Aviva’s history goes back as far as 1696 when a London company named Hand in Hand Fire and Life Insurance Company, was formed.
Aviva itself was created when two companies, Norwich Union and CGU, merged. Aviva is a play on the Latin word “Viva”, which means to live or life.
Aviva is a multi-national insurance company which has a head office in London, UK. Currently, Aviva has 33 million clients, in 16 countries, and had annual revenue in 2019 of $70.252 billion.
In the UK, Aviva is the largest general insurer and a leading life and pensions provider. In Canada, Aviva is the second-largest insurer.
The company main activities are the provision of general and life insurance, long term savings products, and fund management services
In January 2021, the company named Mark Versey as the new chief of Aviva Investments.
Aviva maintains a head office in London, United Kingdom.