Global Corporate & Specialty Insurance

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Global Corporate & Specialty

Aviva’s Global Corporate & Specialty (GCS) division is a relationship-based service proposition with insurance solutions tailor-made for your large corporate and commercial clients. Innovation and flexibility are the hallmarks of our products designed for Canadian, U.S. and U.K. operations.

GCS provides industry-focused expertise, a detailed knowledge of risk, and prevention solutions based on an understanding of your clients’ businesses – values, people and visions for the future.   

Business insurance solutions

Sector-focused, in-depth knowledge and expertise

With over 250 employees spanning across five operating divisions, your clients will benefit from our  expertise  in providing protection, integrated prevention programs, and dedicated claims support.

To access the feature sheets for each of the following operating divisions, please visit the GCS resource page on

Corporate risk

Customized solutions for businesses with over $1 million in premiums who are multi-provincial or national in scope (including U.S. exposures).


Focused on business associations, franchisee groups, non-profits, purchasing groups, and specialty. This divisions offers more underwriting capability. 


Special risk

Does your client’s operation exceed moderate risk? Casualty and Property Special Risks are available to start-ups, mid-size businesses, multi-nationals (including U.S. and foreign operations).

Equipment breakdown

Protects against losses linked to equipment repairs and the costs of equipment replacement/loss of income during unforeseen shutdowns. 


Available to the construction industry, individuals and businesses requiring commercial bonds and the resource sector via reclamation bonds. 

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Why choose Aviva

A winning stewardship philosophy

Partnerships support our service. Our Aviva team, together with you and your clients, reduce exposure, safeguard assets, transfer risk, and maximize profitability.

Technical underwriting expertise

With 5 operating divisions focusing on 7 industry segments, we offer technical expertise, industry-based knowledge, tailored deal structures, coverage capacity, and quick responses.

Financial strength and security

Aviva’s strong industry standing is reflected in our high market ratings. You can have confidence in our direction as a company, and in our products and services.

Expanded reach to meet your needs

U.S. capabilities to support Canadian companies with business in the  U.S. Coverages can be paired with the multi-national reach of our partner hub in London, U.K.

Our approach

Client relationship managers

Our Client Relationship Managers create long- term, stable and profitable relationships by providing best-in-class service at every touchpoint with you and your clients. 

In-house risk consultants

Our risk consultants provide forward-thinking strategies that combine technological innovation and risk management. This approach is designed to identify and analyze exposures, reduce risk and prevent claims from occurring.

Dedicated claims service managers

A dedicated Claims Service Manager becomes the client’s liaison to our fully integrated claims community. Our tailor-made, client-centered approach ensures that GCS brokers and their clients get the right support from the right people.


A claims defense strategy

Our specialized team of  defense lawyers, law clerks, and assistants challenge nuisance settlements when your client is an innocent target of a claim or lawsuit.

Meet Our GCS leadership team

Our leadership team, working through a valued partnership with you, delivers insurance solutions that help reduce exposures, better protect your clients’ employees and assets, and contribute to your clients’ positive bottom line.

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Building a sustainable partnership for today, tomorrow and the future

To learn more about Aviva’s Global Corporate & Specialty division, please contact your GCS Underwriter.