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Swiss Re, Allianz & Zurich commit to net zero emissions by 2050

26th September 2019

Re/insurance giants Swiss Re, Allianz and Zurich are among a group 12 global companies that have committed to transitioning their investment portfolios to net zero greenhouse gas emissions. The Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance represents more than US $2.4 trillion, and was convened by the UN Environment Programme’s Finance Initiative and the ... Read the full article

Allianz, MS&AD in mix to buy Aviva’s Asian operations, reports

24th September 2019

Reports have emerged from Reuters claiming that Allianz, Nippon Life and MS&AD are among a dozen companies are actively looking to purchase the Asian operations of UK insurer Aviva. Aviva confirmed earlier this year that it was examining options for a sale of the business as part of a new strategy ... Read the full article

Reinsurance is still as much art as science, says Allianz Re CEO, Amer Ahmed

10th September 2019

Despite the rise of technology and other market disruptions, relationships remain a key component of the reinsurance landscape and the business is still a combination of both art and science. This is according to Amer Ahmed, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of global insurer Allianz’s reinsurance division, Allianz Re. Reinsurance News met ... Read the full article

Allianz expands in Brazil with €667mn acquisition from SulAmérica

23rd August 2019

Global insurer Allianz has agreed to acquire automobile and other property and casualty (P&C) operations from Brazilian insurer SulAmérica in a deal valued at BRL 3 billion (€667 million). The transaction is expected to significantly expand Allianz’s presence in Brazil, making it one of the top three insurers with a market ... Read the full article

Regulator applies additional capital requirement to Allianz Australia

14th August 2019

After conducting a self-assessment in 2018, Allianz Australia, a division of global re/insurer Allianz, has had an additional $250 million capital requirement imposed by the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA). Allianz was one of 36 banks, insurers and superannuation companies that the APRA asked to conduct a self-assessment in 2018, which ... Read the full article

Allianz reports solid Q2 profitability on improved L&H result

2nd August 2019

Global insurer Allianz has reported total revenue and net income growth for the second-quarter of 2019, as a higher operating result in Life and Health (L&H) more than offset a decline in Property and Casualty (P&C) on the back of a lower investment result. Total revenues increased by 6.1% in the ... Read the full article

Allianz in talks to buy P&C, auto units from Brazilian insurer Sul América

3rd July 2019

Allianz is currently in bilateral talks with Brazilian insurer Sul América S.A. regarding the potential acquisition of its property & casualty (P&C) and auto units. Sul América revealed in a recent securities filing that it had received a nonbinding offer from Allianz and was in the process of discussing a possible ... Read the full article

Allianz partners with insurtech firm Wrisk to digitalise UK auto products

27th June 2019

Allianz Partners has announced a new partnership with UK-based insurtech firm Wrisk that will help to digitalise the products offered by Allianz Automotive, the business line that focuses on the needs of car manufacturer’s customers. The objective of the partnership is to jointly offer new automotive insurance products on Wrisk’s mobile ... Read the full article

Allianz to sell stake in Spanish bancassurance venture

24th June 2019

Global insurer Allianz has announced plans with Banco Santander to sell its 60% stake in its joint Spanish bancassurance venture, Allianz Popular SL. Banco Santander has agreed to pay €936.5 million for the acquisition of Allianz’s holding and for the termination of the exclusive non-life distribution agreement with Allianz’s operating entity ... Read the full article

Allianz Africa’s Delphine Traoré named President of the African Insurance Organisation

14th June 2019

Delphine Traoré, the Chief Operations Officer (COO) of Allianz Africa has been named President of the African Insurance Organisation, effective June 12th, 2019. Traoré has served as Vice President of the organisation since 2018, and succeeds Managing Director of Ghana Union Assurance, Aretha Duku. She first joined the Regional Executive Board of ... Read the full article

Allianz Asia adds Anusha Thavarajah as regional CEO, Life & Health

12th June 2019

The Asia Pacific operations of global insurer Allianz has announced the appointment of Anusha Thavarajah as Chief Executive Officer, Life & Health. Based in Singapore, Thavarajah will oversee the functional development of Allianz’s Life & Health business in Asia – advancing the segment’s strong growth to meet Allianz Asia’s long-term strategic ... Read the full article

Allianz expands UK presence with dual acquisitions worth £820m

31st May 2019

Global insurer Allianz is to acquire Legal & General Insurance Limited, the general insurance business of Legal & General Group, in a deal worth £242 million. In addition, Allianz UK has also announced a deal to buy out the remaining 51% stake in LV General Insurance Group for up to £578 ... Read the full article

P&C segment drives higher profits for Allianz in Q1

14th May 2019

Global insurer Allianz has announced that the strong performance of its property and casualty (P&C) business in the first-quarter of 2019 significantly contributed to a 7.5% increase in overall operating profit, to €3 billion. The P&C segment produced robust results in the opening three months of the year for Allianz, recording ... Read the full article

Allianz in advanced talks to acquire L&G’s home insurance operation: Sky News

29th April 2019

Sky News has reported that global insurance giant Allianz is in advanced talks to purchase the home insurance business of Legal & General (L&G). According to reports, the British life insurance company's home insurance unit had been put up for sale last year, with Sky News reporting in December 2018 that ... Read the full article

Allianz (AGCS) makes senior adjustments

19th March 2019

Allianz’ corporate insurance carrier, Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS), is appointing its current Chief Underwriting Officer, Corporate, Hartmut Mai to the Board role of AGCS Chief Regions and Markets Officer for the company’s three strategic business units: Central & Eastern Europe (CEE), Mediterranean and Africa. This announcement comes as AGCS ... Read the full article

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