Oliver Baete News

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 …

Allianz’ Q3 Net Profit Surges 24% to €1.94B (US$2.2B)

Allianz is “highly likely” to reach the upper half of its 2018 profit target range, Chief Financial Officer Giulio Terzariol said as the German insurer cited lower costs and claims in its third quarter results on Friday. The group aims …

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 …

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 …

Allianz Reports 22% Drop in Q4 Profit but Still Plans Dividend Hike

A record year for natural-disaster insurance claims worldwide and a decline in fourth quarter profit wasn’t enough to stop Allianz SE from raising its dividend. Europe’s biggest insurer will increase the dividend for 2017 by 5.3 percent to 8 euros …

XL Group Attracts Interest from Allianz, Other Rivals as Potential Buyers

Bermuda-based insurer XL Group Ltd. is attracting interest from rivals including Allianz SE of Germany, according to people with knowledge of the matter. Interest from insurers in potentially acquiring XL, which had a market value of almost $10 billion at …

Allianz Invests $96.6M in Digital Microinsurer BIMA

Allianz X, the digital investment unit of the Allianz Group, announced a $96.6 million investment in BIMA, the digital microinsurer. Stockholm-based BIMA uses mobile technology to serve low-income customers in Africa, Asia and Latin America. With its investment, Allianz becomes …

Allianz Q2 Profit Rises 23% on Restructuring, Fewer Disaster Claims

As Allianz SE Chief Executive Officer Oliver Baete slims down the insurer to cut costs, rising second-quarter profit helped by lower natural disaster claims rewarded his strategy. Operating profit jumped 23 percent to 2.9 billion euros ($3.4 billion), Europe’s largest …