

Allianz-Allianz Global Wealth Report: Recovery in turbulent times
Sep 27, 2017 | Allianz SE

Allianz unveiled the eighth edition of its "Global Wealth Report", which puts the asset and debt situation of households in more than 50 countries under the microscope. 2016 was politically a very turbulent year, but private wealth shrugged it off: 

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The Ascent of Money

Allianz-The Ascent of Money
Sep 27, 2017 | Allianz SE

Despite all evidence to the contrary, the “average” person is better off today than 16 years ago, according to the Allianz Global Wealth Report...

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Allianz teams up with Cyence to boost cyber risk modeling and analysis

Allianz-Allianz teams up with Cyence to boost cyber risk modeling and analysis
Sep 27, 2017 | Allianz SE

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty SE (AGCS), Allianz Group’s specialist carrier for corporate insurance business, has teamed up with Silicon Valley-based cyber risk analytics and modeling firm Cyence to boost its global cyber risk analysis capabilities.

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Allianz completes sale of Allianz Global Investors Korea to Anbang

Allianz-Allianz completes sale of Allianz Global Investors Korea to Anbang
Sep 26, 2017 | Allianz SE

Allianz SE, the international financial services company headquartered in Munich, and its asset management subsidiary, Allianz Global Investors, have announced the successful completion of the sale of Allianz Global Investors Korea to Anbang Group Holdings.

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Poll Position

Allianz-Poll Position
Sep 21, 2017 | Allianz SE

Few can deny that Chancellor Angela Merkel has benefited from Germany’s recent economic prosperity. But as elections near, it’s important to remember that measures are still required to enhance the country’s growth potential…

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New Leadership at Allianz Deutschland and Allianz Italia

Allianz-New Leadership at Allianz Deutschland. Klaus-Peter Röhler named CEO
Sep 19, 2017 | Allianz SE

The Supervisory Board of Allianz Deutschland AG today named Dr. Klaus-Peter Röhler as Chairman of the Management Board (CEO) and successor to Dr. Manfred Knof, effective January 1, 2018. The Allianz Italia Board of Directors  decided to appoint Giacomo Campora, 50, as CEO of Allianz Italia as of January 1, 2018.

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'Allianz Multinational' bundles expertise for international Property & Casualty insurance solutions

Allianz-'Allianz Multinational' bundles expertise for international Property & Casualty insurance solutions
Sep 19, 2017 | Allianz SE

Under the name “Allianz Multinational,” Allianz is bundling its expertise for international insurance solutions from the property and casualty insurance sectors across the Group. Companies operating on a cross border basis – regardless of size – can access international insurance products tailored to their unique market and risk profiles through a central source. 

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Top Gear

Allianz-Top Gear
Sep 14, 2017 | Allianz SE

Worldwide vehicle sales are set to pass a milestone in 2019 when, for the first time, more than 100 million cars are expected to be sold in a year... 

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The Art of Giving

Allianz-The Art of Giving
Sep 13, 2017 | Allianz SE

Over 30 teams from Allianz group entities competed for funding for their chosen social development projects for children and youth. What made the five winners stand out?

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Global vehicle sales to reach 100 million in 2019 as innovation drives major change

Allianz-Global vehicle sales to reach 100 million in 2019 as innovation drives major change
Sep 12, 2017 | Allianz SE

China and India are in pole position as the race intensifies for global vehicle sales in a rapidly shifting industry set to exceed 100 million annual sales in 2019, according to Euler Hermes, the world’s leading trade credit insurer.

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Game of Drones

Allianz-Game of Drones
Sep 12, 2017 | Allianz SE

Who says work and play can’t mix? In fact, they can mix even before you start work. At Allianz, we have developed a new way for job seekers to find out to what extent they have the values we seek in potential employees. The ‘play’ part? A fun, interactive tool introduces job seekers to these values through one of Allianz’s fastest developing new business areas – drone insurance.

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Euler Hermes: Artificial intelligence to have greatest trade sector impact

Allianz-Euler Hermes: Artificial intelligence to have greatest trade sector impact
Sep 11, 2017 | Allianz SE

Euler Hermes delivered a winning presentation on the potential of artificial intelligence (AI) to revolutionize the trade sector at the recent ‘TXF 2017’ conference in New York. Competing in an “X-Factor” style competition against IBM and Microsoft presenters, Christophe Spoerry, co-founder of the Euler Hermes Digital Agency, successfully pitched to a panel of judges and audience voters about why AI will have the greatest impact on the trade sector.

