Aviva plc (“Aviva” or the “Group”) is today hosting an ‘In Focus’ investor and analyst briefing on its wealth business. The event, which commences at 10:30am (BST), will be hosted by Amanda Blanc, Group CEO, and presented by Doug Brown, CEO, Insurance, Wealth & Retirement, and Michele Golunska, MD Wealth & Advice.
Wealth is central to Aviva’s strategy and plays a critical role in the Group. The wealth market presents significant opportunities for Aviva to generate sustainable, capital-light growth with an ambition to reach at least £250bn in assets and at least £280m in operating profit per annum in five years’ time.
- The UK wealth market is set to nearly triple to £4.3tn1 in the next ten years, with double-digit annual growth.
- Aviva is extremely well positioned to capitalise on this trend. Aviva is already a market leader in wealth by assets and flows, with the number one position in workplace and a leading adviser platform business.
- Aviva’s wealth business has a large and growing existing customer base, with 5m customers and which has grown by nearly 1m over the last three years. This provides a major opportunity to deepen customer relationships, grow Aviva’s leading retirement businesses and generate additional flows to Aviva Investors.
- Aviva is expanding its advice and direct wealth capabilities to take full advantage of the significant opportunities both within its unrivalled UK customer base of 15.5m, of whom 6m are mass-affluent, and the open market.
Today’s presentation and analyst Q&A will be live-streamed on www.aviva.com, and a recording will be made available on the website shortly after the event. Analysts are invited to attend in person. Presentation slides will be released on Aviva’s website shortly before the event.
1 Aviva analysis of market sources including Broadridge UK DC Navigator, Fundscape, Platforum, HMRC and Company reports.
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Notes to editors:
- We are the UK’s leading Insurance, Wealth & Retirement business and we operate in the UK, Ireland and Canada. We also have international investments in India, China and Singapore.
- We help our 18.7 million customers make the most out of life, plan for the future, and have the confidence that if things go wrong we’ll be there to put it right.
- We have been taking care of people for more than 325 years, in line with our purpose of being ‘with you today, for a better tomorrow’. In 2022, we paid £23.2 billion in claims and benefits to our customers.
- In 2021, we announced our ambition to become Net Zero by 2040, the first major insurance company in the world to do so. We are aiming to have a cut of 25% in the carbon intensity of our investments by 2025 and of 60% by 2030; and Net Zero carbon emissions from our own operations and supply chain by 2030. While we are working towards our sustainability ambitions, we acknowledge that we have relationships with businesses and existing assets that may be associated with significant emissions. Find out more about our climate goals at www.aviva.com/climate-goals and our sustainability ambition and action at www.aviva.com/sustainability
- Aviva is a Living Wage, Living Pension and Living Hours employer and provides market-leading benefits for our people, including flexible working, paid carers leave and equal parental leave. Find out more at https://www.aviva.com/about-us/our-people/
- As at 30 June 2023, total Group assets under management at Aviva Group were £358 billion and our estimated Solvency II shareholder capital surplus as at 30 September 2023 was £7.6 billion. Our shares are listed on the London Stock Exchange and we are a member of the FTSE 100 index.
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