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St. Helen's

1 Undershaft

London, EC3P 3DQ

United Kingdom

Phone: 44 20 7283 2000


Aviva plc provides long-term insurance and savings, general and health insurance, and fund management products and services to its customers. Businesses The company’s business operates across three main market sectors: Life Insurance and Savings; General and Health Insurance; and Fund Management. Life Insurance and Savings The company’s long-term insurance and savings businesses offer a range of life insurance and savings products. Its products are split into the following categories: Pensions – is a means of providing income in retirement for an individual and possibly his or her dependants. The company’s pension products include personal and group pensions, stakeholder pensions and income drawdown. Annuities – is a type of policy that pays out regular amounts of benefit, either immediately and for the remainder of a person’s lifetime, or deferred to commence from a future date. Immediate annuities may be purchased for an individual and his or her dependants or on a bulk purchase basis for groups of people. Deferred annuities are asset accumulation contracts, which may be used to provide benefits in retirement, and may be guaranteed, unit-linked or index-linked. Protection – is an insurance contract that protects the policyholder or his or her dependants against financial loss on death or ill-health. The company’s product ranges include term assurance, mortgage life insurance, flexible whole life and critical illness cover. Bonds and Savings: – are accumulation products with single or regular premiums and unit-linked or guaranteed investment returns. The company’s product ranges include single premium investment bonds, regular premium savings plans, mortgage endowment products and funding agreements. Investment Sales – comprise retail sales of mutual fund type products, such as unit trusts, individual savings accounts (ISAs) and open ended investment companies (OEICs). Other – includes equity release. General Insurance and Health Insurance The company’s general insurance business operates under the Aviva brand globally and concentrates on various products, such as personal lines – motor, household, travel and creditor; commercial lines – fleet, liability and commercial property insurance; health insurance – private health insurance, income protection and personal accident insurance, as well as a range of corporate healthcare products; and corporate and specialty risks – products for large clients or where the risk is specialised. Distribution Customers can buy the company’s products through a range of distribution channels, including: Direct – In many of the company’s markets, customers can buy its products over the telephone or through the Internet. Direct Sales Force – In some of its European and Asian markets, the company operates direct sales forces that only sell its products and the sales forces receive commission on the products they sell. Intermediaries – The company offers a range of long-term insurance, savings, retirement, general insurance, and health insurance products, which could be bought through an intermediary, such as an independent financial adviser or an insurance broker. Corporate Partnerships, Bancassurance and Joint Ventures – The company is a corporate partner for many organisations, including banks and other financial institutions, who wish to offer their customers insurance products. It has various distribution agreements with bancassurance partners and joint ventures across the markets in which it operates. Fund Management Aviva Investors, the company’s fund management business, provides fund management services to its long-term insurance and savings and general insurance operations, as well as to third-party investors. The main fund management operations are in the U.K., North America, Europe, and the Asia Pacific. All sales of retail fund management products are included in its long-term insurance and savings business sales. Aviva Investors operates under a single brand across its markets. The company’s business invests in various asset classes on behalf of institutional, pension fund and retail clients. In the U.S., Aviva Invest


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