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Unity in Diversity

Allianz-Unity in Diversity
Mar 28, 2017 | Allianz SE

Workplace diversity - be it gender, cultural or social – allows a company to reach its full potential. Thanks to its initiatives, Allianz has a healthy mix of employees, shows our HR Fact Book 2016.

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Renewable Energy, Reliable Partners

Allianz-Renewable Energy, Reliable Partners
Mar 16, 2017 | Allianz SE

This year, Allianz Capital Partners announced two major investments in the U.S. renewable energy sector. David Jones, the Head of Renewables at Allianz Capital Partners, tells us why these investments are attractive and why he expects to continue investing in U.S. wind energy, despite less enthusiasm for clean energy within the new administration of U.S President Donald Trump...

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Allianz SE Supervisory Board appoints new board members

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Mar 09, 2017 | Allianz SE

Giulio Terzariol has been appointed to the Allianz SE Board of Management as of January 1, 2018. He takes over responsibility for the Finance, Controlling and Risk Management division. Furthermore, Niran Peiris is appointed to the Board of Management of Allianz SE as of January 1, 2018 until December 31, 2020.

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Jackie of all trades

Allianz-Jackie of all trades
Jan 31, 2017 | Allianz SE

“Meet Jackie Hunt, one of the most important women in global finance”– this is how Bloomberg introduces Jackie Hunt, who oversees Allianz’s asset management and U.S. life insurance divisions.

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High Gear: The road ahead for self-driving cars

Allianz-High Gear: The road ahead for self-driving cars
Jan 20, 2017 | Allianz SE

With cars becoming smarter and more sophisticated, the day isn’t far when fully autonomous and connected cars will rule the roads. What does this mean for insurance?

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ECB: No tapering in sight

Allianz-ECB: No tapering in sight
Dec 08, 2016 | Allianz SE

At its December meeting the European Central Bank (ECB) announced that it would be extending its bond purchasing program until at least the end of 2017. From April next year the monthly purchase volume is to be reduced to EUR 60bn from EUR 80bn at present. All told, this boosts the QE program by EUR 540bn to EUR 2.28 trillion. Should inflation remain below expectations in the coming months, the ECB has kept its options open to up the monthly purchase volume as well as extend the time horizon.

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Techtonic shifts for customers @ Global Digital Factory

Allianz-Techtonic shifts for customers @ Global Digital Factory
Nov 30, 2016 | Allianz SE

On Capital Markets Day on November 30, we present a new collaboration hub to revolutionize your experience...

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Changes in AIM Board of Management

Allianz-Changes in AIM Board of Management
Nov 30, 2016 | Allianz SE

Claus Stickler and Andreas Gruber will co-lead AIM as Managing Directors. The new management set-up for AIM is to integrate even more tightly all functions and international locations, to strengthen project work and global teams

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LAWS AND SUITS: New risks facing new-age CEOs

Allianz-LAWS AND SUITS: New risks facing new-age CEOs
Nov 28, 2016 | Allianz SE

Emerging technologies, rising shareholder activism and tightening regulations are giving today's executives a lot more to worry about than the corporate balance sheet...

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Anthony Bradshaw to succeed Robert Franssen as CEO of Allianz Benelux

Allianz-Anthony Bradshaw to succeed Robert Franssen as CEO of Allianz Benelux
Nov 24, 2016 | Allianz SE

Anthony Bradshaw, member of the board of Allianz Italy, will take over as the chief executive of Allianz Benelux, effective April 1, 2017.

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The Trump Agenda

Allianz-The Trump Agenda
Nov 10, 2016 | Allianz SE

A look at what the President-elect’s campaign stance means for some of the major issues facing the United States

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White House watch: The road ahead

Allianz-White House watch: The road ahead
Nov 09, 2016 | Allianz SE

After his stunning win, a quick look at the top issues facing Donald Trump as the next U.S. President...

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Trump’s triumph sends a strong message

Allianz-Trump’s triumph sends a strong message
Nov 09, 2016 | Allianz SE

The U.S. President-elect must work to reunite Americans, says Allianz CEO Oliver Bäte

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Reawaken the American dream: An Open Letter from Germany

Allianz-Reawaken the American dream: An Open Letter from Germany
Oct 26, 2016 | Allianz SE

The United States needs decisive action to restore social consensus, believes Allianz CEO Oliver Bäte

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‘UK’s post-referendum economic honeymoon will soon be over’

Allianz-‘UK’s post-referendum economic honeymoon will soon be over’
Oct 18, 2016 | Allianz SE

Despite upbeat economic data from the UK recently, it may be too early to put post-Brexit vote fears behind, says Allianz chief economist Michael Heise.

