About Us

Structure & History

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 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 in more than 160 countries.


The AGCS head offices in Munich, Germany

Background & History

The Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty 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, aviation and financial lines.

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 now conducts business via:

  • Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty SE, Munich (which also has a headquarter function for AGCS activities, with its branche offices in the UK, France, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Hong Kong, Italy, 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)
  • Fireman´s Fund Insurance Company and subsidiaries
  • 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.