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Allianz and MUFG invest in EDF wind farm in Oklahoma

Allianz-Allianz and MUFG invest in EDF wind farm in Oklahoma
Feb 2, 2017 | Allianz Capital Partners

Allianz and MUFG, one of the world’s leading financial groups, have together invested tax equity in the Great Western wind park developed and owned by EDF Renewable Energy (EDF RE), one of the leading wind project developers in the United States.

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PIMCO names Kimberley Stafford as new head of Asia-Pacific

Allianz-PIMCO names Kimberley Stafford as new head of Asia-Pacific
Jan 23, 2017 | PIMCO

The leading global investment management firm has named Kimberley Stafford, Managing Director and current Global Head of PIMCO’s Consultant Relations Group, as the new Head of Asia-Pacific

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PIMCO launches global ESG investment platform

Allianz-PIMCO launches global ESG investment platform
Jan 19, 2017 | PIMCO

New ESG fund helps clients achieve their investment goals while making a positive social impact

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Standard Chartered Bank and Allianz announce 15-year general insurance partnership in Asia

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Jan 19, 2017 | Allianz SE

Standard Chartered Bank and Allianz today announced a 15-year bancassurance agreement for the distribution of Allianz’s general insurance products...

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Allianz invests in EDF wind farm in Illinois

Allianz-Allianz invests in EDF wind farm in Illinois
Jan 17, 2017 | Allianz SE

Allianz has invested tax equity in the Kelly Creek wind project developed and owned by EDF Renewable Energy (EDF RE), one of the leading wind project developers in the United States. Allianz is the sole tax equity partner in the project.

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Teaching kids about money

Allianz-Teaching kids about money
Dec 27, 2016 | Allianz SE

You’ve taught them the ABCs, now teach them the 1-2-3s: spending, saving and investing...

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A Tale of Trust

Allianz-A Tale of Trust
Dec 20, 2016 | Allianz SE

Using technology and time, insurance agent Miriam Arnedo is building not just sales, but also relationships in a sleepy town in the Basque region

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HypoVereinsbank and Allianz conclude sales collaboration

Allianz-HypoVereinsbank and Allianz conclude sales collaboration
Dec 13, 2016 | Allianz SE

Allianz will be the new insurance partner of HypoVereinsbank (UniCredit Bank AG) from January 1, 2018. From 2018, retail and corporate customers of HypoVereinsbank will be able to benefit from the broad range of products and services from Allianz

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The “Internet of Things” and the world of insurance

Allianz-The “Internet of Things” and the world of insurance
Aug 24, 2016 | Allianz SE

The “Internet of Things” is a part of the “Industry 4.0” movement which makes up the fourth industrial revolution, the age of digital power. Connecting production and products to automation and data exchange opens up new business areas for traditional suppliers. The insurance sector is taking part in this transformation.

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Semi-AUTOnomous driving: safer and cheaper

Allianz-Semi-AUTOnomous driving: safer and cheaper
Aug 12, 2016 | Allianz SE

Allianz France introduces insurance for semi-autonomous cars.

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Navigating the storm: the Atlantic hurricane season 2016

Allianz-Navigating the storm: the Atlantic hurricane season 2016
Aug 09, 2016 | Allianz SE

The Atlantinc hurricane season starts in June and lasts until end November. Dr. Sarah Abelen from Natural Catastrophe Risk Management at Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) explains the major risks.

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From lipstick to little monsters: “Pokémon Go” while driving

Allianz-From lipstick to little monsters: “Pokémon Go” while driving
Jul 21, 2016 | Allianz SE

Putting on lipstick, calling a friend or catching a Pokémon on the street corner: Harmless situations can easily turn into dangerous distractions when driving.

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Emmanuel Roman appointed CEO of PIMCO

Allianz-Allianz: Emmanuel Roman appointed CEO of PIMCO
July 20, 2016 | Allianz SE

Emmanuel (Manny) Roman (52) will become Chief Executive Officer at Pacific Investment Management Company LLC (PIMCO), an Asset Management subsidiary of Allianz, as of 1 November 2016. He will take over responsibilities from Douglas (Doug) Hodge (58), who steered PIMCO through a phase of rapid change.

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Dr. Allianz makes house calls

Allianz-Dr. Allianz makes house calls
Jul 18, 2016 | Allianz SE

Allianz's new digital doctor improves customers service and lowers cost.

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Help for clients affected by the storms in France and Germany

Allianz-Help for clients affected from the storms in France and Germany
Jun 02, 2016 | Allianz SE

The storms and heavy rainfalls across France and German have caused considerable damage. What should Allianz customers do if they were affected and need to file a claim?

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The Gotthard Base Tunnel: a project – heavier than 5 Cheops Pyramids

Allianz-The Gotthard Base Tunnel: a project – heavier than 5 Cheops Pyramids
May 31, 2016 | Allianz SE

On June 1st, the longest tunnel in the world will open in the Swiss Alps. It has taken 17 years to complete. Allianz with its entities Allianz Swiss, Euler Hermes and Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty has been a lead insurer from start to finish.

