Aviva Canada partners with MSA Research to preserve access to critical industry information

Toronto, ON (Apr. 24, 2014) – Aviva Canada, one of the country’s leading providers of home, auto, recreational vehicle, group and business insurance, is proud to announce a new title sponsorship of MSA Research’s 2014 Quarterly P&C Outlook Reports in Quebec. The sponsorship results in the entire membership of the RCCAQ having access to this critical data.

In addition to providing more than 4,200 industry professionals with electronic access to MSA reports, Aviva’s sponsorship enables the distribution of printed French reports to broker CEOs with RCCAQ memberships. MSA’s quarterly reports provide key insurance industry information including financial results for Canada’s insurers and updated Standard and Poor’s (S&P) financial strength ratings.

“We are extremely pleased that Aviva Canada has graciously assumed this important program. A program which will allow RCCAQ member brokerages to continue to benefit from MSA’s Quarterly Outlook Reports,” states Joel Baker, CEO of MSA Research Inc. “It is vital that brokers continue to enjoy access to the same quarterly reports on which most insurance company executives rely each quarter.”

“At Aviva, our focus is simple – it’s on helping our broker partners win in the marketplace by delivering solutions to serve and support customers. Access to these reports is just one more way we work to provide brokers with the information and support they need for continued success,” said Martin-éric Tremblay, Senior Vice-President, Aviva Canada, Quebec and Atlantic Canada.

“We’re very pleased that Aviva will be forging ahead with this initiative, which will give RCCAQ members special and regular access to updated industry data. Under this partnership, MSA Research will continue to distribute its quarterly reports exclusively to our members,” said Guy Parent, Executive Director of the RCCAQ. “Being able to track and analyze current market changes is a key strategic advantage, particularly since brokerage firms need to regain market share.”

MSA Research’s 2014 Quarterly P&C Outlook Reports will be distributed to all RCCAQ members through their weekly e-newsletter.

About Aviva Canada

Aviva Canada is one of the leading Property and Casualty insurance groups in Canada providing home, automobile, recreational vehicle, group and business insurance to more than three million customers. A wholly-owned subsidiary of UK-based Aviva plc, the company has more than 3,000 employees, 25 locations and 1,700 independent broker partners. Aviva Canada and its employees invest in positive change including through the Aviva Community Fund and Eva’s Initiatives, its partner in Aviva’s global Street to School program to help homeless and other at-risk youth reach their potential.

For more information visit AvivaCanada.com.