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B3i launches working reinsurance prototype

Allianz-B3i launches working reinsurance prototype
Sep 10, 2017 | Allianz SE

B3i, the Blockchain Insurance Industry Initiative, announces launch of market beta-testing of its reinsurance blockchain prototype. The group of fifteen global insurers and reinsurers participating in the B3i initiative has been working on a joint distributed ledger for reinsurance transactions driven by blockchain technology. 

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Allianz ranked No.1 insurer in Dow Jones Sustainability Index

Allianz-Allianz ranked No.1 insurer in Dow Jones Sustainability Index
Sep 08, 2017 | Allianz SE

Allianz Group has taken the leading position among all rated insurance companies in the latest Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI).

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After the storm

Allianz-After the storm
Sep 08, 2017 | Allianz SE

“Our job is to help customers get their lives and businesses back to normal as quickly as possible,” says Allianz SE CFO Dieter Wemmer.

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Allianz obtains status of Casablanca Finance City

Allianz-Africa poised to become digital insurance leader, says Allianz CEO Oliver Bäte
Sep 07, 2017 | Allianz SE

Oliver Bäte, CEO of Allianz SE, opened the 44th annual Insurance Conference in Sun City, South Africa, with a keynote address on the conference theme "Disrupt, Debate, Deliver". In his speech, Bäte addressed the profound transformation of the insurance industry wrought by digitalization.

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Business Interruption: once damaged, twice destroyed

Allianz-Downtown Houston flooded by hurricane Harvey
Sep 06, 2017 | Allianz SE

The damage bills from hurricanes like Harvey or its successor, Irma, amount to billions. But these could be far smaller in comparison to the costs of business interruption.

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No-deal Brexit could wipe out £3.5bn in UK automotive exports

Allianz-Brexit: UK needs EU transition deal to prevent increase in business failures
Sep 04, 2017 | Allianz SE

UK automotive exports could fall by £3.5bn if a Brexit deal isn’t secured and ratified by March 2019, warns the global leader in trade credit insurance, Euler Hermes.

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Hurricane Harvey Loss Event Taskforce

Allianz-Nine Trillion Gallons of Water
Sep 04, 2017 | Allianz SE

What direction is the storm taking? Has the highest water level already been reached or are waters still rising? Which companies have already reported damages? ...

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Euler Hermes Digital Agency announces partnership with CRiskCo

Allianz-Euler Hermes Digital Agency announces partnership with CRiskCo
Sep 04, 2017 | Allianz SE

Euler Hermes, the world’s leading trade credit insurer, has announced an innovative partnership with fintech credit risk analysis company, CRiskCo. With a focus on revolutionizing factoring, trade and supply chain finance, CRiskCo uses state-of-the art artificial intelligence (AI) credit analysis and fraud detection processes.

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Surviving the Storm

Allianz-Surviving the Storm
Sep 01, 2017 | Allianz SE

As Texas braves the fury of Hurricane Harvey, here’s looking at the various aspects of natural catastrophes and how Allianz helps its clients prepare for and recover from such storms...

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Nine Trillion Gallons of Water

Allianz-Nine Trillion Gallons of Water
Sep 01, 2017 | Allianz SE

Hurricane Harvey was not a surprise. But as it slammed into the coast of Texas, it dumped 9 trillion gallons of water on the greater Houston area. Allianz Re’s natural catastrophe (NatCat) risk experts Katherine Wenigmann and Jonathan Meagher explain why this is an unusual extreme.

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Allianz expands African footprint with acquisition of Ensure Insurance in Nigeria

Allianz-Allianz expands African footprint with acquisition of Ensure Insurance in Nigeria
Aug 30, 2017 | Allianz SE

Allianz Group announced a binding agreement to acquire 98 percent of Nigerian insurer Ensure Insurance Plc from its core shareholder Greenoaks Global Holdings Ltd (GGH). Ensure Insurance Plc offers life and non-life insurance services and generated 11 million euros in gross premiums written in 2016.

