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Global, January 28, 2016

Workers’ Vision of a Flexible Retirement Requires Support From Employers

Cover of New Flexible Retirement Report New research highlights opportunity to make retirement more affordable and achievable for all.

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Global, January 28, 2016

How does it feel to be old?

Young women wearing age simulation suit 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.

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United States, December 2, 2015

Expectations Exceed Retiree Realities

Retired lady 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.

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The Netherlands, November 10, 2015

The Happy Homemaker

Homemaker Rosalie on her wedding day 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.

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Global, October 20, 2015

There's more to retirement planning than clairvoyance

Alison Bullock Headshot 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.

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Global, October 1, 2015

International Day of Older Persons: How to Thrive in Your 60s and Beyond

Retired man looking at tablet computer 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.

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The Netherlands, September 23, 2015

Aegon Kid's Council talks about retirement

Child from Aegon's Kids Council talking about retirement 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.

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USA, September 14, 2015

Homemaker Debbie leaves the American dream behind her

Homemaker Debbie 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...

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Global, September 3, 2015

New research exposes retirement risks faced by homemakers

Homemakers retirement report 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.

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USA, September 3, 2015

A homemaker who breaks the retirement planning mold

Homemaker Steven "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.

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Hungary, August 4, 2015

Hungarians pessimistic about retirement

Budapest, Hungary in the rain 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.

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Germany, July 30, 2015

Germans remain positive about retirement prospects

Young german girl carrying a globe 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).

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The Hague, The Netherlands, July 23, 2015

The profile of a habitual retirement saver – recognize yourself?

Infographic habitual retirement saver 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.

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Romania, July 20, 2015

Infomercial provides Romanian retirement reality check

Romanian retired man and teenager 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.

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USA, July 14, 2015

Transamerica Institute® invited to White House Conference on Aging

White House Conference on Aging On July 13, the Transamerica Institute was represented at the White House Conference on Aging by its president, Catherine Collinson.

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India, July 1, 2015

India ranks first in retirement readiness

Indian family having fun 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%.

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Spain, June 22, 2015

Just 28% of Spanish regularly save for retirement

Elderly couple admiring the view in Spain 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.

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Global, May 27, 2015

Retirement lasting longer than childhood makes habitual saving essential

Aegon Retirement Readiness Survey 2015 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.

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The Hague, The Netherlands, May 22, 2015

Aegon launches research center for longevity and retirement

Young girl and globe The Center will reinforce company’s purpose of helping customers take responsibility for their financial future.

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United States, May 6, 2015

Has retirement as we know it changed for good?

Middle-aged man “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®.

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Global, November 20, 2014

A quarter of all women associate retirement with 'insecurity'

Aegon launches report examining women in retirement 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.

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USA, November 4, 2014

Financial Planning in the Shadow of Dementia

Transamerica alzheimers partnership MIT 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.

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USA, October 20, 2014

Five Ways Employers Can Improve Their 401(k)s

Employers lisiting to presentation on Retirement Readiness Today, nonprofit Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies® (“TCRS”) released a new study and infographic identifying five ways employers can improve their 401(k)s.

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The Hague, October 1, 2014

Celebrating UN International Day of Older Persons

Aegon Today is the United Nations International Day of Older Persons – a day to raise awareness about both the opportunities and challenges of demographic change. Aegon shares this aim and is playing its part.

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United States, September 24, 2014

Transamerica Institute's radio broadcast goes global

Clear path radio broadcaster next to microphone Transamerica Institute's* popular weekly broadcast on WYPR 88.1 FM in the United States is now available on iTunes. The show, ClearPath – Your Roadmap to Health & Wealth, focuses on issues related to wellness and financial security.

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USA, September 2, 2014

Professional retirement plan advisors have significant impact on retirement plan performance

Nurse helping retired old lady Transamerica Retirement Solutions has released research highlighting the benefits of partnering with a professional retirement plan advisor. Transamerica is Aegon’s popular brand in North America.

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China, August 5, 2014

Young Chinese prioritize career development over retirement saving

Retirement survey china Aegon has published the results of its 2014 Aegon Retirement Readiness Survey for China. The report highlights that many Chinese have high expectations for their retirement, but preparations for retirement aren't in line.

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USA, July 28, 2014

Partnership with RetirementJobs.com helps Americans over the age of 50 find work

Retirement Jobs Transamerica* has entered an agreement with RetirementJobs.com to make it easier for those over the age of 50 to find jobs and volunteer positions with non-profit organizations as part of their ‘new retirement’.

