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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.

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 recognised 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 the the 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 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
 Trophy for Financial Marketing Award 2015

Aegon's online bank, Knab, won the Financial Marketing Award 2015. The award, as voted by jury and audience at the National Financial Marketing Day, acknowledged the bank's innovation in the financial sector. Learn more about Knab's recent innovations >

Workplace pride logo Aegon won the Workplace Pride 2015 National Coming Out Day competition in the category of social media reach. The campaign, to support diversity, 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 a series of interviews with LGBT employees.
 2015 Aberdeen Platform Awards Logo At the 2015 Aberdeen UK Platform Awards in London, Aegon UK was recognized with three top awards. Aegon Retirement Choices, which supports advised, non-advised and workplace customers throughout their retirement journey, won Leading Platform-Enabled Retirement Proposition. Your Retirement Planner on Retiready took the Leading Innovation Award, and Retiready in the Workplace took the Leading Innovation in Workplace Solutions award.
Aegon Religare 2015 E-Business Award Ceremony In June 2015, Aegon Religare LIfe Insurance (our joint venture in Inida) received the E-Business Leader award at the 2015 Indian Insurance Awards in Mumbai. This is the third year in a row that Aegon Religare received this accolade. The award recognizes insurers that have played a vital role in using the online channel effectively for marketing, lead generation and sales.
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In June 2015, Aegon Romania's financial education campaign was awarded Best Insurance Educational Campaign in 2014 by UNSAR The National Association of Insurance and Reinsurance Companies in Romania.
ITDS Award Logo In May 2015, Aegon The Netherlands was recognized by independent consultants ITDS in their Social Media Insurance Monitor as the best European insurer on social media. Earlier in the year they also ranked number one among 81 Dutch insurers. Aegon was praised for its consistent approach.
 Hermes Creative Awards Platinum and Gold In 2015, Transamerica, Aegon's successful brand in the United States received two Hermes creative awards. These awards are administered and judged by the US Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals. They received a Platinum award for their work around Finfluencer, a one of a kind micro influencer tool that allows people to see how influential they are around financial services. And Gold for our Transform Tomorrow Tumblr campaign.
2015 Model Bank Award for Knab Online bank Knab, owned by Aegon, won the 2015 Celent Digital Bank Award. It is the first Dutch bank to win this award, since the award was introduced eight years ago. The award recognizes banks that differentiate themselves through the effective use of technology for added customer convenience. More about Knab...
Aegon Spain Best Commercial Award  In June 2014, Aegon Spain won the award for best commercial in services at the International Festival of Advertising and Communication (El Chupete) for its 'My Little...' (Mi pequeña) campaign.
Model Insurer Asia winner 2014 Logo Aegon CNOOC's 'Mobile Business Platform' app was awarded the 'Model Insurer Asia winner 2014' in the category 'Mobile Technology' by Celent. The Model Insurer Asia Awards recognizes insurers' effective use of technology in specific areas. The tool for iPad, allows authorized agents to assist customers to apply for an insurance policy.
 2014 Antonio Carlos de Almeida Braga Innovation in Insurance Award Mongeral Aegon was the winner of the 2014 Antonio Carlos de Almeida Braga Innovation in Insurance Award, in the Products and Services category. The competition is organized annually by the National Confederation of Insurance Companies (CNseg) in Brazil. The award recognized Mongeral Aegon's new digital distribution strategy which integrates traditional distribution channels with their online store, broker-partners stores, business partners stores and the EuPlanejo360° content website. Read more...
Gouden Stieren Award for Knab In 2014 Knab, Aegon's innovative online bank was awarded the Gouden Stieren (Golden Bull) for the best new investment concept. This Oscar of the financial world was awarded to Knab for simple, convenient and accessible investing. It provides investors with inspiration through sample portfolios as well as analysis tools for experienced investors who want to put together a portfolio. Read more about Knab...
 Aegon Religare Global Marketing Excellence Award 2014 AEGON Religare Life Insurance won the 'Marketing Campaign of the Year' under the category of Organizational Awards at the 'Global Marketing Excellence Awards 2014', in Mumbai. This award was bestowed on the company for its innovative marketing campaign entitled 'Wonder Cook'.
 

