AV.L - Aviva plc

LSE - LSE Delayed price. Currency in GBp
426.90
+12.40 (+2.99%)
As of 1:13PM GMT. Market open.
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Previous close414.50
Open416.80
Bid426.80 x 0
Ask426.90 x 0
Day's range414.70 - 427.60
52-week range3.87 - 442.30
Volume3,798,907
Avg. volume12,185,003
Market cap16.722B
Beta (3Y monthly)1.00
PE ratio (TTM)7.34
EPS (TTM)N/A
Earnings dateN/A
Forward dividend & yield0.30 (6.96%)
Ex-dividend date2019-08-15
1y target estN/A
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  • Aviva Keeps China, Singapore Businesses After Asian Review
    Bloomberg

    Aviva Keeps China, Singapore Businesses After Asian Review

    (Bloomberg) -- Aviva Plc, the U.K. insurer that’s overhauling some businesses as part of its chief executive officer’s turnaround plan, is to retain its Chinese joint venture as well as assets in its biggest market, Singapore.The firm will continue to explore options for some other businesses in Asia, including in Vietnam, Hong Kong and Indonesia, it said in a statement Monday. Aviva’s shares slumped more than 4% in London after the insurer announced its plans for the region’s assets, which combined could be valued up to $4 billion, people familiar with the matter told Bloomberg in August.Aviva said in August it was reviewing its Asian businesses as part of CEO Maurice Tulloch’s turnaround plan. It conducted a “thorough review” of its options for Singapore, including seeking offers for the business, Monday’s statement said. Its joint venture in China was retained because of its “high growth prospects” and the scale of that country’s market.“Aviva’s Singapore and China business units delivered double digit operating profit growth in 2018 and are earning attractive returns,” the company said. “Both countries are expected to pay dividends to group center in 2019.”Firms including Japan’s MS&AD Insurance Group Holdings Inc. and Canada’s Manulife Financial Corp. were vying to buy the company’s assets in Singapore and Vietnam, according to people with knowledge of the matter. While Aviva was seeking about $3 billion from those two assets combined, the valuation could come slightly lower, the people said.Tulloch, who took over in March, has flagged slashing expenses by 300 million pounds ($389 million) a year and cutting 1,800 jobs by 2022, in an attempt to re-inject growth into the company and lower debt. Aviva’s rivals have fared better by concentrating on life and pensions rather than general insurance.Asia is one of Aviva’s fastest growing markets, accounting for 5.5% of revenues in 2018 and up from 1.8% in 2013, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. The region’s share of total sales remains small in comparison to the U.K., which accounted for 23.6% of total revenue in 2018.(Updates with extra details throughout)To contact the reporters on this story: Lucca de Paoli in London at gdepaoli1@bloomberg.net;Benjamin Robertson in london at brobertson29@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Shelley Robinson at ssmith118@bloomberg.net, Chris Bourke, Patrick HenryFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.

  • Reuters - UK Focus

    UPDATE 1-European stocks stall as auto tariff worries weigh

    A bidding war for stock exchange operator Euronext and gains in defensive stocks propped up European markets on Monday, although doubts on whether or not the United States will impose tariffs on EU carmakers weighed on shares. Europe's benchmark STOXX index was up just 0.1%, as the spillover from upbeat trading in Asian hours wore off. The auto industry sub-index fell 0.8%.

  • Reuters - UK Focus

    UPDATE 2-Election polls thrust UK midcaps to 14-month high

    UK mid-caps closed at their highest level in nearly 14 months on Monday, boosted by polls pointing to victory by the ruling Conservatives in upcoming elections, while a near 5% drop in insurer Aviva weighed on the main board. The domestically-focused FTSE 250 index rose 0.2% while the FTSE 100 added 0.1%.

  • UK insurer Aviva to keep Singapore, China operations
    Reuters

    UK insurer Aviva to keep Singapore, China operations

    British life and general insurer Aviva Plc will keep its operations in Singapore and China, it said on Monday, two days ahead of an expected strategy update and following speculation of a sale of the Singapore business. Aviva began a review of its Asia business earlier this year under new CEO Maurice Tulloch. "Following a thorough review of options for the Singapore business, including seeking offers ... Aviva has concluded that the best value for shareholders will be achieved by retaining the business," the company said.

  • Reuters - UK Focus

    UPDATE 2-UK insurer Aviva to keep Singapore, China operations

    British life and general insurer Aviva Plc will keep its operations in Singapore and China, it said on Monday, two days ahead of an expected strategy update and following speculation of a sale of the Singapore business. Aviva began a review of its Asia business earlier this year under new CEO Maurice Tulloch. "Following a thorough review of options for the Singapore business, including seeking offers ... Aviva has concluded that the best value for shareholders will be achieved by retaining the business," the company said.

