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Winter Olympics 2018: A Support for Sport

Allianz-Winter Olympics 2018: A Support for Sport
Feb 22, 2018 | Allianz SE

The 2018 Winter Olympic Games are well under way in Pyeongchang, South Korea. What is the one thing that such spectacular events just can’t do without?

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European Reunion: 10 ideas for a stronger Europe

Allianz-European Reunion: 10 ideas for a stronger Europe
Feb 21, 2018 | Allianz SE

The past decade has been rough for the European Union. EU’s big two, France and Germany, now have an opportunity to strengthen the region. Allianz Research offers 10 ideas...

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Allianz delivers strong 2017 results, proposes 5 percent dividend increase

Allianz-Allianz delivers strong 2017 results, proposes 5 percent dividend increase
Feb 16, 2018 | Allianz SE

Allianz Group reported strong results for the full year 2017 due largely to higher performance in Asset Management and Life and Health. Total revenues for the Group rose 3.0 percent to 126.1 billion euros for the year, driven by improvements in all business segments. Operating profit edged 0.4 percent higher to 11.1 billion euros in 2017, squarely in the upper half of the Group’s announced target range of 10.3 to 11.3 billion euros. 

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Encouraging Future Generations: The Game Changers

Allianz-Encouraging Future Generations
Feb 13, 2018 | Allianz SE

Under our 'Encouraging Future Generations' program, 10 social startups have been shortlisted to receive mentoring as well as an opportunity to win a grant to scale up their business. Who are they and how are they making a difference to society? 

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Dangerous Distractions

Allianz-Dangerous Distractions
Feb 09, 2018 | Allianz SE

When it comes to road safety, in-car technology is proving to be more dangerous than alcohol in many countries as it distracts drivers from keeping a careful eye on the road, finds a study by Allianz Center for Technology (AZT)...

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Cisco, Apple, Aon, Allianz introduce a first in cyber risk management

Allianz-Cisco, Apple, Aon, Allianz introduce a first in cyber risk management
Feb 05, 2018 | Allianz SE

Cisco, Apple, Aon and Allianz announced a new cyber risk management solution for businesses, comprised of cyber resilience evaluation services from Aon, the most secure technology from Cisco and Apple, and options for enhanced cyber insurance coverage from Allianz. The new solution is designed to help a wider range of organizations better manage and protect themselves from cyber risk associated with ransomware and other malware-related threats, which are the most common threats faced by organizations today.

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Allianz to acquire Janashakthi General Insurance Limited in Sri Lanka

Allianz-Allianz to acquire Janashakthi General Insurance Limited in Sri Lanka
Feb 02, 2018 | Allianz SE

Allianz, the global financial services leader, announced that it has entered into an agreement with Janashakthi Insurance PLC (“JINS”) to acquire 100 percent of its subsidiary Janashakthi General Insurance Limited (“JGIL”) for 16.4 billion Sri Lankan rupees (85.9 million euros). The transaction is subject to regulatory approval and is expected to complete in the first quarter of 2018.

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Western Europe the good pupil in debt collection, shows Euler Hermes report

Allianz-Western Europe the good pupil in debt collection, shows Euler Hermes report
Feb 01, 2018 | Allianz SE

Euler Hermes’ “2018 Collection Complexity Score and Rating” aims at measuring the level of complexity relating to international debt collection procedures within each of the 50 countries taken into consideration. Three main factors were analyzed: local payment practices, local court proceedings and local insolvency proceedings. It therefore provides a simple assessment of debt collection proceedings in each country, helping to support decisions and manage expectations when trading internationally.

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Allianz auto insurance: 100 years on the road

Allianz-Allianz auto insurance: 100 years on the road
Jan 31, 2018 | Allianz SE

As Allianz celebrates a century of offering car insurance, here’s looking at where the journey began and where it’s going...

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Allianz sets up open platform

Allianz-Allianz sets up open platform
Jan 29, 2018 | Allianz SE

Everybody’s familiar with Allianz as an insurance company and financial services provider. Now, 128 years after it was founded, it’s also offering software. An Open Source Edition of parts of the Allianz Business System (ABS) is going to be made available at no charge. Christof Mascher, Chief Operating Officer at Allianz SE, and Andreas Nolte, Chief Information Officer at Allianz Deutschland AG, share more about their plans for ABS. 

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Cognitive computing: The human touch

Allianz-Cognitive computing: The human touch
Jan 22, 2018 | Allianz SE

Embracing the technological future at Allianz means far more than just a Digital Factory. Two experts discuss cognitive computing and what this means for the insurer...

