If you face unusual or complex risks, you want to partner with a company whose people can think creatively and devise structures that mesh precisely with your requirements.
Our biggest asset is our experience. We have many senior people and a potent presence in the market place that transcends our size. This becomes your asset when you work with us.
You need to know that you have a strong (re)insurance partner. In terms of financial strength, we are highly rated by a leading rating agency and underpinned by the resources of the Allianz Group.
Our name is our business. Risk transfer is about shifting risk from one party to another. That underlies everything we do: helping you pass on risk and therefore improving your productivity, profitability and reputational standing with your clients.
We’re most likely to be able to help you if you face unusual or complex risks. In such situations, conventional insurance and reinsurance products are often inadequate.
That’s what we do. Describing how we do it is more of a challenge, because we bring together two seemingly disparate characteristics. On the one hand, we have a different, even unique outlook. We’re certainly not hidebound by tradition. We find the most effective answer to your problems, and this often involves innovative thinking. Putting structures together in ways that have never been done exactly like that before, for example.
On the other hand, we have an almost conservative rigour. We’re the opposite of profligate when it comes to financial strength and the use of capital. We’re focused on results and committed to execution. We know you want to deal with a counterparty that will be here in 20 years as well as tomorrow, and we go to great lengths to ensure that. So, two different sides to our approach – but we think they combine into a surprisingly effective whole.
Allianz Risk Transfer Group (ART) is the centre of competence for alternative risk transfer business within the Allianz Group. Founded in Zurich on June 1997, Allianz Risk Transfer AG, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty SE. In October 2016, Allianz Risk Transfer AG was redomiciled from Switzerland to Liechtenstein.
ART operates through affiliated companies with offices in Bermuda, Dubai, Liechtenstein, London, New York and Zurich.
Board of Directors
The Board of Directors of Allianz Risk Transfer AG provides strategic direction for ART Group, exercises management oversight of the Company and performs the duties imposed by Liechtenstein Company Law and Insurance Supervisory Laws. The Board of Directors performs its responsibilities in accordance with the organizational regulations of the Company.
Chris Fischer Hirs, Chairman
Hartmut Mai, Vice Chairman
Doug Pennycuick, Director
Carsten Scheffel, Director
Thomas C. Wilson, Director
The Executive Board has executive management responsibility for Allianz Risk Transfer AG and its business. Under the leadership of the Chief Executive Officer, it provides strategic direction to ART Group consistent with the business strategy approved by the Board of Directors.
William Guffey, Chief Executive Officer
Bernhard Arbogast, Chief Portfolio Officer
Thomas Bruendler, General Counsel
Richard Boyd, Chief Underwriting Officer
Thomas Schatzmann, Chief Financial Officer
You need specialist solutions; we are a company of specialists.
Rather than the usual structure of office hierarchy, our approach is to pull together experts from different disciplines who have a wealth of knowledge and experience. This gives us an unusual depth and breadth of expertise, which in turn can provide genuine insight into your problems and needs.
Also, while some counterparties like to talk, we prefer to listen. We take the time to understand your organisation inside out: its circumstances, its goals, its challenges, even its rivals. Only then do we create solutions. Each of our structures is unique, because each of our clients is.
For every transaction, we put together a dedicated team of seasoned professionals, matching their skills and talents to your situation.
Allianz Risk Transfer Group (ART) is the centre of competence for alternative risk transfer business within the Allianz Group. We provide tailored insurance, reinsurance and other non-traditional risk management solutions to corporate and financial clients worldwide.
We use insurance techniques to create innovative risk management solutions for a wide range of corporate clients. Many of these are large household names with leaders in the energy, construction, pharmaceutical, athletic apparel and many other industries. Premiums tend to be well in excess of EUR 5m per client in the majority of deals.
We specialise in building customised long-term agreements covering a broad range of risks: In many cases, these are multi-year and multi-line arrangements. Our offerings complement those provided by Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS), the leading global insurer for corporate and specialty risks within the Allianz Group. We work closely with AGCS to produce joint solutions for our clients and to leverage upon the global network of the Allianz Group. Our activities span the globe.
