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California Wildfires 2018: Reign of Fire

Allianz-California Wildfires 2018: Reign of Fire
Aug 14, 2018 | Allianz SE

Wildfires in California have burnt through 820,000 acres so far this year. As the U.S. state battles the blaze, is it time to accept that bigger and more frequent wildfires are the new normal?

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Allianz reports strong results for 2Q 2018 and confirms full-year outlook

Allianz-Allianz reports strong results for 2Q 2018 and confirms full-year outlook
Aug 03, 2018 | Allianz SE

After a successful start into 2018, Allianz Group continued to achieve good performance in the second quarter. Indicators remained close to or exceeded the second-quarter 2017 levels, despite burdens from geopolitical instabilities and currency fluctuations. 

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Allianz World Run 2018: Run Lola Run

Allianz-Allianz World Run 2018: Run Lola Run
Jul 31, 2018 | Allianz SE

Pull up your socks and dust off those shoes. The Allianz World Run 2018 has begun and you’re invited to be a part of the fun run to good health.Over the past two years of the Allianz World Run, more than 22,000 Allianz employees from 55 countries ran 2.75 million kilometers, each year smashing the record for the “longest cumulative distance run by one team in 90 days”. This time around, the event has been opened to everyone as Allianz aims to inspire more people to get moving. 

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Allianz calls on runners globally to join World Run 2018

Allianz-Allianz calls on runners globally to join World Run 2018
Jul 27, 2018 | Allianz SE

Allianz invites runners worldwide to join one of the largest global running events ever – and be part of smashing yet another world record. Seeking to inspire people to undertake recreational physical activity, Allianz has opened its annual employee event “Allianz World Run” to all walkers and runners outside of the company. It is taking place until October 24.

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Allianz HR Fact Book 2017: People of tomorrow

Allianz-Allianz HR Fact Book 2017: People of tomorrow
Jul 26, 2018 | Allianz SE

With rapid developments in the fields of artificial intelligence, cognitive computing and the like, we’re now racing towards the “third digital decade”, which promises to be a lot more frantic, disruptive and unpredictable than those before. Allianz has taken the lead in giving its employees tools to stay ahead of the learning curve...

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Allianz Partners acquires Multiasistencia from Portobello Capital

Allianz-Allianz Partners acquires Multiasistencia from Portobello Capital
Jul 23, 2018 | Allianz SE

Allianz Partners has agreed to acquire 100 percent of the share capital of Servicios Compartidos Multiasistencia, S.L. (Multiasistencia group) from private equity funds managed by Portobello Capital, and minority shareholders. Multiasistencia is a leading multinational services company for repair-in-kind solutions for homes and businesses on behalf of insurance companies and other intermediaries.

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Allianz and StreetScooter enable business customers to start e-mobility with ease

Allianz-Allianz and StreetScooter enable business customers to start e-mobility with ease
Jul 19, 2018 | Allianz SE

Allianz and StreetScooter now enable business customers to start into electric mobility with greater ease. Allianz is offering third-party liability and comprehensive insurance for vehicles from StreetScooter GmbH, a subsidiary of the world's leading logistics provider Deutsche Post DHL Group. 

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AGCS Safety and Shipping Review 2018: Freaky Fridays

Allianz-AGCS Safety and Shipping Review 2018
Jul 18, 2018 | Allianz SE

Fridays are the days to look forward to, but not if you’re a sailor. Freaky Fridays, the new Bermuda Triangle, the unluckiest ship and a lot more is on the radar in the Safety & Shipping Review 2018 by Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS)...

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Allianz Group completes acquisition of Ensure Insurance in Nigeria

Allianz-Allianz Group completes acquisition of Ensure Insurance in Nigeria
Jul 18, 2018 | Allianz SE

Allianz Group has announced the completion of the acquisition of 99.03 percent of the shares in 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 18.2 million euros in gross premiums written in 2017.

