Aviva is a global insurance company headquartered is based on London United Kingdom. It is the sixth-largest insurance company in the world measured by net premium income and has 53 million customers in 28 countries in all over World. It is the market leader in both general insurance and life and pensions in the UK and has major businesses in Continental Europe, North America and Asia. It is primary listing is on the London Stock Exchange and it is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index. It has a secondary listing Company on the New York Stock Exchange.
Aviva life can trace its history back to Hand in Hand Fire & Life Insurance Society in 1696.It was created by a merger of two British insurance firms, Norwich Union and CGU plc (itself created by the 1998 merger of Commercial Union and General Accident) as CGNU in 2000. The Aviva name was adopted in July 2002.During March 2005 Aviva plc acquired the RAC plc breakdown recovery operation for around £1.1 billion. In July 2006, Aviva greatly increased its presence in the United States by acquiring AmerUs Group, a financial services company founded in 1896. Aviva Corp. is not affiliated with Aviva Energy Corporation, an energy consulting firm based in the U.S.
The Aviva life Insurance Company main activities are general and life insurance as well as long-term savings and fund management. It has around £379 billion of assets under management. The group has about 46000 employees, serving 53 million customers worldwide. Aviva was the first insurance company to become carbon neutral globally.