A year since launch, the Aegon Analytical Academy, an international program to develop leading data analytics capabilities, is set to continue. Data analytics has been identified by Aegon as key to supporting the company strategy.
Commenting on the transition from a fossil-fuel based economy to a more sustainable energy system, Aegon CEO, Alex Wynaendts said, "I believe we're on the right track, but the process needs to be faster."
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Aegon is helping India’s working poor avoid the old-age poverty trap. Micro pensions, designed to help people prepare for when they are too old and frail to work is, in fact, something of a ‘big deal’.
In a bid to optimize customer experience, Aegon Hungary has introduced VoiceAnalytics to detect the emotions of its call centre agents and customers.
Around 3,600 tons of quality food is wasted in Hong Kong every day, a city where almost one million people live in poverty. Our employees in Hong Kong, worked with local charity FoodAngel to help combat the problem.
Aegon Life (India) has launched a new integrated marketing campaign that focuses on simplicity and the ease of buying its products. In just one week, the online version of the commercial has already received over a million views.
New research highlights opportunity to make retirement more affordable and achievable for all.
This week, Aegon's Center for Longevity and Retirement surprised Ishani Mukerji on her 24th birthday. Dressed in an age-simulation suit, which added years to her actual age, we asked her to carry out a number of ever day tasks.
This month, Aegon hosted the 'best of' the International Pride Photo Awards exhibition at its Head Office in The Hague. The event was organized by members of Aegon's LGBT employee network as a celebration of inclusion in the company.
Aegon the Netherlands has taken a minority stake in Newest Industry, a FinTech startup that develops customer-friendly software.
Aegon the Netherlands today announced the sale of its commercial line non-life business to Allianz Benelux, which includes the proxy and co-insurance run-off portfolios.
PT. Aegon Marketing Services Indonesia (AMSI), part of Aegon Direct and Affinity Marketing Services (ADAMS), has applied ‘customer insight’ to double a client’s telemarketing sales.
Strategy update and 2018 financial targets presented at Analyst & Investor Conference
Aegon Sony Life Insurance Company (ASLIC) joins a first wave of insurers to recognize same-sex partnerships in Japan.
Aegon today announces the appointment of Mark Bloom (American) to succeed Brenda Clancy (American) as Global Chief Technology Officer and a member of the Management Committee, effective February 1, 2016.
Aegon Asset Management (AAM) has invested €45 million in an offshore wind farm as part of its commitment to a low carbon energy future.
Following last week’s global climate summit in Paris, where governments adopted the world’s first universal climate change accord, Aegon signed the Paris Pledge for Action, together with more than 500 businesses and investors.
In this December update, Olaf van den Heuvel, Chief Investment Strategist at Aegon Asset Management, takes a look at the current state of the economy and provides his thoughts on the direction it will take in 2016.
As part of their Corporate Social Responsibility program, Aegon Direct & Affinity Marketing Services Thailand (ADAMS), is helping improve children's futures through their commitment to education.
Aegon CEO Alex Wynaendts has backed a call for European governments, and the European Commission, currently meeting in Paris, to make a “strong and ambitious response to climate change”.
Aegon has increased its investment in Aegon Religare Life Insurance Company Ltd. (“ARLI”) from 26% to 49%. The transaction was completed with Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd. (“BCCL”).
Aegon has achieved one of the primary goals of the United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities this year: Awareness.
The Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies* (TCRS) today releases a new study which compares the retirement expectations of workers aged fifty and over with the actual experiences of retirees.
After 12 years as Aegon’s Chief Risk Officer, Tom Grondin will be taking on a new challenge as Chief Financial Officer for Asia. Before he leaves for Hong-Kong, we asked him to reflect on his time with Aegon.
Today, Aegon Bank N.V. priced its inaugural 5-year, EUR 750 million Conditional Pass Through Covered Bonds at 8 basis points over mid swaps resulting in an effective yield of 0.267%.
Aegon today announces the appointment of Allegra van Hövell-Patrizi (41, Italian) as Chief Risk Officer and member of the Management Board, effective as of January 1, 2016.
The Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs has scored Aegon 185 out of 200 in its Transparency Benchmark, making Aegon the 12th most transparent company in sustainability reporting, and top ranking in the financial services industry.
