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14 November 2014The latest Aviva Adviser Barometer survey has found that 69% of all advisers have seen the size of their ‘active’ client base increase in the last twelve months, a significant move from the 28% in September 2013. The largest proportion (31%) said the main source of new clients has come from new entrants to the market, rather than former clients of other advisers (23%).
13 November 2014Aviva announces that it will be a founding partner of a new initiative by Richard Curtis, film director and founder of Red Nose Day and Make Poverty History, which will aim to bring the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals to every person around the world in 2015. The UN’s Goals will aim to end extreme poverty and arrest the problems caused by climate change.
Aviva announces closing of the initial public offering of AvivaSA and extension of bancassurance agreement with Akbank
10 November 2014Aviva plc (“Aviva”) announces the closing of the initial public offering of ordinary shares of its joint venture AvivaSA Emeklilik ve Hayat A.S. (“AvivaSA”). The company is expected to be listed as “AVISA” on Borsa İstanbul from 13 November 2014.
6 November 2014Crash for cash – road traffic accidents deliberately caused in order to claim whiplash compensation – is now at the highest level ever detected by Aviva, the UK’s largest insurer.
30 October 2014Mark Wilson, Group Chief Executive Officer, said: “Aviva’s turnaround is delivering. Our key metrics have improved again. Year to date, our net asset value is 10% higher; value of new business is up 15%1 and the general insurance combined ratio improved to 95.9%. “The steps we have taken to focus and strengthen the Group mean we are in a different position to two years ago. “Notwithstanding this progress, there is still more to do before we can be satisfied we are fully delivering on our investment thesis of cash flow plus growth.” Cash flow Progress in cash remittances expected at FY14 Operating capital generation £1.3 billion (9M13: £1.3 billion) Value of new business Value of new business grew 15%1 to £690 million3 (9M13: £619 million2,3) Balanced product mix with VNB split 36% protection, 35% savings and 20% annuities Increase driven by strong performance in Europe (40%1) and Asia (47%1) UK life returned to growth in the 3rd quarter, with VNB up 18%. 9M14 VNB 9% lower Expenses Momentum on expense efficiency has continued Combined operating ratio Combined operating ratio (COR) of 95.9% (9M13: 96.9%) UK COR improved by 1.4 percentage points to 94.1% (9M13: 95.5%) Canada COR of 96.8% (9M13: 95.2%) impacted by worse weather and fire losses Balance sheet IFRS net asset value increased 10% year to date to 298p (FY13: 270p) Economic capital4 surplus £7.9 billion (FY13: £8.3 billion)