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Readying for rainy days

Allianz-Surviving the Storm
Aug 30, 2017 | Allianz SE

With the Houston metro area in Texas still experiencing the fury of Hurricane Harvey, Steve Kennedy, Regional Head of Property, Energy and Engineering Claims for North America at Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty, explains how Allianz helps its commercial clients both prepare for and recover from such storms

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Joint data platform: New partners and launch timeline announced

Allianz-Joint data platform: New partners and launch timeline announced
Aug 28, 2017 | Allianz SE

The cross-industry registration, identification and data platform partnered by leading German and European companies is taking shape. The platform now has a name: verimi, a combination of the words “verify” and “me”. The platform venture is well on schedule and will go live with an online digital “master key” (Single-Sign-On) at the turn of the year 2017-18.

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Rémi Vrignaud to take over from Wolfram Littich as the new CEO of Allianz Austria

Allianz-Rémi Vrignaud to take over from Wolfram Littich as the new CEO of Allianz Austria
Aug 28, 2017 | Allianz SE

The Supervisory Board of Allianz Austria has appointed Rémi Vrignaud as the new Chairman of the Board of Management with effect from August 25, 2017. He will take over from Wolfram Littich, who has been successfully heading up the Allianz companies in Austria since 2001.

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Euler Hermes Economic Insight: A Breeze of Growth

Allianz-Euler Hermes Economic Insight: “A Breeze of Growth”
Aug 24, 2017 | Allianz SE

While global gross domestic product (GDP) growth accelerated to its highest level in two years in the first half of 2017, some of the world’s economic engines are out of sync, according Euler Hermes, the world’s leading trade credit insurer.

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Smart Sails

Allianz-Smart Sails
Aug 24, 2017 | Allianz SE

With human error behind 75 percent of marine liability losses, there are hopes that autonomous vessels can improve shipping safety. What are some of the potential implications of a crewless life on the open waves?

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Allianz joins hands with Keppel to invest in Shanghai's Hongkou SOHO

Allianz-Allianz joins hands with Keppel to invest in Shanghai's Hongkou SOHO
Aug 23, 2017 | Allianz SE

Allianz has entered into a co-investment agreement with the Keppel Group to acquire a 100 percent stake in Hongkou SOHO, located in Shanghai’s Hongkou District. Keppel Group’s AAMTF III will hold a 40 percent stake and the remaining 60 percent will be equally split between Allianz and Keppel Land China.

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Allianz and Brokerslink partnership on course for success

Allianz-Allianz and Brokerslink partnership on course for success
Aug 22, 2017 | Allianz SE

Allianz clients are already benefiting from the recent strategic partnership signed between Allianz and Brokerslink, a company of brokers and risk consultant firms. Small and mid-sized enterprise clients of Brokerslink in 95 countries now have better access to Allianz solutions. Allianz provides worldwide expertise and market access.

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Allianz and FC Bayern Munich launch new youth academy

Allianz-Allianz and FC Bayern Munich launch new youth academy
Aug 21, 2017 | Allianz SE

FC Bayern has inaugurated its new campus, which will offer training grounds for both the youth and women’s teams of FC Bayern Munich and also for the Allianz FC Bayern Academy, a joint initiative of FC Bayern and Allianz.

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Allianz Junior Football Camp kicks off its ninth year at FC Bayern

Allianz-Allianz Junior Football Camp kicks off its ninth year at FC Bayern
Aug 18, 2017 | Allianz SE

Allianz and FC Bayern have kicked off the ninth Allianz Junior Football Camp this week, offering children from 25 nations the chance to learn and play with the best of the best. FC Bayern will again host the camp on its famous training grounds, this year between August 17 and 22.

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Euler Hermes Americas launches Surety in the U.S., Canada, Brazil

Allianz-Euler Hermes Americas launches Surety in the U.S., Canada, Brazil
Aug 17, 2017 | Allianz SE

Euler Hermes, the world’s leading trade credit insurer, has launched Surety – including performance and payment bonds – in its Americas region (the United States, Canada and Brazil). With nearly 100 years of global surety and bonding history, Euler Hermes is one of the world’s most experienced surety providers.

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Euler Hermes names new ASEAN and China CEOs to lead expansion

Allianz-Euler Hermes names new ASEAN and China CEOs to lead expansion
Aug 16, 2017 | Allianz SE

Euler Hermes, the world’s leading trade credit insurer, announces two senior executive appointments in its Asia Pacific region. Clemens Philippi is appointed chief executive officer of Euler Hermes ASEAN, with responsibility for the company’s activities in Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. Benoit Ganzmann has been appointed chief executive officer of Euler Hermes China, based in Shanghai.

