The Allianz “Risk Barometer” survey was carried out in late 2012 by Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS), the center for corporate and industrial insurance at Allianz, and gathered opinions from Allianz risk management and underwriting professionals on today’s most important business risks. It follows a similar survey conducted in 2011, which identified economic risk as the most pressing concern, followed by this year’s top two: business interruption and natural catastrophes. In the current study, economic risk was replaced by multiple financiallyoriented categories, including market stagnation, market fluctuations and Eurozone breakdown, explaining the change in results.
Summed up, economic and market risks continue to be a seen as high risk priorities for companies globally.
“Allianz has been a reliable partner to businesses all over the world for many years. We have in-depth knowledge about the risks that businesses face and we also know which issues they may be underestimating.” said Clem Booth, Member of the Board of Management of Allianz SE. “The risk landscape for global companies includes traditional risks like natural catastrophes and fire as well as modern ones such as business and supply chain interruption that are closely linked to increasing economic interconnectedness.” explains Axel Theis, CEO of AGCS.
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