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Don’t leave retirement to luck

Allianz-Don’t leave retirement to luck
May 24, 2016 | Allianz SE

Almost 20 percent of Americans are hoping to win the lottery to finance their retirement. The odds are bigger they will be killed by a meteorite. Here are five tips on how to boost retirement income.

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Airlander 10: The sky has no limits

Allianz-Airlander 10: The sky has no limits
May 18, 2016 | Allianz SE

What’s sixty feet longer than an Airbus 380, larger than a football field and can lift 10 tons? The largest and oddest-looking aircraft in the world: the Airlander 10.

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Euler Hermes: The Formula 1 of exporters – exports on the fast lane, but insolvencies and risks are as well

Allianz-Euler Hermes: The Formula 1 of exporters – exports on the fast lane, but insolvencies and risks are as well
Apr 22, 2016 | Allianz SE

High speeds, overtaking maneuvers, high risks and danger of “jostling” – That’s the world of Formula 1 – and of exports.

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Get connected and drive safely

Allianz-Get connected and drive safely
Apr 13, 2016 | Allianz SE

Convenient, secure and environmentally friendly: connected mobility promises to do a world of good and took center stage at the fourth Allianz Auto Day. Manfred Knof, Chairman of the Board of Management of Allianz Deutschland, called for fair access to vehicle data for all market participants.

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Understanding the customer is key

Allianz-Understanding the customer is key
Mar 18, 2016 | Allianz SE

In a keynote speech at the Global Conferences of technology fair CeBIT, Oliver Bäte explained the need for industries to transform, using Allianz as an example. For Bäte, the crucial point is understanding the needs of the customer.

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The emotional impact of burglary

Allianz-The emotional impact of burglary
Mar 16, 2016 | Allianz SE

Marilynne is the type of person who always looks on the bright side of life. When her mother died of cancer, Marilynne was grateful she hadn’t suffered. It wasn’t until a year later, when her home was broken into that Marilynne finally broke down.

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A lock only keeps honest people out

Allianz-A lock only keeps honest people out
Feb 29, 2016 | Allianz SE

As the saying goes, “A lock only keeps honest people out.” Anyone who really wants to break into your home will. Most likely, a burglar isn’t targeting you in particular. He’s looking for an easy mark. Don’t put out the burglar welcome mat. Here are some tips to make your home unappealing to burglars and precautions to take in case they should they get in.

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Allianz mobilizes to assist UK flood victims

Allianz-The UK is certainly no stranger to experiencing wet weather; however, December 2015 has seen storms Desmond, Eva and Frank cause devastating disruption to thousands of homes and businesses in just under three weeks.
Jan 04, 2016 | Allianz SE

The UK is certainly no stranger to experiencing wet weather; however, December 2015 has seen storms Desmond, Eva and Frank cause devastating disruption to thousands of homes and businesses in just under three weeks. 

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Allianz, Baidu and Hillhouse agree joint venture to create innovative digital insurance solutions in China

Allianz-New product offers for broad range of customer needs / Digital premiums in China estimated to grow strongly mid-term
Nov 26, 2015 | Allianz SE

New product offers for broad range of customer needs / Digital premiums in China estimated to grow strongly mid-term

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Allianz opens a new subsidiary in Kenya

Allianz-Allianz opens a new subsidiary in Kenya
Oct 20, 2015 | Allianz SE

Allianz has taken a further step in its growth strategy in Africa and will start operations in Kenya. Kenya is the twelfth country where Allianz Africa is present. Allianz is already among the leaders of the market in Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central Africa, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Madagascar, Mali, Republic of Congo, Senegal and Togo. The insurance business in Africa is run by Allianz Africa, a subsidiary of Allianz France.

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“Insurance: Disruption is coming!”

Allianz-“Insurance: Disruption is coming!”
Sep 30, 2015 | Allianz SE

“Startups offer a tremendous source of digital innovation and untapped efficiencies to the financial industry” says Marc Oerke, Head of Allianz Digital Corporate Ventures. He is screening startups, talking to their founders. And sometimes he invests. Three deals were recently closed: with Argus Cyber Security, QuanTemplate and Urgent.ly. In our interview he explains why Allianz invested in these companies and why startups and the whole ecosystem around them are so important – even vital – for the insurance business of the future.

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Allianz Real Estate invests 900 million euros in loan portfolio secured against prime Irish Retail Property

Allianz-Allianz Real Estate together with its joint venture partner, Hammerson plc, has signed an agreement with Ireland’s National Asset Management Agency (“NAMA”) to acquire the Project Jewel portfolio of loans secured against market-leading retail assets in Dublin, Ireland, including Dundrum Town Centre (“Dundrum”), Ireland’s pre-eminent shopping and leisure destination.
Sep 29, 2015 | Allianz SE

Allianz Real Estate together with its joint venture partner, Hammerson plc, has signed an agreement with Ireland’s National Asset Management Agency (“NAMA”) to acquire the Project Jewel portfolio of loans secured against market-leading retail assets in Dublin, Ireland, including Dundrum Town Centre (“Dundrum”), Ireland’s pre-eminent shopping and leisure destination.