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Advanced technology to enhance future road safety

Allianz-Advanced technology to enhance future road safety
Oct 11, 2016 | Allianz SE

Allianz tackles the aspect of road safety from various angles.

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From one expat to another: the inside track

Allianz-From one expat to another: the inside track
Oct 11, 2016 | Allianz SE

Advice on working and living abroad from Ida Luka-Lognoné, CEO of Allianz Worldwide Care.

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Allianz keeps climbing up Best Global Brands ranking

Allianz-Allianz keeps climbing up Best Global Brands ranking
Oct 10, 2016 | Allianz SE

Allianz moves up three positions to number 51 of 100 strongest global brands / Allianz ranks among top risers in global brand value with +12 percent

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Mohamed A. El Erian: Why you can’t compare Deutsche Bank today to the Lehman case 2008

Allianz-Mohamed A. El Erian: Why you can’t compare Deutsche Bank today to the Lehman case 2008
Oct 06, 2016 | Allianz SE

Allianz Chief Economic Adviser, Mohamed A. El Erian, on the current Deutsche Bank case.

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When saving is bad

Allianz-When saving is bad
Oct 06, 2016 | Allianz SE

According to the newly released Global Wealth Report, German savers are looking for safety in all the wrong places.

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Diversity matters

Allianz-Diversity matters
Sep 26, 2016 | Allianz SE

Allianz ranks in the top percentile of companies with a diverse and inclusive workforce. In the latest Thomson Reuters D&I Index, Allianz reached position 17 out of more than 4,000 companies assessed.

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The ABCs of PPPs

Allianz-The ABCs of PPPs
Sep 23, 2016 | Allianz SE

Public-run infrastructure projects running over budget has become almost cliché. But what if they were outsourced to the private sector? Allianz chief investment officer Andreas Gruber gives his insights on the benefits and risks of public-private partnerships.

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Allianz releases its Global Wealth Report 2016

Allianz-Allianz releases its Global Wealth Report 2016
Sep 21, 2016 | Allianz SE

Allianz chief economist Michael Heise explains the real numbers behind wealth inequality.

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Peter Borchers appointed CEO of Allianz X

Allianz-Peter Borchers appointed CEO of Allianz X
Sep 07, 2016 | Allianz SE

The recently established unit Allianz X has won Peter Borchers to become CEO as of October 1, 2016.

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China is ready for the world but is the world ready for China?

Allianz-China is ready for the world but is the world ready for China?
Sep 02, 2016 | Allianz SE

As leaders from the world’s wealthiest countries gather in China for the G20 Summit, Mohamed A. El-Erian and Michael Heise face off over China’s rising economic power. This is the second part of a two-part series.

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China is ready for the world but is the world ready for China?

Allianz-China is ready for the world but is the world ready for China?
Sep 01, 2016 | Allianz SE

As leaders from the world’s wealthiest countries gather in China for the G20 Summit, Mohamed A. El-Erian and Michael Heise face off over China’s rising economic power. This is the first part of a two-part series.

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Turkey in a state of emergency: the political outlook

Allianz-Turkey in a state of emergency: the political outlook
Jul 22, 2016 | Allianz SE

The after-effects of the failed coup will add further uncertainties to Turkey’s already fragile political environment, which has been steadily deteriorating in recent years. Michael Heise, Allianz Chief Economist, shares his opinion.

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Brexit – UK votes leave

Allianz-Brexit – UK votes leave
Jun 24, 2016 | Allianz SE

The decision has been made, the UK electorate voted to leave the European Union. Allianz Chief Investment Officer Andreas Gruber and Allianz Chief Economist Michael Heise talk about the consequences of this decision for the global markets and the economy.

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The potential benefits of the blockchain technology

Allianz-The potential benefits of the blockchain technology
Jun 22, 2016 | Allianz SE

At the dawn of the Internet, many hoped that the cost of internal and external financial transactions would be reduced to the bare minimum. These hopes, it turns out, were too far-fetched. Could blockchain provide the solution?