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Risk Barometer 2018: Business interruption and cyber incidents dominate risk landscape in 2018

Allianz-Risk Barometer 2018: Business interruption and cyber incidents dominate risk landscape in 2018
Jan 16, 2018 | Allianz SE

They take aim at the backbone of the connected economy and, when they strike, can jeopardize the success, or even the existence, of companies of every size and sector. Business interruption (#1 with 42 percent of responses / #1 in 2017) and Cyber incidents (#2 with 40 percent of responses, up from #3 in 2017) are this year’s top business risks globally, according to the Allianz Risk Barometer 2018.

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Season of Extremes

Allianz-Season of Extremes
Jan 12, 2018 | Allianz SE

Extreme weather events, such as the mudslide that struck Southern California this week and killed at least 17 people, can be expected to increase in frequency and intensity...

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Politically Correct: Risks from Populism

Allianz-Politically Correct: Risks from Populism
Jan 10, 2018 | Allianz SE

Rising populism in politics is making the economic environment uncertain. Companies must gear up to cope with the risk of sudden political and legal shocks, writes expert Katinka Barysch...

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Allianz Suisse to acquire DAS Switzerland

Allianz-Allianz Suisse to acquire DAS Switzerland
Jan 10, 2018 | Allianz SE

Allianz Group has agreed to acquire the legal protection insurance subsidiary DAS Switzerland and assets of DAS Luxembourg and Slovakia from German insurance group ERGO Group AG. The acquisition will strengthen the competitive position of Allianz Suisse, making it one of the top three firms offering legal protection coverage in Switzerland. 

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Allianz invests $59 million in strategic partnership with American Well®

Allianz-Allianz invests $59 million in strategic partnership with American Well®
Jan 08, 2018 | Allianz SE

Allianz has agreed to a $59.2 million investment and strategic partnership with leading telehealth platform American Well to develop digital solutions that will widen access, lower cost and improve quality of healthcare for millions of patients worldwide. Allianz X, the digital investment unit of Allianz, led the investment and will join American Well’s Board of Directors.

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The Truth About Germany and France

Allianz-The Truth About Germany and France
Jan 04, 2018 | Allianz SE

As with many topics, misconceptions abound about Europe’s big two economies – Germany and France. In a note, Allianz Economic Research busts seven of the biggest myths...

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Risk Trends 2018

Allianz-Risk Trends 2018
Jan 03, 2018 | Allianz SE

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) will release the Allianz Risk Barometer 2018 this month. Which rising risk is threatening companies more than ever and giving experts sleepless nights? 

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Allianz and LV= complete joint venture and strategic partnership

Allianz-Allianz and LV= complete joint venture and strategic partnership
Dec 29, 2017 | Allianz SE

Allianz Group and Liverpool Victoria Friendly Society (LV=) have completed the first stage in the creation of their joint venture and strategic partnership through the planned sale of 49 percent stake in LV=’s UK General Insurance businesses (LV=GI) to Allianz Group.

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Death of the Cubicle

Allianz-Death of the Cubicle
Dec 27, 2017 | Allianz SE

With its creative design and easygoing mood, the office of the future blurs the line between work and play. Creative designs, vibrant colors, open and closed spaces, there's a lot changing in our workspaces... 

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Why share buyback: CFO Dieter Wemmer explains

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Dec 21, 2017 | Allianz SE

Allianz will lay out 2 billion euros for share buybacks next year on top of a 3-billion-euro plan announced last February. Outgoing Chief Financial Officer Dieter Wemmer explains the rationale...

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Allianz X invests $96.6 million in leading digital microinsurer BIMA

Allianz-Allianz X invests $96.6 million in leading digital microinsurer BIMA
Dec 19, 2017 | Allianz SE

Allianz X, the digital investment unit of the Allianz Group, has announced a $96.6 million investment in BIMA, a leading digital microinsurer utilizing mobile technology to serve low-income customers in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Allianz becomes BIMA’s sole insurance shareholder and the largest strategic shareholder overall.

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Board changes at Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty in 2018

Allianz-Board changes at Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty in 2018
Dec 18, 2017 | Allianz SE

Allianz Group’s specialist corporate insurer Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty SE (AGCS) announced changes to its Board of Management, which take effect in 2018. From July 1, 2018, Chief Operating Officer Sinéad Browne moves to a new Board-level role at AGCS, taking over from Chief Regions and Markets Officer, Carsten Scheffel, who retires from his role at the end of June. 

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ACP joins AllianzGI to extend client offering

Allianz-ACP joins AllianzGI to extend client offering
Dec 14, 2017 | Allianz SE

Allianz Global Investors (AllianzGI) and Allianz Capital Partners (ACP) announced today that they will join forces in order to extend the range of investment expertise available to AllianzGI’s broad global client base, strengthening further its offering in Alternatives. From January 1, 2018, ACP will become a discrete entity under the umbrella of AllianzGI. 

