The Athora insurance group, backed by the American investment fund Apollo, declares its interest in purchasing the life insurance activities of Aviva France. Arousing the mistrust of Afer, the savings association, historical partner of Aviva France, he defends a long-term development strategy on the retirement savings market in Europe and promises to continue to offer retirement funds. life insurance in euros, with a capital guarantee.

Athora boss Michele Bareggi sees a “great convergence” of Afer's aspirations with those of his insurance group.

Are you interested in acquiring the life insurance business of Aviva in France?

We are interested in life insurance, there is no doubt. Over the past three years, we have built a European life insurance company with 3 million clients, totally focused on retirement, savings and guaranteed products (in principal and at guaranteed rates) in general. France clearly interests us because it is a large strategic market with very high retirement savings needs.