Allainz was started by Carl Von Thieme and Wilhelm von Finck in 1890 on February 5th. The company mostly covered German merchants in the ocean and on land. The company later expanded to insure merchants worldwide and in other countries. During the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and subsequent fire the company sustained heavy losses but kept on trucking……and now you have it a multi-national insurance brand. Enjoy reading the history of Allianz….click the link.