Allianz News

Allianz Beats Q2 Profit Estimates with Help of PIMCO Bond Fund Unit

Allianz SE said strong growth across its businesses lifted second-quarter profit as Europe’s largest insurer keeps the market waiting on any acquisitions it will undertake. The gains help keep Allianz on track to meet its full-year earnings targets, Europe’s biggest …

Interest in Crypto Insurance Grows, Despite High Premiums, Broad Exclusions

In the staid and buttoned-up world of insurance underwriting, few want to talk about it. You won’t find many ads promoting it or details on company websites offering it. But according to industry insiders, there’s a hot new business that …

U.S. Sanctions Likely to Ban Use of Lloyd’s IT Platform for Processing Iran Insurance

New U.S. sanctions are likely to prevent the use of a Lloyd’s of London IT platform for any Iran insurance, adding to difficulties for European insurers providing cover for the country. European insurers, reinsurers, brokers and shipping firms have been …

Allianz Plans $1.16B Share Buyback Amid Abundance of Capital

Allianz SE plans to buy back as much as 1 billion euros ($1.16 billion) of its shares amid an abundance of capital and returns crimped by low interest rates. Europe’s biggest insurer will buy back as much as 41.5 million …

Swiss Re No Longer Offers Re/Insurance to Firms with More Than 30% Coal Exposure

Swiss Re announced it no longer is providing re/insurance to businesses with more than 30 percent exposure to thermal coal across all lines of business. The thermal coal policy applies to both existing and new thermal coal mines and power …

Sea Level Rise Puts $117.5B at Risk from Chronic Flooding

Those interested in risk management are starting to take climate change a bit more seriously. The evidence is anecdotal, but for that proof one can just ask Phil Renaud, executive director for the Risk Institute at Ohio State University, a …

With Ambitions to Expand (and Disrupt Allianz), German Insurer DFV Weighs IPO

With ambitions to challenge insurance giants like Allianz SE, newcomer Deutsche Familienversicherung AG [DFV] needs 100 million euros ($116 million) in fresh funds to finance its expansion plan. An initial public offering is one path Stefan Knoll, founder and chief …

Allianz’ CEO Seeks Big M&A – But He Doesn’t Want to Pay for It: Opinion

The CEO of Europe’s biggest insurer is up for a big deal. He just doesn’t want Allianz SE to pay for it. Oliver Baete is going to find it hard to have his cake and eat it. Three years into …

Russia World Cup Insurance Premiums Rise on Risks of Terrorism, Hooliganism

The risk of terror attacks and damage from hooligans has pushed up premiums for businesses and players buying insurance for the soccer World Cup in Russia compared to the previous event in Brazil, brokers and insurers say. The insured value …

Allianz Eyes M&A Targets Zurich, Hartford, QBE, Argo and More After Missing Out on XL

A $94 billion financial behemoth is keeping the market on tenterhooks about its next move. Europe’s largest insurer, Allianz SE, is in the early stages of evaluating a variety of potential acquisition targets as deal-hungry Chief Executive Officer Oliver Baete …