[WORLDKINGS] Top 100 founders of the companies over 100-years and still in business – P56 - Carl von Thieme and Wilhelm von Finck (Germany): The two founders of Allianz SE, Europe's most valuable insurance company 2020 with 130 years of history (1890)


(WorldKings.org) Carl von Thieme (April 30 1844, Erfurt – October 10 1924, Munich) and Wilhelm von Finck (born 6 February 1848 - 4 April 1924) were the two famous founders of Allianz SE, is a European multinational financial services company headquartered in Munich, Germany.

Carl von Thieme’s father was the director of German company Thuringia. In 1880, he founded together with Wilhelm von Finck and Theodor von Cramer-Klett German company Munich Re and was co-founder of Allianz AG. Until 1922 Thieme was general director of Munich Re.



In Frankfurt am Main,  Wilhelm von Finck was a student at the Hasselsche Institut. He worked first for the German company Bankhaus Philipp Nicolaus Schmidt. Since 1869 he worked for Nestle, Andreae & Co. in London and since 1870 for Merck Finck & Co. in Darmstadt. By 1879, together with his brother August Finck, who replaced the departing general Adolf Karl Ludwig Christian, the previous authorized representative Wilhelm von Finck already held a large part of the bank assets of Merck Finck & Co.



Together with German entrepreneur Theodor von Cramer-Klett and Carl von Thieme he founded company Munich Re in April 1880. German company Allianz AG was founded in Berlin on 5 February 1890 by the director of the Munich Reinsurance Company (Munich Re) Carl von Thieme and Wilhelm von Finck.



As of 2019, Allianz is the world's largest insurance company with $1,060.2 billion in assets according to Forbes. Its 2018 revenues stood at $145.7 billion. Today, Allianz has operations in over 70 countries and has around 147,000 employees. The parent company, Allianz SE, is headquartered in Munich, Germany. Allianz has more than 85 million customers worldwide and its services include property and casualty insurance, life and health insurance, and asset management.



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