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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 expands footprint in China with new Beijing branch

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

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

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Solunion to offer Euler Hermes Transactional Cover Unit products

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

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

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Modern IT architecture has to be anti-fragile

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

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

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An Allianz Lab, just like Google’s

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

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

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Bits on Bytes

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

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

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A Digital Future

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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After the storm

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

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

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Allianz obtains status of Casablanca Finance City

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

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

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Business Interruption: once damaged, twice destroyed

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

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

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Euler Hermes Digital Agency announces partnership with CRiskCo

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

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

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Readying for rainy days

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

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

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Smart Sails

Allianz-Smart Sails
Aug 24, 2017 | Allianz SE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Storm in a Wine Glass

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

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

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“It is about people, not numbers”

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

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

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Hailing down a plane

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

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

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PIMCO-Allianz taskforce tackles retirement income innovation barriers in Australia

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

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

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

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

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

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The Rolling Stones

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

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

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Today’s Crystal Ball

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

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

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Meet the (Traveling) Parents

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

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

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

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

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

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Calling All 'Voluntourists'

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

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

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Euler Hermes Digital Agency announces partnership with CRiskCo

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

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

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Allianz sells stake in Oldenburgische Landesbank AG

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

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

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Dare Without A Care

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

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

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The Backpacker’s Guide to the Galaxy

Allianz-The Backpacker’s Guide to the Galaxy
June 14, 2017 | Allianz SE

Backpacking packs quite the punch - if you do it right. Here are some things that you should think about before heading out to explore your inner and outer worlds...

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Yes, We Insure These Too

Allianz-Yes, We Insure These Too
Jun 12, 2017 | Allianz SE

Hire a hurdy-gurdy, parade your prized llama and plan that Bollywood-inspired wedding. Believe it or not, there are insurance covers for all these and a lot more than you imagined...

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Your Most Important Travel Checklist

Allianz-Your Most-Important Travel Checklist
June 08, 2017 | Allianz SE

Looking forward to your upcoming holiday? Before you take off for your trip, tick off these boxes to ensure worry finds no space in your suitcase...

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EH Sync broker portal launch: Euler Hermes supports key business partners

Allianz-EH Sync broker portal launch: Euler Hermes supports key business partners
Jun 07, 2017 | Allianz SE

Euler Hermes, the world’s leading trade credit insurer, announced the rollout of its innovative new “EH Sync” portal. Developed in close collaboration with brokers, its features include an advanced mobile-ready, digital interface with 360° policy data views and real-time customized alerts.

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When Bytes Bite

Allianz-When Bytes Bite
May 18, 2017 | Allianz SE

The recent WannaCry ransomware attack made a lot of companies wanna cry. As such attacks become more frequent and gain scale, cyber insurance promises to be the next big blockbuster in the insurance industry, says Hartmut Mai,  Chief Underwriting Officer for corporate lines at Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS).

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Euler Hermes launches Advanced Payment Protection for UK businesses

Allianz-Euler Hermes launches Advanced Payment Protection for UK businesses
May 17, 2017 | Allianz SE

Euler Hermes, the world’s leading trade credit insurer, is launching Advanced Payment Protection (APP) to help businesses protect themselves against non-delivery of pre-paid goods and services.

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Reinventing the Wheel

Allianz-Reinventing the Wheel
Apr 27, 2017 | Allianz SE

The road to fully autonomous driving is paved with good intentions and a number of potential bumps. Should the insurance industry expect rising claims costs?

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Doctor On Deck

Allianz-Doctor On Deck
April 19, 2017 | Allianz SE

Fear a bout of serious illness on your upcoming summer cruise? Don’t. The virtual physician is always in. Powered by fast Internet connections, linked to smart devices and supported by changing insurance standards, telemedicine will lead insurance more in the direction of healthcare services, says Allianz Worldwide Care CEO Ida Luka-Lognoné.

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Allianz Worldwide Partners insures EasyMile’s autonomous vehicles

Allianz-Allianz Worldwide Partners insures EasyMile's autonomous vehicles
Mar 22, 2017 | Allianz SE

Allianz Worldwide Partners and EasyMile have signed an International Framework Agreement to  establish insurance solutions for EasyMile’s shared driverless transportation projects as of January 1, 2017. Since the start of the worldwide cooperation, first projects have already been launched in Germany, Norway and the United States.

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Allianz Real Estate reaches 50 billion euros global portfolio

Allianz-Allianz Real Estate reaches 50 billion euros global portfolio
Mar 13, 2017 | Allianz SE

Allianz Real Estate has reached 50 billion euros global portfolio following new investments of 5.8 billion euros in 2016 and the company has expanded its footprint into the United Kingdom

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Allianz Deutschland customer report 2016: A Tale of Tales

Allianz-Allianz Deutschland customer report 2016: A Tale of Tales
March 9, 2017 | Allianz SE

What does a flood-hit family have in common with the longest cable car in the world? Allianz as a supporter. Find a range of fascinating stories of our customers in the latest client report by Allianz Deutschland.

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Allianz Group officially launches Allianz Maroc

Allianz-Allianz agrees to acquire minority interests in Irish subsidiary
Feb 22, 2017 | Allianz SE

The Allianz Group officially announced its presence in the Moroccan market, launching Allianz Maroc. The company has officially been a part of the Allianz Group since Nov 3, 2016 following the acquisition of 98.9 percent of Zurich Assurances Maroc and after obtaining the relevant regulatory approvals.

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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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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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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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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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