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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.

Allianz withdraws 2020 guidance, expects Q1 profit dip

1st May 2020

Allianz is the latest global insurer and reinsurer to withdraw its operating profit target for 2020 as the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic continues to drive widespread uncertainty and financial market volatility. As a result of the uncertain macroeconomic outlook being caused by the virus outbreak and the now available updated financial plans ... Read the full article

Allianz sets up bancassurance venture in Spain with BBVA

28th April 2020

Allianz has announced that it plans to set up a bancassurance joint venture in Spain with Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA) that will allow it to distribute its property and casualty insurance products through BBVA’s network. The French insurer will acquire 50% plus 1 share in the joint venture for €277 ... Read the full article

COVID-19 heightens risk for cargo shippers, transportation firms: Allianz

23rd April 2020

A report by global insurer Allianz has underlined the impact coronavirus-related lockdown measures could have on cargo shippers and transportation companies, as supply chains continue to face prolonged disruption. Allianz notes how the growing number of locked down and unmanned facilities means not only a greater risk of theft and fire ... Read the full article

COVID-19 insured losses are going to be massive, says Allianz CEO

17th April 2020

Oliver Bäte, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of global insurer and reinsurer Allianz, has said in an interview with Bloomberg Television that while the company itself doesn't have large exposures, for the industry, losses from the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic are going to be massive. The unprecedented changes and challenges created by ... Read the full article

Allianz Partners add Vinay Surana as CEO, Asia Pacific

17th April 2020

Allianz Partners has announced the appointment of Vinay Surana as Regional Chief Executive Officer, Asia Pacific. Based in Singapore, Surana will lead the Asia Pacific business with responsibility for Australasia, China, Japan, India and South East Asia. He reports directly to Dan Assouline, Global Head of Markets and Board Member, Allianz Partners. Surana ... Read the full article

Ali Shahkarami named Chief Data Officer, Allianz (AGCS)

31st March 2020

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS), a division of global re/insurer Allianz, is looking to develop a 'data first' decision making culture with the appointment of Ali Shahkarami as Chief Data Officer, a newly created position. His appointment is effective April 1st, 2020 and sees Shahkarami take responsibility for the development ... Read the full article

Allianz ART adds AXIS Re’s Kiernan to lead North America reinsurance

23rd March 2020

Former Chief Underwriting Officer and president of AXIS Re in Bermuda, Peter Kiernan, has joined Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty as head of reinsurance North America for its Alternative Risk Transfer division. Kiernan brings over 13 years’ experience to the role and will remain working out of Bermuda. His departure from AXIS ... Read the full article

Allianz board member Axel Theis to retire, successor named

24th February 2020

Axel Theis, Allianz SE’s member of the board responsible for insurance in German speaking countries and Central and Eastern Europe is set to retire on March 1 after 33 years with the company. Klaus-Peter Röhler, currently chairman of the board of management of Allianz Deutschland AG and Allianz Versicherungs-AG, has been ... Read the full article

AGCS reserve strengthening stunts Allianz’ P&C performance

21st February 2020

Global insurer Allianz has seen its property and casualty segment full year results negatively impacted following €600 million of reserve strengthening within Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty SE (AGCS). AGCS was also afflicted by lower operating investment income, although this was partly compensated by an improved expense ratio. As a result, the ... Read the full article

Allianz promotes Margo Young to Chief Compliance Officer

27th January 2020

Global insurer Allianz has promoted Margo Young to the role of Chief Compliance Officer, replacing the recently-retired Ann Alexander. Young has been with Allianz’ compliance team since 2003 and most recently served as deputy to Alexander. In her role as deputy CCO she supported the transfer of Allianz’s home and personal motor ... Read the full article

Swiss Re adds Allianz’ Youngran Kim as group CTO

23rd January 2020

Global reinsurer Swiss Re has appointed Youngran Kim to the role of group Chief Technology Officer, a newly created position. Kim joins from Allianz Asia Pacific, where she has  served as regional Chief Information Officer for the past two years. The appointment, based in Zurich, is effective April 1. Prior to Allianz, she ... Read the full article

Allianz’ AGCS unit adds Henning Haagen as specialty CUO

23rd January 2020

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty SE (AGCS), the corporate insurance carrier of Allianz, has appointed Henning Haagen as Chief Underwriting Officer Specialty. Effective March 1, Haagen will succeed Paul O’Neill and serve as a member of the board of management. He brings over 20 years’ experience to the role and will take ... Read the full article

Allianz aims to double net zero asset commitments, says CEO at Davos

21st January 2020

Oliver Bäte, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of global insurer and reinsurer Allianz, has said that through meetings with various investors at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, the firm is looking to get a doubling of the commitments made under the Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance. The Net-Zero Asset Owner ... Read the full article

Cyber tops Allianz’ 2020 risk survey

17th January 2020

For the first time ever, Cyber incidents ranked as the most important business risk globally in the ninth Allianz Risk Barometer 2020. Cyber risk was selected by 39% of respondents, overtaking Business interruption, which was chosen by 37%. Awareness of the cyber threat has grown rapidly in recent years, driven by companies ... Read the full article

Allianz opens historic insurance holding company in China

16th January 2020

Global insurer Allianz has opened China’s first fully foreign-owned insurance holding company. Based in Shanghai, it’s hoped the company will support Allianz’ growth ambitions in the country by enhancing its strategic and financial flexibility. Its opening follows recent business registration with the Shanghai Market Administration and Registration Bureau and earlier regulatory ... Read the full article

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