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Euler Hermes Economic Review: 10 years on from the Global Financial Crisis

Allianz-Euler Hermes Economic Review: 10 years on from the Global Financial Crisis
Aug 14, 2017 | Allianz SE

Euler Hermes, the world’s leading trade credit insurer, has issued an assessment of the progress the world has made a decade on from the onset of the Global Financial Crisis (GFC). “After one of the most tumultuous decades in both living memory and by any historical measure, we are seeing overall global stability and economic recovery finally beginning to gather steam,” said Ludovic Subran, chief economist at Euler Hermes.

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Allianz and SOS Children’s Villages International launch Emergency Preparedness program

Allianz-Allianz World Run
Aug 11, 2017 | Allianz SE

Allianz employees have raised 500,000 euros for SOS Children’s Villages International as part of a fundraising drive that saw Allianz runners cover 1.37 million kilometers...

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Storm in a Wine Glass

Allianz-Storm in a Wine Glass
Aug 09, 2017 | Allianz SE

Climate disruptions are increasing, impacting many industries. Among the hardest hit could be agribusiness, especially wineries, which depend on stable soils and climatological consistency. How can insurers help worried vintners and oenophiles?

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“It is about people, not numbers”

Allianz-“It is about people, not numbers”
Aug 08, 2017 | Allianz SE

Thomas Naumann, the Chief Strategist of Allianz, discussed success-critical decisions in the digital age with the editors of Versicherungswirtschaft, a German magazine focused on the insurance industry.

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Allianz and LV= agree joint venture to create third largest personal insurer in the UK market

Allianz-Allianz and LV= agree joint venture to create third largest personal insurer in the UK market
Aug 4, 2017 | Allianz SE

Allianz Group and Liverpool Victoria Friendly Society (LV=) have agreed to launch a joint venture and a longer-term strategic partnership in the UK, creating a general insurance business with over 6 million customers and gross premiums written in excess of 1.7 billion pounds.

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Allianz delivers 83.4 percent rise in 2Q 2017 net income to 2.0 billion euros

Allianz-Allianz delivers 83.4 percent rise in 2Q 2017 net income to 2.0 billion euros
Aug 04, 2017 | Allianz SE

Allianz achieved very good results in the second quarter of 2017. Total revenues grew by 2.0 percent to 30.0 billion euros. All business segments contributed to this increase with the majority coming from our Life and Health business segment. Operating profit amounted to 2.9 billion euros, an increase of 22.9 percent, supported by all business segments, in particular by our Property and Casualty business.

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Allianz and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board to invest in Gas Natural Fenosa’s gas distribution business in Spain

Allianz-Allianz and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board to invest in Gas Natural Fenosa’s gas distribution business in Spain
Aug 03, 2017 | Allianz SE

Allianz Capital Partners and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, through its wholly owned subsidiary, CPP Investment Board Europe S.a.r.l., signed an agreement with Gas Natural Fenosa to acquire a 20 percent minority equity interest in its gas distribution business in Spain.

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Allianz CEO Oliver Bäte in Africa

Allianz-Allianz CEO Oliver Bäte in Africa
Aug 01, 2017 | Allianz SE

Last month, Allianz SE CEO Oliver Bäte visited Africa, opening the 44th annual Insurance Conference in Sun City, South Africa with a keynote address on the conference theme "Disrupt, Debate, Deliver". In his speech, Bäte addressed the profound transformation of the insurance industry wrought by digitalization. A roundup of his trip...

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Euler Hermes Economic Insight: Will the Chinese consumer save the world?

Allianz-Will the Chinese consumer save the world?
Jul 31, 2017 | Allianz SE

The United States represents the largest final consumer market with nearly 30 percent of global household consumption. As it contemplates more protectionist policies, the world may have to find itself a substitute. China is a strong candidate thanks to its economic size and growth track record, according to a research note by Allianz.

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Allianz brings renowned ‘Digital Insurance Agenda’ summit to Munich

Allianz-Allianz brings renowned ‘Digital Insurance Agenda’ summit to Munich
Jul 28, 2017 | Allianz SE

Munich will play host to the renowned Digital Insurance Agenda (DIA) for the first time through the efforts of Allianz, one of the driving forces behind the new InsurTech Hub Munich consortium. The must-see event on InsurTech and innovation will take place on November 15 and 16, 2017 at the Eisbach Studios.

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Hailing down a plane

Allianz-Hailing down a plane
Jul 27, 2017 | Allianz SE

Wingly, a flight-sharing platform for small aircraft supported by AGCS, has taken carpooling aerial, connecting passengers with civil pilots looking for more air time...