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How Microinsurance started in Germany

Allianz-When historian Stefan Pretzlik dug into the archives of Allianz he made an unexpected discovery: Allianz had started microinsurance very early in Germany: in 1926.
Sep 28, 2015 | Allianz SE

When historian Stefan Pretzlik dug into the archives of Allianz he made an unexpected discovery: Allianz had started microinsurance very early in Germany: in 1926.

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Allianz Italy insures first scooter sharing service in Milan

Allianz-While Germans may swear by their cars, Italians would much rather speed through the urban jungle on their scooters. Together with energy group Eni, Allianz Italy – under the leadership of Klaus-Peter Röhler – just rolled out the first scooter sharing service ever to be offered in the fashion center of Milan.
Sep 18, 2015 | Allianz Italy

Together with energy group Eni, Allianz Italy contributed in launching the first scooter sharing service.

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10 years after hurricane Katrina: Mitigating the losses from windstorm events

Allianz-10 years after hurricane Katrina: Mitigating the losses from windstorm events
Aug 18, 2015 | Allianz SE

While scientists cannot provide a conclusive answer to the question of how climate change impacts storms, most agree severity of windstorms will change in future. Based on Allianz experience the severity of losses from weather events including windstorms is already increasing. The average amount paid for extreme weather events including windstorms by insurers between 1980 and 1989 totaled $15bn a year. Between 2010 and 2013 this rose to an average of $70bn a year.

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Counterfeiting: don’t let it ruin your vacation

Allianz-Have you ever imagined a good deal turning bad? That’s what could happen to anyone who buys counterfeit goods on vacation. As summer vacations draw near, Allianz Global Assistance offers advice on how you can protect yourself from buying imitations.
Jul 28, 2015 | Allianz SE

Have you ever imagined a good deal turning bad? That’s what could happen to anyone who buys counterfeit goods on vacation. As summer vacations draw near, Allianz Global Assistance offers advice on how you can protect yourself from buying imitations.

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Which kind of traveler are you?

Allianz-Four kinds of travelers emerged in recent years according to a study Allianz Global Assistance (AGA). The comfort traveler, the active traveler, the money smart traveler and the stress traveler. You want to know which type you are? You can easily find out by answering the questions in our test. AGA conducted this study via their #Helpme Forums Observatory which, since 2009, has been documenting concerns expressed by Internet users in 32.5 million conversations on travel forums in elf countries.
Jul 24, 2015 | Allianz SE

Four kinds of travelers emerged in recent years according to a study by Allianz Global Assistance (AGA). The comfort traveler, the active traveler, the money smart traveler and the stress traveler. You want to know which type you are? You can easily find out by answering the questions in our test. AGA conducted this study via their #Helpme Forums Observatory which, since 2009, has been documenting concerns expressed by Internet users in 32.5 million conversations on travel forums in eleven countries.

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Five tips for a worry-free summer holiday

Allianz-Allianz Global Assistance (AGA) is the specialist for travel insurance and assistance services within the Allianz Group, covering everything from currency to travel insurance cover from Greece to Tunisia and even for countries for which travel warnings have been issued. AGA has 5 tips for a safe and worry-free summer holiday.
Jul 23, 2015 | Allianz SE

Allianz Global Assistance (AGA) is the specialist for travel insurance and assistance services within the Allianz Group, covering everything from currency to travel insurance cover from Greece to Tunisia and even for countries for which travel warnings have been issued. AGA has 5 tips for a safe and worry-free summer holiday.

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“Pension provision has become a delicate balancing act”

Allianz-New indicator examines if today’s employees can expect an adequate retirement income in the future / Top 3 of 49 countries: The Netherlands, Denmark, Norway; Germany on rank 13 / Malaysia, India, Indonesia last in ranking
Jul 22, 2015 | Allianz SE New indicator examines if today’s employees can expect an adequate retirement income in the future / Top 3 of 49 countries: The Netherlands, Denmark, Norway; Germany on rank 13 / Malaysia, India, Indonesia last in ranking More...

Spare the elk and hit the bear

Allianz-Spare the elk and hit the bear
Apr 23, 2015 | Allianz SE

Who pays if a sheepdog eats his fill from a pond full of koi carp or a driver hits a bear by mistake? Find out more in our gallery. Published in „1890“ the magazine of Allianz Germany (Issue 2/2015), adapted by Allianz.com.