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Axel Theis succeeds Clement B. Booth as Euler Hermes Supervisory Board Chairman; Marita Kraemer, Ramon Fernandez appointed to the Supervisory Board

Allianz-Axel Theis succeeds Clement B. Booth as Euler Hermes Supervisory Board Chairman; Marita Kraemer, Ramon Fernandez appointed to the Supervisory Board
May 25, 2016 | Allianz SE

Euler Hermes Group announced the appointment of Marita Kraemer and Ramon Fernandez to its Supervisory Board following today’s shareholders meeting in Paris. They respectively replace Clement B. Booth, member of the Supervisory Board since September 2009 who resigned at the end of this shareholders’ meeting, and Jean-Hervé Lorenzi, member of the Supervisory Board since November 2004, whose mandate expired.

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Making gains in a zero interest environment

Allianz-Making gains in a zero interest environment
May 23, 2016 | Allianz SE

In an interview with the German magazine Focus, Allianz SE Board of Management member Maximilian Zimmerer makes a compelling case for life insurance. As he explains the investment alternatives open to Europe’s biggest investor in this era of the European Central Bank’s (ECB) zero interest rate policy, Zimmerer offers the same advice he would give his daughters.

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Job applicants give Allianz top marks

Allianz-Job applicants give Allianz top marks
Apr 26, 2016 | Allianz SE

For the fifth year in a row, the Allianz online recruiting services are rated best in Europe and Asia. New communication channels add value: WhatsApp was introduced as an additional point of contact for applicants.

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Stormy weather for ‘money helicopters’

Allianz-Allianz chief economist Michael Heise
Apr 21, 2016 | Allianz SE

The European Central Bank on Thursday downplayed chances that it would recommend adding so-called helicopter money to its policy recommendations to revive the euro zone economy.

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The importance of being financially literate

Allianz-The importance of being financially literate
Apr 20, 2016 | Allianz SE

It’s simple math: competence – especially in finance – saves money. Ignorance, by contrast, costs dearly. There certainly is a lot of catching-up to do in the field of financial literacy, for kids and adults alike.

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High flyers

Allianz-High flyers
Apr 14, 2016 | Allianz SE

Startup FairFleet has developed an online platform customers can use to book drone pilots and their equipment. This “eye in the sky” makes it possible to optimize process and settle claims more quickly, even when disaster hits.

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Allianz ranks 3rd most influential financial services brand

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Mar 31, 2016 | Allianz SE

Allianz managed to secure a spot on the podium in a LinkedIn rating of 50 most influential financial services brands. With its mix of topics, including investments, risk management, HR, infographics and content from the company portal, Allianz ranks number 3.

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What boxing can teach us about the economy

Allianz-What boxing can teach us about the economy
Mar 17, 2016 | Allianz SE

The economic outlook for 2016 and 2017 with Michael Heise, Chief Economist of Allianz, and Mohamed A. El-Erian, the Chief Economic Advisor.

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Changes to Allianz SE board of management

Allianz-Changes to Allianz SE board of management
Mar 10, 2016 | Allianz SE

Jacqueline Hunt to lead Asset Management and US Life Insurance ‪as of July 1, 2016 / Günther Thallinger to lead Investment Management starting January 1, 2017

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Second woman to join Allianz Management Board

Allianz-Second woman to join Allianz Management Board
Mar 10, 2016 | Allianz SE

New blood: Allianz SE has named two new members to its Management Board: Jacqueline Hunt (47), who was until recently responsible for Prudential's insurance business in the UK, continental Europe and Africa, and Günter Thallinger (44), CEO of Allianz Investment Management (AIM). Hunt, who will become the second woman on the Board after Helga Jung, will replace Jay Ralph (57) in July, while Thallinger will take the reins from Maximilian Zimmerer (57) with effect in January 2017.

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Without more women in the workforce, overall wealth could begin to tumble as early as this year.

Allianz-Without more women in the workforce, overall wealth could begin to tumble as early as this year.
Mar 08, 2016 | Allianz SE

International Women’s Day offers a good opportunity to look at the potential a rising labor force participation rate among women could have on global wealth.

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Withdrawing from negative-interest-rate would be the way to go

Allianz-Withdrawing from negative-interest-rate would be the way to go
Mar 07, 2016 | Allianz SE

Maximilian Zimmerer, member of the Board of Management of Allianz SE, on the upcoming ECB decision.

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Migrants’ relatives: Covering families via smartphone

Allianz-Migrants’ relatives: Covering families via smartphone
Mar 07, 2016 | Allianz SE

Currently, 80 percent of people in developing countries are not covered by insurance. To improve this, Lebara and Allianz Group recently announced an insurance partnership to customers in emerging markets. We asked Martin Hintz, coordinator of Emerging Consumers to explain how this cooperation helps our new customers.

