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  • Nov 09, 2018

    Allianz achieves operating profit of 3 bln euros in 3Q 2018

    Internal revenue growth, which adjusts for currency and consolidation effects, amounted to 9.8 percent and was supported by all business segments. Total revenues increased by 7.9 percent to 30.5 billion euros. 

    Oct 25, 2018

    Allianz acquires first subsidy free solar project in Iberia

    Allianz Capital Partners on behalf of Allianz insurance companies has closed today the acquisition of the 46 megawatt Ourika project in Portugal. The solar farm is fully operational and has been developed by the WElink Group

    Oct 10, 2018

    Allianz Real Estate reaches 60 bln euros AuM for Allianz companies

    The real estate portfolio of Allianz continued to grow in the first half of 2018. Allianz Real Estate continued to diversify across direct and indirect equity and debt asset classes reaching 60.1 billion euros in AuM at June-end 2018

    Sep 13, 2018

    Allianz tops DJSI 2018 as most sustainable insurer

    Allianz Group achieved the top position as sector leader among all rated insurance companies in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI). This is the second time in a row since 2017. The company has been part of it since 2000

    Oct 02, 2018

    PIMCO to acquire muni bond investment firm Gurtin

    PIMCO, one of the world’s premier fixed income investment managers, announces that it has agreed to acquire Gurtin Municipal Bond Management (Gurtin), a specialist municipal bond manager

    Sep 05, 2018

    PIMCO hires John Studzinski for leading role

    He will take a leading role in PIMCO’s expanding global strategy and serve as a key advisor to the firm’s top clients globally alongside the client management teams and senior leadership
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  • A year in a review 2014
    A year in review 2014

    A crash test with a Christmas tree and two new Allianz stadiums. Click through the photos and discover this year’s highlights from an Allianz perspective.

    "Tsunami Evacuation" sign in Phuket, Thailand (Photo: Oleg Golovnev / Shutterstock.com)
    Tsunami 2004: “We changed the hotel just before we embarked on our trip”

    Tileman Fischer, former CEO of Allianz Reinsurance Asia Pacific in Singapore (ARAP) was in Sri Lanka at the time of the tsunami on December 26, 2004. He recalls his personal experience and the aid work that he supported directly after the tsunami.

    Baby, it’s over now: The last US baby boomer turns 50
    Baby, it’s over now: The last US baby boomer turns 50

    On December 31 of this year we will pass a demographic milestone as the last US baby boomer turns 50. Globally, the transition of the baby boomer generations into retirement, on account of its sheer size also known as the "Silver Tsunami", is taking place. This will challenge the pension systems over the coming decades to an ever increasing extent.

  • Skies are safer, but new risk environment and rising cost of claims challenge aviation industry, says Allianz report
    Skies are safer, but new risk environment and rising cost of claims challenge aviation industry, says Allianz report

    This year’s aviation losses contradict long-term trend of fewer than two passenger deaths for every 100 million commercial passengers / Increasing complexity of aircraft design impacting costs. New materials, ground equipment damage and risk of grounding are additional drivers of risk exposure while the cost of aviation claims is rising / Increasing fleet values and passenger growth will push value of risk exposure through $1 trillion barrier in near-future / North America and Europe head safety improvement, Africa is lagging behind / Cyber attacks perceived as growing risks due to reliance on interconnected systems

    World Diabetes Day
    World Diabetes Day

    Contrary to popular belief, diabetes is not just a disease suffered by the wealthy. In fact, it is one of the most widespread illnesses in the world. The number of diabetics is set to increase dramatically over the coming years. Doctors and professional associations around the world have long been issuing warnings about the magnitude and consequences of the disease. This interactive diagram shows how severely various countries and regions are affected by diabetes.

    Allianz Global Wealth Report: highest asset growth since 2003
    Highest asset growth since 2003

    The fifth edition of the Allianz "Global Wealth Report" analyzes the asset and debt situation of private households in more than 50 countries. Based on the findings, the global gross financial assets of private households 2013 reached the highest growth rate since 2003.

