Allianz reports $590m Sandy loss, but profit unchanged

2012 profit should exceed €9bn forecast, says CFO


Allianz global appoints reinsurance head

Simon Buxton replaces Henning Haagen


Better models, data needed for rising nat cat risks

Severe New York hurricane could cost $5trn in 2050, Allianz warns


Capital markets need stability provided by life insurers

Allianz responds to criticisms of the sector


Why wind and solar investments are a good fit for life insurers

The stable, long-term returns offered by renewable energy generating assets have proved attractive to the specialised investment arm of Allianz among others, especially life insurers with relatively predictable liabilities, as Elza Holmstedt Pell explains


Bäte and Wemmer to swap roles on Allianz management board

Company says by year-end Bäte will have finished work on Solvency II


Perils to offer satellite-based flood footprints

Will facilitate rapid impact assessments, says cat data firm


Contingent capital deals held back by regulatory uncertainty

Contingent capital transactions can bring insurers cost, diversification and hedging benefits. But, in order for the market to grow, more regulatory clarity is needed, say participants. Sarfraz Thind reports


Understanding enterprise risk appetite

There's no clear definition of "risk appetite", especially in an enterprise-wide context, and insurers adopt different approaches. Simon Ashby and Stephen Diacon explain how a new approach could help insurers understand the types and levels of risk they should be taking


Allianz CRO criticises marking-to-market for insurance

"We painted ourselves into a corner in 2009," Wilson says