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Allianz to participate in Munich Christopher Street Day with parade float

Allianz-Allianz to participate in Munich Christopher Street Day with parade float
Jul 12, 2018 | Allianz SE

Thanks to the generous support of Allianz Germany in Munich and Allianz agencies in and around the Gaertnerplatz, an area dear to the city’s LGBT community, this year Allianz will sport its own float at Munich’s Christopher Street Day parade. 

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Robo2018, the FIFA World Cup oracle

Allianz-Robo2018, the FIFA World Cup oracle
Jul 10, 2018 | Allianz SE

How a senior data scientist from Allianz’s corporate insurance arm is using machine learning to predict the outcomes of the football games...

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Allianz concludes Formula E race season in New York City with celebration of art and technology

Allianz-Allianz concludes Formula E race season in New York City with celebration of art and technology
Jul 10, 2018 | Allianz SE

As the Formula E Racing season draws to a close, Allianz, global Insurer also known for its asset management companies PIMCO and AllianzGI, chose the occasion of the double header race finale in NYC as a celebration of its Global Explorer Program. Building on the company´s long term partnerships with The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and the global ABB FIA Formula E Championship, Allianz creates an immersive virtual reality experience for museum visitors and race fans alike. Topping off the race season, the company invites New Yorkers to join the Explorer micro-conference – NYC edition at MoMA PS1 to discuss collaboration and co-creation between disciplines as science fact and science fiction begin to merge.

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The Natural Cost of Business

Allianz-Allianz report: Failure to manage natural resources brings increasing interruption and liability risks for businesses
Jul 05, 2018 | Allianz SE

Think that depletion of natural resources hurts only individuals? Think again. Companies are at risk too. A new report by AGCS identifies the sectors most vulnerable to natural capital risks...

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Aviation accidents: Top causes of damages at Germany's airports

Allianz-Aviation accidents: Top causes of damages at Germany's airports
Jul 03, 2018 | Allianz SE

The holiday season means Germany's airports are becoming much busier. Consequently accidents on the tarmac, in the airport building or in the parking garages are not uncommon, as an analysis by Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) reveals. As one of the largest airport insurers in Germany, AGCS surveyed loss events at the country's airports in 2017. The result – it is vehicles like baggage trolleys, not aircraft, which are at particular risk on the tarmac. However, passengers should also be wary.

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Allianz Real Estate collaborates with Bright to drive eco-responsible behavior

Allianz-Allianz Real Estate collaborates with Bright to drive eco-responsible behavior
Jul 03, 2018 | Allianz SE

Allianz Real Estate has partnered with Bright, a producer and distributor of digital art for brands and spaces, to encourage the occupants of its buildings to behave in an eco-responsible manner and reduce their electricity bills.

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Allianz SE resolves on new share buy-back program with a volume of up to 1 billion euros

Allianz-Allianz SE resolves on new share buy-back program with a volume of up to 1 billion euros
July 2, 2018 | Allianz SE

Allianz SE has resolved on a new share buy-back program. The volume of such new program will amount to up to 1 billion euros. The program shall start on July 4, 2018 and be finalized by September 30, 2018. 

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Euler Hermes announces new financing support for exporting SMEs through Credable

Allianz-Euler Hermes announces new financing support for exporting SMEs through Credable
Jun 29, 2018 | Allianz SE

Euler Hermes, the world’s largest trade credit insurance company, is revolutionizing the market with a brand new concept: offering individual invoice insurance to SMEs. Sweden’s exporting SMEs can now assess the credit worthiness of potential business partners in 24 European countries and protect their payments online in less than two minutes.

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Allianz partners with Greystar and PSP Investments to grow London student housing platform

Allianz-Allianz partners with Greystar and PSP Investments to grow London student housing platform
Jun 22, 2018 | Allianz SE

Allianz today announces a new initiative as part of its diversification strategy that significantly increases its exposure to the student housing sector and the UK market.