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"We view speculation in the art market with caution"

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Mar 19, 2015 | Allianz SE

The world's largest art and antiques trade fair TEFAF (The European Fine Art Fair) is taking place in Maastricht from March 13 to 22, 2015. As one of the leading art insurers, a number of Allianz experts will be in attendance, along with collectors and renowned gallery owners. Oliver Class from Zurich, art expert at Allianz Suisse, will be among them.

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Allianz Investor Relations App now available for everyone

Allianz-Allianz Investor Relations App now available for everyone
Feb 06, 2015 | Allianz SE

The Allianz Investor Relations App is widening its reach. It doesn't matter if you use an iPhone, iPad or Android device: The new Allianz app can now run on any smartphone or tablet. Download it from the Apple Store and Google Play Store.

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Allianz to sell Fireman’s Fund personal insurance business to ACE, completing future positioning for its P&C business in US

Allianz-Allianz to sell Fireman’s Fund personal insurance business to ACE, completing future positioning for its P&C business in US
Dec 18, 2014 | Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty / Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company

Allianz progresses final element of US property & casualty business reconfiguration / Integration of Fireman’s Fund commercial lines into AGCS creates focus on commercial P&C insurance under Allianz brand / New run-off carrier, San Francisco Re, to manage legacy Fireman’s Fund business

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Interview with a stag

Allianz-Interview with a stag
Nov 13, 2014 | Allianz SE

It is the same story every year. Road traffic accidents involving game animals lead to damaged cars, injured people, and even fatalities. Dead game animals on the side of the road. Our Allianz.com reporter set out to find one of the culprits of these incidents – a stag. Even though stags are comparatively rarely involved in this particular kind of road traffic accident, he was the only animal who would talk to us. The roe deer were too shy, and ran away before we could even ask our first question. The stag was particularly keen not to be seen as guilty, and wanted to stay anonymous. He refused to tell us his name.

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Allianz and BMW Group expand global cooperation

Allianz-Allianz and BMW Group expand global cooperation
Oct 01, 2014 | Allianz Global Automotive

Allianz SE and BMW AG have renewed their collaboration on a global level for another five years. The CEOs of the two companies, Michael Diekmann and Dr. Norbert Reithofer, signed the extension of a Global Partnership Agreement between both groups, which was originally agreed upon in 2009, on September 3rd, 2014.

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Allianz repositions its commercial P&C business in the United States

Allianz-Allianz repositions its commercial P&C business in the United States
Sep 17, 2014 | Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty / Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company

Fireman’s Fund commercial P&C business will become part of Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) / Allianz will integrate its commercial P&C insurance in the US market under the Allianz brand / Strategic options being considered for Fireman’s Fund’s personal lines business

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What’s the world worth?

Allianz-What’s the world worth?
Aug 21, 2014 | Allianz SE

What’s the world worth? Our colleagues at the Allianz customer magazine 1890 asked this question and the resulting numbers were large. So large in fact that they created an entire infographic series from them. We will present them on allianz.com. Part IV: Asia.

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Good corporate governance drives sustainable performance

Allianz-David Diamond, Global Co-Head of ESG at Allianz Global Investors
Aug 08, 2014 | Allianz SE

While shareholders, at the prospect of pending dividend payments, are eagerly anticipating the AGM season, they will simultaneously have to decide how they will vote at the respective AGMs. The interview with David Diamond, Global Co-Head of ESG at Allianz Global Investors, gives an insight into how professional investors deal with voting their proxies.

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Taking care of Lassie!

Allianz-Taking care of Lassie!
Jul 16, 2014 | Allianz SE

Dangerous projectiles: Dogs are too often left unrestrained in the car / New Allianz Centre for Technology crash test with crash test dogs / A 35 kilo dog can develop a projectile force of 1,400 kilos at only 40 Kilometers per hour

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“What really matters is the total return”

Allianz-“What really matters is the total return”
May 28, 2014 | Allianz SE

On May 27 the German Federal Ministry of Finance published a new draft pensions package which provides for a reduction in the guaranteed interest rate for life insurance policies with effect from January 1, 2015. What should customers do now? We asked Alf Neumann, Member of the Board of Allianz Leben

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One small device for one giant continent

Allianz-One small device for one giant continent
May 27, 2014 | Allianz SE

Generations of explorers and investors have identified Africa as a continent with a big business potential. The sheer size of the continent has often proven to be an obstacle. The invention of one small device now can change everything: the mobile phone. For a company like Allianz mobile microinsurance holds a lot of promise. In our featured interview, Ben Oumar shares his experience in what it is like to sell insurance without all the paperwork. His job: Mobile insurance promoter for Allianz.

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Credit insurance II: for a global and healthy economy

Allianz-Credit insurance II: for a global and healthy economy
Apr 15, 2014 | Allianz SE

In the first part of our interview with Euler Hermes CEO Wilfried Verstraete, we described how it has supported businesses for more than 100 years. In this second part, we concentrate on challenges and the global influence of credit insurance.