In the 2016 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), Transamerica, Aegon's popular brand in North America, scored 90 out of a possible 100. The 2016 CEI rated a total of 1,027 businesses in the report.
Today, Aegon's online bank, Knab, launched a new mortgage that provides a solution for many of the Netherlands' 800,000 self-employed.
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On paper, Rosalie is an ordinary housewife. She is married and a parent. And like the majority of homemakers worldwide, she is dependent upon her husband for financial support. But that’s on paper.
Transamerica Retirement Solutions, one of Aegon's businesses in North America, has launched a new 401(k) retirement plan that offers large-plan features to smaller businesses and their employees.
This week, Aegon Slovakia aired an adapted version of Aegon Spain’s award-winning television campaign - Mi Pequeña (My little girl). The commercial will be used to promote Aegon Slovakia’s newly designed life insurance for children.
The Financial Stability Board today announced that it has designated Aegon as one of a group of nine global systemically important insurers (G-SII).
Aegon joint venture GoBear, the first independent comparison website for insurance and financial products in Asia, has extended its reach to Thailand.
When Alison Bullock was 29, she went to see a clairvoyant. It was on her bucket list of things to do before she turned 30. He told her that either she would have major plumbing problems at her house or that she was pregnant with a boy.
Germany’s leading online peer-to-peer loan marketplace, auxmoney, has entered a partnership with Aegon Bank. Its platform provides a unique solution to connect and facilitate retail-focused loans directly between borrowers and lenders.
Aegon UK has entered a discretionary fund management (DFM) partnership with Brewin Dolphin on the Aegon Retirement Choices (ARC) platform, in a move to offer wider choice for advisers and their clients.
Aegon in the Netherlands has been named as one of the best employers in the country by Effectory and Intermediair. Aegon took fifth position in the multinational companies category for the second year in a row.
Aegon has completed the share buyback program announced on September 15, 2015. This program neutralized the dilutive effect of the 2015 interim dividend paid in shares.
With Aegon Hungary’s innovative new smartCASCO car insurance, customers switch between a lower premium to cover the vehicle when parked, and a higher rate whilst driving. This revolutionary approach offers cost savings of up to 50%.
Aegon Spain has received authorization from the Spanish National Securities Market Commission (CNMV) to launch a new independent broker service, Aegon Activos.
Kames Capital, Aegon’s specialist investment management business, based in Edinburgh and London, have become the latest sponsor of the Scottish national netball team, the Scottish Thistles.
With life expectancy at a record high - 79 in the US, 81 in the UK - you may have longer than planned to complete your bucket list. Today's International Day of Older Persons, is a great opportunity to reflect on your golden years.
Deal strengthens Transamerica’s retirement platform and adds USD 71 billion in assets under administration.
In 2015, Aegon established a Kid's Council to provide input on everything from strategic issues to products. Children's opinions are not restricted by pre-conceptions, so their approach to a new subject can be extremely innovative.
Understanding financial issues is never going to be easy. But at Aegon, we like to think we’re making our products simpler and explanations clearer. We don’t, however, just rely on our intuition.
The digital space has created a world without borders. These days, an idea sparked in New York today, can become a reality in London within the week. To stay ahead companies must look beyond country borders.
Shareholders were given the opportunity to choose between receiving the 2015 interim dividend of EUR 0.12 per common share in cash or in stock. 43% of shareholders elected to receive the stock dividend.
Last week, we visited Debbie in her new home. She looked like the famous 1930s actress, Marlene Dietrich, sitting on her front porch, her head tilted back dramatically...
With an increase of one point in the 2015 Dow Jones Sustainability Indices assessment by RobecoSAM, Aegon not only achieved its highest ever score, but outperformed 94% of the companies in our sector.
Companies like Aegon have a comparatively small carbon footprint, with their paperless, energy-efficient offices. But with around 650 billion euros invested on behalf of clients, what about Aegon's indirect carbon footprint?
Homemakers are not off the hook in terms of saving and planning for retirement.
New research from Aegon exposes retirement risks faced by homemakers and offers recommendations.
"This may be better than Bella's," I say, giving my cousin Steven the ultimate compliment by comparing his pastry to our Hungarian aunt's, whose hand-rolled strudels were the heart of our refugee family.
Aegon has completed the sale of Clark Consulting to Greenspoint Capital and The Newport Group, following regulatory approval.
