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News about Allianz, one of the largest global insurance and reinsurance groups.

Also news about Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty, the Allianz specialist unit that underwrites commercial insurance exposures and alternative risk transfer.

Insurance crucial for Asia to face climate challenges

17th November 2022

Insurance has a crucial role in anticipating, identifying, and managing climate-related risks in Asia, says Anusha Thavarajah, Regional Chief Executive Officer, Allianz Asia Pacific. Temperatures are rising two times faster in Asia than in global average, and the continent is at the frontline of the risks of climate change. Additionally it ... Read the full article

Allianz Re names Thorsten Fromhold Chief Group Reinsurance Buyer

16th November 2022

Allianz Re has appointed Thorsten Fromhold as Chief Group Reinsurance Buyer (CGRB), effective January 1, 2023. The role will form a new, dedicated function within the Board of Allianz Re, separate from assumed business. In his role Fromhold will be overseeing all external Allianz reinsurance placements including cessions out of Allianz ... Read the full article

Allianz appoints James Maxwell to new role

16th November 2022

Allianz has appointed James Maxwell to be its new risk director for its commercial business. Reporting to Allianz Holdings chief risk officer, John Berry, Maxwell will have responsibility for overseeing all risk matters within the Commercial lines business and will also serve as a member of the Commercial executive committee. The role ... Read the full article

Allianz sees operating profit grow 7.4% in Q3 2022

10th November 2022

Allianz has released its Q3 results, saying that operating profit grew by 7.4% in the period to reach €3.5bn. The firm also said, through a statement on its website, that total revenues rose 1.3% in the period to reach €34.8bn. It attributed the growth in its operating profit to what it ... Read the full article

SCR ratio reduction unlikely to have significant impact: GlobalData

9th November 2022

Solvency capital requirements for UK insurers may be relaxed in the near future following the September 2022 mini budget, but according to GlobalData, findings have shown that leading UK insurers are not coming close to the existing limits. GlobalData stated that as part of the mini-budget, the current Solvency Capital Requirement ... Read the full article

Allianz Commercial appoints Carey as Managing Director, mid-market

19th October 2022

Allianz Commercial has announced that it has appointed David Carey to the newly created position of managing director, mid-market, effective from April 2023, subject to regulatory approval. Within this role, he will hold responsibility for leading Allianz Commercial’s regional trading teams, as well as focusing delivery on key customer segments and ... Read the full article

Allianz completes acquisition of Jubilee businesses in East Africa

10th October 2022

Allianz has announced that it has completed its transaction to acquire a majority stake in Jubilee Holdings Limited’s general insurance business in East Africa, namely in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi and Mauritius. The two companies had originally announced the $100 million takeover back in September 2020, when Allianz agreed to ... Read the full article

Allianz SE announces key changes to its management board structure

7th October 2022

Allianz SE has announced significant changes that are being made to its divisional setup from the beginning of 2023. The company has announced that the changes are being prompted by the readiness of the Allianz Customer Model (ACM) concept to be implemented directly within the respective global product and segment owners ... Read the full article

UniCredit & Allianz “unwind” Croatian shareholdings

3rd October 2022

Italy-based international banking group UniCredit says it has taken further steps to consolidate its partnership with German multinational financial services firm Allianz by “unwinding” their direct and indirect shareholdings in Croatia. To this end, UniCredit has agreed to purchase Allianz’s entire 11.72% stake in Croatian insurance company Zagrebačka banka dioničko društvo ... Read the full article

Focus should be on loss prevention to tackle risk of battery fires in shipping: Allianz

5th September 2022

With lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries having an increasing impact on shipping safety, prevention measures are crucial to tackle the risk of battery fires in vessels, according to a new risk bulletin from marine insurer Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS). An AGCS analysis of over 240,000 marine insurance industry claims over the ... Read the full article

Allianz Holdings appoints Alison Rayner to new role

26th August 2022

Allianz Holdings has appointed Alison Rayner to the newly created position of chief compliance and corporate affairs officer, effective from February 2023. In this role, she will be responsible for setting a clear strategy for the organisation in terms of compliance and conduct relating to customer, clients, reputation, assets, and the ... Read the full article

Allianz Trade in Asia Pacific appoints Regional Commercial Director

22nd August 2022

Allianz Trade in Asia Pacific has appointed Shan Aboo as Regional Commercial Director. Within this new role, he will be responsible for overseeing the trade credit insurer’s commercial activities in twelve Asia Pacific markets. Based in Singapore, Aboo will report to Regional CEO of Allianz Trade in Asia Pacific, Paul Flanagan. Prior to this appointment, ... Read the full article

Enstar files to shut down Enhanzed Re joint venture

19th August 2022

Legacy specialist Enstar is to shutter its Enhanzed Re joint venture, eliminating all catastrophe exposure. In a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the firm said it was transferring its share of the firm to Allianz. The filing reads: “On August 18, 2022, Cavello Bay, a wholly-owned subsidiary of ... Read the full article

Moody’s assesses Italian insurers after downgrading government outlook

11th August 2022

Following Moody’s change in outlook on the government of Italy (Baa3) to negative from stable, the agency has taken a number of rating actions on three Italian insurers and related subsidiaries. Generali’s A3 insurance financial strength rating (IFSR) was affirmed with a stable outlook; and a similar action was taken on ... Read the full article

Allianz sees improved P&C performance in H1 2022 as operating profit rises

5th August 2022

A strong performance within its property and casualty (P&C) business so far in 2022 has helped Allianz report a rise in operating profit for the first half of the year of 1.2% to €6.7 billion, while net income for the period dipped as a result of a provision booked in ... Read the full article