Asia

We operate through three major joint ventures in China, India, and Japan, as well as our pan-Asian operations of Transamerica Life Bermuda (serving affluent and high net worth individuals) and Aegon Insights (our leading specialist in direct marketing).

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Our brands and markets in Asia

Aegon THTF

In October 2014, Aegon announced Tsinghua Tongfang as its new joint venture partner in China. In the summer of 2015, following regulatory approval, our Chinese joint venture was renamed Aegon THTF. Between 2003 and 2014, Aegon operated a joint venture with the China National Offshore Oil Company, known as AEGON-CNOOC.

Website: www.aegonthtf.com

Aegon Industrial Fund Management

Aegon Industrial Fund Management was established in October 2007 when Aegon purchased 49% of an Industrial Fund Management Company established by Industrial Securities in 2003. Aegon Industrial Fund Management operates as part of Aegon Asset Management.

Website: www.xyfunds.com.cn

As well as being the home of Aegon's Asia Pacific head office, Hong Kong is also home to a number of key Aegon brands.

Aegon Insights

In 2016, Aegon Direct & Affinity Marketing Services (ADAMS) was rebranded Aegon Insights. This reflected the company's enhanced use and application of data to provide a deeper understanding of customers and their channel preferences.

ADAMS was originally established in Hong Kong in 2005 as Aegon's Asia Pacific-based insurance marketing and consulting arm.

Aegon Insights has operations in Australia, China, Indonesia, Japan, and Thailand, with its regional office in Hong Kong.

With expertise in customer journey design and distribution of protection products, Aegon Insights provides solutions for its business partners and their customers. These include:

  • Customer analytics insights with actionable models
  • Integrated distribution platform solutions
  • Innovative product design
  • Marketing campaign and omni-channel distribution design
  • Assistance with policy administration and claims management

Website: www.aegoninsights.com

Transamerica Life Bermuda

Transamerica Life Bermuda is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Transamerica Life Insurance Company, Aegon's subsidiary in the United States. The first Transamerica office opened in Shanghai in 1933 and a full-service branch office in Hong Kong in 1993.

The company offers an array of innovative insurance solutions which are designed especially for High Net Worth customers for wealth protection and legacy planning. Recognizing customers' needs for sound financial security, its aim is to deliver exceptional service and powerful solutions that protect and perform at the highest possible level.

Website: www.transamericalifebermuda.com

Go Bear

The free comparison site for insurance and financial products, GoBear, was launched in Singapore in March 2015, and within just seven months, opened in Thailand, followed by Malaysia. In 2016 GoBear's expansion plans include the Philippines, Hong Kong, Vietnam and in 2017, Indonesia.

As of 2016, GoBear was still the first and only independent metasearch engine in the insurance sector in Asia.

GoBear  is a joint venture between Walvis – a private equity fund of the Family Fentener van Vlissingen (BCD Travel Group) - and Aegon. It was formed when the two Dutch companies sought opportunities to work together in Asia.

In it's first year of business, GoBear recorded 50% month-on-month growth in usage, and over 1.2 million users have used GoBear for quicker and more personalized comparisons. Led by CEO Andre Hesselink, the once 3-person outfit now employs approximately 50 people.

Website: www.gobear.com

Aegon Life

Aegon Life started out as the Aegon Religare Life Insurance Company Limited in 2008. It was a joint venture between Aegon, global financial services group Religare, and Bennett, Coleman & company, India's largest media house.

In December 2015, Aegon increased its shareholding from 26% to 49%, the highest possible share permitted by a foreign investor under the country's amended government regulations. Media company, Bennett Coleman and Company Limited (BCCL) became Aegon's sole joint venture partner in India. The company was renamed Aegon Life.

Headquartered in Mumbai, and with a market-leading online presence, Aegon Life offers a wide range of products, including term plans; savings plans; child plans; unit-linked plans; and health plans.

The company has around 700 employees, serving over 400,000 customers across India.

Website: www.aegonlife.com

Transamerica Direct Marketing Consultants

Transamerica Direct Marketing Consultants Private Limited (TDMC) is a 100% Aegon-owned entity located in Mumbai, India. It provides marketing and distribution services to Indian Financial services companies.

In June 2015, TDMC launched TomorrowMakers.com, a website focused on educating consumers through articles, videos, tips, tools, calculators, reports, Q&A sessions and subject matter experts' interviews to help consumers take control of their financial future. "Tomorrow Makers" is currently a channel on India's leading business newspaper EconomicTimes.com.

TDMC helps companies drive consumer demand and awareness for their products/ services. Services include:

  • Advertising across all forms of media including TDMC owned/ controlled properties or external media.
  • Content creation
  • Analytics: Help understand one's customers better and gauge potential for cross-sell/ up-sell. Performance reporting and intelligent optimization using behavioral science.

