It’s not just online shopping but a customized and individual consumer experience that millennials and Gen Z shoppers want, says the Euler Hermes 'Retail, Disrupted: Pressure and Potential in the Digital Age' special report...
Euler Hermes interviewed more than 1,000 French small-medium enterprises and large businesses about their investment intentions, cash flow status and January-April 2017 order books. The fourth edition of the annual investment barometer provides an exclusive analysis of the current situation facing French companies, and of the demand and investment outlook for the next five years.
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).
Allianz Group recorded total revenues of 36.2 (first quarter of 2016: 35.4) billion euros in the first quarter of 2017, with all segments contributing to the 2.5 percent increase. Operating profit grew by 9.4 percent to 2.9 billion euros, driven by a strong performance of the Life and Health and Asset Management business segments.
Driverless cars, robots, 3D printing, borderless digital businesses and innovations such as drones all promise to transform our world, but are accompanied by unforeseeable risks. Allianz Global Claims Review does a reality check...
Leading German and European companies have stated their intention to cooperate more closely to establish a joint, pan-industry platform for online registration, e-identity and data services. The initiative was set up by Allianz, Axel Springer, Daimler and Deutsche Bank with Postbank as well as the technology think-tank Core, and Here Technologies, the location services provider.
Allianz Australia Limited today named Richard Feledy as its new Chief Executive Officer, effective January 1, 2018. Mr. Feledy, currently the Chief Technical Officer of Allianz Australia, will succeed Niran Peiris, who will join Allianz SE’s Board of Management with effect from January 1, 2018.
The 8th edition of the Africa Economy Builders Awards recognized Delphine Traoré Maïdou as 'CEO of the Year' for the significant contribution she made to Africa’s economy as CEO of Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) Africa from 2012 to 2017 based in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Based on preliminary figures, Allianz Group achieved total revenues for the first quarter of 2017 of 36.2 (first quarter of 2016: 35.4) billion euros. This represents an increase of 2.5 percent compared to the prior-year quarter.
The Annual General Meeting of Allianz SE has elected a new Supervisory Board today with Michael Diekmann to replace Dr Helmut Perlet as Chairman. In addition, Sophie Boissard, Chairwoman of the Board of Management of Korian S.A., Paris, and Herbert Hainer, former CEO of adidas AG, have been newly appointed as members of the Supervisory Board.
Allianz, together with its consortium partners has reached an agreement to acquire 100 percent of the equity interest in Affinity Water. Affinity Water is the United Kingdom’s largest water only supply company by revenue and population served.
The Board of Directors of Atlantia, the listed global operator of motorway and airport infrastructure, has accepted a binding offer by Allianz, EDF Invest and DIF to acquire a 5 percent stake in Autostrade per l’Italia, the largest Italian toll road network. The transaction is subject to signing of final contracts over the next days and fulfilment of the conditions precedent therein.
In its latest study, Allianz SE and Euler Hermes analyze the impact of monetary normalization on debt service payments of the private sector in the eurozone. In contrast to the public sector (and big companies), the bulk of smaller companies and households cannot shield themselves against rising rates by issuing long-term debt, locking in current ultra-low interest rate levels.
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.
Modern corporate liability exposures can arise from a growing number of sources and have the potential to result in larger and more complex losses for businesses than ever before, warns Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) in a new report 'Global Claims Review: Liability in Focus'.
PIMCO, a leading global investment management firm, has hired Gregory Hall as Managing Director, Head of Private Strategies. He will manage PIMCO's private strategies, which include a number of real estate, distressed, opportunistic and credit strategies in private equity vehicles.
What is the UK government’s Brexit strategy and key issues in the exit talks? How will Brexit affect UK companies and its financial markets? What is the long-run impact of Brexit? Allianz economists provide some answers...
At the 5th annual Africa CEO Forum held in Geneva March 20-21, Allianz received the ‘International Corporation of the Year’ award. Allianz employs over 1,500 people in 16 countries and accompanies its clients in 38 countries across Africa offering a comprehensive range of insurance, assistance, pension and savings products.
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.
Despite the healthy economic performance in 2016, the eurozone failed to make further progress in reducing macroeconomic imbalances. In the Allianz Euro Monitor, we measure these imbalances using 20 indicators.
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...
From environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) scoring to renewable energy investments to sustainable solutions, there’s much that Allianz has done to address the burning issue of climate change...
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.
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.
Every company and every individual needs to care about sustainability and understand what it takes to meet the needs of the present without compromising those of the future. Here are the top five reasons why sustainability should be at the core of every corporate strategy...
The FIA Formula E Championship, the world’s first fully-electric single-seater racing series and Allianz are proud to announce their global partnership. In addition to joining the all-electric series as an Official Partner, Allianz also hosts the newly named Allianz eVillage, where fans can enjoy a fully immersive and interactive experience during each ePrix event.
Allianz X GmbH, the company builder of Allianz Group, announces the spin-off of abracar, Germany’s first professional agent for car sales directly between private consumers. Abracar optimizes existing customer behavior by providing security and trust through expert opinions and warranty.
The exclusive category sponsorship extends and leverages Allianz’s global football heritage to connect more deeply with its customers in key Asian markets, while significantly expanding its brand presence in the growth region.
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.
As the title sponsor of DRL’s race circuit, Allianz will leverage its motor racing heritage to bring the “Sport of the Future” to a rapidly growing world-wide audience. The Allianz World Championship 2017 series will consist of six races to be aired in over 75 countries starting in June.
Since its launch in October 2016, the Blockchain Insurance Industry Initiative B3i has gained broad attention across the industry and beyond. In the meantime, 10 additional insurance and reinsurance companies have decided to join, giving the initiative a truly global scope with members from Asia, Europe and the Americas.
Allianz has agreed to acquire the remaining 33.5 percent stake in Allianz Irish Life Holdings plc (AILH) not already owned by Allianz Group. Allianz aims to increase its stake in AILH from 66.5 percent currently to 100 percent.
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.
Allianz Global Investors announced on Tuesday that the Allianz Renewable Energy Fund 2 (AREF2) has added three British solar parks to its portfolio. The three solar parks are located in Cambridgeshire, Worcestershire and Norfolk.
We’ve been told time and again to not ‘put all our eggs in one basket’. Yet, many Europeans are found wanting when it comes to financial literacy and an understanding of risk concepts, finds an Allianz study...
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.
Cybersecurity and related issues are fast emerging as the biggest risk for companies, believe risk experts in Germany and the United Kingdom, showed the 6th annual Allianz Risk Barometer released by Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty SE (AGCS) on Wednesday.
Allianz has successfully concluded the sale of Allianz Life Insurance Korea to Anbang Group Holdings. The transaction, announced in April, followed an extensive review by Allianz to secure long-term growth for Allianz Life Insurance Korea
Allianz is co-financing a pan-European property portfolio facility that was arranged and underwritten by Aareal Bank AG. Allianz’s share in this financing, which totals €610 million, amounts to €366 million and is granted for a 10-year term
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
Quad Gas Group, a consortium of long-term infrastructure investors, today announces that it has entered into an agreement with National Grid plc to acquire a 61 percent shareholding in its four regulated gas distribution networks.
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.
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
Allianz Group, Europe’s largest insurer and asset manager, saw operating profit in the third quarter rise 18.2 percent to 2.9 billion euros, driven by contributions from all business segments. The Life and Health segment produced the strongest results with contributions from all large operating entities.