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Allianz, Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets and Valtion Eläkerahasto to acquire Elenia

Allianz-Allianz, Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets and Valtion Eläkerahasto to acquire Elenia
Dec 13, 2017 | Allianz SE

A consortium comprising Allianz Capital Partners (ACP) on behalf of the Allianz Group, Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA) and Valtion Eläkerahasto (VER), the State Pension Fund of Finland, has signed an agreement to acquire Elenia Oy, Finland’s second largest distribution system operator and Elenia Lämpö Oy, Finland’s ninth largest district heating network (together ‘Elenia’).

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Euler Hermes appoints Virginie Fauvel as Chief Transformation Officer and Head of Americas region

Allianz-Euler Hermes appoints Virginie Fauvel as Chief Transformation Officer and Head of the Americas region
Dec 12, 2017 | Allianz SE

Euler Hermes, the world’s leading trade credit insurer, has appointed Virginie Fauvel as Chief Transformation Officer as of January 15, 2018, and Head of the Americas region as of April 1, 2018. Once her nomination is approved by the Supervisory Board on February 9, 2018, she will also join the Board of Management of Euler Hermes as of April 1, 2018. 

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New partner for identification platform Verimi

Allianz-New partner for identification platform Verimi
Dec 11, 2017 | Allianz SE

The new European identification, registration and data platform Verimi welcomes further support: Giesecke+Devrient (G+D), world market leader for the validation of payment transactions, identification, connectivity and data becomes a new shareholder. 

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Millennials are optimistic pessimists

Allianz-Beware of generation generalizations
Dec 11, 2017 | Allianz SE

For people decidedly glum about the fortunes of their generation, millennials remain incredibly upbeat about their personal prospects, finds an Allianz study on millennials and their work attitudes and expectations

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Euler Hermes Rating launches new SME & MidCap Rating Service in France

Allianz-Euler Hermes Rating Launches New SME & MidCap Rating Service in France
Dec 06, 2017 | Allianz SE

Euler Hermes, the world’s leading trade credit insurer, today announced the French launch of TRIBRating, a new rating service specifically designed for SMEs and MidCaps, offered by Euler Hermes Rating. 

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Allianz Automotive and Scania Financial Services announce global strategic partnership

Allianz-Allianz Automotive and Scania Financial Services announce global strategic partnership
Dec 06, 2017 | Allianz SE

Allianz Partners (with its commercial brand Allianz Automotive) and Scania CV AB Financial Services have concluded a global cooperation agreement in June 2017. The cooperation comprises Scania branded motor insurance solutions for Scania customers. 

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Avoiding Total Recall

Allianz-Avoiding Total Recall
Dec 06, 2017 | Allianz SE

The average cost of a major recall is $12 million – and the number of incidents is set to rise as new technologies add more complex layers to products, says a new report by Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty...

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Allianz Climate Risk Research Award: Climate Explorers

Allianz-Allianz Climate Risk Research Award
Dec 05, 2017 | Allianz SE

How can we better understand the way climate change is shaping extreme weather events? And how do we foster resilience around the world against these risks by applying modern technological solutions? These questions were at the core of the first edition of the Allianz Climate Risk Research Award.

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Product recall risks growing in size and number as technology drives new triggers, warns Allianz

Allianz-Product recall risks growing in size and number as technology drives new triggers, warns Allianz
Dec 05, 2017 | Allianz SE

Product-related risk is one of the biggest perils facing businesses today, with recall exposures having increased significantly over the past decade, bringing the potential for larger and more complex losses than ever before, warns insurer Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty in a new report. 

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Allianz calls out to Explorers around the world

Allianz-Allianz calls out to Explorers around the world
Dec 01, 2017 | Allianz SE

Allianz today launched its Global Explorer Program: a series of global and local partnerships, digital and physical activations and crowd-generated content platforms that calls out to curious minds around the globe to explore, connect and share how disruptive technologies can drive a more sustainable way of life for humans.

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Printing an extra dimension of risk

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Dec 01, 2017 | Allianz SE

3D printing is revolutionizing manufacturing, but it is also adding an extra layer of risk that companies may not be aware of. 

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Allianz announces its intention to file an Offer for Euler Hermes

Allianz-Allianz announces its intention to file an Offer for Euler Hermes
Nov 27, 2017 | Allianz SE

Allianz announces having entered into share purchase agreements with shareholders representing 11.34% of Euler Hermes share capital on November 24, 2017 for a price of 122 euros per share in cash, as a result of which Allianz will own 74.34% of Euler Hermes share capital and voting rights.

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What millennials want from work

Allianz-What millennials want from work
Nov 27, 2017 | Allianz SE

German millennials hate open offices, Chinese and Indian millennials love it, while U.S. millennials are the greatest fans of remote work, according to a new Allianz survey...

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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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