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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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Global, March 16, 2016

Aegon calls for fewer constraints on sustainable investments

Sun panel fitter on roof 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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India, February 16, 2016

Micro pensions in India

Pensioners in India benefitting from micro pensions 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’.

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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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Hong Kong, February 2, 2016

Asia employees tackle waste and hunger in Hong Kong

Food Angel Logo 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.

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India, February 1, 2016

Aegon Life's new campaign is 'simply' effective

Close up of a hipster's face 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.

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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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The Netherlands, January 21, 2016

Aegon hosts 'best of' International Pride Photo Awards

Pride Photo Award Aegon Invitation 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.

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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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Indonesia, January 18, 2016

Doubling sales through data

Lady in head scarf on telephone 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.

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Japan, January 6, 2016

Aegon Japan leads same-sex recognition

Two Japanese men on sofa Aegon Sony Life Insurance Company (ASLIC) joins a first wave of insurers to recognize same-sex partnerships in Japan.

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Global, January 4, 2016

Aegon invests €45 million in German wind park

Wind farm Aegon Asset Management (AAM) has invested €45 million in an offshore wind farm as part of its commitment to a low carbon energy future.

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Global, December 22, 2015

Aegon commits to action against climate change

Paris Pledge Logo 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.

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December 21, 2015

Investment TV: December Economic Update

Aegon's Chief Investment Strategist 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.

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Thailand, December 14, 2015

ADAMS Thailand supports local Thai school children

Bang Wang Jorakee School in Samut Sakorn province 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.

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Global, December 11, 2015

Aegon joins call for action on climate change

Wind turbines and solar panels in a field 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”.

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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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Global, December 3, 2015

Disability inclusion is a mindset, not a numbers game

Aegon employee Arjan with just 20% sight Aegon has achieved one of the primary goals of the United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities this year: Awareness.

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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 Hague, November 26, 2015

New country, new challenge

Tom Grondin, Aegon Chief Risk Officer 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.

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The Netherlands, November 20, 2015

Aegon tops sector in Netherlands’ Transparency Benchmark

Best LGBT employer logo 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.

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USA, November 18, 2015

Transamerica among Best Places to Work for LGBT Employees

Corporate Equality Index Badge 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.

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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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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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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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Slovakia, November 3, 2015

Aegon Slovakia adapts award-winning Spanish campaign

Screenshot from TV commercial featuring little girl 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.

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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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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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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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The Netherlands, October 14, 2015

Aegon among top five multinational employers in The Netherlands

Best employer 2015 logo 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.

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Hungary, October 13, 2015

Aegon launches next generation car insurance

smartCASCO car insurance logo 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%.

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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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Scotland, October 6, 2015

Aegon sponsors Scottish Thistles netball team

Scottish Thistles Netball Team 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.

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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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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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Global, September 16, 2015

Careers in a world without borders

Sheau Chong, Aegon 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.

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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 11, 2015

Aegon receives its highest-ever score in Dow Jones Sustainability Indices

Cartoon from Aegon 2014 Review 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.

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Global, September 8, 2015

A step forward for our carbon footprint

Girl watching sunset 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?

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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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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 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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The Netherlands, August 17, 2015

Aegon launches new TV campaign

Still from Aegon Netherlands commerical 2015 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.

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Global, August 14, 2015

Family matters: Addressing the equality balance

Mix race women presenting 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?

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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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India, August 7, 2015

Aegon strengthens online insurance portfolio in India

iCancer insurance logo 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.

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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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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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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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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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Los Angeles, July 28, 2015

Aegon sponsors Team NL at 2015 Special Olympics

Trienco wins bronze and gold for Team NL 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.

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The Netherlands, July 28, 2015

Is investment in the arms industry ever legitimate?

Military plane 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.

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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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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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The Hague, The Netherlands, July 1, 2015

Aegon Breakfast Club: a healthy start in life

Children enjoying breakfast club at Aegon head office 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.

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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, 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 11, 2015

Responsible investment: out of sight not out of mind…

Family walking in the mountains 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?

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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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The Hague, The Netherlands, June 1, 2015

Just how responsible is Aegon?

Women looking at wind turbines 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.

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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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The Hague, The Netherlands, May 8, 2015

Aegon resets interest on perpetual bonds

Aegon logo Aegon will reset the annual interest rate on its perpetual cumulative subordinated bond with ISIN code NL0000120004, originally issued in 1995.

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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, 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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UK, April 29, 2015

Because critical illnesses happen to other people...

Seven families campaign 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.

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The Hague, Netherlands, April 17, 2015

Employees giving back on Volunteer Day

Volunteers Friday (Vrijwilligerswerk Vrijdag) logo 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.

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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, April 7, 2015

Young Aegon gets a new addition to its global family

Young Aegon 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.

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April 2, 2015

Aegon helps Transform Tomorrow for serious burns survivors

3D Cartilage Printer 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.

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The Hague, Netherlands, March 25, 2015

Random acts of kindness support product launch

Screenshot from a film where Aegon surprises customers with a high-performance courtesy car Aegon recently surprised customers in the Netherlands with a number of unexpected gifts, including high-performance cars.

