AGCS News

What Corporations Can Do to Avoid Ransomware Attacks

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) has published a checklist of cyber risk management recommendations to help prevent ransomware attacks. “In around 80% of ransomware incidents, losses could have been avoided if the organizations had followed best practices. Regular patching, …

Portevin Appointed Global Head of Allianz Risk Consulting

Thierry Portevin, current global head of property at Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS), will be appointed global head of Allianz Risk Consulting (ARC), reporting directly to Tony Buckle, chief underwriting officer Corporate. The appointment is effective on March 8. …

AGCS Hires Hegel from Zurich as Regional Head of Client Services & Multinational

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) announced the appointment of Kevin Hegel as the new head of Client Services and Multinational Regional Unit, London and Nordics, effective immediately. He succeeds Ayleen Frete who has assumed a new role at AGCS, …

Furtschegger Appointed Global Head of Entertainment Line of Business at AGCS

Michael Furtschegger has been appointed as global head of Entertainment at Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS), reporting directly to Dr. Renate Strasse, AGCS SE board member and chief underwriting officer specialty. Based in Munich, Furtschegger has led the global …

Covid-19 Vaccine Distribution Risks and Insurance: Q&A With Allianz Specialists

As COVID-19 vaccine distribution rolls out across the country, insurers of the pharmaceutical industry are in a position to share their experience as to what constitutes a successful and safe distribution process. Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) is one …

AIG’s Sharpe Named Head of AGCS’ Distribution Unit as Restructure Continues

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) has appointed Jeremy Sharpe to lead its Global Distribution unit, taking over this role from Patrick Thiels. Thiels will now lead AGCS’s Mediterranean & Africa region, succeeding the current regional managing director, Corinne Cipière, …

AGCS Names Generali’s Baker as Regional Head of Liability for London, Nordics Unit

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) announced the appointment of Luke Baker as the new regional head of Liability for Regional Unit London and Nordics. He will join AGCS, Allianz’s entity for large-scale corporate and specialty risks, early in 2021. …

Allianz Restructures AGCS North America Team as Part of New Profit Plan

As Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty SE (AGCS) executes its plan to regain profitability in the corporate and specialty insurance segment, it is adopting a more simplified regional organization in North America. The company announced several U.S. and Canada appointments …

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty Restructures to ‘Regain Profitability’

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS), the industrial insurer of Allianz Group, is embarking on restructuring program, designed “to regain profitability and market leadership in the corporate and specialty insurance segment.” The transformation program, which is called “New AGCS,” is …

S&P’s Outlook for AGCS Revised to Negative on ‘Weak Underwriting Performance’

S&P Global Ratings has revised its outlook on Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty SE (AGCS) to negative from stable, while at the same time affirmed the insurer’s “AA” financial strength and issuer credit ratings. The outlook revision reflects S&P’s view …