Press releases

Global, May 13, 2016

Winning formula: Aegon Analytical Academy

CEO Alex Wynaendts presents at Aegon Analytics Academy 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.

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Hungary, February 9, 2016

VoiceAnalytics help create a positive customer experience

Aegon Hungary Customer Service Employee Analyses a Voice Analytics report In a bid to optimize customer experience, Aegon Hungary has introduced VoiceAnalytics to detect the emotions of its call centre agents and customers.

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The Netherlands, January 21, 2016

Aegon takes stake in FinTech startup

Young fintech entrepreneurs Aegon the Netherlands has taken a minority stake in Newest Industry, a FinTech startup that develops customer-friendly software.

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The Netherlands, January 19, 2016

Aegon the Netherlands sells commercial line non-life business to Allianz

City skyline 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.

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India, December 7, 2015

Aegon increases stake in its Indian life insurance joint venture

Aegon Life Logo 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”).

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The Netherlands, November 16, 2015

Knab offers innovative mortgage solution for self employed

Knab Financial Marketing Award 2015 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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United States, November 9, 2015

Transamerica Launches FastTrack Retirement Offering for Smaller Companies

Transamerica Retirement Solutions Logo 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.

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Asia, October 28, 2015

GoBear comparison site starts Asian expansion

Go Bear Logo Aegon joint venture GoBear, the first independent comparison website for insurance and financial products in Asia, has extended its reach to Thailand.

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Germany, October 20, 2015

Aegon expands investment in Germany’s leading consumer loan platform

Transamerica Venture Fund infographic 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.

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United Kingdom, October 19, 2015

Aegon UK enters discretionary fund management partnership with Brewin Dolphin

Brewin Dolphin logo 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.

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Spain, October 7, 2015

Aegon Spain launches independent broker

Aegon Activos Logo Aegon Spain has received authorization from the Spanish National Securities Market Commission (CNMV) to launch a new independent broker service, Aegon Activos.

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UK, Netherlands, September 22, 2015

Putting our customer experience to the test

Customer in front of eye-tracking monitor 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.

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USA, September 2, 2015

Aegon completes sale of Clark Consulting

Aegon logo Aegon has completed the sale of Clark Consulting to Greenspoint Capital and The Newport Group, following regulatory approval.

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Global, August 19, 2015

5 things you should know about our Corporate Venture Fund

Transamerica Venture Fund infographic 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?

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United States, August 11, 2015

Transamerica expands distribution partnership with Edward Jones

Edward Jones logo 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.

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United States, August 6, 2015

Aegon partners Merrill Lynch for not-for-profits retirement plan

Aegon logo Transamerica Retirement Solutions, an Aegon subsidiary in the US, has launched a new workplace retirement plan, together with Merrill Lynch.

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India, July 31, 2015

Aegon to up stake in growing Indian market

Mumbai skyline 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.

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China, July 24, 2015

Aegon launches new Chinese joint venture

Aegon launches THTF Joint Venture in China 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.

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Global, June 16, 2015

Aegon launches international data analytics academy

CEO Alex Wynaendts presents at Aegon Analytics Academy 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.

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The Hague, The Netherlands, June 3, 2015

Interest on perpetual bonds reset at 1.506% per year

Aegon logo 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%.

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Global, April 30, 2015

Measuring up: Aegon joins the high-performers

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.

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The Netherlands, April 9, 2015

Kames Capital wins an award for its high yield bond fund

Claire McGuckin and Eric van der Maarel holding the Morningstar Award 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.

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Global, March 24, 2015

Industry first: Aegon backs start-up technology

Innovative young people 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.

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The Hague, March 20, 2015

Aegon CEO reflects on 2014

Aegon's CEO, Alex Wynaendts, reflects on the challenges affecting the industry, and the progress Aegon has made in implementing its strategy during 2014.

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The Hague, The Netherlands, February 23, 2015

Aegon Kid’s Counsel offers new perspective

Group of children Aegon recently set up its own Kids Counsel in cooperation with Missing Chapter Foundation and UNICEF Netherlands. In the very first session last week, the new council examined a number of issues from an entirely new perspective.

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The Hague, The Netherlands, February 19, 2015

Aegon Asset Management agrees strategic partnership with La Banque Postale

Aegon Asset Management agrees strategic partnership with La Banque Postale Aegon Asset Management and La Banque Postale have concluded an agreement to form a strategic long-term partnership to jointly develop and sell investment products.

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Slovakia, February 4, 2015

Aegon home insurance wins 'Newcomer of the Year 2014'

Aegon Golden Coin Award 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.

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The Netherlands, January 27, 2015

Aegon partners Startupbootcamp Amsterdam

Startupbootcamp Amsterdam Startupbootcamp is a three-month acceleration program that connects start-ups with top-level mentors and advisors – from the likes of new partner Aegon.

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China, December 17, 2014

Regulator approves shareholder transition in Aegon’s Chinese life insurance joint venture

Aegon JV with Tsinghua Tongfang The Chinese Insurance Regulatory Committee has approved Tsinghua Tongfang (THTF) as Aegon’s new joint venture partner in China.

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Hungary, December 9, 2014

Damage Prevention Campaign receives trio of prestigious awards

Aegon European Award for Excellence 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.

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