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“We offer peace of mind for expats”

Allianz-“We offer peace of mind for expats”
Mar 03, 2016 | Allianz SE

A new job abroad. A career step, an enormous effort for the family but also a life far away from old friends. Sooner or later, the question will pop up: “What happens if I become really sick over there?” This is where Allianz Worlwide Care comes into play.  

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Economic impact of Brexit is manageable, but political fallout is a risk

Allianz-Allianz chief economist Michael Heise
Feb 25, 2016 | Allianz SE

At the EU summit last week, British Premier David Cameron reached an agreement with his EU peers on the renegotiated terms of Great Britain’s EU membership. The deal paved the way for the promised in-out referendum, which will now take place on June 23.

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“Plastic pieces are the most difficult to detect”

Allianz-“Plastic pieces are the most difficult to detect”
Feb 25, 2016 | Allianz SE

Mars announced recently that they are recalling millions of chocolate bars in 55 countries after small pieces of plastic were found. Christof Bentele, Head of Global Crisis Management at Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (ACGS), explains why food recalls are on the rise and what the scale of the recall actually means.

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A fast track to a fast quote

Allianz-A fast track to a fast quote
Feb 24, 2016 | Allianz SE

Founded in 1996, Genialloyd was one of the first direct insurers on the Italian market. The Allianz subsidiary continued to set the bar in the digital age, exploiting and creating digital tools to gain new customers and increase their satisfaction. Its FastQuote, for example, has already been rolled out in more than 25 Allianz entities worldwide. Allianz.com spoke with Leonardo Felician, CEO of Genialloyd SpA since 2009, to gain some of his insights.

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Central banks – who’s next?

Allianz-Central banks – who’s next?
Feb 16, 2016 | Allianz SE

Central banks in Europe and Japan have pushed short-term rates into negative terrain, meaning they are charging banks that leave money on deposit with them. Ms. Yellen, Chairwoman of the US Federal Reserve Bank,  said she didn't think the Fed would need to do this, but it should be prepared if the economy sinks and such a step is needed. Prominent bond managers like PIMCO answered that they think negative interest rates won’t work. In his most recent book, „The Only Game in Town”, Mohamed A. El-Erian, Chief Economic Advisor Allianz SE, discusses the role of central banks. Here are his thoughts on what is happening.

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Applying more of the same medicine will not help

Allianz-Michael Heise, chief economist of Allianz on the current situation in China.
Feb 12, 2016 | Allianz SE

Michael Heise, Allianz Chief Economist on Janet Yellen’s announcement that negative interest rates might be a possible reaction to the current economic situation. 

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Allianz ranks most valuable insurance brand globally

Allianz-Allianz ranks most valuable insurance brand globally
Feb 01, 2016 | Allianz SE

Allianz brand tops the Insurance Top 50 ranking for third year in a row / Allianz is the only insurer to rank amongst the world’s 50 strongest brands in 2016 / Brand value of Allianz at 18.6 billion euros, up 8.1 percent from 2015

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Economies at the T-junction

Allianz-Economies at the T-junction
Jan 29, 2016 | Allianz SE

According to Mohamed A. El-Erian, central banks have been overburdened with their new role as crisis managers since the financial crisis in 2008. Policy makers will have to take back responsibility.

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“Extreme trends are a normal part of stock market life”

Allianz-“Extreme trends are a normal part of stock market life”
Jan 25, 2016 | Allianz SE

Maximilian Zimmerer, Member of the board of Allianz SE in an interview with the German weekly newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung (FAS) from January 24, 2016.

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Emails – not allowed yet

Allianz-Emails – not allowed yet
Jan 20, 2016 | Allianz SE

In an interview with Alan Murray, Editor-in-Chief at Fortune Magazine, Oliver Bäte called for a level playing field for traditional corporations and startups.

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Investors trust UK infrastructure projects

Allianz-Investors trust UK infrastructure projects
Jan 20, 2016 | Allianz SE

While other countries are still struggling with the how’s and when’s of public private partnerships (PPPs), the United Kingdom has a long and successful history of attracting private sector investment in infrastructure. Christian Fingerle, Chief Investment Officer and responsible for infrastructure investments at Allianz Capital Partners, explains what makes the UK such an attractive choice for investors.

