Company Awards

At Aegon our energy goes into products and service that give our customers the best possible experience. Occasionally our efforts don't go unnoticed and we take home an award or two! A selection are highlighted below.

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Gold Star Award In September 2018, Aegon Life India's iTerm Plus Insurance Plan won the 'Best product Innovation – Life Insurance' at the Golden Star Awards in Bangalore, India. The awards focus on the best practices of the Insurance Industry based on the Strategy, Security, Customer Service, Innovation and Future Technology Challenges.
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Lipper Fund Award 2018

Transamerica Intermediate Muni class I shares (TIMUX) has won a 2018 Lipper Fund Award in the Five Years Intermediate Municipal Debt Funds category. This is the second time in three years this fund has been acknowledged with a Lipper Award. The Lipper Fund Awards recognize funds that have excelled in providing consistently strong risk-adjusted performance relative to their peers.

In January 2018, Knab, Aegon's innovative online bank in The Netherlands, was awarded the Opiness 2018 Best Service Award for the banking segment, for the third year in a row. Opiness is an independent review platform, that allows consumers to review Dutch businesses. Knab scored an average 8.1 out of 10, however individual reviews were also taken into account for the award.

In January 2018, Transamerica Life Bermuda won the Outstanding Life Insurance Company 2017 Award presented at the Quamnet Outstanding Enterprise Awards (QOEA) for the third year running. These highly-respected awards recognize and honor the excellent performance of Hong Kong enterprises.

In January 2018, Kelly Yong, CEO of Aegon Insights Thailand was awarded the Thailand 'Woman Leadership Award 2018' at the Golden Globe Tigers 2018. Commenting on the award, Amy Cheung, Marketing Director, Aegon Asia said, "Kelly is the best of a new breed of insurance professionals who are challenging the status quo with innovative ways of building business and nurturing customer relationships. Her insight and leadership bring about positive and long-lasting changes that improve the image of the industry, attract new talent, and reinvent processes."

Presentation at the ECCCSA 2017 Awards

In November 2017, Aegon UK's Existing Business Contact Centre took home gold for the Most Effective Learning & Development Programme, at The 2017 European Contact Centre and Customer Service Awards. This recognized the work done by Customer Service Representatives, Coaches, Business Analysts and Managers to ensure the department continues to offer the highest level of customer service using the latest technology.

In November 2017, Aegon in the Netherlands won the 2017 PensioenWegwijzer (Pension Show-me-the-way) award, for the Aegon ProfielWijzer (Profile Checker). In just five minutes, Aegon's ProfielWIjzer guides soon-to-retire customers through a series of questions to determine the risk profile of their pension pot, as well as the type of income - fixed or variable. The jury said, "This initiative demonstrates that by guiding people through their personal choices, they're prepared to take decisions that can contribute to an improved pension."

Moneywise 2017 Pension Awards logo

In the Moneywise 2017 pension awards, the Kames Ethical Cautious Managed Fund won, for the third year in succession, in the Mixed Investment 20-60% shares category. This award is voted for by a panel of IFAs. Kames Capital is a subsidiary of Aegon Asset Management.

Defaqto gold service logo

For the second year running, Aegon UK was awarded Gold for the level of service provided in its protection and platform businesses, by Defaqto. Defaqto provides independent service satisfaction surveys across various product areas among the financial adviser community to collate their views on the service they receive from product providers. For further information visit. www.defaqto.com.

Logo for Investment Life and Pensions MoneyFacts Awards 2017

In September 2017, Aegon UK took home the prize for Best Protection Service at the 2017 Investment Life & Pensions Moneyfacts Awards. The awards recognize those companies that have consistently offered the most competitive products, provided the best levels of service and shown the greatest innovation during the last 12 months. Aegon UK was also commended in a number of other categories. Learn more >

In August 2017, TomorrowMakers.com, a web initiative by Transamerica Direct Marketing Consultants (TDMC) was awarded 'Best Website' in the Financial Services/ Banking category at the 8th edition of  the CMO Asia Awards.

With over 1,000 pieces of content on its website, TomorrowMakers.com covers topics related to Insurance, Financial Planning, Investments, Tax Planning and Retirement Planning.

