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CGU is to invest £40m in a new home-moving business on the internet, which will offer a database of 180,000 properties from more than 3,000 estate agents.
CGU is planning to invest £20m in e-commerce companies through a fund called Quester, in order to enhance its online capability by building relationships with external companies.
CGU and Norwich Union are planning a £18bn merger to create a leading supplier of general insurance, life and pensions, and up to 4,000 job losses are expected to follow.
CGU has acquired Dutch insurer Nuts Ohra for £122m, and has also announced the formation of a joint venture with Societe Generale in Romania.
CGU is to take full control of Hibernian Group in a deal that values the Irish life assurer at £336m.
CGU is to sell its Greek life assurance business to Aspis Pronia for undisclosed terms, and Aspis will distribute CGU's investment products in Greece.
CGU is acquiring Gan Canada from Groupama of France for £56m, in order to expand its Canadian insurance business.
CGU is acquiring Tellit Assurance, the French general insurer, from Royal & Sun Alliance for £7m.
CGU is acquiring three Greek insurance companies from Royal & Sun Alliance for £3.6m.