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China: No cause for panic

Allianz-Michael Heise, chief economist of Allianz on the current situation in China.
Jan 08, 2016 | Allianz SE

Michael Heise, chief economist of Allianz on the current situation in China.

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Allianz Chief Economist named Forecaster of the Year

Allianz-Allianz Chief Economist named Forecaster of the Year
Dec 22, 2015 | Allianz SE

The German national daily Süddeutsche Zeitung has named Michael Heise Forecaster of the Year for what is now the third time since 2002.

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The loosest tightening in the history of the Fed

Allianz-The loosest tightening in the history of the Fed
Dec 15, 2015 | Allianz SE

Mohamed A. El-Erian, Chief Economic Advisor, on Wednesday’s potential Fed decision.

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New ECB measures over the top

Allianz-New ECB measures over the top
Dec 03, 2015 | Allianz SE

Michael Heise, Chief economist of Allianz.

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From finance leader to reindustrialization

Allianz-From finance leader to reindustrialization
Dec 02, 2015 | Allianz SE

The consequences of the UK leaving the EU would weigh heavily on both sides. From a loss of competitiveness of UK products due to reindustrialization to job losses. Ana Boata, economist at Euler Hermes, explains the impact of a Brexit – for the UK as well as for the EU.

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Personalia

Allianz-New Chief Digital Officer at Allianz SE / Management changes at various Allianz entities
Nov 16, 2015 | Allianz SE New Chief Digital Officer at Allianz SE / Management changes at various Allianz entities More...

Refugees: providing uncomplicated insurance without the intention of making a profit

Allianz-Refugees: providing uncomplicated insurance without the intention of making a profit
Oct 29, 2015 | Allianz SE

“We want to be sure that people who, looking for safety, have had to flee their home country due to war or political persecution can be insured in Germany until they find permanent residence. At the same time, we also want to protect our citizens in the event of damage unintentionally caused by the refugees,” says Alexander Vollert, member of the Board of Management of Allianz Deutschland.

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Planned leadership succession from March 2016 at AllianzGI

Allianz-Planned leadership succession from March 2016 at AllianzGI
Oct 28, 2015 | Allianz SE

Elizabeth Corley to step back as CEO of AllianzGI and to take on newly created non-executive role of Vice Chair for the firm / AllianzGI to maintain its co-head structure with George McKay joining Andreas Utermann in leading the firm / Andreas Utermann to become CEO as well as Global CIO; whereas George McKay to become Co-head responsible for Distribution, Global Solutions and COO Functions

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“If an attractive opportunity arises, we will go for it”

Allianz-“If an attractive opportunity arises, we will go for it”
Oct 15, 2015 | Allianz SE

Oliver Bäte, CEO of Allianz SE in an interview with CNBC.

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“Too many people are left behind”

Allianz-“Too many people are left behind”
Oct 13, 2015 | Allianz SE

136 trillion euros in private assets worldwide: the figure reported by the Allianz Global Wealth Report sets a new record. But the gulf between the rich and the poor is becoming wider and wider. Michael Heise, Chief Economist at Allianz, explains which areas we have to invest in and what countries have to do to ensure that today's middle class does not become tomorrow's lower class.

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ESMT founds Digital Society Institute with support of leading German companies

Allianz-ESMT founds Digital Society Institute with support of leading German companies
Oct 08, 2015 | Allianz SE

Creation of strategies for a successful and responsible digital future for Germany and Europe / Excellent independent research on crosscutting topics and innovation

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'To see what makes our customers tick'

Allianz-'To see what makes our customers tick'
Oct 07, 2015 | Allianz SE

According to the 'Best global brands' ranking provided by Interbrand, the Allianz brand value has increased by ten percent since last year. Christian Deuringer, director of Global Brand Management, talks about what this ranking really means and what Allianz will do to continue scoring more points in the future.

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Equal opportunities crucial to long-term success

Allianz-Equal opportunities crucial to long-term success
Sep 30, 2015 | Allianz SE

As already announced at the Annual General Meeting in May 2015, Allianz is publishing its targets for the proportion of women in top management positions in Germany today.

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UK and the EU – close ties are a must

Allianz-UK and the EU – close ties are a must (Image source: Reuters)
Sep 11, 2015 | Allianz SE

After politicians avoided, at least for now, a Grexit – the exit of Greece from the Eurozone – the specter of a Brexit – the exit of Great Britain from the EU - has started haunting minds all over the globe. The British Government has planned a referendum to decide whether or not the United Kingdom should remain in the European Union. Mohamed A. El-Erian and Michael Heise give their all clear: Brexit is not likely, the consequences of a breakup would be devastating for the island.

