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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Japan, October 30, 2014

Deshima Business Award 2014 for Aegon Sony Life Insurance in Japan

2014 Deshima Award 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.’

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Global, October 23, 2014

Fitch Revises Aegon's Outlook to Stable; Affirms IDR at 'A'

Fitch outlook Aegon 2014 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-'.

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China, October 21, 2014

Aegon partners with Tsinghua Tongfang in China

Beijing skyline in China Aegon announces that Tsinghua Tongfang will replace CNOOC as its joint venture partner in China.

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UK, October 20, 2014

Aegon UK launches Whole of Life protection policy

Inheritance Tax Planning 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.

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The Hague, The Netherlands, October 9, 2014

Aegon names Onno van Klinken as General Counsel

Onno van Klinken Aegon General Counsel 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.

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Brazil, September 4, 2014

Website to attract over half a million visitors in first year

Aegon Mongeral Ecommerce 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.

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Slovakia, August 25, 2014

Aegon strengthens sales network in Slovakia

Aegon Opens New Customer Centers in Slovakia This year, Aegon has increased the number of customer centers in Slovakia from 13 to 19, covering 17 cities. The most recent additions include Dunajská Streda, Humenné, Košice, Nitra, Prešov and Žilina.

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Spain, August 22, 2014

Aegon Enters Portuguese Market

Young girl on beach in Portugal Aegon has signed a 25-year agreement to distribute insurance products through Santander’s network of branches in Portugal. Banco Santander Totta has over 10% market share, around 630 branches and over 2 million customers.

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The Hague, August 20, 2014

Record Dutch pension buyout

Aegon Completes Miners Pensions Scheme Buyout 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.

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USA, August 7, 2014

Transamerica to rebrand insurance companies

Transamerica rebranding 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.

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The Hague, The Netherlands, July 14, 2014

The Benefits of Diversity

Diversity at Aegon 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.

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USA, July 8, 2014

Best-in-Class retirement plan provider

Best in class service award Transamerica Retirement Solutions* was recently recognized as a 'Best in Class' retirement plan provider by plan sponsors in Chatham Partners’ 2013 Client Satisfaction Analysis.

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The Hague, The Netherlands, June 30, 2014

Aegon takes full ownership of onna-onna

Cartoon from onna onna insurance 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.

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New York, June 25, 2014

Aegon to outline growth opportunities at investor conference

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.

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June 18, 2014

Aegon adapts premium Koersplan unit-linked policies

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.

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The Hague, The Netherlands, May 8, 2014

Aegon awarded ‘Institutional Deal of the Year’ and establishes a market for longevity risk

Aegon longevity award 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.

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Corporate Announcement, April 17, 2014

Aegon publishes amended financial supplement

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.

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March 19, 2014

Aegon residential mortgage backed security reaches post-crisis record

Saecure 14 NHG 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.

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India, January 13, 2014

Customer centricity key to Aegon growth in India

Aegon Religare Life Insurance in India believes the key to making financial security accessible is customer centricity. But can anything really get us to take responsibility for our financial futures?

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China, December 2, 2013

Aegon-CNOOC partners with online retail giant

Aegon Tmall Partnership Since November 1, 2013, Aegon-CNOOC has been working with China’s 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.

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Aegon UK, October 29, 2013

Strong Aegon UK platform growth set to continue

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.

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Aegon Seguros, Spain, October 28, 2013

Aegon Drives Direct Life Sales in Spain

Aegon Direct Life Insurance Spain 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.

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Aegon Romania, October 25, 2013

New Aegon Division Targets High-Income Investors

New Aegon Division Targets High-Income Investors 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.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom, October 9, 2013

Aegon UK’s platform Dominates at Awards Night

Aberdeen UK Platform award logo 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'.

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October 7, 2013

Aegon Enters German Market

Aegon Ireland has opened its first German branch in Frankfurt. The occasion was marked by the introduction of Aegon Secure DepotRente, a unit-linked variable annuity product with single-premium contribution.

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The Hague, September 26, 2013

Aegon to sell Czech pension business

Prague Aegon Czech Republic has announced the sale of its local pension business to Conseq Investment Management, a Czech asset management company.

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The Hague, September 24, 2013

Kames Capital appoints Martin Davis as Chief Executive

Martin Davis Kames Capital, part of Aegon Asset Management, has appointed Martin Davis as Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

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The Hague, September 5, 2013

Aegon Hungary Top In Customer Service

Aegon Hungary Top in Customer Service 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.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom, July 25, 2013

Aegon UK Expands Distribution Network

At Aegon UK, strategic expansion in the workplace market is a key objective for 2013. Being appointed to Mercer’s ‘preferred supplier’ panel for Mercer Workplace Savings this month, is a significant step forward.

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The Hague, July 16, 2013

International Acclaim for Pensions Game

speeljetoekomst Red Dot Award 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.

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