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June 6, 2022

Aviva considers investing shareholder money in infrastructure projects

British insurance group Aviva is looking to invest shareholder money in early-stage infrastructure projects, Financial Times reported citing Aviva CEO Amanda Blanc. 

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“We are looking at [whether] we invest our shareholder money as well as our policyholder money in some of these infrastructure investments at the very early stages,” Blanc told the publication in an interview. 

Aviva plans to use shareholder funds when the building project is in its pre-planning stage. 

The idea is at an early stage, but Aviva could make a deal as early as this year, a source aware of the discussions told the publication. 

The insurer plans to make these investments with a social purpose in mind such as building in deprived areas or fighting climate change. 

Earlier Blanc had said: “As a major investor in UK infrastructure and real estate, Aviva has a significant opportunity and responsibility to ensure we finance projects that help the built environment in its transition to net zero.”

According to the source, a team at the group level would pick investment targets for the insurer, with inputs from Aviva Investors, the investment arm of Aviva.

The team is in the middle of preparing a three-year plan, which will see Aviva invest £10bn in local infrastructure and real estate, the report said. 

The industry experts believe that regulatory changes in the right areas could support these moves but even with a reduction in the key capital buffer, changes to other parts of the rules could limit insurers and impact their investment strategy.

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How attractive are current investment opportunities in Europe?

Europe has been identified as one of the most favorable regions for investors, seeing high investment activity in the past year. Most of these investments have been through Debt Offering, valued at close to $700 billion. The region has provided attractive investments in a diverse set of companies. Companies who tend to major themes such Digital Media, Cloud, Artificial Intelligence, E-commerce, and Big Data are recording the highest number of deals, with Digital Media recording close to 2,000 deals. However, GlobalData’s whitepaper offers a full view of the market, analyzing less successful or attractive points of investment as well, examining statistics on Equity Offering investments and PE/VC deals. Understand how government agencies for economies around the world use GlobalData Explorer to:  
  • Track the M&A and Capital Raising volumes into their target market
  • Identify the top sectors in the target market attracting the investments
  • For any investment segment, identify the top Investors inside and outside the target economy that are already investing in the Segment
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