Aviva loses its European chief

Insurer Aviva is replacing its head of Europe for the second time in 18 months, after Andrea Moneta left the firm. Britain’s second-biggest insurer by market value said Moneta, the former chief financial officer at Italy’s UniCredit Group and ECB employee, would leave the company at the end of February. Igal Mayer has been appointed chief executive for Europe with immediate effect and will be succeeded by Richard Hoskins, the current chief financial officer of North America.