LCAP Vision Awards 2016 Logo In July 2017, Aegon Turkey took home a number of awards in the 2016 Vision Awards Annual Report Competition. Organized by the League of American Communications Professionals (LACP), the Vision Awards judges close to 1,000 entries from around 100 countries. Aegon Turkey took first prize for the Insurance & Finance industry's Best Annual Report, and 18th position overall for EMEA. Read more
In July 2017, for the second year in a row, Transamerica Life Bermuda (TLB) won the International Life Insurer of the Year Award at the Asian Banking & Finance, Insurance Awards. Judging criteria included uniqueness, innovation and dynamism.
Emanuele Fanelli from Aegon's Responsible Investment team In June 2017, Aegon Asset Management's 2015 Responsible Investment report won 2nd place at the Responsible Investor Awards. Judges noted that Aegon's report, 'provided insight in how investment professionals consider ESG information. It was the easiest to read ... the most audience focused of the submissions reviewed. Interviews with staff and partners demonstrate the genuine commitment across the organization to RI.' View our Responsible Investment Report archive.
Digital Edge 50 Award Logo The Digital Edge 50 Award recognizes the top-50 organizations globally that have made great strides toward being a digital-centric business. In March 2017, Aegon's US subsidiary, Transamerica, was recognized as an award winner for its Enterprise Marketing Analytics Platform (EMAP). EMAP brings together more than 750 million data records from internal and external sources to create a single holistic view of the customer relationship.
 GoBears CEO Accepts award for best startup in Thailand In March 2107, Aegon's fintech startup, GoBear, received the top award at the prestigious 18th annual Netherlands-Thailand Chamber of Commerce Business Awards. GoBear is Asia's first metasearch engine for insurance and banking products. It was recognized for its innovative, hassle-free, and simplistic approach that offers independent and trusted comparisons for consumers.
   
Chinese insurance company of the year 2016 In December 2016, Hexun.com, China's oldest and largest news portal announced the winners of China's 14th Annual Financial Champion Awards. Aegon THTF was recognized for its excellent business performance, which resulted in it being the fastest growing insurance company for  2016.