For further information about our Corporate Solutions business, please contact Chris Jacks.
Our reinsurance arm provides bespoke risk transfer solutions for insurance and reinsurance companies. We serve tens rather than hundreds of clients – but for each of these, we provide highly specialist boutique services often not available in the traditional market. We will consider many classes of business and territories and our product range includes prospective products such as structured quota shares, structured whole account covers, and structured per risk covers. We will also consider retroactive products such as loss portfolio transfers.
In addition to structured solutions, we also look opportunistically at dislocated areas of the market where capacity is in short supply for whatever reason.
For further information about our Reinsurance Solutions business, please contact Chris Jacks.
Insurance Linked Markets
Insurance Linked Markets (ILM) is a crossover specialty, focused on the convergence between insurance and capital markets.
The ILM market involves structuring of insurance risks into a form that is acceptable to capital market investors. In essence, these structures transform insurance exposures, mainly event-driven exposures such as earthquakes and hurricanes, into an investment product accessible to an investor.
We act in many capacities in this value chain: as structurer and sponsor of catastrophe bonds, broking private placements between Allianz and capital market investors, as a sourcing vehicle, transformer and leverage provider of event-driven exposures.
This division of ART is dedicated to the underlying exposures of insurance and reinsurance companies outside the Allianz Group and complements the efforts of Allianz Re, which utilizes ILM products alongside traditional reinsurance placements of Allianz exposures.
For further information about our ILM business, please contact David Brown.
Our Climate Solutions division helps clients protect against weather effects negatively impacting financial performance or interrupting or delaying business operations. The protection is tailored to the client’s needs and can be structured in insurance or financial product form depending upon the regulatory requirements in the relevant jurisdiction.
The weather business is global and deals with companies in any industry sector which is exposed to temperature, rain, snow or wind risks. These solutions may result in improvement of creditworthiness and favorable financing terms. Additionally, this division is responsible for the crop insurance business in the Americas.
For further information about our Climate Solutions business, please contact Karsten Berlage.
The Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) arm of the Allianz Group is one of the few specialist corporate insurers with a genuine global market presence who can provide “one carrier” insurance solutions across the whole spectrum of corporate and specialty risks. AGCS provides insurance for more than half of the Fortune Global 500 companies. By combining one of the largest own-office networks with carefully selected partners, AGCS provides a truly global reach. AGCS covers more than 150 countries worldwide, with a network that ensures that clients have access to Allianz services wherever they need it.
AGCS Switzerland (division of Allianz Risk Transfer AG, Zurich Branch) focuses on industrial clients located in Switzerland looking for international insurance coverage. AGCS covers most of the non-life business segments. Our AGCS Division in Switzerland is working closely with ART’s Corporate Solutions Team in targeting our marketing efforts. For further information about our AGCS business in Switzerland, please contact Christoph Müller.
AGCS Dubai (a branch office of Allianz Risk Transfer AG) focuses on facultative reinsurance from clients located in the Middle East & North Africa (MENA) region seeking corporate or specialty reinsurance coverage. For further information about our AGCS business in the MENA region, please contact Jack Jenner.
Facts & Figures
From this section of our website you can download our latest financial statements, and also have access to a digest of other key data.
Here you can find the audited financial statements for the business year 2016 of Allianz Risk Transfer AG. The financial statements are prepared in accordance with Liechtenstein law.
Here you can find the Financial Condition Report for the year end December 31, 2016 for Allianz Risk Transfer (Bermuda) Limited. This is prepared in accordance with the Bermuda Monetary Authority Insurance Act and related regulations.
In this archive you can find the audited financial statements of Allianz Risk Transfer AG, Zurich, of the previous years. The financial statements are prepared in accordance with Swiss law.
You can find the telephone numbers, email addresses and location directions of our ART offices here.