Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America (Allianz
Life®) promoted Andreas Graser to senior vice president in the
Corporate Risk Management department. Graser, whose full title is chief
risk officer and SVP, leads Allianz Life’s enterprise risk management
and provides counsel for the Allianz operating group on all
risk-relevant topics. His team manages the Allianz Life capital position
under different capital models, monitors key exposures and provides
independent oversight over the company’s dynamic hedging program. Graser
reports to the Chief Financial Officer Giulio Terzariol.
“Andreas brings extensive financial and risk management expertise to
this role,” said Terzariol. “His contributions have been significant.
His leadership and skills are a key factor to Allianz Life continually
fulfilling the promises we make to our customers.”
Prior to joining Allianz Life in 2007, Graser held senior leadership
roles at Fireman’s Fund® Insurance Company in Novato, Calif. He served
as vice president of Planning and head of Commercial Business Finance
where he led strategic planning for multiple business units and was
responsible for the oversight of establishing the investment planning
model of the company. Graser joined Allianz SE in 2000 where he was a
controller with Allianz AG Holding Group in the planning and controlling
department for five years. He was responsible for monitoring and
analyzing performance of Allianz SE operating entities including Allianz
Life, Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company, Allianz Global Risks U.S.
Insurance Company and Mondial Assistance Group (which is known today as
Allianz Global Assistance).
Prior to his role with Allianz SE, Graser was an analyst with Dresdner
Bank AG (currently Commerzbank AG in Frankfurt, Germany) where he was a
member of the risk methodology department for the bank’s trading
Graser holds a Master of Science degree in mathematics from the
University of Milwaukee, Wisc. and a Master in Business Mathematics
degree from the University of Ulm, in Baden-Württemberg, Germany.
About Allianz Life
Life Insurance Company of North America, one of FORTUNE’s 100 Best
Companies to Work For in 2013, has been keeping its promises since 1896.
Today, it carries on that tradition, helping Americans achieve their
retirement income and protection goals with a variety of annuities and
life insurance products. As a leading provider of fixed index annuities,
Allianz Life is part of Allianz SE, a global leader in the financial
services industry with 142,000 employees worldwide. More than 78 million
private and corporate customers rely on Allianz knowledge, global reach,
and capital strength to help them make the most of financial
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