Aegon is accelerating its digital transformation by investing in technology start-ups through its corporate venture fund, Transamerica Ventures. Want to know why and how?
We check our bank accounts daily and never leave a letter from the Tax Office unopened. But when it comes to sorting our finances, we’d rather put it off until later.
Aegon’s efforts to embrace equality among its workforce are paying off. More than 52% of our global workforce is female and 32% of our senior management. But is there room for improvement?
Aegon reports increase in earnings, sales and cash flows for the second quarter of 2015.
Transamerica, Aegon's US subsidiary, has announced an expanded distribution partnership with Edward Jones to provide its retirement plan solutions to companies throughout the U.S.
AEGON Religare Life Insurance, the pioneers in online insurance in India, have launched three next-generation protection plans - iIncome, iSpouse and iCancer. These plans can be bought exclusively online in around 10 minutes.
Transamerica Retirement Solutions, an Aegon subsidiary in the US, has launched a new workplace retirement plan, together with Merrill Lynch.
Recent pension reforms and the absence of workplace pension schemes in Hungary mean that most Hungarian workers will rely on the mandatory, uniform state pension. These and other factors are contributing to pessimism about retirement.
Aegon has completed the sale of its Canadian life insurance business to Wilton Re following regulatory approval.
Subject to approval, Aegon plans to increase its stake in its India business from 26% to 49%. This is the highest possible share permitted by a foreign investor under the country’s recently amended government regulations.
Germans benefit from many favorable conditions that make saving for a comfortable retirement possible. This is clearly reflected in their continued strong performance in Aegon's 2015 Retirement Readiness Index (ARRI).
At the 2015 Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles, 6,500 athletes with intellectual disabilities, from more than 165 countries, will compete against each other.
With 645 billion euro in investments, Aegon is a key player in the investment world. With this level of influence it has the power to give the world a nudge in the right (sustainable) direction. But they're not immune to criticism.
In June, Aegon received approval to change the name of its Joint Venture in China to Aegon THTF Life Insurance Co., Ltd, or Aegon THTF for short. This week the new corporate branding was launched to the outside world.
Have you already started saving for retirement? If your answer is “No”, the 2015 Aegon Retirement Readiness Survey findings might just help you understand why.
Forecasts for Romania show that just over 20 years from now, each person in employment will support almost four people in retirement. Discover how a campaign by Aegon Romania is helping raise awareness about this alarming situation.
Aegon has completed the share buyback program announced on June 17, 2015. This program neutralized the dilutive effect of the 2014 final dividend paid in shares.
On July 13, the Transamerica Institute was represented at the White House Conference on Aging by its president, Catherine Collinson.
Aegon USA, LLC has reached an agreement with Greenspoint Capital and The Newport Group to sell Clark Consulting, its Bank-Owned Life Insurance (BOLI) distribution and servicing unit in the US, for USD 177.5 million (EUR 160 million).
Today, Aegon celebrated the success of its Breakfast Club pilot with breakfast for 10 families at its head office in the Hague. The pilot builds on the success of Aegon UK's award winning breakfast club established in 2010.
The results of the 2015 Aegon Retirement Readiness Survey show that India ranks first in Retirement Readiness with 44% of Indian workers are confident they will retire with a comfortable lifestyle. Globally this number is just 22%.
Is this the harsh reality of the financial crisis, or is it more engrained in Spanish culture? Do higher earners save more? This and other issues are addressed in the Spanish report based on Aegon’s 2015 Retirement Readiness survey.
Shareholders were given the opportunity to choose between receiving the 2014 final dividend of EUR 0.12 per common share in cash or in stock. 42% of shareholders elected to receive the stock dividend.
The Aegon Analytical Academy, an international program aimed at developing leading data analytics capabilities, has been launched. Data analytics is identified as key to strengthening customer loyalty through improved understanding.
Aegon Asset Management outsources around EUR 22 billion to external asset managers. A track record of achieving excellent returns is obviously a key selection criteria, but how confident can they be that this isn’t at any cost?
Aegon has launched the Retireometer – a simple and fun digital tool that lets you know if you’re on track for a comfortable retirement in just a few seconds.
Aegon has completed a strategic asset management partnership with La Banque Postale.
Aegon has reset the annual rate of interest for its perpetual bonds with ISIN code NL0000120004 for each of the next ten interest periods at 1.506%.
