Allianz Pulse 2022: Europeans united in pessimism

With COVID-19, inflation, energy crisis, food crisis, soaring prices, supply chain shocks, the war in Ukraine, and climate crisis, to name a few, it’s hard to see the glass as half-full. When thinking about the future and the current economic situation, the majority of respondents from Germany, Italy, and France in Allianz Research’s newly published Allianz Pulse 2022 survey seem to be united in their pessimism.

Fire, natural catastrophes and faulty workmanship

The analysis conducted by Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty found that over the past five years, fire and explosion, natural catastrophes and faulty workmanship or maintenance have been the major causes of loss by value of insurance claims.

The spring of discontent: global food crisis and the potential for civil unrests

The invasion of Ukraine in February 2022 has triggered a global food crisis with far-reaching consequences, according to the recently published report from Allianz Research. Without the millions of tons of agricultural produce flowing through Ukrainian ports, millions are at risk of food insecurity.

US-German Survey Reveals Next-Generation Optimism in Transatlantic Partnership, Spurred by Shared Priorities in a Changing World

A survey conducted in late May 2022 finds that majorities of the general populations in both countries consider the US-German partnership crucial for the world’s stability, and younger generations in both nations think that the best days of the partnership are ahead.

Allianz: Trend of above-average hurricane seasons expected to continue this year

In this year's Hurricane Outlook, experts from Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) and Allianz Re share their outlook based on forecasts from international institutes. The 2021 hurricane season was the third most active on record. There is no clear scientific consensus on whether man-made climate change is increasing hurricane frequency, but it is agreed storms will become wetter and more intense, causing more physical damage

Safety Shipping Review 2022

The Safety and Shipping Review from Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) is an annual review of trends and developments in shipping losses, risk challenges and safety.

Economic Outlook 2022: Strong but uneven growth

Will 2022 mark the beginning of an end of the pandemic era or are we set to repeat the same scenarios? In their newly published Economic Outlook 2022 report, Allianz Research takes a look at the global economic trends and identifies the main developments for 2022.

Allianz Risk Barometer 2022

Cyber perils are the biggest concern for companies globally in 2022, according to the Allianz Risk Barometer. The threat of ransomware attacks, data breaches or major IT outages worries companies even more than business and supply chain disruption, natural disasters or the Covid-19 pandemic, all of which have heavily affected firms in the past year. 

Allianz: Construction companies to see robust growth and “new age” risks post-Covid

The global construction market is set for a sustained period of strong growth post-Covid-19, driven by government spending on infrastructure and the transition to a net zero society. However, the switch to more sustainable buildings and infrastructure, the upscaling of clean energy facilities and the adoption of modern building methods will transform the risk landscape, with radical changes in design, materials and processes.