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Credit insurance: for safe and sustainable business

Allianz-Credit insurance: for safe and sustainable business
Apr 14, 2014 | Allianz SE

Euler Hermes, a company of Allianz, has been protecting and supporting businesses for more than 100 years. Its trade credit insurance helps thousands of companies to trade with confidence, safe in the knowledge that they are protected against non-payment for goods or services. In an interview with allianz.com, Chairman of the Board of Management Wilfried Verstraete, explains how it all works.

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Renoir returns

Allianz-Renoir returns
Apr 03, 2014 | Allianz SE

The end of a remarkable journey. Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s “On the Shore of the Seine” is on display for the public at the Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) for the first time since it was stolen from there in 1951. The painting’s story involved a large cast of characters, including a famed collector, a customer at a flea market and the Allianz US subsidiary Fireman’s Fund.

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Protecting a glittering heart

Allianz-Protecting a glittering heart
Feb 14, 2014 | Allianz SE

Leading up to Valentine’s Day, thousands of jewelry stores around the world have been buzzing. Jewelry is the number one all-time favorite gift on Valentine's Day, and hearts are the most popular jewelry item given. But the dazzle of that new diamond heart needs to be protected.

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"The hackers from the 1980s are a thing of the past"

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Jan 28, 2014 | Allianz SE

16 million stolen e-mail addresses and passwords in Germany, 40 million credit cards hacked in the US, 100 million in South Korea – and that is just recently. The "Allianz Risk Barometer" declares hacker attacks, IT problems and the loss of reputation as one of the big new challenges of business risks.

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Pensions: Ongoing planning, not a panacea

Allianz-Pensions: Ongoing planning, not a panacea
Jan 21, 2014 | Allianz SE

Brigitte Miksa, Head of International Pensions at Allianz Asset Management, discusses the topic of retirement provision.

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Classic risks, new risks

Allianz-Classic risks, new risks
Jan 16, 2014 | Allianz SE

Our infographic shows the biggest operating risks for businesses. For the second year in a row, business interruption and supply chain risks lead the Risk Barometer ranking. Nearly half (43 percent) of those surveyed consider these perils to be among the three most important for companies, although this is slightly down from the year before (46 percent). New in the Top 10: The fear of hacker attacks. This graphic can be used free of charge if the source is named.

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Risks come in packs for businesses

Allianz-Risks come in packs for businesses
Jan 14, 2014 | Allianz SE

Business interruption and supply chain, natural catastrophes and fire/explosion are the principal risks that continue to occupy the attention of global companies at the start of 2014, according to the third annual Allianz Risk Barometer, which surveyed over 400 corporate insurance experts from 33 countries.

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Allianz concludes IT operations service agreement with IBM for data center operation support

Allianz-Allianz concludes IT operations service agreement with IBM for data center operation support
Dec 20, 2013 | Allianz Managed Operations & Services SE (AMOS)

Transformation of global IT infrastructure / Changeover to be completed by the end of 2017

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A Christmas tree for the pope

Allianz-A Christmas tree for the pope
Dec 13, 2013 | Allianz SE

This year, the Christmas tree which decorates St. Peter's square in Rome comes from Bavaria. A Munich based Allianz agency insured the 1.200 kilometer long journey.

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Xaver: Three cheers for prevention!

Allianz-Xaver: Three cheers for prevention!, Picture by: Jonas Rogowski | Titel: storm Xaver in Warnemünde, 2013| License: CC BY 3.0
Dec 10, 2013 | Allianz SE

Winter storms such as "Xaver" have become increasingly frequent in central Europe. most recently the region fell victim to Cyclone "Christian" at the end of October. In general, damage levels have increased in recent decades, mainly because of socio-economic factors.

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Impact of weather variances

Allianz-Impact of weather variances
Nov 29, 2013 | Allianz SE

Sectors such as energy, retail, food, clothing, tourism, distribution, transport and construction are sensitive to minor changes in the weather. Some details on how weather affects these industries can be seen in our infografic.

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Power outages - "One second without electricity may be one second too many"

Allianz-Power outages -
Nov 27, 2013 | Allianz SE

Electricity is the lifeblood of modern civilization. If there's even a brief power cut, we quickly realize just to what extent we depend on electricity. Home's no longer cozy, there's no light in the evenings and dinner has to be eaten cold. But industry depends on a continuous power supply much more than private individuals do, and even short power outages can have disastrous consequences.

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Superstorm Haiyan: Is climate change to blame?

Allianz-Superstorm Haiyan: Is climate change to blame?
Nov 13, 2013 | Allianz SE

Typhoon Haiyan is one of the most violent storms to ever have raged in Southeast Asia. Millions of people have been affected. Now the media is asking whether global warming is to blame for the natural catastrophe. Dr. Markus Stowasser, a meteorologist at Allianz explains, how such a superstorm can occur, to what extent global warming is at fault and how it is affecting one of the poorest and worst insured regions in the world – the Philippines.  