Last year, Responsible Investment (RI) Advisor, Rob Lake, scrutinized processes and attitudes towards RI at Aegon. In this candid interview he outlines his findings, which will be used to develop our RI ambitions for 2015 and beyond.
Improvements in life expectancy lead people to believe they will live well into their 80s, setting the expectation that retirement will last longer than childhood. This requires a robust approach for financial planning.
The Center will reinforce company’s purpose of helping customers take responsibility for their financial future.
Aegon N.V.’s AGM on May 20, 2015, adopted all resolutions and proposals on the agenda, including the Annual Accounts for the 2014 financial year and the reappointment of Aegon’s CEO, Alex Wynaendts.
Aegon will reset the annual interest rate on its perpetual cumulative subordinated bond with ISIN code NL0000120004, originally issued in 1995.
“Today’s workers are transforming the United States retirement system from a three-legged stool into a table by creating a fourth leg: working,” said Catherine Collinson, president of the Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies®.
Over the last four years, Aegon’s employee engagement and enablement scores have increased significantly. In these areas, Aegon not only out-performs its peers, but it also meets or exceeds the level of high-performing organizations.
The Seven Families latest beneficiary is Graeme Snell, who is recovering from a bilateral stroke. Aegon UK has provided funding for Seven Families - a campaign that promotes the benefits of income protection cover - since 2014.
In April of 2015, 345 Aegon employees rolled up their sleeves in order to give back to the Dutch Community. Here’s a short summary of all the different activities they participated in.
In April of 2015, Kames Capital won an Award for its high yield bond fund at an event where Eric van der Maarel, Head of Aegon Asset Management Europe, participated in a panel discussing the future of active investment management.
Aegon N.V. today published the agenda for its Annual General Meeting of Shareholders (AGM), on Wednesday, May 20, 2015.
Young Aegon, a group for 'Growing' Aegon Professionals, was established in the Netherlands in 2008. Today, Young Aegon has over 300 members in the Netherlands alone. This month, Young Aegon Spain became the newest group.
In 2014, the Dutch Burns Foundation purchased an advanced 3D printer for the reconstruction of ears and noses for burns victims. Last week, following months of testing, the printer was used for the first time.
Aegon recently surprised customers in the Netherlands with a number of unexpected gifts, including high-performance cars.
Aegon is the first in the insurance sector to leverage innovation through a dedicated investment fund. Transamerica Ventures has a budget of €100 million to fund start-ups developing new technologies for the financial sector.
Aegon N.V. today released its 2014 Annual Report and filed its Annual Report on Form 20-F with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
Aegon has completed the sale of its 35% share in La Mondiale Participations following the granting of approval by the French Competition Authority (Autorité de la Concurrence).
Proposal to increase final dividend to EUR 0.12 per share.
Aegon and La Banque Postale have entered into exclusive talks to form a strategic asset management partnership in France.
Aegon has reached an agreement to sell its 35% share in La Mondiale Participations to La
Mondiale for EUR 350 million, in line with IFRS book value.
Aegon has completed the share buyback program announced on September 17, 2014. This program neutralized the dilutive effect of the 2014 interim dividend paid in shares.
Aegon has reached an agreement with Wilton Re to sell its Canadian operations for
CAD 600 million (EUR 423 million).
Shareholders were given the opportunity to choose between receiving the 2014 interim dividend of EUR 0.11 per common share in cash or in stock. 45% of shareholders elected to receive the stock dividend.
Revenue-generating investments exceed EUR 500 billion for the first time.
Aegon has completed the program announced on June 17, 2014 to neutralize the dilutive effect of the 2013 final dividend paid in shares.
Aegon is today announcing that it will repurchase 14,488,648 common shares to neutralize the dilutive effect of the 2013 final dividend paid in shares.
Aegon N.V.’s Annual General Meeting of Shareholders (AGM) on May 21, 2014, adopted all resolutions on the agenda, including adoption of the Annual Accounts of Aegon N.V. for the 2013 financial year.
"Aegon delivered a strong set of first quarter results in 2014, maintaining the positive momentum of previous quarters. Pensions, variable annuities and asset management all drove strong sales."
Aegon today announces that it will call for the redemption of perpetual capital securities with a coupon of 7.25% issued in 2007 (ISIN code: NL0006056814, CUSIP code: N00927348).