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UK, July 23, 2014

Resist the urge to jump ship with star fund managers

Star Fund Managers Analysis by Aegon indicates that investors should feel comfortable sticking with a fund after its ‘star manager’ leaves. Nine of eleven funds tracked by Aegon continued to beat their benchmark following the star manager’s departure.

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UK, July 15, 2014

Not enough women making a financial ‘Plan B’

Research on insurance for women In a new report from Aegon UK, 71% of mothers ranked the financial security of their children as one of their top priorities, but almost half have never had a discussion with their next of kin about what would happen if they died.

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May 28, 2014

Confidence in retirement remains weak despite improving economy

Retirement Survey Summary Aegon's third global Retirement Readiness Survey highlights that despite improving economic sentiment, there is a continuing widespread lack of confidence that retirement will deliver the benefits people hope for.

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BBC Broadcast, May 2, 2014

People are realizing they have not saved enough

BBC Talking Business |Interview Aegon CEO, Alex Wynaendts provides BBC's Talking Business with an insight into the business of aging and insurance.

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Japan, November 15, 2013

Understanding Japanese retirement needs pays off

Retired Japanese Grandparents Japan has one of the most rapidly aging populations in the world, looking for principle protection and good returns. Aegon Sony Life's variable annuity products and an expanding sales network is meeting these customer needs.

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The Hague, The Netherlands, November 12, 2013

Young people ready to save for retirement but lack opportunities

New research, 'The Changing Face of Retirement: The Young, Pragmatic and Penniless Generation' points to a lack of opportunity to save, rather than a lack of motivation among twenty-year-olds.

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Los Angeles, October 2, 2013

The Challenge of Retirement Savings for Small Employers

A new study by the Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies® examines employer-sponsored benefits in the USA, workers’ retirement outlook, and offers recommendations for small company employers and policymakers.

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The Hague, August 21, 2013

Aegon Partners AgeLab to Improve Retirement Prospects

Transamerica/Aegon Partners AgeLab 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.

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The Hague, August 15, 2013

Retirement Saving Plans Gain Appeal

Aegon Drive to 10 Retirement Planning The Transamerica (Aegon’s brand in the US) ‘Drive to 10’ project is now a reality, and helping customers across the US secure their financial future. But what’s so special about the number 10 and retirement saving plans?

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Los Angeles, August 7, 2013

Retirement Prospects for Unemployed Americans

Retirement Planning for Unemployed A study by nonprofit Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies® has found that 62 percent of displaced workers in the US are “not too” or “not at all” confident about their retirement prospects.

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July 31, 2013

Retirement Planning at Your Fingertips

Transamerica Logo 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.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom, July 24, 2013

Has Time Run Out for 55 Plussers in the UK?

Aegon UK Retirement Readiness Research Following on from Aegon's 2013 global study into Retirement Readiness, this new study focuses on the retirement readiness of UK consumers. It has uncovered a worrying lack of preparation among those closest to retirement (55+).

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June 27, 2013

Retirement Dreams Alive in the US

Transamerica 2013 Retirement Survey The 2013 Transamerica Retirement Survey* of more than 3,650 workers in the USA, found that retirement confidence is increasing in 2013. 55% of workers are 'somewhat' or 'very confident' about retirement, up from 51% in 2012.

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The Hague, April 29, 2013

Is the UK Ready to Retire?

UK retirement market See how Aegon is addressing the issues facing an aging population who are failing to plan adequately for their retirement.

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January 24, 2013

What are the main characteristics of the retirement market in the Netherlands?

Aegon experts from across the company explain the challenges faced by their nations, and how we can work to Transform Tomorrow around the globe.

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The Hague, January 18, 2013

Retirement Readiness: a focus on Japan

Following the Retirement Readiness Survey, Aegon has released a supplemental report on aging trends within Japan. Read more about the country’s “Silver Century” in this full report.

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December 21, 2012

What are the main characteristics of the retirement market in the US?

Kent Callahan Aegon experts from across the company explain the challenges faced by their nations, and how we can work to Transform Tomorrow around the globe.

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The Hague, October 15, 2012

Retirement Readiness Around the World

Nations are approaching the challenge of providing for their aging populations in their own unique ways. Aegon’s Retirement Readiness Survey - The Changing Face of Retirement examines how nine countries are tackling that challenge.

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The Hague, August 20, 2012

Is the world ready for 2 billion retirees?

Life expectancy is continuing to rise around the world; with the number of people globally age 60 and older expected to reach 2 billion by 2050.

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July 9, 2010

A step closer to European pensions

Young girl running in a field Since the financial crisis, companies are focusing more on improving the control and management of their pension plans. Asset pooling is helping international companies of all sizes to better manage their pensions across borders.

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