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Pan-European Insurance Forum appoints Thomas Buberl of AXA as Chair

Allianz-Pan-European Insurance Forum appoints Thomas Buberl of AXA as Chair
Jun 21, 2018 | Allianz SE

On May 22, 2018, the Pan-European Insurance Forum (PEIF) appointed Thomas Buberl, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the AXA Group, Chair of PEIF, succeeding Oliver Bäte, Chairman of the Board of Management of Allianz SE. The PEIF is an active platform where the CEOs of major European headquartered (re)insurance groups discuss policy and regulatory matters affecting the European insurance industry, including with external stakeholders, such as regulators and policymakers.

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Euler Hermes oil price scenarios: Look beyond geopolitics

Allianz-Euler Hermes oil price outlook: Look beyond geopolitics
Jun 19, 2018 | Allianz SE

Oil price strength in the second quarter of 2018 has been driven by geopolitics, in particular heightened tension in Syria and in the Middle East, and subsequently the U.S. withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal. Hence, the EH model confirms that the market is now being driven by concerns over geopolitically induced supply shortages that may or may not materialize.

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Encouraging Future Generations: Queens of Hearts

Allianz-Encouraging Future Generations: Queens of Hearts
Jun 19, 2018 | Allianz SE

Malaysian social entrepreneurs Kim Lim, Suzanne Ling and Lee Swee Lin won the first Allianz Future Generations Award with their pitch. What makes their Picha Project so special?

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Encouraging Future Generations: Never Too Young, Never Too Old

Allianz-Encouraging Future Generations: Never Too Young, Never Too Old
Jun 14, 2018 | Allianz SE

It’s never too early or too late to test your innovation wings when it comes to mixing business with altruism. These social entrepreneurs tell you why...

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Allianz report: Failure to manage natural resources brings increasing interruption and liability risks for businesses

Allianz-Allianz report: Failure to manage natural resources brings increasing interruption and liability risks for businesses
Jun 12, 2018 | Allianz SE

Natural resources such as clean air and fresh water are vital for businesses – and at the same time massively at risk across many industry sectors today. Failure to manage the earth’s natural resources or “natural capital” has consequences that extend beyond direct effects on the environment. For businesses, it can also bring new interruption and liability scenarios which can wipe out profits and impact business models, as resource scarcity, regulatory action and pressure from communities and wider society grows, warns AGCS in a new report.

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FIFA World Cup 2018: Ready to Play

Allianz-FIFA World Cup 2018: Ready to Play
Jun 12, 2018 | Allianz SE

Before the 2018 FIFA World Cup kicks off in Russia, one essential item needs to be in position – and it’s not the ball. Big or small, international or local, sporting events have an even bigger supporter - insurance. In fact, you can call it the ‘enabler’. “Without insurance there would be no World Cup, no Olympics or little organized competitive sport at all,” says Michael Furtschegger, Head of Entertainment International at Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS). “For, few would take on the risk required to stage an event, particularly one the size of the World Cup.”

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Stats and the City

Allianz-Allianz Megacities
Jun 08, 2018 | Allianz SE

Some estimate that more than two thirds of the world population might be living in megacities by 2050. Can Big Data solve the problems that come with such overcrowding of cities?

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Allianz and UniCredit sign long-term strategic bancassurance partnership in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE)

Allianz-UniCredit building
Jun 05, 2018 | Allianz SE

Allianz Group and UniCredit have signed a long-term cooperation agreement in the Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) region. With this agreement, which will gradually start in the second half of 2018, UniCredit will exclusively partner with Allianz in providing its customers access to life, property and casualty insurance in Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, Slovenia and Slovakia.

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Allianz Group acquires 8 percent stake in African Reinsurance Corporation

Allianz-Allianz Group acquires 8 percent stake in African Reinsurance Corporation
May 30, 2018 | Allianz SE

Allianz Group has signed an agreement to acquire 8 percent in Africa’s leading reinsurer Africa Re. Under the terms of the agreement, the total cash consideration payable at closing would amount to $81 million (or 69 million euros).

