14 February 2023Insurance

Allianz to target strategic growth in delegated authority & facility business

The  Allianz group’s entity for large-scale corporate and specialty risks is targeting growth in its delegated authority, portfolio & facility business by establishing a new market-facing team based in London.

The newly created team will be led by Anna Sampson (pictured) who is appointed delegated authority and portfolio solutions manager, reporting to Nadia Côté, managing director, regional unit London (RUL) & Nordics at Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS).

Sampson has over 15 years industry experience gained at a number of insurers in increasingly senior roles. She joined Allianz in 2021 as delegated underwriting manager in the RUL & Nordics financial lines team.

In her new role, Sampson will be responsible for expanding and diversifying the portfolio of delegated authority and facilities business for AGCS - Allianz’s entity for large-scale corporate and specialty risks. Figures produced by The International Underwriting Association (IUA) show £4.8 billion was underwritten via delegated authority arrangements in 2021.

Côté said: “With the creation of this new team, under Anna’s leadership, we are well placed to capture new business in this segment of corporate insurance beyond our current portfolio. This ambition is very much in line with our overall market leadership aspirations for AGCS in London and globally.”

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