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Compliance

Aegon has a well-defined system of compliance that ensures we maintain a commitment to our core values, adhere to our Code of Conduct and comply with relevant laws and regulations.

Cover of Aegon Code of Conduct, available in 13 different languagesAegon's Code of Conduct, available in 13 different languages. 

Aegon's system of compliance is essential, not only for employee and customer trust, but to promote sustainable, profitable growth, and to protect Aegon's brand and reputation.

Our senior management have made it their responsibility to ensure that Aegon employees receive the information and training they need in order to understand and act in compliance with relevant laws, regulations and internal policies.

Group Regulatory Compliance

Group Regulatory Compliance, as established in Aegon's Group Regulatory Compliance Charter, operates as a stand-alone function and oversees group-wide compliance management.

The Team identifies regulatory requirements and compliance risks, develops strategies and policies and works with the management of our business units around the world to ensure that these regulations are effectively complied with.

More specifically, Group Regulatory Compliance is responsible for safeguarding how the entire Aegon organization operates within a clearly defined global compliance framework.

It proactively advises our Management Board on acting in a compliant manner, from both strategic and operational perspectives. It is also responsible for monitoring the effectiveness of compliance approach on a global level.

Code of Conduct

Aegon’s Code of Conduct embodies the company’s values and helps ensure that all employees act ethically and responsibly.

It prescribes a mandatory set of conditions for how Aegon employees should conduct business, comply with all applicable laws and regulations, and exercise sound judgment in reaching ethical business decisions in the long-term interests of our stakeholders.

Who does it apply to?

Aegon’s Code of Conduct applies to all directors, officers (regardless of the contractual basis of their employment) and employees of all Aegon companies around the world, including associate companies, joint ventures and other co-operative ventures.

Every Aegon employee has to certify that they have read and understood the Code of Conduct, and agree to abide by it. Employees are encouraged to follow an e-learning to help embed the principles of the Code in the way they work.

Aegon’s Code of Conduct is available in the languages of the countries where we operate.

Insider Dealing

In support of Aegon's Code of Conduct, the Aegon N.V. Insider Dealing Policy provides further guidance to help Aegon's employees understand their responsibilities relative to the prevention of unlawful disclosure of inside information and insider dealing.

What is insider dealing?

Insider dealing is where a person gains an unfair advantage over other third parties as a result of access to inside information. This would undermine the integrity of financial markets and investor confidence, which is based on the assurance that investors are placed on an equal footing and protected from the misuse of inside information.  

As a publicly traded company Aegon recognizes the importance of market integrity and investor confidence. Investors can be confident that Aegon will disclose relevant information to the market as soon as possible. We believe that all our stakeholders should simultaneously have access to the same information. And the confidence that a person posessing inside information will not take unfair advantage of this by entering into market transactions.

Aegon's Insider Dealing Policy

Aegon's Insider Dealing Policy establishes measures to reduce the risk that inside information is unintentionally disclosed. It also ensures that private transactions conducted by Aegon employees raise suspicion that such information has been misused.

Aegon Ethics Line

Reporting unethical behavior

Aegon encourages the reporting of all suspected or actual violations of applicable laws and regulations, our Code of Conduct, and Aegon’s internal policies. For those who wish to remain anonymous, or to elevate the matter to higher levels within the organization, a third-party helpline and website, Aegon Ethics Line, are available 24 hours per day, seven days per week.

Aegon will protect employees against any form of retaliation who, in good faith and with due care, report concerns of poor practice, inappropriate, unethical or illegal behavior.

The Aegon Ethics Line is available in the languages of the countries where we operate.

Global Financial Crime, Notification, Investigation and Reporting Procedure

Aegon also has a formal complaints procedures in place for suspected violations of financial controls. Our Global Financial Crime Notification, Investigation and Reporting Procedure provides a clear definition of what constitutes financial crime and helps in tracking incidents of fraud and corruption. Find out more about how Aegon is tackling financial crime. 

updated November 9, 2017

Aegon Compliance

Related Compliance Documentation

Contact


Group Compliance Officer
Aegon N.V.
P. O. Box 85
2501 CB The Hague
The Netherlands


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Aegon Compliance

Related Compliance Documentation

Contact


Group Compliance Officer
Aegon N.V.
P. O. Box 85
2501 CB The Hague
The Netherlands


Click here to Email

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