Aegon announces the pricing of an offering of EUR 700 million subordinated notes, first callable on April 25, 2024 and maturing on April 25, 2044.
Aegon and BPVH – a foundation representing Dutch harbor workers and employers – have reached an agreement on removing restrictions on the capital of the harbor workers’ former pension fund Optas.
Aegon N.V. today published the agenda for its Annual General Meeting of Shareholders (AGM), scheduled for Wednesday, May 21, 2014.
Aegon N.V. today released its 2013 Annual Report and filed its Annual Report on Form 20-F with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
“Solid results this quarter completed a good year for Aegon and provide clear evidence that we are delivering on our objective of growing our business profitability."
Aegon announces that Supervisory Board member Antony Burgmans will resign from the Board per April 1, 2014 in order to comply with the Act on Management and Supervision (“Wet bestuur en toezicht”).
Amendment of accounting policies to improve consistency, comparability and transparency.
Aegon today announces that it will call for the redemption of junior perpetual capital securities with a coupon of 6.875% issued in 2006 (ISIN code: NL0000686368).
Aegon has completed a second innovative capital markets transaction to reduce its risk from future improvements in longevity in the Netherlands.
"Our actions this quarter allow us to operate our business and serve our customers more effectively while maintaining the strength of our company in the long-term."
Aegon has completed the share buyback program announced on September 17, 2013 to neutralize the dilutive effect of the 2013 interim dividend paid in shares.
Aegon announces that it will repurchase approximately 19 million common shares to neutralize the dilutive effect of the 2013 interim dividend paid in shares.
Aegon today announces that Supervisory Board member Karla M.H. Peijs will resign from the Board per September 30, 2013.
On August 29, 2013, De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB) announced that it maintains the current framework for the calculation of the Solvency 1 ratio in the Netherlands.
"The growth of our underlying earnings and sales during the quarter demonstrates that Aegon continues to benefit from its strategic transformation."
During the company's Analyst & Investor Conference, which begins later today in London, CEO Alex Wynaendts will detail the actions underway across Aegon's businesses to deliver on its strategic transformation.
The long-term partnership enables Aegon to consolidate its strong market position in Spain and supports Aegon's ambition to become a leader in its chosen markets.
On February 15, 2013, Aegon and Vereniging Aegon ('the Association') announced their agreement to cancel all of Aegon's preferred shares, of which the Association was the sole owner.
Aegon announces the appointment of Aegon Americas COO Brenda Clancy to the new role of Global Chief Technology Officer, effective June 1, 2013.
Aegon N.V.'s Annual General Meeting of Shareholders (AGM) on May 15, 2013, adopted all resolutions on the agenda, including adoption of the Annual Accounts of Aegon N.V. for the 2012 financial year.
"Our solid results, in terms of underlying earnings, sales and our capital position confirm that our strategic priorities are the right ones."
Aegon has reached an agreement with Banco Sabadell to sell its 50% stake in its life insurance partnership originally established with Caja de Ahorros del Mediterráneo (CAM) for a consideration of EUR 449.5 million.
Today, Aegon N.V. published the agenda for its Annual General Meeting of Shareholders (AGM) to be held on Wednesday, May 15, 2013.
Aegon N.V. has today released its 2012 Annual Report and has filed its Annual Report on Form 20-F with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
On February 15, 2013, Aegon and Vereniging Aegon (‘the Association’) announced their agreement to cancel all of Aegon’s preferred shares, of which the Association is the sole owner.
Aegon and Vereniging Aegon (‘the Association’) have reached an agreement to cancel all of Aegon’s preferred shares, of which the Association is the sole owner.
Aegon has reached an agreement to exit its life, health and pension joint venture with Unnim Banc and sell its 50% stake to Unnim for a total consideration of EUR 353 million.
Aegon announces that it will take over Eureko’s life insurance and pension business in Romania, further strengthening Aegon’s position in the Central and Eastern European region. Eureko is fully owned by Achmea.
Aegon has entered into an exclusive 25-year strategic partnership with Banco Santander.
Aegon announces its acquisition of Fidem Life, the fifth largest life insurance company in Ukraine, further strengthening Aegon’s position in the developing Central and Eastern European market.
The main focus of the conference will be the progress of Aegon’s three strategic business units in the United States.