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Allianz and Panasonic enter partnership to provide Smart Home solutions

Allianz-Allianz and Panasonic enter partnership to provide Smart Home solutions
Sep 03, 2015 | Allianz SE

The ‘Panasonic Smart Home & Allianz Assist’ service links connected hardware solutions with assistance services.

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"The only thing that counts for us, as a long-term investor, is the long-term trend"

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Sep 03, 2015 | Allianz SE

Andreas Gruber, Chief Investment Officer at Allianz Investment Management comments on the latest bout of stock market turbulence.

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“There is a tragedy unfolding before our eyes“

Allianz-“There is a tragedy unfolding before our eyes“
Sep 02, 2015 | Allianz SE

Oliver Bäte, CEO of Allianz SE, shares his view on the refugee situation.

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“Reaction of financial markets strongly exaggerated“

Allianz-“Reaction of financial markets strongly exaggerated“
Aug 26, 2015 | Allianz SE

Michael Heise, Head of Group Economic Research at Allianz SE, answers questions on the latest developments on the international financial markets.

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Chinese currency on liberalization course

Allianz-Chinese currency on liberalization course
Aug 20, 2015 | Allianz SE

The latest move by the People´s Bank of China (PBoC) to devalue the Renminbi (RMB) by almost 2% remarks the biggest daily deprecation since 1994. While surprised by many investors, the exchange rate reforms are complementary with ongoing capital account liberalization measures. However, from this perspective, the RMB exchange rate will be more market-oriented going forward, and the volatility of the RMB – both in the onshore (CNY) and in the offshore (CNH) FX rate – will pick up in the current market conditions.

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Supervisory Board of Allianz SE decides on changes to the Board of Management

Allianz-Supervisory Board of Allianz SE decides on changes to the Board of Management
Aug 06, 2015 | Allianz SE

The Supervisory Board of Allianz SE decided today to reduce the size of the Board of Management of the company to nine members in total.

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New CEO appointed to Allianz Worldwide Care

Allianz-Ida Luka-Lognoné takes the helm at global health and life insurance company
Jul 28, 2015 | Allianz SE Ida Luka-Lognoné takes the helm at global health and life insurance company More...

From New Normal to Secular Stagnation?

Allianz-After six years of sluggish growth, are another six years about to follow? Michael Heise and Mohamed A. El-Erian comment on a worst case scenario, what has gone wrong in generating economic growth and what could be done instead.
Jul 20, 2015 | Allianz SE After six years of sluggish growth, are another six years about to follow? Michael Heise and Mohamed A. El-Erian comment on a worst case scenario, what has gone wrong in generating economic growth and what could be done instead. More...

“We have to make it work”

Allianz-Captain Rahul Khanna, Global Head of Marine Risk Consulting for Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty, explains why the shipping industry lagged behind others in tackling environmental problems, and how it’s handling the shift to cleaner fuels.
Jul 15, 2015 | Allianz SE Captain Rahul Khanna, Global Head of Marine Risk Consulting for Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty, explains why the shipping industry lagged behind others in tackling environmental problems, and how it’s handling the shift to cleaner fuels. More...

Where do the returns come from?

Allianz-Where do the returns come from?
Jul 09, 2015 | Allianz SE

Andreas Lindner explains why people need more opportunity-oriented investments and how Allianz’s new “KomfortDynamik” pension concept for the German market can help. Lindner is responsible for capital investments at Allianz Leben in Germany.

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10 Consequences of Greece's 'No'

Allianz-10 Consequences of Greece's 'No'
Jul 07, 2015 | Allianz SE

By heeding their government's advice and voting "No" in the referendum on Sunday, Greek citizens sent an unambiguous message. Much like the fictional Americans portrayed in the movie “Network” who threw open their windows and shouted out, “I'm as mad as hell and I'm not going to take this anymore,” the Greeks are demanding that the rest of Europe acknowledge their distress.

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Women in leadership at Allianz

Allianz-Women in leadership at Allianz
Jul 01, 2015 | Allianz SE

Allianz is committed to diversity and career development for women. The company has set itself the target to increase the percentage of women in its global talent pools for top management positions to 30 percent until year-end 2015. In the following interviews female top managers of Allianz Group share their personal insights.