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Allianz builds digital wealth management with Moneyfarm

Allianz-Allianz builds digital wealth management with Moneyfarm
May 29, 2018 | Allianz SE

Allianz Group announced that it is deepening its exposure to digital wealth management through a further investment in Moneyfarm amid rising demand from digitally-native savers and investors. Building on an initial investment from September 2016, the Group’s asset management unit, Allianz Asset Management, will become Moneyfarm’s lead investor and the largest minority shareholder.

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Encouraging Future Generations: Life of a Refugee

Allianz-Encouraging Future Generations: Life of a Refugee
May 23, 2018 | Allianz SE

Beyond the headlines and the debates, the ‘refugee’ label comes with untold stories of human adversity. Meet three social ventures that are working to help the unfortunate get back on their feet...

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Allianz completes sale of part of its life insurance portfolio in Taiwan to China Life

Allianz-Allianz completes sale of part of its life insurance portfolio in Taiwan to China Life
May 18, 2018 | Allianz SE

Allianz today announces that it has completed the sale of part of its traditional life insurance portfolio in Taiwan to China Life Insurance Co. 

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Allianz and PIMCO launch new retirement income business in Australia

Allianz-Allianz and PIMCO launch new retirement income business in Australia
May 17, 2018 | Allianz SE

Allianz, one of the world’s largest insurers, and PIMCO, one of the world’s premier fixed income managers owned by Allianz, have announced the launch of a new business in Australia, Allianz Retire+ Powered by PIMCO, to deliver the next generation of retirement income solutions.

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Allianz 1Q results signal good start into 2018, on track to meet targets

Allianz-Allianz 1Q 2018 financial results
May 15, 2018 | Allianz SE

Allianz Group had a good start into 2018, posting a 6.8 percent rise in net income attributable to shareholders. Internal revenue growth, which adjusts for currency and consolidation effects, was 4.9 percent with positive contributions from all business segments. Total revenues increased 0.7 percent to 36.5 billion euros.

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Protectionism – Euler Hermes expects less than 0.5 pp increase in world import tariffs

Allianz-Protectionism – Euler Hermes expects less than 0.5 pp increase in world import tariffs
May 11, 2018 | Allianz SE

Euler Hermes's latest analysis on protectionism: “Trade Games, Trade Feud or Trade War?” evaluates the impact of higher U.S. tariffs on global trade in 2018 and 2019. It defines three scenarios based on the rise of the average U.S. import tariff and different levels of retaliation among major trade partners.

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The Key to Virtual Car Keys

Allianz-The Key to Virtual Car Keys
May 07, 2018 | Allianz SE

The day isn’t far when a smartphone app helps you unlock your car. But with the convenience of a virtual key come the challenges. Will losing your phone also mean losing your car?

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Allianz sells Banco BPI stake to CaixaBank and seeks to deepen cooperation agreement in Portugal

Allianz-Allianz sells Banco BPI stake to CaixaBank and seeks to deepen cooperation agreement in Portugal
May 06, 2018 | Allianz SE

Allianz Group has agreed to sell its stake in Portugal’s Banco BPI to CaixaBank and will work with both to strengthen its cooperation in non-life insurance in Portugal.

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Going Greener

Allianz-Going Greener
May 04, 2018 | Allianz SE

Allianz is driving change toward a low-carbon economy with an ambitious climate protection package. How do we tackle this challenge? Chief Executive Oliver Bäte elaborates in a video interview...

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Allianz is driving change toward a low-carbon economy with an ambitious climate protection package

Allianz-Allianz climate protection package
May 04, 2018 | Allianz SE

The Allianz Group is significantly expanding its climate strategy and has announced commitments to actively support the global change to a low-carbon economy over the coming decades. 