Aegon announces that Chief Financial Officer Jan Nooitgedagt (59, Dutch) has decided to retire at the end of his current term, in line with Aegon’s retirement arrangements for Executive Board members.
"During the third quarter, we were again able to capture the benefits of Aegon’s strategic priorities, resulting in solid earnings growth, improved profitability of sales, lower expenses and a continued strong capital position."
Aegon will appoint C. Michiel van Katwijk (45, Dutch) as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for the Americas and Darryl Button (43, Canadian) as Executive Vice President, Head of the Corporate Financial Center, effective September 1, 2012.
“Despite the challenges of historically low interest rates, continued market volatility and stagnant growth affecting the world’s leading economies, Aegon’s businesses delivered a strong set of results in the second quarter."
The notes were issued under Aegon's USD 6 billion debt issuance program at a price of 99.712%, and will carry a coupon of 3.00%. The transaction is expected to close on July 18, 2012.
Aegon N.V. has cancelled the listing of its common shares on the Official List maintained by the UK Listing Authority and the admission to trading of its common shares on the London Stock Exchange both as of 8.00 a.m., June 29, 2012.
Aegon CEO Alex Wynaendts will detail later today the company’s approach for capturing growth in its core businesses and markets in the coming years.
The first Aegon Retirement Readiness Survey of 9,000 respondents provides key findings.
Aegon brings forward the measures related to the agreement announced on July 13, 2009 and reduces future costs for its customers with unit-linked insurance policies.
Aegon N.V. is to cancel its listing on the Official List maintained by the UK Listing Authority and its admission to trading on the London Stock Exchange (LSE).
Aegon N.V.’s Annual General Meeting of Shareholders (AGM) on May 16, 2012, adopted all resolutions on the agenda, including adoption of the Annual Accounts of Aegon N.V. for the 2011 financial year.
Aegon’s total embedded value at the end of 2011 totaled EUR 20.7 billion, an increase of 10% compared with last year.
“Following a year of considerable transformation, Aegon’s businesses made a strong start in the first quarter of 2012 with solid increases in sales and earnings."
As of the first quarter of 2012, Aegon will revise its financial reporting to reflect changes in its organization.
Today, Aegon N.V. published the agenda for its Annual General Meeting of Shareholders (AGM) to be held on Wednesday, May 16, 2012.
Aegon N.V. has today filed its Annual Report on Form 20-F for the year 2011 with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
Aegon announces the appointment of Adrian Grace, Chief Executive Officer of Aegon’s operations in the United Kingdom, to its Management Board. Mr. Grace’s appointment is subject to the consent of the Dutch Central Bank.
“The past year was challenging, but also one of considerable progress for Aegon, having delivered on our key strategic priorities."
Aegon completed a EUR 2 billion syndicated credit facility agreement with a syndicate of international banks led by Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Citigroup Global Markets.
Aegon announces the pricing of an offering of USD 500 million of 8.00% non-cumulative subordinated notes due 2042 in an underwritten public offering in the United States registered with the U.S. Securities Exchange Commission (SEC).
CEO Alex Wynaendts will reaffirm the company’s financial targets, first announced last February, and detail the steps Aegon is taking to secure a leading position in each of its chosen markets.
Aegon completed the sale of its UK-based Guardian life and pension business for a total cash consideration of GBP 275 million to Cinven, a European private equity group.
The challenging financial market conditions clearly impacted Aegon’s earnings during the third quarter.
Aegon today announces plans to make its business in The Netherlands more agile and better positioned to respond to changing conditions and opportunities in the Dutch market.
In line with its strategic objective to optimize its portfolio of businesses, Aegon has decided to sell its UK-based Guardian life and pension business to Cinven, a European private equity group.
Aegon yesterday completed the divestment of its life reinsurance business, Transamerica Reinsurance, to SCOR, a global reinsurance company, following the final approval of the relevant regulatory authorities.
As announced during Aegon’s Annual General Meeting of Shareholders in May, Mr. Arthur Docters van Leeuwen has informed Aegon’s Supervisory Board of his intention to resign as a Board member.
“The steps we have taken since 2008 have significantly transformed Aegon,” said Alex Wynaendts.
Aegon today fulfils its key objective of repurchasing all of the EUR 3 billion core capital securities issued to the Dutch State at the height of the financial crisis in 2008.
