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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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An Allianz Lab, just like Google’s

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

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

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Bits on Bytes

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

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

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A Digital Future

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

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

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Modern IT architecture has to be anti-fragile

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

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

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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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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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