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Aviva is a holding company. Through its subsidiaries, Co. provides customers with long-term insurance and savings, general and health insurance, and fund management products and services. Co.'s long-term insurance businesses provide a range of life insurance and savings products, which include annuities, equity release, pensions, protection, bonds and savings, and investment sales. Co.'s general insurance business operates under the Aviva brand and focuses on personal lines, commercial lines, health insurance, and corporate and specialty risks. Co.'s Aviva Investors, its asset management business, provides asset management services to Co.'s long-term insurance and savings, among others.
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Item 2: Remuneration report The 2019 total variable remuneration of 384% of base salary is above our limit of 300%. However, its targets are sufficiently challenging to accept our higher limit of 450% of salary. The positive features of the remuneration overwhelm our moderate concerns mentioned above. The remuneration is weighted more towards rewarding long-term performance, the payout is adequately aligned with performance, and the quantum is not excessive. Accordingly, we recommend to vote FOR. Item 3: Final dividend withdrawn On 8 April 2020, Aviva announced the withdrawal of it...
The independent financial analyst theScreener just lowered the general evaluation of AVIVA PLC. (GB), active in the Life Insurance industry. As regards its fundamental valuation, the title still shows 2 out of 4 possible stars. Its market behaviour, however, has slightly deteriorated and will be qualified as risky moving forward. theScreener considers that these new qualifications justify an overall rating downgrade to Slightly Negative. As of the analysis date April 17, 2020, the closing price was GBp 247.80 and its target price was estimated at GBp 235.41.
Summary The British United Provident Association Limited - Strategy, SWOT and Corporate Finance Report, is a source of comprehensive company data and information. The report covers the company's structure, operation, SWOT analysis, product and service offerings and corporate actions, providing a 360˚ view of the company. Key Highlights The British United Provident Association Limited (Bupa) is a health and care services provider. The company funds for the healthcare of its customers through different funding models like insurance. It also provides primary care clinics, hospitals, dental cen...
ECGS notes that as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic the AGM will be held as an electronic meeting only. Consequently, it will not be possible to attend the AGM in person. In general, Prosus is in compliance with the Dutch regulations relating to the organization and procedures of the AGM. Under ITEM 2 an advisory vote on the Company’s executive remuneration report is requested. ECGS notes that the total variable salary granted in the year under review, corresponding to 1062% of annual base salary, exceeds the maximum threshold under its guidelines. Accordingly, ECGS recommends to vote OPPOS...
The general meeting is convened to approve a sale of Direct Energy, Centricans North American energy supply, services and trading business, to NRG Energy for $3.625 billion in cash (equivalent to approximately £2.85 billion) on a debt free, cash free basis. We agree that the proposed cash offer is reasonable considering the current market circumstances and the group’s needs in urgent action in light of the Covid-19 impact on earnings and unbearable indebtedness. The disposal of Direct Energy will simplify the group’s structure and will allow focusing on a new strategy enabling the transition t...
Le rapport spécial des commissaires aux comptes ne comporte aucune convention, ni nouvelle, ni ancienne. L'absence de conventions au rapport spécial est, sauf opéra on non signalée aux commissaires aux comptes, le signe d'une bonne autonomie du projet de l'entreprise et d'une meilleure intégrité économique du groupe, surtout pour un groupe familial (résolution 4). Proxinvest estime que le taux d'indépendance du Conseil est très insuﬃsant (23%). Notons toutefois qu'André Delion, membre libre de conﬂits d'intérêts potentiels, assure désormais la présidence du Conseil depuis le 22 août 2019.Quan...
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