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Aviva is a holding company. Through its subsidiaries, Co. provides customers with long-term insurance and savings, general and health insurance, and fund management products and services. Co.'s long-term insurance businesses provide a range of life insurance and savings products, which include annuities, equity release, pensions, protection, bonds and savings, and investment sales. Co.'s general insurance business operates under the Aviva brand and focuses on personal lines, commercial lines, health insurance, and corporate and specialty risks. Co.'s Aviva Investors, its asset management business, provides asset management services to Co.'s long-term insurance and savings, among others.
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Aviva reported a 2% rise in operating profit to GBP 3.1 billion for 2018, slightly below our expectations. Operating earnings per share came in at GBX 58.4 with a GBX 30.0 total 2018 dividend, giving Aviva's stock a roughly 7% yield. At the current market valuation, Aviva trades at a very rough 1.0 times current net asset value. We will hold our fair value estimate at GBP 5.75 per share until we have full-year financial statements and roll our financial model. However, we are lowering our stewardship rating to standard until Aviva outlines its business strategy under its new leadership. All t...
Aviva is a midmarket insurer that has had its fair share of problems with leverage, unfocused capital allocation, and substandard controls. A largely undifferentiated composite insurer, it has missed opportunities to differentiate itself by expanding asset management. But this seems to be a focus of management, and with the change of guard, we expect this to continue. We think the second main focus is its digital strategy, which centres on MyAviva, and the business is having good success here. This digital strategy is reducing paperwork and administration and also improving the control environ...
General: Supervisory Board member Prof. Dr. Theo Siegert is a member of the Adivsory Committee of DSW, the local partner of ECGS. This report has been prepared using standard ECGS guidelines. Item 1: Unlike at German stock corporations, shareholders of a KGaA are legally required to vote on the annual accounts. Item 5: In financial year 2018, the Supervisory Board of Henkel Management AG, in line with recommendations of the Shareholders' Committee's Human Resources Subcommittee, decided to adopt various changes to the Management Board members' remuneration system, applicable as of financial ...
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