Outstanding Life Insurance Company 2016 Award presented at the Quamnet Outstanding Enterprise Awards In January 2017, Transamerica Life Bermuda (TLB) won the Outstanding Life Insurance Company 2016 Award for the second year in a row. Presented as part of the Quamnet Outstanding Enterprise Awards, it recognizes  performance excellence among Hong Kong enterprises. Established in 2005 as part of the Aegon group of companies, TLB offers an array of innovative insurance solutions for High Net Worth customers for wealth protection and legacy planning.
Gouden Spaarvarken 2016 In December 2016, for the third year in a row, Aegon's innovative online bank, Knab, took home the Gouden Sparvarken (Golden Piggy Bank). This is the first time ever that a bank has one this award three times in a row. The award recognizes the best performing savings account, with no restrictions. Knab's Flexible Saving Account had the highest average return of any Dutch savings account during 2016.
CBN Financial Value Ranking At the 10th CBN Financial Value Ranking awards, AEGON-INDUSTRIAL Fund Management Co., Ltd. was the only company to be awarded the 2016 CBN Annual Public Fund Award. Judges praised the fund for its good performance and reputation. According to Galaxy Securities, over the past ten years (until September 2016), the average rate of return of AEGON-INDUSTRIAL Fund's stock investment was 814.51%, ranking the first among all the fund companies. The fund has also won "Top Ten Golden Bull Fund" award seven times in nine years.
Insured Retirement Institute Award Logo During 2016, Transamerica's Financial Planning in the Shadow of Dementia program won the 2016 Insured Retirement Institute (IRI) Individual Award, the 2016 Business Marketing Association (BMA) of Colorado gold award for Best Strategy, and the 2016 Global Aegon Award for Best Community Engagement.
Schroders 2016 UK Platform Awards Logo Aegon UK took home the 'Best Use of Platform Technology' award at the 2016 UK Platform Awards. Aegon was recognized for its long-term relationship between platform manager and technology supplier, and the importance of integration and connectivity. Commenting on Aegon's retirement platform, the judges said it offered, "an excellent user experience that feels really modern."
Workplace Pride Logo Aegon was the overall winner of Workplace Pride's 2016 National Coming Out Day competition. Aegon's campaign, to support diversity, was run at it's offices globally, and included a special background for employees to take a selfie and post to social media, a company photograph outside Head Office underneath the rainbow flag, and fund raising events.
Social Media Awards 2016 Logo In August 2016, Aegon Netherlands received the silver award in the 2016 Global Social Media Insurance Monitor. Aegon was praised for its integrated approach to Social Media, using it for both webcare and conversation management. Learn more in the Global 2016 Social Media Insurance Monitor report.
Great Place to Work Award Ceremony In July 2016, Mongeral Aegon was nominated by Great Place to Work as the 7th best company to work in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The Great Place to Work® recognition is based on surveys taken by millions of employees annually worldwide.
Transamerica Life Bermuda wins the International Life Insurer of the Year In July 2016, Transamerica Life Bermuda  (TLB) won the International Life Insurer of the Year Award at the Asian Banking & Finance Insurance Asia Awards 2016. Learn more about the Asian Banking & Finance Insurance Asia Awards >
2016 Celent Award In May 2016, Aegon Life won the Celent Model Insurer Asia Award in the category 'Data Mastery and Analytics' with a specially developed Net Promoter Score (NPS) module that uses a "Word Cloud" approach to map, measure and improve NPS. By implementing improvements in response to neutral and negative responses identified by the tool, Aegon Life has increased its NPS by nearly 39 points.
FICE Festival Aegon Spain's TV commercial, The Unicorn took a bronze medal at the 2016 FICE Festival, the Iberoamerican Festival of Independent Agencies. The Festival is one of the most important international events rewarding independent agencies in Latin America. Learn more about the commercial >
2015 Golden Bull Awards At the Chinese Golden Bull Fund Awards, Aegon's Shanghai-based Chinese joint venture, Aegon Industrial Fund Management Company (AIFMC) received six awards, including the Golden Bull Award for being a Top Ten Fund Management Company. In total, more than 100 fund management companies and 2,000 funds took part. Over the last nine years, AIFMC has been a seven-time winner of the Golden Bull Award for being a Top Ten Fund Management Company.
Thomson Reuters Lipper Fund Awards Logo In April 2016, Transamerica's Intermediate Muni fund won a 2016 Thomson Reuters Lipper Fund Award for its class I shares in Lipper's Three Years Intermediate Municipal Debt Funds category. The Lipper Fund Awards recognize funds that have excelled in providing consistently strong risk-adjusted performance relative to their peers.
 Marketing Campaign of the Year Award 2016 At the 2016 World Brand Congress, the ‪'Simple Makes Sense'‬ campaign, from Aegon Life, India, won the Marketing Campaign Of The Year award. This award is one of the most sought after awards in the region. Learn more about the campaign >
TKP wins the Dutch National Business Success Award In April 2016, TKP Investments, part of Aegon Asset Management, won the Dutch National Business Success Award for their sector. The award recognizes companies that are an example to others - with vision, a differentiated market position, and a concrete business approach. They were also nominated for most innovative company, best female CEO, best in finance and best in business services.
Best Risk Management Advisory Team Award Logo In April 2016, TKP Investments, part of Aegon Asset Management won the Asset Management Awards 2016 - Best Risk-Management Advisory Team - Netherlands 2016. The international jury commended TKP Investments on its forward looking approach.
Aegon Hungary accepts Client-Friendly Insurer of the Year  award In January 2016, Aegon Hungary won the Client-Friendly Insurer of the Year Award, from Netrisk.hu. The award was based on votes from more than 52,000 clients, who ranked companies overall, as well as assessing companies based on their administration, client information, client retention, and claims handling capabilities. Find out more >
 2016 Portfolio Adviser Fund Awards In January 2016, Kames Capital, part of Aegon Asset Management won two awards at the 2016 Portfolio Adviser Fund Awards. For the fourth consecutive year the Kames High Yield Bond Fund, won the Platinum award in the high yield bond category. And for the second consecutive year the Kames Investment Grade Bond Fund, won the Platinum Award in the corporate bond category.

Now in their tenth year, the awards are judged by a 30-strong panel of leading experts, who were asked to rate which funds in each category which they believe have the best future performance potential.
Knab employees receiving Opiness Customer Service Award In 2016, Knab, Aegon's innovative online bank in The Netherlands, was awarded the Opiness 2016 Best Service Award for the banking segment. Opiness is an independent review platform, that allows consumers to review Dutch businesses. Knab scored an average 9 out of 10, however individual reviews were also taken into account for the award.
 Sustainable Investment Awards 2015 Logo Kames Capital, part of Aegon Asset Management was named Best Ethical Investment Group at the 2015 Sustainable Investment Awards, hosted by Investment Week. Now in their seventh year, the awards recognize excellence in sustainable investment, including ethical, environmental and social impact investing.

The Kames Ethical Equity Fund was also highly commended in the Best Ethical Investment Fund category, an award it won in both 2013 and 2014
 Quamnet Outstanding Enterprise Awards Logo In 2016, Transamerica Life Bermuda won the Outstanding Life Insurance Company 2015 Award in the Quamnet Outstanding Enterprise Awards. The awards began in 2009 to recognize and encourage continuous improvement and excellence. Transamerica Life Bermuda is an Aegon company incorporated in Bermuda. It provides a range of products designed for high net-worth customers. For further information visit www.transamericalifebermuda.com