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Allianz, EDF Invest and DIF acquire 6.94 percent in Autostrade per I’Italia

Allianz-Allianz, EDF Invest and DIF acquire 6.94 percent in Autostrade per I’Italia
July 26, 2017 | Allianz SE

A consortium made up of Allianz, EDF Invest and DIF has completed the acquisition of a 6.94 percent stake in Autostrade per I’Italia, the largest Italian toll road network which is majority owned by Atlantia, the listed global operator of motorway and airport infrastructure. This is an increase from the binding agreement to acquire a 5 percent shareholding announced in April 2017 by use of a call option to acquire additional shares.

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Allianz Group 2Q 2017 operating profit up 23 percent due to improvements in all segments

Allianz-Allianz Group 2Q 2017 operating profit up 23 percent due to improvements in all segments
Jul 26, 2017 | Allianz SE

Based on preliminary figures, Allianz Group achieved a 23 percent increase in operating profit in the second quarter of 2017 to 2.9 billion euros (second quarter of 2016: 2.4 billion euros). Total revenues rose 2.0 percent to 29.994 (29.402) billion euros in the second quarter. Net income attributable to shareholders rose 83.4 percent in the second quarter to 2.0 (1.1) billion euros.

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Allianz and Minnesota United FC announce naming rights partnership for new soccer stadium

Allianz-Allianz and Minnesota United FC announce naming rights partnership for new soccer stadium
Jul 25, 2017 | Allianz SE

Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America, a member of the Allianz Group, and Minnesota United FC today announced a multi-year naming rights sponsorship agreement for the team’s new soccer stadium in St. Paul, Minn., which will be known as Allianz Field.

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PIMCO-Allianz taskforce tackles retirement income innovation barriers in Australia

Allianz-PIMCO-Allianz taskforce tackles retirement income innovation barriers in Australia
Jul 25, 2017 | PIMCO

PIMCO, a leading global investment management firm, has established an Australian-based taskforce with Allianz, PIMCO’s parent company and one of the world's largest insurers, to offer innovative retirement solutions to the Australian marketplace.

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Africa poised to become digital insurance leader, says Allianz CEO Oliver Bäte

Allianz-Africa poised to become digital insurance leader, says Allianz CEO Oliver Bäte
Jul 24, 2017 | Allianz SE

Oliver Bäte, CEO of Allianz SE, opened the 44th annual Insurance Conference in Sun City, South Africa, with a keynote address on the conference theme "Disrupt, Debate, Deliver". In his speech, Bäte addressed the profound transformation of the insurance industry wrought by digitalization.

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Allianz expands partnership with Formula E and extends it until 2022

Allianz-Allianz expands partnership with Formula E and extends it until 2022
Jul 21, 2017 | Allianz SE

Allianz SE, one of the world’s largest insurers, particularly in motor insurance, is pleased to announce the extension of the partnership as an Official Partner of the FIA Formula E Championship for another five seasons.

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The Rolling Stones

Allianz-The Rolling Stones
Jul 20, 2017 | Allianz SE

Nomadic professionals, chronic travelers and incidental tourists, there are people who enjoy being constantly on the move. But what worries these wanderers?

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B3i to present its smart contract management system at 2017 Monte Carlo RVS conference

Allianz-B3i to present its smart contract management system at the 2017 Monte Carlo RVS conference
Jul 19, 2017 | Allianz SE

The Blockchain Insurance Industry Initiative B3i will present its newly developed prototype smart contract management system at the 2017 Monte Carlo RVS conference. B3i is an initiative of 15 members of the insurance industry, launched in October 2016 to explore the potential use of the distributed ledger technology and develop common standards for the industry.

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World Para Athletics and Allianz extend global partnership

Allianz-World Para Athletics and Allianz extend global partnership
Jul 17, 2017 | Allianz SE

World Para Athletics and world leading insurer and financial services provider Allianz SE have extended their global partnership agreement until the end of 2018, and secured an option to extend the deal through to 2020.

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Economic insight: Politics and markets will reconnect

Allianz-Economic insight: Politics and markets will reconnect
Jul 14, 2017 | Allianz SE

Political risk is noticeably higher now than it has been in decades. But financial markets are rushing from one high to the next. What are the reasons for this disconnect? Allianz Economic Insight offers some answers...