  • Allianz Australia selected as preferred purchaser of Territory Insurance Office
    Allianz Australia selected as preferred purchaser of Territory Insurance Office

    Allianz Australia has entered into an agreement with the Government of the Northern Territory to purchase the general insurance business of the Territory Insurance Office (TIO) and enter into a 10 year agreement to manage the Government Motor Accidents Compensation scheme.

    Allianz investment in renewable energy exceeds two billion euro milestone
    Allianz investment in renewable energy exceeds two billion euro milestone

    Forterre is Allianz’s latest wind park acquisition in 2014 / The overall portfolio now contains 47 wind farms and seven solar parks generating enough electricity to meet the annual needs of Munich

    The board of management and the supervisory board of Allianz SE have decided to alter their dividend policy to target an increase in pay-out ratio from 40 to 50 percent of the Allianz Group net income (attributable to shareholders).
    New Dividend policy with increased pay-out ratio of 50 percent

    The board of management and the supervisory board of Allianz SE have decided to alter their dividend policy to target an increase in pay-out ratio from 40 to 50 percent of the Allianz Group net income (attributable to shareholders).

  • Change from the bottom up
    Change from the bottom up

    The United Nations Climate Change Conference came to an end 32 hours later than originally planned. Participant Karsten Löffler, Managing Director of Allianz Climate Solutions, shares why he believes important steps were taken both in and outside of the negotiation room.

    Every tenth fatal traffic accident due to alcohol
    Every tenth fatal traffic accident due to alcohol

    Alcohol responsible for 10.9% of global fatalities in traffic accidents / Europe: Germany (8.7%) ranks fourth place; Italy (2.7%) is best-in-class / Alcohol-related accidents twice as likely to be fatal / Men and drivers between the ages of 21 and 24 particularly affected

    German culture award Deutscher Kulturförderpreis goes to the Allianz Cultural Foundation in Berlin
    German culture award Deutscher Kulturförderpreis goes to the Allianz Cultural Foundation in Berlin

    The Culture Committee for German Business in the Federation of German Industries (BDI) announced the winners of the Deutscher Kulturförderpreis 2014 at an award ceremony. For the second time the German Business culture award went to the Allianz Cultural Foundation for its project "The White Sea - Literature on the Mediterranean" (Das Weiße Meer – Literaturen rund um das Mittelmeer).

  • Allianz to sell Fireman’s Fund personal insurance business to ACE, completing future positioning for its P&C business in US
    Allianz to sell Fireman’s Fund personal insurance business to ACE, completing future positioning for its P&C business in US

    Allianz progresses final element of US property & casualty business reconfiguration / Integration of Fireman’s Fund commercial lines into AGCS creates focus on commercial P&C insurance under Allianz brand / New run-off carrier, San Francisco Re, to manage legacy Fireman’s Fund business

    Interview with a stag
    Interview with a stag

    It is the same story every year. Road traffic accidents involving game animals lead to damaged cars, injured people, and even fatalities. Dead game animals on the side of the road. Our Allianz.com reporter set out to find one of the culprits of these incidents – a stag. Even though stags are comparatively rarely involved in this particular kind of road traffic accident, he was the only animal who would talk to us. The roe deer were too shy, and ran away before we could even ask our first question. The stag was particularly keen not to be seen as guilty, and wanted to stay anonymous. He refused to tell us his name.

    Allianz and BMW Group expand global cooperation
    Allianz and BMW Group expand global cooperation

    Allianz SE and BMW AG have renewed their collaboration on a global level for another five years. The CEOs of the two companies, Michael Diekmann and Dr. Norbert Reithofer, signed the extension of a Global Partnership Agreement between both groups, which was originally agreed upon in 2009, on September 3rd, 2014.

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