Aviva USA is a major player in the fixed annuity space. According to LIMRA, there was a total of $81 billion in sales of fixed annuities industry-wide in 2011, with Aviva ranking fifth at $4.5 billion.

Here’s our take on six companies that could possibly have an interest in (and the financial capacity to buy) Aviva USA if its parent company does decides to shed the unit.

 

MetLife

Total Annuity Sales in 2011: $31 billion

Variable Sales: $28.4 billion

Fixed Sales: $2.5 billion

Source: LIMRA

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Prudential Annuities

Total Annuity Sales in 2011: $21.3 billion

Variable Sales: $20.2 billion

Fixed Sales: NA

Source: LIMRA

Photo: AP/Mike Derer

New York Life

Total Annuity Sales in 2011: $8.1 billion

Variable Sales: $2.3 billion

Fixed Sales: $5.8 billion

Source: LIMRA

Pacific Life

Total Annuity Sales in 2011: $5 billion

Variable Sales: $3.3 billion

Fixed Sales: $1.7 billion

Source: LIMRA

Photo: Newport Beach, Calif. AP/Lori Shepler

 

Genworth

Total Annuity Sales in 2011: NA

Variable Sales: NA

Fixed Sales: $1.3 billion

Source: LIMRA

Photo: Richmond, Va. AP/Wayne Scarberry

American National Life

Total Annuity Sales in 2011: NA

Variable Sales: NA

Fixed Sales: $1.6 billion

Source: LIMRA

Photo: Galveston, Texas. AP/Pat Sullivan