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Insurance markets 2017: 80 percent of growth comes from emerging economies

Allianz-Insurance markets 2017: 80 percent of growth comes from emerging economies
Apr 26, 2018 | Allianz SE

According to projections by Allianz Research, the global premium volume last year rose to a new record sum of 3.66 trillion euros (excluding health insurance). Compared to 2016, the nominal increase adjusted for exchange rate effects is 3.7 percent.

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Curious? So are we

Allianz-Allianz Global Explorer Program
Apr 25, 2018 | Allianz SE

Allianz’s Global Explorer Program is a series of global and local partnerships, digital and physical activations and crowd-generated content platforms that call out to curious minds around the globe to explore, connect and share how disruptive technologies can drive a more sustainable way of life.

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Euler Hermes announces new digital and transformation team headed by Virginie Fauvel

Allianz-Euler Hermes announces new digital and transformation team headed by Virginie Fauvel
April 20, 2017 | Allianz SE

Following the appointment of Virginie Fauvel as Euler Hermes Chief Transformation Officer on January 15, 2018, a new digital and transformation team has been set up in order to activate the Group’s transformation and materialize its ambition of becoming the most innovative B2B insurance company.

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Megacities and the Mobility Megachallenge

Allianz-Megacities and the Mobility Megachallenge
Apr 19, 2018 | Allianz SE

With explosive growth in the number of large cities and their population, urban mobility is an issue crying for attention. What are the challenges and what could be the solutions?

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People, Planet, Prosperity

Allianz-Allianz Sustainability Report 2017
Apr 12, 2018 | Allianz SE

The United Nations has set ambitious Sustainable Development Goals to ensure a better tomorrow. How is Allianz contributing to this cause? The Sustainability Report 2017 outlines our efforts…

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Allianz X invests $35 million in leading Southeast Asian mobile platform GO-JEK

Allianz-Allianz X invests $35 million in leading Southeast Asian mobile platform GO-JEK
Apr 11, 2018 | Allianz SE

Allianz X, the digital investment unit of the Allianz Group, has announced a $35 million investment in GO-JEK, the leading Indonesian ridehailing platform that also offers various consumer on-demand and payment services. This is Allianz X’s first investment in a Southeast Asian-headquartered company and fourth transaction in 2018. Allianz becomes GO-JEK’s sole international insurance shareholder.

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Allianz finances African infrastructure projects by investing into Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund (EAIF)

Allianz-Allianz finances African infrastructure projects by investing into Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund (EAIF)
Apr 10, 2018 | Allianz SE

Allianz is providing financing of 75 million euros and $25 million, both over 12 years, as EAIF’s first insurance-investor. The EAIF debt financing is the second Emerging Markets (EM) blended finance transaction within 12 months, run by Allianz Global Investors (AllianzGI) on behalf of Allianz Group investing for their insurance portfolios. This brings the total commitment of Allianz Group to EM blended finance through AllianzGI infrastructure debt platform to over $600 million.

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Allianz secures Binding Corporate Rules certification in initiative to strengthen data privacy within group

Allianz-Allianz secures Binding Corporate Rules certification in initiative to strengthen data privacy within group
Apr 10, 2018 | Allianz SE

Allianz Group recently received approval of its Binding Corporate Rules from the EU-mandated Bavarian Data Protection Authority, BayLDA. Binding Corporate Rules or "BCRs" were developed by the European Union to allow multinational corporations to make intra-organizational transfers of personal data across borders in compliance with EU Data  Protection Law.

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Euler Hermes' Q1 2018 country risk ratings: 5 upgrades and 3 downgrades

Allianz-Euler Hermes' Q1 2018 country risk ratings: 5 upgrades and 3 downgrades
Apr 05, 2018 | Allianz SE

Euler Hermes, the worldwide leader in credit insurance, publishes its Q1 2018 country and sector risks ratings. Euler Hermes monitors 242 countries and territories using about 40 short-term and medium-term indicators to measure the risk of payment disruptions in a given country that are outside the control of companies. Overall, Ghana, Côte d’Ivoire, Egypt and Russia’s ratings were upgraded, while Romania, Algeria and Tunisia’s ratings were downgraded. 

