Aviva 2018 Key Profit Measure Rises, To Tweak Payout Policy

Aviva 2018 Key Profit Measure Rises, To Tweak Payout Policy

Insurance giant Aviva has flagged Brexit pressure's and warned over "muted Growth" for the year 2019, share in the company dropped more than 3%.

Fund management operating profits fell 11 per cent from £164m in 2017 to £146m a year ago as it invested in longer term equities and assets and absorbed Mifid II costs.

The company's Combined Operating Ratio, a key measure of profitability, remained "robust" at 91.5% and was in line with 2017's level of 91.4%.

The company's general insurance net written premiums were roughly flat at £9.11 billion compared with £9.14 billion in 2017 and the general insurance combined operating ratio was stable at 96.6% in 2018, the statement said.

More positively, Stoddard expects the results to benefit from improved profitability in Canada along with a lower interest expense and a reduction in weighted average shares in issue following capital management initiatives undertaken past year.

Aviva's Solvency II capital surplus fell slightly to £12 billion from £12.2 billion a year prior, with the insurers Solvency II cover ratio at 204%, up from 198% in 2017.

'This has given the management confidence to announce that they are moving to a progressive dividend policy, but there are still short term challenges that have left investors this morning disappointed.

Aviva's life insurance business grew operating profits five per cent, more than making up for an 11 per cent decrease in its much smaller fund management department.

Assets under management in its AIMS range of funds dropped 18 per cent to £10.3billion past year.

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The group raised its full-year dividend by 9% to 30p each.

Aviva, which sells everything from life to vehicle insurance, said it would move from a fixed payout ratio to a progressive dividend linked to underlying growth, giving the board more flexibility to make adjustments.

Aviva appointed Tulloch, former head of its worldwide business, as its new chief executive on Monday after sacking former boss Mark Wilson five months earlier, citing a desire to increase shareholder value.

Sir Adrian Montague, 71, Aviva's chairman, embarked on the search after ousting Mark Wilson, 52, in October, due to frustration that his plans for the insurer had ground to a halt.

"We plan to reduce debt by at least £1.5bn by the end of 2022, saving approximately £90m per year in interest expenses".

"Under Maurice's leadership, we are confident that we can make Aviva a better business for the benefit of our customers and our shareholders", Montague said.

The former worldwide head warned of a "lack of clear accountability", echoing comments he made last time he worked at Aviva in the United Kingdom when he said there were "too many layers of management" and little clarity.

"Maurice Tulloch is a potentially odd choice if the board are looking to shake things up though".

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