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Grexit looking more likely

Allianz-Grexit looking more likely
Jun 30, 2015 | Allianz SE

What would the implications of a “Grexit” be for the eurozone and for Greece? Allianz’ Chief Economist Michael Heise explains why a return to the drachma would be an economic disaster and why the eurozone will remain intact.

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Allianz: 10 million out of 665 billion EUR in Greek bonds and stocks

Allianz-Allianz: 10 million out of 665 billion EUR in Greek bonds and stocks
Jun 29, 2015 | Allianz SE

Andreas Gruber, Chief Investment Officer of Allianz Investment Management on Grexit.

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E-bikes are taking over our cities

Allianz-E-bikes are taking over our cities
Jun 25, 2015 | Allianz SE

By 2023 three times more e-bikes on Europe's streets, +27 per cent across the globe / Largest market for e-bikes is China (85 per cent) / Bike-sharing already an environmentally-friendly alternative for already over 700 cities

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Trade barriers: 560 billion dollars' worth of revenue lost

Allianz-Trade barriers: 560 billion dollars' worth of revenue lost
Jun 24, 2015 | Allianz SE

The word "protectionism" sounds horribly outdated and very 19th century. Nevertheless, the 800 trade barriers introduced by a number of countries over the last year show that a trend is starting to develop in this connection. Ludovic Subran, Chief Economist at Euler Hermes, reveals the top ten countries for trade barriers and explains the consequences for the economy, comparing the phenomenon with a feast that not everyone is invited to.

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Allianz Digital Accelerator: from an exotic species to routine part of day-to-day business

Allianz-Allianz Digital Accelerator: from an exotic species to routine part of day-to-day business
Jun 17, 2015 | Allianz SE

Allianz Digital Accelerator: This is where a lot of apps, websites and new business models are being created to bring Allianz into the digital age. Managing Director of Allianz Digital Accelerator Sebastian Sieglerschmidt talks about his freedom to act, Miles and More for safe driving, and the next big thing on the Internet.

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Europe’s stock companies in employees‘ hands?

Allianz-Europe’s stock companies in employees‘ hands?
Jun 10, 2015 | Allianz SE

Most people have given up any hope of being able to live off their state pension alone. However, regularly investing money in shares is a good way to build up your savings. What is more, entire stock market indices, such as the DAX, MSCI Europe or CAC40, could be in the hands of the working population if they made regular investments. Hans-Jörg Naumer, Head of Capital Markets at Allianz Global Investors, on more sustainable income in old age, and the power of a savings plan.

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Of big cars and small parking spaces

Allianz-Of big cars and small parking spaces
Jun 03, 2015 | Allianz SE

Dr. Christoph Lauterwasser, Managing Director of the Allianz Center for Technology, talks about big cars, small parking spaces, and what we can do to avoid chipping the paintwork.

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Sergio Balbinot reappointed as president of Insurance Europe

Allianz-Sergio Balbinot reappointed as president of Insurance Europe
May 26, 2015 | Allianz SE

The general assembly of Insurance Europe has unanimously voted to extend the mandate of Sergio Balbinot as president for a further three years. The mandate of Balbinot had been due to expire in 2015. Balbinot is a member of the management board of Allianz SE, and he is also responsible for southern and western Europe and Africa.

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“Discuss without being blinkered”

Allianz-“Discuss without being blinkered”
May 08, 2015 | Allianz SE

Over the last four years, the 30 DAX companies were able increase the share of women in leadership positions in Germany - this is also the case for Allianz. Werner Zedelius, Member of the Board of Management of Allianz SE, explains, why Allianz will continue to make an effort in this area.

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Leadership change at Allianz Deutschland

Allianz-Manfred Knof new CEO of Allianz Deutschland / Markus Rieß to leave the company
Apr 24, 2015 | Allianz SE

Manfred Knof new CEO of Allianz Deutschland / Markus Rieß to leave the company

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Rethinking emerging markets

Allianz-Rethinking emerging markets
Apr 23, 2015 | Allianz SE

Mohamed A. El-Erian explains, why the concept of an “emerging-markets asset class” may no longer be a sufficiently useful and accurate catch-all classification for investors.