Website: www.tomorrowmakers.com

PT Aegon Insights Indonesia

PT Aegon Insights Indonesia was established in Indonesia in 2013. Until 2016, the company was known as PT Aegon Marketing Services Indonesia.

Aegon Insights is Aegon's Asia Pacific-based insurance marketing and consulting arm. In December 2015 PT Aegon Insights Indonesia was awarded with international standards certification ISO27001 for the management of information security. The company's office is located in Jakarta. 

With expertise in customer journey design and distribution of protection products, Aegon Insights provides solutions for its business partners and their customers. These include:

  • Customer analytics insights with actionable models
  • Integrated distribution platform solutions
  • Innovative product design
  • Marketing campaign and omni-channel distribution design
  • Assistance with policy administration and claims management

Aegon Insights has operations in Australia, China, Indonesia, Japan, and Thailand, with its regional office in Hong Kong.

Website: www.aegoninsights.co.id

Futuready

Aegon launched Futuready in 2013 in Indonesia and obtained its broker license in 2015.

Futuready seeks to advance Indonesian insurance ownership by providing improved access to better insurance products. It achieves this by moving from the typically captive, offline, and disconnected financial product distribution model, to one which is shared, online, and integrated.

True to its belief in the value of working together, Futuready is developing a network of Partners and Affiliates to further expand access to insurance products, transparency, and cost effectiveness.

Website: www.futuready.com

Go Bear

The free comparison site for insurance and financial products, GoBear, was launched in Singapore in March 2015, and within just seven months, opened in Thailand, followed by Malaysia. In 2016 GoBear's expansion plans include the Philippines, Hong Kong, Vietnam and in 2017, Indonesia.

As of 2016, GoBear was still the first and only independent metasearch engine in the insurance sector in Asia.

GoBear  is a joint venture between Walvis – a private equity fund of the Family Fentener van Vlissingen (BCD Travel Group) - and Aegon. It was formed when the two Dutch companies sought opportunities to work together in Asia.

In it's first year of business, GoBear recorded 50% month-on-month growth in usage, and over 1.2 million users have used GoBear for quicker and more personalized comparisons. Led by CEO Andre Hesselink, the once 3-person outfit now employs approximately 50 people.

Website: www.gobear.com

Aegon Sony Life Insurance Company (ASLIC)

In December 2009, Aegon formed a 50:50 joint venture with Sony Life, forming the Aegon Sony Life Insurance Company (ASLIC). Based in Tokyo they have over 100 employees. Sony Life has an established network of more than 4,000 financial advisors, called 'Lifeplanners'.

Website: www.aegonsonylife.co.jp

Aegon Insights Japan

In 2016, Aegon Direct & Affinity Marketing Services (ADAMS) was rebranded Aegon Insights. This reflected the company's enhanced use and application of data to provide a deeper understanding of customers and their channel preferences.

Aegon Direct & Affinity Marketing Services Co., Ltd (ADAMS Japan) was originally established in Japan in 2001 following the acquisition of JC Penney Life Insurance.

Aegon Insights is Aegon's Asia Pacific-based insurance marketing and consulting arm. In April 2015 Aegon Insights Japan was awarded with international standards certification ISO27001 for the management of information security. The company is located in Tokyo.

With expertise in customer journey design and distribution of protection products, Aegon Insights provides solutions for its business partners and their customers. These include:

  • Customer analytics insights with actionable models
  • Integrated distribution platform solutions
  • Innovative product design
  • Marketing campaign and omni-channel distribution design
  • Assistance with policy administration and claims management

Aegon Insights has operations in Australia, China, Indonesia, Japan, and Thailand, with its regional office in Hong Kong.

Website: www.aegoninsights.jp

Go Bear

The free comparison site for insurance and financial products, GoBear, was launched in Singapore in March 2015, and within just seven months, opened in Thailand, followed by Malaysia. In 2016 GoBear's expansion plans include the Philippines, Hong Kong, Vietnam and in 2017, Indonesia.

As of 2016, GoBear was still the first and only independent metasearch engine in the insurance sector in Asia.

GoBear  is a joint venture between Walvis – a private equity fund of the Family Fentener van Vlissingen (BCD Travel Group) - and Aegon. It was formed when the two Dutch companies sought opportunities to work together in Asia.

In it's first year of business, GoBear recorded 50% month-on-month growth in usage, and over 1.2 million users have used GoBear for quicker and more personalized comparisons. Led by CEO Andre Hesselink, the once 3-person outfit now employs approximately 50 people.

Website: www.gobear.com

Go Bear

The free comparison site for insurance and financial products, GoBear, was launched in Singapore in March 2015, and within just seven months, opened in Thailand, followed by Malaysia. In 2016 GoBear's expansion plans include the Philippines, Hong Kong, Vietnam and in 2017, Indonesia.

