Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty targets reinsurance business in Peru
Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) will focus on industrial and corporate reinsurance clients in Peru
Peru is part of AGCS’s strategy to further expand operations in South America
PRESS RELEASE - Rio de Janeiro, August 26, 2014
Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty Resseguros Brazil (AGCS Re Brazil) is expanding its South American business by providing reinsurance solutions in Peru. AGCS Re Brazil will work closely with clients and local direct insurers to provide specialized underwriting expertise as a reinsurer for stand-alone risks or as part of global programs.
This initiative is part of AGCS Re Brazil’s continuing strategy to grow in core markets across South America, using its local Brazilian reinsurer licence, and backed by its A.M.Best ‘A’ (Excellent) rating and local Standard & Poor’s ‘AAA’ rating. It follows a similar approach to the Chilean and Colombian reinsurance markets announced by the company in April 2014.
Led by regional CEO, Angelo Colombo, the company is aiming for a 15% premium growth target across the region during 2014, building on its successful initial first year as a local reinsurer in Brazil, where it gained its local licence in 2013.
Using its Brazilian offices as a regional hub to support its expansion, AGCS Re Brazil will offer market-leading capacity for the most complex risks in the Peruvian market, including Aviation, Marine, Energy, Financial Lines, Engineering, Liability and Property, with technical risk engineering support provided by its Allianz Risk Consulting team.
"We see significant demand for our specialist expertise in Peru so this initiative is a logical step for AGCS globally, as we continue to build our network of services into fast developing markets", explained Art Moossmann, Chief Regions & Markets Officer and Member of the Board of Management of AGCS SE.