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Allianz Insurance teams up with Steph McGovern to launch new series of Insurance Tomorrow podcast

Press release   •   Sep 14, 2020 12:30 BST

Allianz Insurance has launched a new series of its Insurance Tomorrow podcast, featuring new host, the award winning broadcaster Steph McGovern.

The free podcasts feature a variety of Allianz experts, alongside other industry experts who discuss current and emerging global trends and the impact they may have on the insurance industry.

This will be the sixth series of the podcast and will launch with an episode on Sustainable Claims with Allianz’s head of supplier services,Colin Davies. This is an important topic for Allianz which has taken significant steps to ensure its partners and claims services remain committed to being environmentally friendly.

During the series there will also be a special episode featuring Allianz’s management board members, Simon McGinn, Neil Clutterbuck and Graham Gibson, who will discuss what the insurance industry may look like post Covid-19.

Carolyn Rich, head of brand and social responsibility, Allianz Insurance, said: “We are thrilled with how well our Insurance Tomorrow podcast has been received so far, with more than 30,000 listens of the five series we have produced. Our aim is to bring together the latest expertise on emerging trends and issues impacting businesses and the insurance industry in a quick and easy format for brokers to digest during their busy days.

‘I’m really delighted to welcome Steph McGovern as host of our sixth series. Her fantastic broadcast career and extensive experience as a financial journalist makes her a perfect fit and we’re really looking forward to sharing the new episodes with our listeners.”

Steph McGovern said: “It’s been a pleasure to host the Insurance Tomorrow podcast series and take part in some really fascinating and informative discussions on emerging trends affecting businesses and the insurance industry. We’ve had some fantastic guests sharing their expertise with us and I hope listeners enjoy the series.”

The podcasts will be available to listen to from the 14th September on podcast platforms by searching for ‘Insurance Tomorrow’, with episodes released throughout September and October.

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About Allianz Holdings plc

Allianz Holdings plc is the non-regulated holding company which owns the principal insurance operations of Allianz SE in Great Britain.

About Allianz

The Allianz Group is one of the world's leading insurers and asset managers with more than 100 million retail and corporate customers in more than 70 countries. Allianz customers benefit from a broad range of personal and corporate insurance services, ranging from property, life and health insurance to assistance services to credit insurance and global business insurance. Allianz is one of the world’s largest investors, managing around 740 billion euros on behalf of its insurance customers. Furthermore, our asset managers PIMCO and Allianz Global Investors manage almost 1.6 trillion euros of third-party assets. Thanks to our systematic integration of ecological and social criteria in our business processes and investment decisions, we hold the leading position for insurers in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index. In 2019, over 147,000 employees achieved total revenues of 142 billion euros and an operating profit of 11.9 billion euros for the group.

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This document includes forward-looking statements, such as prospects or expectations, that are based on management's current views and assumptions and subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties. Actual results, performance figures, or events may differ significantly from those expressed or implied in such forward-looking statements. Deviations may arise due to changes in factors including, but not limited to, the following: (i) the general economic and competitive situation in the Allianz Group's core business and core markets, (ii) the performance of financial markets (in particular market volatility, liquidity, and credit events), (iii) the frequency and severity of insured loss events, including those resulting from natural catastrophes, and the development of loss expenses, (iv) mortality and morbidity levels and trends, (v) persistency levels, (vi) particularly in the banking business, the extent of credit defaults, (vii) interest rate levels, (viii) currency exchange rates, most notably the EUR/USD exchange rate, (ix) changes in laws and regulations, including tax regulations, (x) the impact of acquisitions including and related integration issues and reorganization measures, and (xi) the general competitive conditions that, in each individual case, apply at a local, regional, national, and/or global level. Many of these changes can be exacerbated by terrorist activities.

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