Structure & History

Our global structure and heritage

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty SE (AGCS SE) is a globally operating company registered in Munich, Germany, and is embedded in a network of various companies in Europe, North and South America, Asia Pacific and South Africa which reflect the global needs of our corporate and specialty insurance customers.

Allianz Group strategy is to serve these global needs by implementing global business structures within one segment. Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty therefore operates through a network of branch offices and local insurance companies within and outside the Allianz Group who cede business to AGCS SE.

This combination of AGCS offices, Allianz Group offices and selected network partners allows us to service clients wherever they do business in more than 200 countries.

The Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) brand was created in 2006 by merging the various Allianz companies operating under the Allianz Global Risks and Allianz Marine & Aviation brands into one global brand, focusing on large corporate and industrial client business, and on specialty business lines such as marine and aviation.

The predecessor companies of AGCS go back many years and in some cases to the earliest years of Allianz’s history in the 19th century – such as "Hanseatische Seeversicherungs-Gesellschaft" which was founded on July 28, 1885.

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty conducts business via:

  • Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty SE, Munich (which also has a headquarter function for AGCS activities, with its branch offices in the UK, France, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Hong Kong, India (Reinsurance Branch), Italy, Korea, Singapore, Spain, Sweden and the Netherlands.)
  • Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty North America (legal names Allianz Global Risks US Insurance Company, Allianz Underwriting Insurance and AGCS Marine Insurance Company)
  • Allianz Fire & Marine Insurance Japan Ltd, Tokyo
  • Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty South Africa Ltd.
  • Allianz Risk Transfer AG, Liechtenstein, and subsidiaries
  • AGCS Re Brazil (legal name Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty Resseguros Brazil S.A.)

Allianz SE is the ultimate parent of these Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty companies, and AGCS SE is a wholly owned direct subsidiary of Allianz SE.

Our Munich office can be found here:

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty SE
Dieselstraße 8
85774 Unterföhring

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The Allianz Group offers a wide range of products, services, and solutions in insurance and asset management and operates as an international insurer on almost every continent.
With our worldwide network, Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) is one of the very few global insurers with an exclusive focus on the needs of global corporate and specialty clients.