AGCS News

AGCS Names Global Leaders for Alternative Risk Transfer, Crisis Management Units

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty SE (AGCS) has appointed Christof Bentele to the newly created position of head of Global Client Management for Alternative Risk Transfer. His previous role as head of Global Crisis Management has been split into two …

Allianz Specialty Moves Ossena to U.S. to Head North American Marine Business

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty AGCS) announced that Baptiste Ossena, global product leader of Hull and Marine Liabilities (HML), is assuming additional responsibility as the North American regional head of HML. Relocating to New York from Paris, Ossena will work …

Cyber Joins Business Interruption as Top Global Business Risks: Allianz Survey

Cyber incidents join business interruption as the top risks facing global businesses, according to a survey conducted by Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS). The impact of business interruption (which includes supply chain disruption) is the major risk for companies …

Cyber Incidents Most Feared BI Trigger for Global Companies: Allianz Risk Report

Business interruption and cyber incidents interlink as the major threat facing companies over the coming year, according to a report published by Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS). Allianz revealed that business interruption – including supply chain disruption – ranks …

AGCS Names Vissing to Succeed Henson as Head of Claims, Regional Unit London

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS), Allianz Group’s specialist corporate insurer, has appointed Lars Vissing as Regional Unit London (RUL), head of Claims, starting in February 2018. Vissing succeeds Martin Henson who retires after nearly 20 years with Allianz. Based …

Allianz Specialty for North America Promotes Haagen, Soja as Barnwell Retires

Allianz Group’s specialist corporate insurer Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) announced that effective December 31, Henning Haagen will take over as North American regional head of Specialty Lines, and Rich Soja will become the North American regional head of …

AGCS Appoints Smith as Head of Engineering, Regional Unit London

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS)* has appointed Paul Smith as head of Engineering, Regional Unit London (RUL). He reports regionally to Carsten Scheffel, AGCS board member and chief regions & markets officer for RUL. He also reports locally to …

Allianz Expands North American Crisis Management Team

Specialist corporate insurer Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) announced several personnel appointments to its North American Crisis Management Team. Alex Pittignano has been named executive underwriter, and both Randy Esposito and Jillian Shelby have joined as underwriting specialists. All …

Allianz Group’s AGCS Names Property, Engineering & Risk Consulting Senior Leaders

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty SE (AGCS) has announced senior underwriting appointments in property and engineering as well as risk consulting. Thierry Portevin will take over the role of global head of Property in the Chief Underwriting Office Corporate Lines, …

Allianz Expands Entertainment Division to NYC With New Hires

Allianz Group’s specialist corporate insurer Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) has expanded its Entertainment division with the appointment of four key hires, based in New York City. Allianz Group said this new team in New York City represents a …