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Today’s Crystal Ball

Allianz-Today’s Crystal Ball
Jul 13, 2017 | Allianz SE

Data volume is growing but extracting insights from unstructured publicly-available information can be daunting. Praedicat, an insurtech company AGCS has partnered with, is using Big Data modeling to predict future risks...

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Meet the (Traveling) Parents

Allianz-Meet the (Traveling) Parents
Jul 11, 2017 | Allianz SE

Traveling with kids, be it teething toddlers or tantrum-loving teenagers, is never easy. But going two decades without a vacation is hardly an option. So how do you deal with the challenges and whom do you turn to for help?

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Euler Hermes: Despite its woes, Africa’s potential remains significant

Allianz-Euler Hermes: Despite its woes, Africa’s potential remains significant
Jul 10, 2017 | Allianz SE

Euler Hermes, the global leader in trade credit insurance, recently presented its latest analysis on Africa’s economic performance at a ‘Risk Frontiers 2017’ conference in London. Highlights of the speech by Stéphane Colliac, chief economist for France and Africa with Euler Hermes.

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Allianz Real Estate forms strategic joint venture to acquire Class-A office properties

Allianz-Allianz Real Estate forms strategic joint venture to acquire Class-A office properties
Jul 07, 2017 | Allianz SE

Allianz Real Estate has announced the formation of a joint venture with Columbia Property Trust. Together, they will pursue the acquisition of Class-A office properties located in select markets in the United States. Allianz Real Estate of America, based in New York, is responsible for executing portfolio strategies in the Americas on behalf of a number of Allianz Group insurers. The closing on the first assets occurred July 6.

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Euler Hermes economic outlook: Rise in late payments, major insolvencies

Allianz-Euler Hermes economic outlook: Rise in late payments, major insolvencies
Jul 06, 2017 | Allianz SE

Despite a new record being set for non-financial company cash hoarding, continued high payment delays and a sharp rise in major insolvencies (companies with > 50 million euros turnover) demonstrate that global economic momentum is not without its challenges, according Euler Hermes, the world’s leading trade credit insurer.

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Insurance Markets: Outlook 2027

Allianz-Insurance Markets: Outlook 2027
Jul 05, 2017 | Allianz SE

Recovery in the insurance market is on track, with global life and property and casualty premiums set to grow nearly 6 percent annually over the next decade, estimates an Allianz study

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United In Power

Allianz-United In Power
Jun 29, 2017 | Allianz SE

Despite political uncertainties, the UK and the U.S. remain attractive investment destinations for renewable energy, finds the Allianz Climate and Energy Monitor...

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Calling All 'Voluntourists'

Allianz-Calling All 'Voluntourists'
June 28, 2017 | Allianz SE

‘Voluntourism’ is fast catching on among those who want to build a better world as they go about building good memories. What makes volunteer travel so attractive?

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State Of Two Nations

Allianz-State Of Two Nations
Jun 26, 2017 | Allianz SE

As Brexit looms, France and Germany are set to take the reins of the European Union’s future.  A study commissioned by Allianz gauges the current economic and political sentiment in the two nations...

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Euler Hermes Digital Agency announces partnership with CRiskCo

Allianz-Euler Hermes Digital Agency announces partnership with CRiskCo
Jun 26, 2017 | Allianz SE

Euler Hermes, the world’s leading trade credit insurer, has announced an innovative partnership with fintech credit risk analysis company, CRiskCo. With a focus on revolutionizing factoring, trade and supply chain finance, CRiskCo uses state-of-the art artificial intelligence (AI) credit analysis and fraud detection processes.

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Allianz sells stake in Oldenburgische Landesbank AG

Allianz-PIMCO appoints Robin Shanahan and Peter Strelow co-chief operating officers
June 23, 2017 | Allianz SE

Allianz Deutschland AG has sold its entire stake in Oldenburgische Landesbank AG (OLB), amounting to around 90.2 percent. 

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Brexit: UK needs EU transition deal to prevent increase in business failures

Allianz-Brexit: UK needs EU transition deal to prevent increase in business failures
Jun 22, 2017 | Allianz SE

A transition deal on goods and services between the United Kingdom and the European Union is needed to prevent a possible sharp rise in the number of UK business insolvencies in 2019, according to Euler Hermes, the world’s leading trade credit insurer.

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Dare Without A Care

Allianz-Dare Without A Care
June 21, 2017 | Allianz SE

Put your wings to test with an adventure trip this season. But don’t forget to set up a safety net before dashing off in search of that adrenalin rush...

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