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Allianz Life newsroom

This one-stop resource for media professionals provides facts and news about Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America (Allianz Life), our research studies, interview resources, and more.

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After two years of the pandemic, Americans place high value on tailored financial strategies.

Allianz Life study finds better preparation among those working with a professional, but opportunity remains for finpros to help with life-stage-specific planning and Social Security strategies.

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Allianz Life Research

These downloadable study summaries and fact sheets provide insights into our research findings related to retirement risk, investor sentiment, and financial planning.

Americans are more anxious about a recession than they’ve been in years

Study found that Americans’ anxiety about a recession is increasing as inflation cuts into spending power.

Americans at every life stage value the help of financial professionals

Latest Retirement Risk Readiness Study found that people who have worked with a financial professional feel more prepared to manage potential risks to their retirement.

Americans are pessimistic about the economy

Study finds more people are worried about a big market crash or major recession than at any time in the last year, with no end to market volatility in sight.

Non-retired Americans feel less financially confident two years into pandemic

Latest Retirement Risk Readiness Study shows that retirees are feeling more resilient about their finances, while younger Americans are facing financial fatigue.

Majority of Americans are reluctant to discuss retirement risks

Study identifies opportunity for financial professionals to help clients – including those already in retirement – address risks.

Most Americans have favorable view of sustainable investing

Our new Sustainable Investing Study shows that, along with growing support for sustainable investing, many Americans are ready to take action and make sustainable investments.

Pandemic’s impact on economy and personal finances

Our latest study found that a majority of Americans fear the economic impact of the pandemic will be greater than the Great Recession, making this a crucial time to take a proactive approach to managing retirement risks.

The risk of inflation to retirement security

Additional data from our Retirement Risk Readiness Study shows that Americans worry about the increasing cost of living and healthcare costs, but might not have a plan in place to address these retirement risks.

Retirement Risk Readiness Study – Executive Summary

Our study provides a look at how Americans view some of the risks that can derail a retirement strategy, and how those risks may impact the way they think about and plan for retirement.

Retirement readiness may be at risk for people of color

Findings from our new Retirement Risk Readiness Study reveal the potential for gaps in financial preparedness among people of color, and opportunities for financial professionals to help.

Conversations with financial professionals

Our Retirement Risk Readiness Study found that many Americans aren’t sharing their top retirement security concerns with their financial professional.

Retirement Risk Readiness Study

According to our Retirement Risk Readiness Study, most Americans are unprepared for an early retirement and unaware of the risks that may accompany it.

Fast facts about Allianz Life

  • We are the U.S. life insurance subsidiary of Allianz SE, one of the world’s largest financial services companies.
  • Allianz SE is based in Munich, Germany and serves more than 100 million customers worldwide.
  • Our full name is Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America, but most consumers know us simply as Allianz (or Allianz Life®, if needed to distinguish us from Allianz SE).
  • Allianz Life helps Americans pursue their retirement goals through a variety of retirement income solutions such as annuities and protection products such as life insurance.
  • Our headquarters are in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
  • Allianz Life has about 2,200 employees in the United States.
  • As of 2021, we had $125.6 billion in assets under management.
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    Allianz Life subject matter experts

    From common retirement-planning concerns to Social Security to market trends and investor outlooks, call on our subject matter experts to add insight and depth to your stories.
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    Financial Planning – Issues and Insights
    Allianz Life subject matter experts are available to provide commentary on a variety of common financial planning issues (Social Security, estate planning, tax-efficient retirement income planning strategies) and proprietary research studies that provide insights on how consumers can manage risks (longevity, behavioral, market, aging, inflation) to their retirement security.
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    Product Trends – Annuities, Life Insurance and Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs)
    As one of the industry’s leading providers of fixed index annuities (FIAs), our subject matter experts are available to offer insight on all aspects of annuity and life insurance products, including product innovation, product development, product distribution, and sales trends. They can also discuss Allianz Investment Management LLC (AllianzIM) Buffered Outcome ETFs, the company’s newest risk management investment vehicle.
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    Financial Services – Industry and Regulatory Trends & Topics
    With extensive experience in financial services and government relations, our subject matter experts can discuss a wide variety of industry and regulatory topics that affect how financial professionals help their clients manage various retirement risks.
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    Retirement Trends – Employer Markets and Insurance Innovations
    The rapidly changing global economy dictates a need for constant innovation within the insurance industry in order to address evolving requirements for developing a more secure retirement strategy. Allianz Life subject matter experts can provide perspective on both exploring and implementing new insurance solutions, including advancements in fintech/digital tools as well as trends in ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance)-based investing.
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    Workplace Culture, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion – Trends in Financial Services
    As a leading employer in the financial services industry, Allianz Life has developed an inclusive and engaging culture that has earned multiple best-workplace awards. Our subject matter experts can comment on the changing face of financial services and the steps we’ve taken to build a culture that values employee engagement and diverse perspectives.
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    Market Commentary – Allianz Investment Management LLC
    Allianz Investment Management LLC is a registered investment adviser and wholly owned subsidiary of Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America.1 Allianz Investment Management LLC specializes in the development and execution of innovative risk management strategies with more than $16 billion in assets under management. These subject matter experts are available to comment on a variety of market and economic indicators, including Federal Reserve actions, interest rates, credit markets and economic releases.
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    Allianz Life awards

    We’re honored to consistently be recognized among the nation’s top employers. But we’re even more proud that these awards reflect our employees’ commitment to a culture of caring and excellence. 
    • FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For
    • FORTUNE Best Places to Work for Millennials
    • FORTUNE Best Workplaces in Financial Services and Insurance
    • FORTUNE Best Workplaces for Women
    • Star Tribune Top 175 Workplace
    • Seramount’s 100 Best Companies
    • Seramount’s 100 Best Companies for Dads
    • Training Magazine Training Top 100
    • Human Rights Campaign Top Companies for LGBTQ Equality
    • Yellow Ribbon Company designation for our support of service members and military families
    • Ethisphere World’s Most Ethical Companies2
    • 2021 People Companies that Care
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    Meet our global family of companies  

    We’re proud to be affiliated with the following companies. Together, we’re part of Allianz SE – one of the world’s largest financial services firms, the #1-ranked insurance brand globally,* as well as the world’s 38th largest company, based on revenue.3

    *Allianz Group, Interbrand Best Global Brands, October 2021; Fortune Global 500, June 2021

    1AllianzIM is a registered investment adviser and a wholly owned subsidiary of Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America. Both companies are part of Allianz Group.

    2 “World’s Most Ethical Companies” and “Ethisphere” names and marks are registered trademarks of Ethisphere LLC.

    3 Fortune Global 500, June 2021. Ranking based on revenue.

    Please note that Allianz Life, its affiliated companies, and their representatives and employees do not give fiduciary, legal or tax advice or advice related to Social Security benefits. You are encouraged to consult with your own legal or tax advisor or attorney for specific advice, and consult a local Social Security Administration office or visit www.ssa.gov regarding any specific questions you may have.