"Reducing corruption levels the playing field for companies"
"Reducing corruption levels the playing field for companies"

Corruption distorts competition. For this reason a growing group of businesses and policy makers are joining a movement to fight corruption. This Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) is also supported by Allianz. David Diamond at Allianz Global Investors represents over 80 institutional investors on the EITI board. In an interview, he explains how the initiative strives to fight corruption.

Emerging markets II: new technologies, new markets
Emerging markets II: new technologies, new markets

Digitalization is the key to success in emerging markets as well. Especially in countries covering huge distances like Russia, internet distribution offers new opportunities. How that works is explained by the Allianz board members Helga Jung and Manuel Bauer.

"Setting up foundations for perpetuity"
"Setting up foundations for perpetuity"

Foundations have particular requirements regarding the investment of their funds. Allianz is aware of this. With 390 million euros, Allianz will, in future, be managing half of the assets of the Bayerische Landesstiftung foundation. Peter Roedern and Tobias Pross are responsible for coordinating the collaboration between the foundation and Allianz, and here they explain how they combine the competencies of the life insurer and the asset manager in order to do this.  

Emerging markets: a shift of focus
Emerging markets: a shift of focus

While Asia maintains its status as a growth region, Latin America is establishing itself as a new star. In an interview, Allianz board members Helga Jung and Manuel Bauer explain.

“The impact of a shutdown will be significant”
“The impact of a shutdown will be significant”

The US government is shutting down. After days of posturing, American lawmakers have been unable to agree on further funding for spending. How did this situation emerge, and what will it mean? Peter Lefkin, head of government and external affairs at Allianz of America, explains.


Allianz: a successful brand
Allianz: a successful brand

Financial strength, a globally consistent brand and the digitally enhanced customer experience. A successful brand sums up the success of a business: In the case of global financial services provider Allianz, the brand promises its customers and other stakeholders a satisfying quality experience – whether that is a stable financial performance during the euro and financial crisis, quality products and services tailored to the needs of private and business customers or being an employer that cares about its staff.  

Climate change: before the flood
Climate change: before the flood

At first glance, the results of the 5th report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) appear to provide less cause for concern than expected. The report concludes that we will be spared any excessive increase in temperatures for the time being. But appearances can be deceptive. Allianz climate expert Karsten Löffler explains the overall context in an interview.


Staying dry in the greenhouse
Staying dry in the greenhouse

Natural catastrophes raise the awareness for the need to reduce C02 emissions or to stop building along exposed coastlines. But the good intentions are often forgotten as soon as the flood water has receded from the premises. Clem Booth, Member of the Board of Management of Allianz SE, speaks out about the continued need for C02 emissions trading, “green products” and changing lifestyles.

The following management changes will take place as of January 1, 2014.
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The following management changes will take place as of January 1, 2014.