Aegon's CEO, Alex Wynaendts, reflects on the challenges affecting the industry, and the progress Aegon has made in implementing its strategy during 2014.
Aegon Slovakia recently took 'The Golden Coin' award for its Complete Home insurance. The ‘Golden Coin’ is a national independent competition that recognizes the best bank, insurance and leasing companies in Slovakia.
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.
Aegon’s joint venture in Japan (Aegon Sony Life Insurance) has received the Deshima Business Award for large enterprises. The jury panel, praised Aegon Sony Life as ‘a wonderful example of Dutch entrepreneurship in Japan.’
Fitch has revised the Outlook on Aegon N.V., USA and UK upwards to Stable. They affirmed Aegon's Long-term Issuer Default Rating at 'A', senior unsecured debt rating at 'A-' and Aegon USA's Insurer Financial Strength ratings at 'AA-'.
Aegon UK has launched a new Whole of Life protection policy designed to provide money to help cover an inheritance tax (IHT) bill payable on a customer's estate when they die.
Mongeral Aegon has become the first insurer in Brazil to enter the e-commerce world, opening up a market of over 100 million potential online users. The portal is on track to reach over 500,000 visitors this year.
This month, the board of the miners’ pension funds AMF and BFM agreed to transfer the pensions of their 28,000 members to Aegon the Netherlands.
Many countries have strict rules about non-discrimination. But the arguments in favor of a more diverse workforce go much deeper than legal requirements alone – something Aegon is benefiting from right across its business.
Transamerica Retirement Solutions* was recently recognized as a 'Best in Class' retirement plan provider by plan sponsors in Chatham Partners’ 2013 Client Satisfaction Analysis.
CEO Alex Wynaendts will today at Aegon's Analyst & Investor Conference outline Aegon's strong foundations for growth, how the company is successfully executing on its strategy and is on track to achieve its 2015 financial targets.
Aegon the Netherlands today announced to lower, where necessary, the death benefit insurance premium for customers that have bought a Koersplan unit-linked insurance policy in the past.
Today, Aegon’s innovation and global leadership role in longevity and pension risk management was recognized by the ‘Institutional Deal of the Year’ award, from Structured Products magazine.
To reflect the voluntary change in accounting policies for deferred acquisition costs and longevity reserving in the Netherlands, as announced on January 22, 2014, Aegon publishes an updated 2013 financial supplement.
On March 14, 2014 Aegon completed the sale of more than 1.5 billion euro of residential mortgage backed securities (RMBS). The transaction, SAECURE 14 NHG, achieved the best pricing for Dutch RMBS since the financial crisis.
At the start of this month, Aegon UK’s multi-award winning platform exceeded one billion euro assets under administration and is now the fastest growing platform in the market.
Aegon has a client base of more than one million customers in Spain. They also have an asset which they’re confident they can leverage – the Aegon brand. An extensive cross-media advertising campaign has recently been launched.
At the Aberdeen UK Platform awards in London this month, Aegon UK added to its growing awards collection. Aegon Retirement Choices (ARC) won ‘Best new platform’ and, in conjunction with GBST, ‘Best use of platform technology'.
Based on bank and insurance company complaints received by the Hungarian Financial Supervisory Authority (HFSA), Aegon Hungary’s clients proved to be the most satisfied.
Next to the Best of the Best award in the Red Dot Design competition, Aegon's online game “Speeljetoekomst” (play your future) has also been awarded the Grand Prix for Online Communication.
Aegon in the Netherlands has started a trial that allows customers to support their insurance claim using a live video feed from their smartphone, tablet or laptop. This new approach is expected to reduce the claim period considerably.
Startupbootcamp is a three-month acceleration program that connects start-ups with top-level mentors and advisors – from the likes of new partner Aegon.
Just a couple of months after launch, the Mijn Aegon app is proving popular with customers in the Netherlands. The app has already been downloaded over 35,000 times, putting it in the top 5 financial services app in the Netherlands.
In October, Aegon’s online bank, Knab, will become the first to offer payments in The Netherlands using Facebook or a cell phone number. The new service, Knab Social, is the latest in a long list of customer-oriented innovations.
In 2011, Aegon purchased 50% of the shares in onna-onna, a unique insurance broker for female customers. On 30 June 2014, Aegon purchased all remaining shares.