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Struggle against Sandy

Allianz-Struggle against Sandy
Oct 28, 2013 | Allianz SE

Northern Europe and the British islands are battling with a storm system and its aftermath. Today was the same day a year ago that the “superstorm” Sandy hit the American east coast. Bert Reinauer, Vice President and Treasurer of Reinauer Transportation, spoke with Allianz about how his company protected its people, boats and offices and kept business running while the storm swept over. Rainauer Transportation is a leader in oil and chemicals shipping and is based in Staten Island, New York, one of the regions most affected by Sandy.

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Superstorm Sandy

Allianz-Photo: Leonard Zhukovsky / Shutterstock.com
Oct 22, 2013 | AGCS

A year ago, Hurricane Sandy caused damages in the billions of dollars. Experts say it was the third most expensive hurricane in US history. In our infographic we follow the trail of destruction back to Sandy's origins.

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Cyclone in India

Allianz-Stormy weather in Asia
Oct 17, 2013 | Allianz SE

The fall is storm season in Asia with many different storms hitting the region. Allianz.com spoke to the CEO of Bajaj Allianz General Insurance, Tapan Singhel, about the recent super storm in India.

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Superstorm Sandy: lessons learned?

Allianz-Superstorm Sandy: lessons learned?
Oct 16, 2013 | Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty AG (AGCS)

One year after Sandy, how ready are businesses in the US for another major storm like it? The risks are known, and so are the preventative measures they can take.

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Allianz enters next stage of provider selection for global data center operations services

Allianz-Allianz enters next stage of provider selection for global data center operations services
Oct 15, 2013 | Allianz Managed Operations & Services SE (AMOS)

Transformation of global IT infrastructure / Partnership with external provider intended / Start of exclusive contract negotiations with IBM

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Collision with nature

Allianz-Collision with nature
Oct 04, 2013 | Allianz SE

Every year in Germany alone there are 230,000 accidents with wild animals. Modern technology in cars and on the road should help to reduce the number of crashes. Nature itself also offers a solution: Green bridges ensure that animals do not get on the roads to begin with.

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Oktoberfest in Germany – party without remorse

Allianz-Oktoberfest in Germany – party without remorse
Sep 30, 2013 | Allianz SE

Every September the festivities of Oktoberfest rock the entire city of Munich. With beer halls, traditional food, rides, musical performances and other fun activities, people from all over the world enjoy the famous Oktoberfest. It is one of the largest festivals in the world, with six million visitors every year. During the 16 day festival traditionally starting in mid-September, large quantities of German beer are consumed with around 6.9 million "Mass" (liters) of beer served in 2012.

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Insurance for the Moon Festival in China

Allianz-Insurance for the Moon Festival in China
Sep 12, 2013 | Allianz SE

In China, the Moon Festival is one of the most important festivities of the year. As well as a whole host of culinary delights, the main focal point of the Chinese event is the view of the full moon. If the moon happens to be obscured by clouds on this day of all days, the festival is only half as much fun. For all of those disappointed moon watchers, Allianz is collaborating with Taobao to offer accident insurance for the festivities which also includes a "moon insurance" component: policyholders get money back if the moon remains out of sight.

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Wildfire protection: Facing the flame monster

Allianz-Wildfires have always been a normal part of the summer in America's southwest but they are now becoming a year-round concern. Preparing homes in at-risk regions is key. (Symbolic photo)
Aug 30, 2013 | Allianz SE

Drought, wind and lightning triggered the huge wildfires in the vicinity of the world famous Yosemite National Park in California only a few days ago. At times, 150 fires were raging. As in every summer, Californians and others in America's southwest who live near forests are concerned about their homes.

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Explosive war legacy: Unexploded bombs still pose a risk

Allianz-Detonation of the aerial bomb on the 28th of August 2012 at 21:54 in Schwabing, Munich
Aug 28, 2013 | Allianz SE

One year ago, the controlled explosion of a major World War II bomb in the north of Munich caused quite a stir. The bomb, which was found close to the Allianz Group head office, made the public only too aware of the considerable legacy still hidden in city centers, not only in Germany.

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Hail: increasing risk, better forecasting

Allianz-Glass roofs and awnings are particularly vulnerable to hail damage.
Aug 22, 2013 | Allianz SE

A refreshing summer rain, a menacing thunder storm or a full-blown hailstorm – even the weather experts can only make an educated guess at what that particular cloud in the sky really has in store. Some precautionary measures can, however, help to minimize hail damage.

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Twisters in Europe

Allianz-Twister wie in Amerika kommen auch in Europa vor
Aug 08, 2013 | Allianz SE

Despite its protection by the Alps, Germany is hit by dozens of tornados every year. Some pass unnoticed, but others unleash deadly force and wreak destruction.

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Czech-Slovak flood relief

Allianz-Czech-Slovak flood relief
Jul 09, 2013 | Allianz SE

Allianz Czech Republic has already received more than 3000 claims from households and small businesses in central and northern Czech Republic – especially along the Elbe River. In order to help clients quickly, colleagues from the much less affected Slovakia came to assist in the claims regulation.