  • Bloomberg

    Japan’s MS&AD, Manulife Are Competing for Aviva’s Asian Assets

    (Bloomberg) -- Japan’s MS&AD Insurance Group Holdings Inc. and Canada’s Manulife Financial Corp. are vying to buy Aviva Plc’s assets in Singapore and Vietnam as the sale process enters its final stage, according to people familiar with the matter.FWD Group Ltd., an acquisitive insurer backed by billionaire Richard Li, is also in the race, but it’s only shown interest in acquiring Aviva’s Singapore business, the people said. Singapore is Aviva’s biggest market.Final bids have been submitted and the companies are now in the last stage of negotiations, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the matter is private.While London-based Aviva was seeking about $3 billion from the two assets combined, the valuation could come slightly lower, the people said. The company is still weighing whether to sell the two assets together or separately, they said.The U.K. insurer could make an announcement as soon as Wednesday, when it plans to hold its capital markets day, the people said. Talks could still fall apart and other bidders could emerge as deliberations continue, the people sad.Representatives for Aviva, MS&AD, Manulife and FWD declined to comment.Aviva said in August it’s examining options for its Asian business as part of Chief Executive Officer Maurice Tulloch’s turnaround plan for the insurer, confirming a Bloomberg News report. The assets had also drawn interest from other companies such as Chubb Ltd., Sun Life Financial Inc., HSBC Holdings Plc, and Allianz SE, people familiar with the matter have said.\--With assistance from Viren Vaghela.To contact the reporters on this story: Manuel Baigorri in Hong Kong at mbaigorri@bloomberg.net;Komaki Ito in Tokyo at kito@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Fion Li at fli59@bloomberg.net, Adveith NairFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.

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  • Reuters - UK Focus

    UPDATE 1-Phoenix to appoint Aviva exec as CEO Bannister steps down

    Insurer Phoenix Group Holdings Plc Chief Executive Officer Clive Bannister will retire next March after nine years in charge, and will be replaced by former Aviva Plc executive Andy Briggs, the company said on Friday. Briggs will join Phoenix as CEO-designate and board member on Jan. 1, 2020 and will be tasked with continuing the insurer's growth, led by the takeover of many closed pension schemes from UK companies anxious to offload the long-term risks. Bannister has steered the FTSE 100 company through a number of acquisitions, including the buyout of Standard Life Assurance last year.

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  • Bloomberg

    Aviva U.K. Unit Puts ESG at Core of Picking Investments

    (Bloomberg) -- A major U.K. institutional investor has dismissed a commonly-held fear of ESG investing -- that it hampers financial returns.Aviva UK Life, part of Aviva Plc, sees environmental, social and governance considerations as a central pillar of its risk and return analysis, the division’s chief investment officer said in an interview.Some investors worry excluding securities issued by profitable companies in industries such as tobacco, gambling, alcohol, oil and gas may erode returns. More than half of investors think they must sacrifice financial performance to invest responsibly, according to a recent survey by NN Investment Partners.But proponents of the approach argue they can deliver more robust returns because ESG analysis can give them a competitive edge, rather than serving solely as a means of blacklisting assets.“We’re past concerns that we’re compromising on returns by factoring in ESG,” said Ashish Dafria, Chief Investment Officer at Aviva UK Life. “It’s the right way to manage money going forward.”The division’s approach is part of a wider evolution in which fund managers are using ESG-related data-sets to better identify risks in their portfolios. Investors now see improving performance as the primary reason for including ESG in their strategies, according to research by RBC Global Asset Management.Technology is helping improve environmental and social analysis, said Dafria, which have both become a bigger focus for Aviva in the past two years. Examples include assessing flooding dangers across companies’ entire supply chains by using big-data analysis tools, which can also help interpret the potential damage of corporate scandals, he said.Aviva UK Life has started using ESG to shape asset allocation, even if “it is not yet systematic or quantitative enough” compared to other risk-return metrics, Dafria said. In the future it may allocate a fixed portion of its portfolio to assets that will help meet objectives set out in the Paris Agreement on limiting global temperature increases.It’s also considering how to offset the ESG risk inherent in one asset by effectively hedging it with another. For instance, it may seek renewable-energy exposure to offset investments in oil producers amid a shift away from fossil fuels.“We want to get to that point -- I think we have to, both from a risk management perspective and in view of the questions our investors are going to ask,” said Dafria. “ESG is front and center of nearly everyone’s mind.”To contact the reporter on this story: Alice Gledhill in London at agledhill@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Vivianne Rodrigues at vrodrigues3@bloomberg.net, Chris VellacottFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.

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  • Reuters - UK Focus

    Bank of England tells insurers to check capital as U.S. risks grow

    The Bank of England warned on Tuesday it will crack down on insurers that are overly optimistic about how much capital they need to cover growing risks from the United States and elsewhere. Gareth Truran, acting director for insurance supervision at the Bank's Prudential Regulation Authority, said the risk of reserving "deficiencies" was increasing in a sector that may be "optimistic" about its outlook. "For Lloyd's managing agents, we will continue to work closely with Lloyd's, taking into account in particular the work of Lloyd's Performance Management Directorate in approving and monitoring syndicate business plans," Truran said.

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