Annual Report 2017

Review of 2017

A lot happened in the DZ BANK Group last year. Here is a summary of the biggest business successes and milestones.



Union Investment’s assets under management pass the €300 billion mark

April 21

DZ BANK Group awards the 2017 Career Prize

In Frankfurt, the DZ BANK Group presented the 2017 Career Prize. Now in its 16th year, and with total prize money of €24,000, the highest sum awarded by any German company, it was awarded in recognition of the six best academic dissertations in the area of banking and finance.


TeamBank awards the easyCredit Prize for Financial Literacy

The prize was opened up to a broader range of entrants for the first time in 2017. Now, not only the cooperative banks but also schools, universities, associations, and interest groups can submit projects.


TeamBank unveils its new corporate identity

The successful product brands were restructured under the umbrella of TeamBank, and the corporate design for the TeamBank company and employer brand was updated.


June 1

DZ BANK and China Development Bank agree on a strategic alliance

June 27

DG HYP and WL BANK push ahead with their merger – memorandum of understanding signed

The merger, due to take effect in 2018, will create the largest Pfandbrief bank in Germany.


The UniImmo: Wohnen ZBI residential real-estate fund for retail investors, from its launch the largest of its kind marketed in Germany

July 17

Record investments at R+V

For the first time, the market value of the R+V insurance group’s investments exceeds €100 billion.


Union Investment manages assets of more than €30 billion as part of sustainability-oriented investment briefs


September 13

2017 Investment Dialog

September 18

Bausparkasse Schwäbisch Hall chosen as Best Building Society for the third time in a row

October 20

R+V launches autonomous driving research project at Frankfurt Airport

In cooperation with Fraport, highly automated vehicles are being tested at the airport – on a busy road used by a variety of vehicles.

November 17

R+V establishes its own academy for modern HR work