Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty News

Phillips to Head Allianz Global Entertainment Business in North America

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty reported that Wanda Phillips will take on responsibility as the North America regional head of Entertainment, effective January 1, 2019. Phillips will replace Sue McGuirl who has left Allianz to pursue opportunities outside of the …

The Changing Risk and Liability Landscape: New Tech, New Loss Scenarios

Advancements in technology are changing the risk landscape irrevocably and driving potential big changes in liability, and other insurance, claims activity. The opportunities for business from new technologies such as autonomous machines, artificial intelligence, smart factories and digitalized supply chains …

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty Promotes Haagen and Soja

Allianz Group’s specialist corporate insurer, Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS), has 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 …

Allianz Specialty Names Vassallo to London Energy Team

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty SE (AGCS) has appointed Anthony Vassallo as senior underwriter leading downstream energy for the regional unit in London that includes the UK, Ireland, Dubai, Russia, the Nordic Region, Australia and New Zealand. He will be …

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty Names Mann in California Head of E&O

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty has named Gary Mann North America head of errors and omissions. He is based in San Francisco, Calif. He reports to Paul Schiavone, North America regional head of financial lines. Mann was previously deputy regional …

Failed Fyre Festival and a Lesson in Events Insurance

Already facing numerous lawsuits, Fyre Festival organizer Billy McFarland was arrested on federal charges last week. The government alleged he defrauded investors who bought into Fyre Media Inc., the New York-based company behind the music festival which collapsed so spectacularly …

Allianz Names Thomas West Zone Programs Team Leader

Allianz Group’s specialist corporate insurer Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty has promoted Tobel Thomas to West zone programs team leader. Thomas will be based in San Francisco and will be responsible for developing and implementing growth strategies. He will also …

Confusing, Costly Cyber Policies Create Obstacles to Market Growth: Deloitte

Despite the rising profile of cyber risks, buyers have failed to widely embrace cyber coverage. At the same time, insurers generally have remained cautious about writing the coverage on a large scale basis. A recent report published by accounting and …

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty Promotes Two New York Executives

Allianz Group’s specialist corporate insurer, Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS), has named Henning Haagen northeast zone executive for North America in addition to his current role as global head of aviation, effective immediately. Haagen will take over responsibility for …

Allianz Names Mah North America Winery Team Lead in California

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty has named Dennis Mah winery team lead for North America. Mah is based in Sacramento, Calif., and he will report to Karen Walter, West zone farm and ranch lead. Mah will be responsible for developing …