When it comes to health and financial planning, the best person to judge the level of insurance and pension provision you need - is you. However, Aegon Direct and Affiliate Marketing in Indonesia found this to be far from the case.
A new report by Aegon UK found that only 7 per cent of the UK population is close to being ready for the retirement that they want. In response, Aegon UK has launched a new digital service, Retiready, to help get people back on track.
Cancer is a disease that knows no boundaries and a word synonymous with fear. That’s why Aegon has recently launched a number of products and initiatives to positively support those facing the uncertainty and worry of cancer.
In the run up to World Health Day Aegon will be showcasing initiatives that reward, encourage or educate its customers into adopting a healthy lifestyle. Find out how these initiatives are helping Aegon to reach new customer segments.
In December, Aegon accepted its second 50 million euro premium for an innovative insurance solution, designed for funding unfunded pension plans and compliance with IAS19 accounting standards. What makes this the first of its kind?
Aegon Romania has launched a new division, Aegon Private Investments. It will provide high-income investors with personal service and unique access to large investment funds, only available through the London or Vienna Stock Exchanges.
onna-onna is a unique car insurance concept that appeals particularly to female drivers. Together with the five co-founders, Aegon recently developed the product further with the launch of onna-onna Serious Assist in the Netherlands.
Record low long-term interest rates and regulatory changes in the US have significantly impacted what companies can offer when it comes to guaranteed universal life products. At the same time, consumers still want and need guarantees.
Transamerica Retirement Solutions, one of Aegon’s leading brands in North America, has launched a free mobile app that estimates a user’s retirement outlook and offers alternative savings rates to help improve their outlook.
Onno van Klinken has been appointed General Counsel for Aegon N.V., succeeding Erik Lagendijk, who after 14 years at Aegon has accepted a new position outside the company.
Kames Capital, part of Aegon Asset Management, has appointed Martin Davis as Chief Executive Officer (CEO).
Voted for by the players in the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) World Tour, the Aegon Championships have been named ATP 250 Tournament of the Year for a second year in a row.
This month Mongeral Aegon celebrates its180 year anniversary - a history made by people. Five families, customers and employees, share their stories.
Transamerica, Aegon's successful brand in North America, plans to merge and re-brand a number of its statutory life insurance companies. This will allow them to fully leverage the strength and distinctiveness of its iconic brand.
Aegon has agreed to a six month extension of their role as main Ajax sponsor and shirt sponsor. The new agreement will end December 31, 2014. Aegon will then continue as an Ajax sponsor partner until June 30 2017.
When Transamerica, Aegon’s leading brand in North America, identified the potential in the active lifestyle market, it was determined to become an authentic part of active lifestyles, and not just another company trying to sell stuff.
Aegon has a proven ability to spot and develop young talent. Their sponsorship deals around the world offer financial support and expertise to help promising young sports people become the best in their class. And it's paying off.
With the launch of Knab in 2012, Aegon provided a revolutionary new way of banking in the Netherlands. A cross-media advertising campaign, including TV and radio, is currently helping even more customers discover the benefits on offer.
Since November 1, 2013, Aegon-CNOOC has been working with China’s Tmall.com to promote vehicle insurance product, Sui Xin Bao. In another industry first they're making insurance available to customers aged up to 80 years old.
Research by Wijzer in Geldzaken showed that just 10 per cent of employees in the Netherlands take the time to find out about their individual pension situations...
Aegon Spain's new TV commercial follows a little girl through the potential phases of her life. Already proving popular with the general public, the campaign focuses on the importance of preparing now for life's future milestones.
Aegon-CNOOC is an official partner of the Chinese TV show, Football Dream. Starting in September, thirteen one-hour episodes and daily 10 minute updates will be broadcast on primetime TV, with1.2 billion TV views expected.
The impact dementia can have on planning for retirement is just one of four areas that will be initially researched as part of a new collaboration between AgeLab and Transamerica/Aegon.
Women around the world share the same hopes for retirement as men. However, a sense of anxiety arises among women when asked about their expectations for retirement.
Transamerica, Aegon's popular brand in North America, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology AgeLab highlighted the issues facing individuals and families affected by Alzheimer’s disease and dementia at a recent symposium.
Today, nonprofit Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies® (“TCRS”) released a new study and infographic identifying five ways employers can improve the