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"Tough competition" in China

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Jul 02, 2013 | Allianz SE

Not all the dreams of Western managers have come true in China, but many still regard China as a market of the future. Uwe Michel, head of Insurance Growth Markets Asia discusses Allianz’s strategy in the Middle Kingdom.

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First estimates of impact on Allianz from flood in Germany and neighboring countries

Allianz-First estimates of impact on Allianz from flood in Germany and neighboring countries
Jun 14, 2013 | Allianz SE

Payments to Allianz customers probably to be above 0.5 billion euros / Net loss after reinsurance of approximately 350 million euros

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“A different disaster”

Allianz-Several villages remain under water, but the situation is under control
Jun 14, 2013 | Allianz SE

Emergency walls, quick responses and clear information. Czechs have been hit hard by the flooding this year, and even Allianz offices were affected in many places, but good preparation and reaction have helped them avoid the worst. Allianz board member Manual Bauer praised their work while in Prague on June 13.

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Business risks in high waters

Allianz-Andreas Shell: “We’re seeing a very professional approach to the floods with our corporate customers”
Jun 13, 2013 | Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty

Alongside homeowners, businesses large and small faced the flooding which has visited parts of central Europe. In addition to the kind of risks families have like property damage, a company also needs to consider business interruptions and loss of profits.

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Emergency relief is “only the second-best solution”

Allianz-Amer Ahmed: „We have to think a lot more about where and how risks emerge, particularly in developing countries.“
Jun 12, 2013 | Allianz Reinsurance

Record flooding in Europe and destructive tornados in the United States – there seems to be no end to the reports about natural catastrophes these days. Amer Ahmed, CEO of Allianz Re, calls for preventative measures.

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All hands against the flood

Allianz-Photo of Gera, in eastern Germany, where local Allianz agents met with clients on June 7.
Jun 07, 2013 | Allianz SE

It will be a wet week to remember. The first days of June 2013 will long be in the memories of Allianz customers, agents and staff in central Europe, battling the worst floods in many years.

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Flood Update. Booth: “Helping those affected is what we are here for”

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Jun 05, 2013 | Allianz SE

After the rain: On June 5th, the flood situation is calming in central Europe, but rivers are still swelling in some areas. Allianz SE Board Member Clement Booth talks about how Allianz is helping clients and gives praise for good preparedness.

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Update: Flooding crests, claims handlers move in

Allianz-Update: Flooding crests, claims handlers move in
Jun 04, 2013 | Allianz SE

On June 4th, flooding in central European rivers began to reach its peak. Eastern and southern Germany, the Czech Republic and large parts of Austria have seen the most water as rains that began in late May finally began to abate. Allianz claims handlers are now going to the affected regions.

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Rains over Europe

Allianz-After a flood, the most important thing is to limit damages so you can get back to normal as quickly as possible.
Jun 03, 2013 | Allianz SE

Central Europe has been covered with showers since the last days of May. The bad weather has now taken on serious dimensions. Rivers throughout eastern and southern German, Austria, Switzerland and the Czech Republic have reached record levels, and it is still raining.

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The insurance sector walks on the red carpet

Allianz-The insurance sector walks on the red carpet
May 24, 2013 | Allianz Seguros

It is the season of festivals, a time to discover new films. Archaeologists, sportsmen, magicians or spies are typical main characters. But what about insurance professionals? Immediately, the answer is a flat no. However, searching a little bit, we can discover that both insurance professionals and the insurance sector have starred in dozens of successful films.

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Allianz experts: Technology and consumers are main drivers behind changing mobility habits

Allianz-Technology and consumers are main drivers behind changing mobility habits
May 23, 2013 | Allianz SE

Inter-connectedness, advanced systems and smart cars are revolutionizing mobility habits / Trends show: New car registrations are down in Europe, stable in the US and still booming in Asia / Carbon footprint and social responsibility increasingly influence consumers when purchasing mobility / New “Allianz Risk Pulse” on the Future of Individual Mobility

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Allianz expert explains terrible Oklahoma tornado

Allianz-Allianz expert explains terrible Oklahoma tornado
May 21, 2013 | Allianz SE

A terrible series of tornadoes hit Oklahoma in the USA on Monday, May 20. Jonathan Meagher, Risk Expert and Meteorologist at Allianz Re explains.

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Long-term care situation is escalating

Allianz-  People who want to be well looked after if this situation does arise, will have to rethink their retirement provision.
May 08, 2013 | Allianz SE

International Long-Term Care Day on May 12, 2013 / The number of individuals in need of care is set to double by 2050 / A lack of trained care staff is significantly exacerbating the situation

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Euler Hermes and HSBC forge global trade credit insurance agreement

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May 02, 2013 | Euler Hermes

With the rate of corporate failures increasing amid challenging economic conditions, Euler Hermes announced today that it has become the exclusive supplier of trade credit insurance solutions to HSBC Commercial Banking customers.

