Employee involvement in companies under the European Company Statute (ECS): Allianz SE
Allianz SE is an integrated financial services provider with more than 150,000 employees. The company serves approximately 75 million customers in about 70 countries. Allianz SE operates and manages its activities primarily through four operating segments: property-casualty, life/health, asset management, and corporate and other. Allianz adopted the legal form of a European company (Societas Europea (SE)) by merging with its Italian subsidiary RAS. The process of integrating the two companies started in September 2005. On 13 October 2006, the Allianz-RAS merger was registered and Allianz became recognised as an SE under the 2001 Statute for a European company as set out in Council Regulation 2157/2001.