BENSALEM, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Law Offices of Howard G. Smith announces that a class action lawsuit has been filed on behalf of investors who purchased Allianz SE (“Allianz” or the “Company”) (OTC: ALIZY, ALIZF) securities between March 9,2018 and May 17, 2022, inclusive (the “Class Period”). Allianz investors have until April 3, 2023 to file a lead plaintiff motion.
Investors suffering losses on their Allianz investments are encouraged to contact the Law Offices of Howard G. Smith to discuss their legal rights in this class action at 888-638-4847 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
On February 17, 2022, Allianz announced that it had booked a provision with regards to “the pending court and governmental proceedings in the U.S. in relation to the Structured Alpha Funds” and had “[booked] a provision of 3.7 billion euros in the financial statements 2021” which “reduced the 2021 Group net income by 2.8 billion euros.”
On this news, Allianz’s stock price fell $0.98, or 3.8%, to close at $24.33 per share on March 18, 2022, thereby injuring investors.
Then, on May 17, 2022, Allianz pleaded guilty to securities fraud, admitting that it lacked internal controls and oversight for a series of private-investment funds and made false and misleading statements to investors. The Company agreed to pay $6 billion in penalties and restitution.
On this news, Allianz’s stock price fell $0.57, or 2.6%, to close at $20.80 per share on May 18, 2022, thereby injuring investors further.
The complaint filed in this class action alleges that throughout the Class Period, Defendants made materially false and/or misleading statements, as well as failed to disclose material adverse facts about the Company’s business, operations, and prospects. Specifically, Defendants failed to disclose to investors that: (1) Allianz did not have effective internal controls; (2) Allianz’s subsidiary was involved in substantial fraudulent activity; (3) as a result, Allianz was at an increased risk of regulatory scrutiny; (4) as a result, Allianz was at an increased risk of substantial losses and financial costs; and (5) as a result, Defendants’ positive statements about the Company’s business, operations, and prospects were materially misleading and/or lacked a reasonable basis at all relevant times.
If you purchased Allianz securities, have information or would like to learn more about these claims, or have any questions concerning this announcement or your rights or interests with respect to these matters, please contact Howard G. Smith, Esquire, of Law Offices of Howard G. Smith, 3070 Bristol Pike, Suite 112, Bensalem, Pennsylvania 19020, by telephone at (215) 638-4847, toll-free at (888) 638-4847, or by email to email@example.com, or visit our website at www.howardsmithlaw.com.
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