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Amandla EduFootball: Fair Play

Allianz-Amandla EduFootball: Fair Play
Apr 05, 2018 | Allianz SE

Football has the ability to unite people. It also has the ability to change young lives, shows social entrepreneur Florian Zech’s Amandla EduFootball, which is one of the 10 shortlisted social ventures for the Investment Ready Program, to which Allianz is lending its expertise under a partnership with Impact Hub.

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Simple Twist of Fate

Allianz-Allianz customer report 2018: Simple Twist of Fate
Apr 03, 2018 | Allianz SE

Insurers as well as those who buy insurance know one thing – things don’t always go as you expect them to. Worse still, the causes of big changes can sometimes be really small. Here are seven major changes that happened to the world, all because of small, insignificant causes...

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B3i founders form blockchain startup

Allianz-B3i founders form blockchain startup
Mar 26, 2018 | Allianz SE

The Blockchain Insurance Industry Initiative (B3i) is pleased to announce the incorporation of B3i Services AG in Zurich, Switzerland. The company was formed by the founders of B3i. Up until now B3i has been a collaborative initiative of 15 global insurers and reinsurers who came together in late 2016 to explore and test the potential of blockchain in the industry.

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Allianz AI Report: Rise of the robots brings benefits, but also new loss and liability scenarios

Allianz-Allianz Artificial Intelligence Report
Mar 22, 2018 | Allianz SE

In a new report, insurer Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) identifies both the benefits and emerging risk concerns around the growing implementation of AI in society and industry, including in the insurance sector. AI, also referred to as machine learning, is essentially software that is able to think and learn like a human. 

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All about GDPR data privacy laws

Allianz-All about GDPR data privacy laws
Mar 22, 2018 | Allianz SE

From May 25, 2018, the long awaited General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will apply across the EU, representing the biggest shake up of data protection laws in the digital age. In the latest edition of the Global Risk Dialogue, Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) cyber experts Christopher Rau, Jens Krickhahn and Marek Stanislawski offer their insights on what businesses can expect...

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Euro Monitor 2017: Economic tailwind but reluctance to reform

Allianz-Euro Monitor 2017: Economic tailwind but reluctance to reform
Mar 21, 2018 | Allianz SE

From an economic point of view, the eurozone could hardly be in better shape than it is today. The upswing seems likely to continue, the peak has just begun. This development is reflected in the results of this year's Euro Monitor, with which we measure the state of the euro economies on the basis of 20 indicators every year. 

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Allianz best at reaching out to potential candidates on digital space

Allianz-Allianz best at reaching out to potential candidates on digital space
Mar 21, 2018 | Allianz SE

Market research company Potentialpark awarded Allianz the first place in a global ranking for the best digital recruiting communication. Allianz was also able to hold on to its number one position in Europe and Asia for the fifth time.

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Allianz X co-leads European mobile bank N26’s Series C round

Allianz-Allianz X co-leads European mobile bank N26’s Series C round
Mar 20, 2018 | Allianz SE

Allianz X, the digital investment unit of the Allianz Group, announced that it co-led N26’s $160 million Series C funding round and joins its Board of Directors alongside a list of notable investors. The funding round includes contributions from additional investors, including existing shareholders. “N26 is a clear frontrunner in mobile banking,” said Solmaz Altin, Chief Digital Officer of the Allianz Group. 

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Allianz expands Entertainment insurance to Asia with Singapore launch

Allianz-Allianz expands Entertainment insurance to Asia with Singapore launch
Mar 19, 2018 | Allianz SE

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty SE (AGCS) is rolling out the red carpet for its Entertainment insurance division in Asia with a launch in Singapore. With nearly half of the world’s movie production taking place in Asia and large-scale live events and music tours on the rise, Entertainment is an important growth sector in Asia as more organizers look for insurance solutions to protect their events and productions.