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Euler Hermes identifies new global trade opportunities

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Apr 23, 2013 | Euler Hermes

Of the top 10 countries with the strongest potential demand growth through 2015, China remains first-ranked (+10%); Africa well-represented by Angola (fifth) and Nigeria (sixth). / Contrasting sector demand trends expected through 2015. Additional import demand to create momentum for chemicals (USD 391 billion, EUR 299.5 billion) and automobile manufacturing (USD 169 billion, EUR 129.5 billion). / Intra-zone trade surge continues, notably in the Eastern European (+453%) and ASEAN countries (+450%) from 2000-2015. /  Global trade gains 7% in 2013 and 11% in 2014 (+4.1% and +5.9% in real terms), continuing to drive economic growth. Asia’s emergence to continue apace.

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An exercise in patience

Allianz-Cheops times five
Apr 15, 2013 | Allianz Suisse

Continued from April 8, 2013

Adding up all the crosscuts, access tunnels and shafts the entire tunnel system in the Gotthard stretches over 152 kilometers. More than 13 million cubic meters of rock were excavated – a volume five times greater than that of the Cheops Pyramid in Egypt.

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Four things about the euro you shouldn't believe

Allianz-The EU rescue packages were not just set up for banks. They protect everyone.
Apr 12, 2013 | Allianz SE

Allianz chief economist Dr. Michael Heise picks apart common myths about the euro debt crisis repeated from talk show to talk show.

Originally published in the German daily “Die Welt” on April 6, 2013.

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Cheops times five

Allianz-Cheops times five
Apr 08, 2013 | Allianz Suisse

A journey to Switzerland’s legendary Gotthard Tunnel construction site.

Part 1

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Blackouts: "Definitely on the rise"

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Mar 20, 2013 | Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty

The Super Bowl blackout, New York without power after Sandy, a blizzard leaves the northeastern United States in the dark. Recent headlines have highlighted the fragile nature of the country’s electricity infrastructure. Risk consultant Larry Hunter talks about the challenges and risks that power outages pose and how to meet the challenge.

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Bubbles in all asset classes

Allianz-Bubbles in all asset classes
Mar 11, 2013 | Allianz SE

Jay Ralph, Head of Allianz Asset Management, recommends shares in his interview with "Finanz und Wirtschaft" magazine, but expresses concerns over possible money supply inflation.

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The risks of the Oscars or nine Oscars go to Fireman's Fund

Allianz-The risks of the Oscars or nine Oscars go to Fireman's Fund (Photo: Konstantin Sutyagin / Shutterstock.com)
Feb 26, 2013 | Allianz SE

A saloon shootout, a downtown car chase or hanging off a tall building: Hollywood stars seem able to do all of that and more – with ease and style. Each year, Hollywood movies dazzle audiences around the world. But without the expertise of film insurer Fireman’s Fund, little of it all would be possible.

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Russia hit by meteorite – more car accidents than usual

Allianz-As of December 31, 2011, The Meteoritical Society has classified a total of 41,600 known meteorites.
Feb 15, 2013 | Allianz SE

This morning saw a very unusual event in central Russia – a meteorite struck the region of Chelyabinsk, leaving wreckage and hundreds of wounded and even a few dead. The main injuries and damage has come through shattered glass.

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"It is impossible to imagine today's world without nanotechnology"

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Jan 30, 2013 | Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty

Whether in sun screen or to fight cancer: Nanotechnology is becoming more and more important. The products can contain simple particles or entire machines that can be measured in thousandths of millimeters. They still hold a great deal of potential, but also entail risks. Michael Bruch from the industrial insurer Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty has been keeping track of the developments for many years now. In his interview with Allianz.com, he talks about the responsibilities that insurers have in this new field.

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Business risks 2013: German industry concerned about quality deficiencies

Allianz-Business risks 2013: German industry concerned about quality deficiencies
Jan 28, 2013 | Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty

Global survey of more than 500 Allianz corporate insurance experts / Business interruptions, natural disasters and fire are the top risks for global companies / Businesses underestimate the risk of power outages and cyber crime

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Allianz signs 10-year life insurance distribution agreement with HSBC in continental Europe

Allianz-Allianz signs 10-year life insurance distribution agreement with HSBC in continental Europe
Jan 28, 2013 | Allianz SE

Allianz SE and HSBC Bank plc have signed a 10-year bancassurance distribution agreement through which HSBC Group companies will distribute Allianz life insurance and pension products in Turkey and other countries in continental Europe as may be agreed.

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Decision on Allianz Bank

Allianz-Decision on Allianz Bank
Jan 24, 2013 | Allianz SE

Allianz Bank is set to cease business operations on June 30, 2013. The bank's business activities for employees and agents, as Allianz Bank customers, will be continued by Oldenburgische Landesbank AG (OLB).

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