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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 Claims appoints two new directors

26th July 2022

Allianz Commercial has promoted Margaret Scott as director of claims strategy and customer experience, and Lee Watts as director of technical claims. Both will continue leading their current teams and report to chief claims officer Graham Gibson. As head of claims strategy and customer experience, Margaret has led transformation ... Read the full article

Ashish Patel named COO at Allianz

20th July 2022

Allianz Holdings has announced the appointment of Ashish Patel to the position of Chief Operating Officer (COO), effective from July 2022. In his new role, Patel will have responsibility for overseeing operations and technology. He will also join the Allianz Holdings Executive Committee. Patel has worked for the Allianz Group for nine ... Read the full article

Reinstatement of COVID BI case has potential to set a ‘worrying precedent’

19th July 2022

The recent ruling by a California court of appeal to reverse a lower court's dismissal and reinstate a COVID-19 related business interruption (BI) lawsuit filed against a division of global insurer Allianz, has the potential to set a "worrying precedent", according to analysts at Jefferies. Last week, Division Seven of California's ... Read the full article

ICEYE’s satellite data being explored for flood risk transfer project in Ghana

15th July 2022

World-leading provider of natural catastrophe data and satellite data – ICEYE, has announced that its satellite data and imagery will be explored to provide the inputs to support the parametric insurance trigger for a recently announced UNDP backed project in Ghana. It was recently announced that Allianz and Swiss Re ... Read the full article

Allianz (AGCS) targets multinationals with new team & investments

14th July 2022

Allianz is aiming to expand its business from the global insurance program sector to serve more large multinational customers, and to this end has set up a new team within its international corporate insurance carrier, Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS). The move, which also includes dedicated investments in data and ... Read the full article

Moody’s affirms Allianz’s ratings, moves outlook to positive

11th July 2022

Moody’s has affirmed Allianz’s Aa3 insurance financial strength rating (IFSR), moving its outlook to positive from stable. The firm confirmed that it had also affirmed the IFSR of Allianz S.p.A. at A3, of Euler Hermes at Aa3, and of Allianz Life at A1 and changed the outlook on these entities to ... Read the full article

Brokers value communication and flexibility from insurers – Allianz

4th July 2022

Brokers want better communication and more of a personal touch from insurers when dealing with complex claims, according to a new survey by Allianz. The survey asked which aspects of the claims process had the largest impact on brokers’ work and the service they provide to customers. Respondents ... Read the full article

Allianz partners up with Coalition

4th July 2022

Allianz has gone into a multi-year partnership with cyber insurance and security provider Coalition. The terms of the agreement will see Allianz provide Coalition with long-term committed capacity for its US cyber insurance programs and will lead the latter’s UK cyber program when it launches later this year. Scott Sayce, global head ... Read the full article

Allianz & HSBC extend bancassurance partnership by 15 years

1st July 2022

Allianz Asia Pacific (Allianz) and The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited (HSBC) have extended their exclusive bancassurance distribution agreement by 15 years. Since 2012, the strategic partnership between Allianz and HSBC in Asia Pacific has formed a strong and resilient bancassurance business across the region. The proven track record of the ... Read the full article

Allianz invests in sustainability data firm ESG Book

24th June 2022

Allianz has been confirmed as among the investors participating in a recent Series B funding round for ESG Book, a global provider of cloud-based sustainability products and solutions. The data and technology firm raised $35 million in the funding round, which was led by investment firm Energy Impact Partners (EIP), alongside ... Read the full article

Businesses should prepare for rise in civil unrest incidents: Allianz

15th June 2022

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) has advised businesses to review their insurance policies and contingency plans as a rise in social unrest incidents could heighten their risk exposure, resulting in costly damages. Strikes, riots and violent protest movements pose risks to companies because in addition ... Read the full article

Allianz and Voya sign agreement to integrate assets and teams

15th June 2022

Voya has entered in a definitive agreement with Allianz Global Investors (AGI) whereby Voya will integrate certain assets and teams of the Allianz company with Voya Investment Management, the asset management business of Voya Financial. Through the transaction, Voya IM will integrate AGI income and growth, fundamental equity, and private placement ... Read the full article

Allianz offloads majority stake in Russian operations

6th June 2022

The Allianz Group has agreed to sell a majority stake in its Russian operations to LLC, the owner of Russian property and casualty (P&C) insurer Zetta Insurance. The move, which follows Allianz’s decision to scale back its operations in Russia, is aimed at “ensuring continuity for clients and employees,” the company ... Read the full article

Allianz (AGCS) names Regional Head of Strategy & Portfolio Steering, North America

25th May 2022

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) has announced that Anthony “Sandy” Codding, Jr. will join the AGCS Financial Lines team as Regional Head of Strategy & Portfolio Steering, North America. Codding will be based in Boston and will report to Joe Caruso, North America Regional Head of Financial Lines. He takes over ... Read the full article

S&P affirms strength ratings of ‘AA’ for Allianz

25th May 2022

S&P Global Ratings has affirmed its ‘AA’ long-term issuer credit and insurer financial strength ratings on the core operating entities of Allianz. S&P said it was affirming the ratings because the governance deficits related to the Structured Alpha investigations do not change its overall view on the Allianz group's capital and ... Read the full article