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“Business is strong, it is a good time to leave”

Allianz-“Business is strong, it is a good time to leave”
Apr 01, 2015 | Allianz SE

“I could imagine becoming an unofficial quality control manager of South African red wine after my retirement”, says Ron Buchan, CEO of Allianz Worldwide Care (AWC) in Ireland with a smile on his face. After 40 years of working life Ron will retire  with almost 16 years spent at Allianz. In Allianz Worldwide Care, the international health division of Allianz Worldwide Partners, Ron and his team have built one of the most successful insurance providers of international health, life and disability solutions. Ron tells us about the most emotional moment in his career, why now is the right time to retire and what he will not miss after having retired.

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A green celebration

Allianz-A green celebration
Mar 16, 2015 | Allianz SE

Over 120 iconic landmarks and sites around the world will be lit up in green on March 17 to celebrate the Irish St. Patrick’s Day. For the third time, the Allianz Arena will be ‘greened’ again, too. Even within Allianz not many know that this is thanks to an initiative by Sinéad Browne, Irish, Board Member and Chief Operating Officer (COO) at Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) in Munich.

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Oil price collapse: Winners, losers and adverse side effects

Allianz- Oil price collapse: Winners, losers and adverse side effects
Mar 05, 2015 | Allianz SE

As a result of oil gained by fracking, the United States has become a global swing producer, along with the likes of Saudi Arabia. This means that the sheer quantity of oil that the US sells has a considerable impact on pricing. As a consequence, oil prices have fallen 40 percent since summer 2014. Michael Heise, Chief Economist of Allianz, explains who profits from low oil prices, who suffers as a consequence, and where they pose a danger to the global economy.

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“Baby boomers will contribute to growth in our asset management and life business”

Allianz-“Baby boomers will contribute to growth in our asset management and life business”
Mar 03, 2015 | Allianz SE

Being a baby boomer himself, Jay Ralph picks up the 2014 results and explains the impact that the baby boomer generations have on the business of Allianz when they retire. Ralph is a Member of the Board of Management of Allianz SE and responsible for asset management worldwide and insurance USA.

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Record number of vehicle recalls

Allianz-Record number of vehicle recalls
Mar 03, 2015 | Allianz SE

Worldwide recall rates of automobiles have reached a new high. The US market is reporting alarming figures.

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Change of personnel

Allianz-Change of personnel
Mar 02, 2015 | Allianz SE

Sabia Schwarzer (45) will take over as Head of Group Communications for the Allianz Group on November 1, 2015. Schwarzer, of German-Indian descent and formerly a journalist for Germany's international broadcaster Deutsche Welle, joined Allianz in 1996 as Regional Head of Communications and Marketing for Asia-Pacific. From the regional headquarters in Singapore she set up and developed the communications and marketing department. In 2000 she was appointed Head of Communications and Marketing for the Group in North America (Nafta). She is married and has three children.

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KulturAllianzen: a special campaign for disadvantaged young people

Allianz-KulturAllianzen: a special campaign for disadvantaged young people
Feb 25, 2015 | Allianz SE

Allianz is celebrating its 125th anniversary by helping others. Allianz employees can submit their own ideas on how to help disadvantaged young people. Michael M. Thoss, head of the Allianz Cultural Foundation, tells us what KulturAllianzen could look like, and how to promote a campaign.

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Lights out for the Carnival of Brazil?

Allianz-Lights out for the Carnival of Brazil? (Peter Molnar / Shutterstock.com)
Feb 12, 2015 | Allianz SE

It’s the world’s biggest party.  Up to one million tourists and four million local residents will dance the samba on the streets of Brazil. Toilets have always been the biggest logistical problem. But this year, Brazil is facing a formidable challenge: drought and water shortages. No water in Brazil means no power thus no show. Carnival festivities have already been canceled in some localities. Even in São Paulo, officials are discussing the possibility of turning off the music and the lights. It could be a much quieter Carnival than usual.

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Risk: a vital part of the human experience

Allianz-Risk: a vital part of the human experience
Feb 06, 2015 | Allianz SE

When we think of risk we often have a negative connotation in mind. Risky is often used synonymously with reckless, foolish or even downright dangerous. “Risk Wise”, a new book by British author and documentary filmmaker Polly Morland, sets out to investigate whether there is more to the concept of risk. Nine stories portray people who deal with risks in their very own way.

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Allianz commemorates its 125th anniversary

Allianz-Allianz commemorates its 125th anniversary
Feb 04, 2015 | Allianz SE

Dialog on two key questions for the future: demographic development and climate change / Review and outlook: new publications provide food for thought / Projects of Allianz foundations set priorities for 2015 and beyond / Extended Cooperation with European School of Management and Technology (ESMT)

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