Year in review 2012

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Jan 12


We are getting old

Demographic change poses enormous challenges. The first Berlin Demography Forum on January 12-13 brings together policy makers, scientists and business leaders to find solutions. more
Feb 1

Allianz completes acquisition of Norwegian gas grid stake

A consortium including Allianz completed the acquisition of a 24.1 percent stake in Gassled from Norwegian Statoil ASA on January 31. more
Feb 13

"The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" is the riskiest film of 2011

Fireman's Fund Insurance Company, the leading insurer of Hollywood films for more than 85 years, is unveiling "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" as the riskiest film of the year. more
Mar 5

New Allianz naming-rights for stadium in Sydney

The landmark Sydney Football Stadium is being renamed the Allianz Stadium. The multi-year partnership between the Sydney Cricket Ground Trust (SCG) and Allianz Australia will further strengthen Allianz’s global association with world class sports sponsorships. more
Mar 7

Allianz accepts Greek sovereign bond conversion offer

Allianz will accept Greece's offer of a voluntary conversion of Greek sovereign bonds. After thorough discussion, the Board of Management of Allianz SE has found this conversion to be economically viable for the Allianz Group. more
Mar 23

Allianz raises its target for reducing emissions and will be carbon-neutral from 2012

For the first time, Allianz published its Sustainability Report concurrently with the Group's Annual Report. Thus, the Report on the company's most important sustainability initiatives is not only being published much earlier than in previous years, but also now aligned with the general reporting on Allianz business. more
Apr 05

Allianz places catastrophe bond through new Blue Danube program

First takedown under Blue Danube with a volume of USD 240 million / Catastrophe bond covers US, Caribbean, and Mexican hurricane as well as US and Canadian earthquake risks / Largest US catastrophe bond transaction sponsored by Allianz to date more
Apr 17

Allianz SE and The Hartford close repurchase transaction

Allianz sells back junior subordinated debentures and warrants to The Hartford / Sale for aggregate consideration of 2.425 billion US-dollars / Allianz continues to hold an equity interest of approximately 5 percent in The Hartford more
May 7

Allianz confirmed in FTSE4Good Index

Following the latest index review which took place in March, Allianz has been reconfirmed as a member company of the FTSE4Good Index. Allianz has been a member of the FTSE4Good Index Series, one of its most important sustainability indexes, for more than a decade. more
May 7

Allianz and Western Union sign Memorandum of Understanding

Companies to explore collaboration on products, distribution and co-marketing / Focus on growing demand beyond developed markets more
May 9

New Supervisory Board of Allianz SE established

The annual general meeting of Allianz SE has elected a new supervisory board today. more
June 5

Ford is awarded the 2012 Allianz Genius Safety Prize

Allianz has awarded its Genius Safety Prize for the seventh time:  this year's winner is Ford-Werke GmbH. With its model "Focus", Ford is the first car manufacturer to offer the most important driver assistance systems in economic bundles within the compact car category. more
June 8

Allianz France and Groupama agree to transfer Gan Eurocourtage P&C brokerage-related activities to Allianz France

Allianz France and Groupama have reached a binding agreement for Allianz France to acquire the Property and Casualty brokerage-related activities of Gan Eurocourtage, a Groupama subsidiary. The transaction excludes transport activities. more
June 19

Allianz Belgium to acquire insurance activities from Mensura

Allianz Belgium and the Board of Directors of Mensura CCA (Caisse Commune d'Assurances) have reached an agreement for Allianz Belgium to acquire the insurance activities of Mensura CCA and its subsidiary Mensura Assurances SA. more
June 26

Investor Relations Awards " 

Allianz Investor Relations becomes "European Champion more
July 19

Allianz strengthens ecological and social focus of its business

Allianz is set to become the first company in the world to establish a committee at board level tasked with ensuring that ecological and social issues are taken into account in decisions made throughout the organization. more
July 24

Allianz adds two sport stadiums to the Allianz Family of Stadiums

This week, Allianz added two new stadiums to the Allianz Family of Stadiums: Allianz France signed a long-term naming rights contract for the new “Allianz Riviera” in Nice, and Allianz in the UK signed a partnership agreement with Saracens Rugby Club including rights to name their entirely refurbished stadium in London “Allianz Park.” more
Aug 24-31

Hurricane Isaac strikes New Orleans

Series of daily updates and eye-witness reports more
Sep 03

Allianz Junior Football Camp 2012: Soccer adventure for teenagers from all over the world

The annual Allianz Junior Football Camp kicked-off in Munich, Germany, on August 30th with 63 teenagers from 21 countries around the world arriving for a five-day footballing adventure with world famous professional football team, FC Bayern München. The Camp ran until Monday, September 3rd. more
Sep 14

Dow Jones Sustainability Index: Allianz among global sustainability leaders

According to Dow Jones, Allianz is once again among the sustainability leaders in the insurance industry. This was confirmed yesterday when the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes (DJSI) together with sustainability investment group SAM published the results of their annual review of the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes. more
Sep 26

Allianz and Volkswagen plan car insurance joint venture

Volkswagen Financial Services AG and Allianz SE plan a new strategic partnership to intensify their cooperation in car insurance in form of a joint venture. After finalizing contracts – and subject to the approvals by supervisory authorities and other bodies – the partners want to launch a company as per January 1, 2013. more
Oct 26

Allianz signs 10-year exclusive life insurance distribution agreement with HSBC in Asia

Allianz and HSBC announced today that they have signed a 10-year exclusive bancassurance distribution agreement for life insurance in Asia. more

Oct 29-31


Hurricane Sandy hits US east coast

Series of daily updates more
Nov 21

The Allianz Center for Technology looks to the future

The Allianz Center for Technology celebrates 80 years of industrial damage investigation and loss prevention more
Dec 21

Allianz presents seven pillars for the future of Europe

Flaws in the present euro framework must be eliminated / European integration and unity must be elevated to a new level / Reforms and structural changes key to getting Europe back on track more

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