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Innovation in an Urban Garden

Allianz-Innovation in an Urban Garden
Mar 16, 2018 | Allianz SE

What’s common to small and large companies? Both need fresh ideas and sustainable practices. Allianz and its customer Infarm, an urban produce and herb startup, find they are not that different when it comes to their belief in innovation and sustainability...

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Enabling Digitalization Index 2018: Measuring digitagility

Allianz-Enabling Digitalization Index 2018: Measuring digitagility
Mar 15, 2018 | Allianz SE

Euler Hermes presents its Enabling Digitalization Index (EDI) 2018, which illustrates each country’s ability to provide the necessary environment for business to succeed in an increasingly digitalized global economy. The United States, Germany and the Netherlands make the top three of the 2018 EDI ranking. 

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Seeking Soul Sisters

Allianz-mentoring
Mar 08, 2018 | Allianz SE

Even as the world celebrates Women’s Day, millions of female professionals struggle to find mentors and networks to build careers they love. Why is this key career step stone so elusive to women and what can be done about it?

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Profile: Iván de la Sota

Allianz-Iván de la Sota
Mar 08, 2018 | Allianz SE

In discussing his new role as Chief Business Transformation Officer on the Allianz board of management, Iván de la Sota has a refined, reserved and cautious manner, whether speaking in fluent German, English or Spanish. However, the importance of this role in the development of the group is very clear in his mind. 

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Iván de la Sota appointed to Board of Management of Allianz SE as Chief Business Transformation Officer

Allianz-Iván de la Sota
Mar 08, 2018 | Allianz SE

The Supervisory Board of Allianz SE has appointed Iván de la Sota (53) to the Board of Management of Allianz SE to assume the role of Chief Business Transformation Officer, effective April 1, 2018. The new Board of Management division will support Allianz entities in exploiting business opportunities that arise from a growing demand for digital insurance and investment solutions among all customer groups. 

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Machine Head: Artificial Intelligence and insurance

Allianz-Machine head: Artificial Intelligence and insurance
Mar 06, 2018 | Allianz SE

The next time you contact your insurer, there is a good chance that you will be dealing with Artificial Intelligence (AI). Insurers are starting to use intelligent computers to give advice and speed up the process of buying insurance and paying claims. But with the benefits also come new risks. The latest edition of the Global Risk Dialogue by Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty explores the developments.. 

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Solmaz Altin to become board member of Allianz Asia in June 2018

Allianz-Solmaz Altin to become board member of Allianz Asia in June 2018
Mar 02, 2018 | Allianz SE

Solmaz Altin (44), currently the Chief Digital Officer of Allianz, will join the Allianz Asia Executive Board from June 1, 2018 and will succeed George Sartorel (60) as Regional CEO effective May 1, 2019. After almost 40 years with Allianz, George Sartorel has decided to retire in 2019. Solmaz Altin will work closely with him over the course of 2018 to ensure a smooth transition. 

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Allianz and Visa launch mobile payment and loyalty app

Allianz-Allianz and Visa launch mobile payment and loyalty app
Feb 27, 2018 | Allianz SE

Visa and Allianz Partners are bringing an innovative new payment solution to consumers: “Allianz Prime”. The mobile payment and  loyalty app is the first of its kind in the insurance industry and enables customers to make fast, safe and easy payments with their mobile device online and in stores. 

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Allianz X invests $30 million in working capital marketplace C2FO

Allianz-Allianz X invests $30 million in working capital marketplace C2FO
Feb 27, 2018 | Allianz SE

Allianz X, the digital investment unit of the Allianz Group, announced a $30 million investment in C2FO, a fintech business that connects buyers and suppliers of goods and services with working capital funding needs.

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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 (AGCS) in a new report.

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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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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 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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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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