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Allianz’ Net Profit Drops 29% in 2nd Quarter Amid COVID-19 Crisis

German insurer on Wednesday posted a 29% fall in net profit in the second quarter from a year earlier and shied away from updating its full-year profit guidance as the coronavirus pandemic slows business and clouds the outlook. Allianz is …

Allianz Expects to Be Back on Track with Profit Targets as COVID Crisis Subsides: CEO

Allianz, which is facing headwinds from the coronavirus crisis, expects to be back on track in 2021 barring a second major outbreak or financial market correction, the German insurer’s chief executive said in an interview. Allianz is among global insurers …

Allianz Withdraws 2020 Profit Target on Pandemic Uncertainties

Allianz SE withdrew its forecast for the year as Europe’s biggest insurer struggles with the fallout from the Covid-19 pandemic. Given the economic uncertainty, the board “does not assume that Allianz can achieve the target range for operating profit for …

Coronavirus Will Cause ‘Massive’ Losses Across Insurance Industry, Says Allianz CEO

Allianz SE Chief Executive Officer Oliver Baete warned the coronavirus has upended insurers’ business models and will cause “massive” losses across the industry. The virus has forced closures across the entire economy and not just in a limited number of …

Markets Are Overreacting to Threat of Coronavirus: Allianz CEO Baete

Markets are overreacting to the threat of the rapidly spreading coronavirus and the global economy will only see a short-term impact, said the head of Allianz SE, Europe’s biggest insurer. Chief Executive Officer Oliver Baete said the firm was more …

Roehler Succeeds Theis on Allianz Board of Management

Axel Theis (62), member of the board of Allianz SE responsible for insurance in German-speaking countries and Central and Eastern Europe, is retiring at his own request on March 31, 2020 after more than 33 years at Allianz. The Allianz …

Allianz Raises 2020 Profit Target After 9.5% Jump in Q4 Results

German insurance group Allianz announced a more ambitious profit target for this year after posting a better than expected 9.5% jump in fourth-quarter net profit on Friday. The profit increase was largely driven by an improved investment margin in its …

Allianz Posts Q1 Net Profit of $2.21B, a Small Rise from Q1 2018

German insurer Allianz SE on Tuesday posted a small rise in net profit in the first quarter from a year earlier, marginally ahead of expectations, and confirmed its targets for 2019. Results were helped by lower claims from natural catastrophes, …

Allianz Wins Shareholder Approval for New Executive Pay Policy

Allianz SE won shareholder approval for its new policy on management-board pay, avoiding the sort of investor backlash seen at some European firms in recent years. The German insurer proposed increasing the importance of fixed salary and long-term incentives in …

Allianz Extends Contract of CEO Oliver Baete

The supervisory board of Allianz SE has decided to extend Oliver Baete’s contract as chairman of the board of management until September 2024. The original contract was to expire end of September 2019. “Under Mr. Baete’s leadership, Allianz has developed …