As of 2016, GoBear was still the first and only independent metasearch engine in the insurance sector in Asia.

GoBear  is a joint venture between Walvis – a private equity fund of the Family Fentener van Vlissingen (BCD Travel Group) - and Aegon. It was formed when the two Dutch companies sought opportunities to work together in Asia.

In it's first year of business, GoBear recorded 50% month-on-month growth in usage, and over 1.2 million users have used GoBear for quicker and more personalized comparisons. Led by CEO Andre Hesselink, the once 3-person outfit now employs approximately 50 people.

Website: www.gobear.com

Transamerica Life Bermuda

Transamerica Life (Bermuda) Ltd., incorporated in Hamilton, Bermuda, has branch offices in Hong Kong and Singapore and is a subsidiary of Transamerica, Aegon's operation in the United States.

The company offers an array of innovative insurance solutions which are designed especially for High Net Worth customers for wealth protection and legacy planning. Recognizing customers' needs for sound financial security, Transamerica Life Bermuda aims to deliver exceptional service and powerful solutions that protect and perform at the highest possible level.

Website: www.transamericalifebermuda.com

Go Bear

The free comparison site for insurance and financial products, GoBear, was launched in Singapore in March 2015, and within just seven months, opened in Thailand, followed by Malaysia. In 2016 GoBear's expansion plans include the Philippines, Hong Kong, Vietnam and in 2017, Indonesia.

As of 2016, GoBear was still the first and only independent metasearch engine in the insurance sector in Asia.

GoBear  is a joint venture between Walvis – a private equity fund of the Family Fentener van Vlissingen (BCD Travel Group) - and Aegon. It was formed when the two Dutch companies sought opportunities to work together in Asia.

In it's first year of business, GoBear recorded 50% month-on-month growth in usage, and over 1.2 million users have used GoBear for quicker and more personalized comparisons. Led by CEO Andre Hesselink, the once 3-person outfit now employs approximately 50 people.

Website: www.gobear.com

Aegon Insights Thailand

Aegon Insights is Aegon's Asia Pacific-based insurance marketing and consulting arm. In 2016, Aegon Insights Thailand was awarded international standards certification ISO27001 for the management of information security. It's office is located in Bangkok.

Aegon Direct & Affinity Marketing Services (Thailand) Limited (ADAMS Thailand) was established in Thailand in 2006. In 2016, it was rebranded Aegon Insights. This reflected the company's enhanced use and application of data to provide a deeper understanding of customers and their channel preferences.

With expertise in customer journey design and distribution of protection products, Aegon Insights provides solutions for its business partners and their customers. These include:

  • Customer analytics insights with actionable models
  • Integrated distribution platform solutions
  • Innovative product design
  • Marketing campaign and omni-channel distribution design
  • Assistance with policy administration and claims management

Aegon Insights has operations in Australia, China, Indonesia, Japan, and Thailand, with its regional office in Hong Kong.

Website: www.aegoninsights.co.th

Go Bear

The free comparison site for insurance and financial products, GoBear, was launched in Singapore in March 2015, and within just seven months, opened in Thailand, followed by Malaysia. In 2016 GoBear's expansion plans include the Philippines, Hong Kong, Vietnam and in 2017, Indonesia.

As of 2016, GoBear was still the first and only independent metasearch engine in the insurance sector in Asia.

GoBear  is a joint venture between Walvis – a private equity fund of the Family Fentener van Vlissingen (BCD Travel Group) - and Aegon. It was formed when the two Dutch companies sought opportunities to work together in Asia.

In it's first year of business, GoBear recorded 50% month-on-month growth in usage, and over 1.2 million users have used GoBear for quicker and more personalized comparisons. Led by CEO Andre Hesselink, the once 3-person outfit now employs approximately 50 people.

Website: www.gobear.com

Go Bear

The free comparison site for insurance and financial products, GoBear, was launched in Singapore in March 2015, and within just seven months, opened in Thailand, followed by Malaysia. In 2016 GoBear's expansion plans include the Philippines, Hong Kong, Vietnam and in 2017, Indonesia.

As of 2016, GoBear was still the first and only independent metasearch engine in the insurance sector in Asia.

GoBear  is a joint venture between Walvis – a private equity fund of the Family Fentener van Vlissingen (BCD Travel Group) - and Aegon. It was formed when the two Dutch companies sought opportunities to work together in Asia.

In it's first year of business, GoBear recorded 50% month-on-month growth in usage, and over 1.2 million users have used GoBear for quicker and more personalized comparisons. Led by CEO Andre Hesselink, the once 3-person outfit now employs approximately 50 people.

Website: www.gobear.com

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