Aviva News

UK Prime Minister to Meet Finance Heads to Discuss Brexit’s Threat to London

Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May will meet executives from major finance companies on Thursday to give them a clearer idea of what Britain’s European Union exit will mean for them. There are concerns that Brexit threatens London’s status as the …

UK’s Aviva Plans to Return $4B of Extra Cash to Shareholders, Make Acquisitions

Aviva expects to generate an extra 3 billion pounds ($4 billion) in cash over the next two years and will make acquisitions as well as giving money back to shareholders, it said on Thursday, sending its share price to three-month …

Global Regulators’ Rethinking of Risk Assessment Welcomed by Large Insurers

Global regulators are rethinking how to assess risks in big insurance companies, marking a shift that could make life easier for the industry. The Financial Stability Board said on Tuesday it could take a different approach to assessing risk which …

Insurers Weigh Premium Hikes for UK’s Tall Buildings After Grenfell Tower Fire

Insurers are considering raising premiums for tall buildings in Britain with flammable cladding panels and no sprinklers or even excluding related risks following the Grenfell fire in London earlier this year. Inquiries into the tragedy, which killed up to 80 …

Growing List of Re/Insurers Make Decisions on Post-Brexit EU Headquarters

Everest Re Group Ltd. has said its Dublin-based unit has received approval from the Central Bank of Ireland to become a non-life insurer, joining a growing list of insurers setting up regulated EU operations in case Britain does not have …

UK’s Aviva Reports 11% Rise in H1 Operating Profit to $1.94 Billion

British insurer Aviva reported an 11 percent rise in first-half operating profits to 1.47 billion pounds ($1.94 billion) on Thursday, boosted by its general insurance and fund management units and sending its share price higher. Analysts in a company-supplied poll …

New Terror, Cyber Threats Create Coverage Gaps: CEO of UK’s Pool Re

Insurance against terror attacks must adapt to face up to the threats posed by so-called lone-wolf militants and the rise of cyber crime. That’s the view of Julian Enoizi of Pool Reinsurance Co., the U.K. government-linked body that backstops insurers …

UK’s Aviva to Sell Asia/Middle East Life Unit to Focus on Core Markets

Aviva, Britain’s biggest life insurer, said it would sell Friends Provident International (FPIL), which provides life assurance and investment products in Asia and the Middle East, to a unit of International Financial Group for 340 million pounds ($443 million). The …

G20 Task Force Develops Climate-Related Financial Disclosure Framework Supported by Insurers

A global task force set up by the G20 has developed a voluntary framework for companies to disclose the financial impact of climate-related risks and opportunities, drawing support from more than 100 companies with $11 trillion of assets. There are …

UK’s Aviva Selling $1.3B in Tobacco Company Holdings

Aviva, Britain’s biggest life insurer, is selling about 1 billion pounds ($1.3 billion) worth of bonds and shares it holds in tobacco companies, joining a global campaign to divest from the industry. The move by insurance companies to sell holdings …