Aviva Plc. - statistics & facts

Aviva Plc is a British multinational provider of general and life insurance, headquartered in London. The history of Aviva Plc. can be traced to the establishment of Hand in Hand Fire & Life Insurance Society in 1696, after the Great Fire of London. The modern insurance company was first created as CGNU through the merger of Norwich Union and CGU Plc. It was renamed "Aviva" in 2002. As of June 2022, Aviva ranked among the leading life and health insurance companies on the European market, with a market value of over 14 billion U.S. dollars. Aviva Plc also ranked among the largest insurance companies worldwide in 2021. At the end of 2021, the total revenue of Aviva had reached over 15 billion British pounds.

Financial performance of Aviva plc

In 2021, the value of gross premiums written for Aviva for both its life and general insurance segments in the UK and Ireland increased from the previous year. Gross life insurance premiums written increased by 300,000 British pounds, while gross general insurance premiums written for increased to approximately 5.4 billion British pounds. At the same time, the combined value of Aviva’s premiums ceded to reinsurers from those segments reached over four billion British pounds. The income from Aviva’s gross written premiums rose slightly in 2021 compared to the previous year, reaching almost 20 billion British pounds.

Aviva’s employee breakdown

Aviva plc ranked third among leading insurance companies traded in the United Kingdom in 2022 based on their number of employees, beaten only by Marsh & McLennan and Old Mutual. In 2022, the yearly average number of people employed by Aviva worldwide stood at 22,060. Out of this number, approximately 8,700 were employed in the UK region in 2021. As of 31 December 2021, approximately 48.7 percent of Aviva plc’s workforce were women, and approximately 51.3 percent were men. While these proportions are somewhat equivalent, the gender split of employees at Aviva plc becomes more pronounced for the group’s management positions. Among the 988 senior management positions at UK-based Aviva, only around 35 percent of them were held by women.


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