Aegon's Hungarian Damage Prevention Campaign has been recognized with a European Excellence Award, CSR Hungary Award and PR Society Award. These prestigious accolades acknowledge the best sustainable initiatives in Hungary. Read the full story...

  Aegon Hungary received the Hungarian Association of Independent Insurance Brokers best insurer award for outstanding customer service in the residential property and personal insurance categories, and third place in the corporate segment. This is the sixth year that Aegon Hungary was recognized for 'excellence in customer service'.
 . Peter Zatyko receives the Financial Institution Award of the Year In November 2014, Aegon Hungary was once again recognized with the Financial Institution of the Year Award, in Figyelo magazines Top 200. Aegon Hungary was recognized for its strong business performance based on premium income, particularly in the non-life insurance market.
 Deshima Business Award winner 2014 In October 2014, Aegon's joint venture in Japan (Aegon Sony Life Insurance)  received the Deshima Business Award for large enterprises.This prestigious Award is granted by the Netherlands Chamber of Commerce Japan bi-annually in recognition of Dutch companies demonstrating impressive achievements in successful business development in the Japanese market.
 Aegon receives Gold Award from the Social Media Insurance Monitor 2014 Aegon The Netherlands took home the Gold Award from the Social Media Insurance Monitor, for being the the most active insurer on social media in 2014. The jury recognized that Social Media was strategically integrated into our business and that  the stimulating daily content was customer centric and effective.
 Nejlepší Pojišťovna 2014 Aegon Czech Republic took home two bronze awards in the Nejlepší banka, Best bank and insurance company 2014 (Nejlepší Pojišťovna 2014) competition. Aegon was recognized in the categories 'Best life insurance company 2014' and 'Insurance innovator'.
 2014 UK Pensions Awards Kames Capital, part of Aegon Asset Management won Property Manager of the Year at the 2014 UK Pensions Awards. Kames Capital's 13-strong property investment team offers a range of direct, indirect and specialist property investments for institutional and retail investment clients. Learn more about Kames Capital >
MT 500 Award

In April 2014, Aegon moved up 19 places, to take 26th position in the Management Team 500 ranking.

The ranking is based on the opinions of board members from other multinationals. Aegon was recognized for, among other things, innovation and organic growth.

View the ranking >

Aegon 2014 NEVIR Award for Debt IR

In 2014, Aegon Investor Relations (IR) was awarded the Debt IR award in the financial sector, by NEVIR, the Dutch Association for Investor Relations. The jury praised, among other things, improved transparency, clear communication, coverage of key information and documentation on the corporate website, and the accessibility and knowledge of the IR team.

 The Most innovative Product Award of China Insurance Industry Billboard In January 2014, Aegon-CNOOC's Sui Xin Bao Insurance Product won the 2013 Most innovative Product Award from the China Insurance Billboard Industry. It was recognized for its flexible combination of premium and payment, and a long protection period.
Aegon 2013 Pensions Provider of the Year Award In 2013, for the fourth year in a row Aegon Global Pensions won the Pension Provider of the Year Award at the European Pensions Awards.
  Transamerica Retirement Solutions were honored as a Leading Retirement Plan Provider in the Annual PLANSPONSOR© magazines Defined Contribution Survey for retirement plans with up to $1 billion in retirement plan assets.
Superbrands Aegon UK was voted one of the UK's strongest business brands by experts and professionals and won Business Superbrand for 2013, 2012 and 2011.
  Aegon Ukraine/Fidem Life won Mergers and Acquisitions deal of the year in the life insurance market for its acquisition by Aegon. In addition it won Most Dynamic Insurer in the savings sector of life insurance market, in recognition of its growth strategy and success in beating market standards and setting new levels of client service.

updated July 25, 2016

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