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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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UK, February 25, 2015

Aegon Championships retains ATP 250 Tournament of the Year award

Aegon Championships 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.

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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, February 2, 2015

Aegon speeds up claims using video assessments

Aegon claims by video 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.

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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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Global, January 23, 2015

'The Essential' Collection

Aegon Essential Collection Video Portraits Martin and Inge Riebeek were commissioned by Aegon to produce ‘The Essential’ collection. Over a number of years this has resulted in a series of remarkable video portraits that provide a fascinating insight into people's lives.

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The Hague, The Netherlands, January 14, 2015

Court approves removal of capital restrictions on Optas pension fund

Court approves removal of capital restrictions on Optas pension fund The Dutch court has approved a request filed jointly by Aegon and BPVH – a foundation representing Dutch harbor workers and employers – to remove restrictions on the capital of the harbor workers’ former pension fund Optas.

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Brazil, January 12, 2015

Mongeral Aegon Celebrates 180 Year Anniversary

This month Mongeral Aegon celebrates its180 year anniversary - a history made by people. Five families, customers and employees, share their stories.

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UK, December 24, 2014

Three-time cancer survivor Patrick McIntosh takes on the South Pole

Patrick McIntosh Aegon in the UK will support Chartered Financial Planner and three-time cancer survivor, Patrick McIntosh, as he embarks on an expedition to the South Pole to raise awareness of health issues and the importance of financial protection.

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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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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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The Hague, The Netherlands, November 10, 2014

Mijn Aegon App takes off

Mijn Aegon App Screenshot on smartphone 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.

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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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Twitter.com/Aegon, November 4, 2014

What's your 'sustainability' issue?

#AskAegon Aegon will hold a live sustainability Q&A session on November 18 via Twitter.

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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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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.

Read more


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”).

Read more


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.

Read more


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.

Read more


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 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.

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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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The Hague, December 6, 2011

Aegon to reaffirm targets at annual investor conference in New York

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.

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The Hague, November 24, 2011

Aegon completes sale of Guardian in the UK

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.

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The Hague, November 10, 2011

Aegon withstands market turmoil with continued capital strength and resilient franchise

The challenging financial market conditions clearly impacted Aegon’s earnings during the third quarter.

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The Hague, September 29, 2011

Aegon to Restructure Business in the Netherlands

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.

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The Hague, August 16, 2011

Aegon to Sell Closed UK Life Insurance Business Guardian

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.

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The Hague, August 10, 2011

Aegon Completes Divestment of Transamerica Reinsurance

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.

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The Hague, August 8, 2011

Arthur Docters van Leeuwen Steps Down from Aegon N.V. Supervisory Board

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. 

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The Hague, June 21, 2011

Aegon Details Strategy To Deliver Sustainable Earnings Growth

“The steps we have taken since 2008 have significantly transformed Aegon,” said Alex Wynaendts.

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The Hague, June 15, 2011

Aegon Completes Repayment To Dutch State

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.

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The Hague, May 12, 2011

Aegon Announces Q1 2011 Net Income of EUR 327 Million

Underlying earnings growth in Americas and New Markets offset by declines in UK and Netherlands

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The Hague, April 26, 2011

Aegon to Divest Transamerica Reinsurance to SCOR

Aegon announces the divestment of its life reinsurance business, Transamerica Reinsurance, to SCOR, a global reinsurance company.

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The Hague, April 14, 2011

Aegon Successfully Completes Sale of EUR 1.5 Billion "SAECURE 10" RMBS Notes

Aegon announces that it has successfully completed the sale of EUR 1.5 billion Class A residential mortgage-backed securities * (RMBS) to a broad group of institutional investors **.

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The Hague, March 31, 2011

Aegon’s 2010 Form 20-F and Annual Report Available

Aegon N.V. has filed its Annual Report on Form 20-F for the year 2010 with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

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The Hague, March 16, 2011

Aegon Repurchases EUR 750 Million of Core Capital Securities

Aegon yesterday repurchased EUR 750 million convertible core capital securities from the Dutch State.

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The Hague, March 8, 2011

Aegon Appoints Adrian Grace CEO Aegon UK

Otto Thoresen to join Association of British Insurers as Director General

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The Hague, February 24, 2011

Aegon Completes 10% Equity Issue

Aegon has completed a 10% equity issue via an accelerated book-build offering.  

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The Hague, February 24, 2011

Aegon to Launch Equity Issue of 10%

Aegon reiterates its intention to repurchase all outstanding core capital provided by the Dutch State before the end of June 2011.  

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The Hague, February 24, 2011

Aegon Announces Strong Q4 2010 Results


The Hague, February 16, 2011

Aegon Supervisory Board Member Cecelia Kempler to Resign

Aegon announces that Supervisory Board member Cecelia (Sue) Kempler has submitted her resignation from the Board due to health reasons.

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The Hague, December 7, 2010

Aegon to detail progress in execution of strategy at investor conference

“We are making solid progress towards our ambition of securing a leadership position for Aegon in all of our chosen markets in the coming five years,” said CEO Alex Wynaendts.

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The Hague, December 1, 2010

Aegon to sharpen focus on core activities in US and capture efficiencies

“Key to Aegon’s long-term strategy is the need to focus on our core activities and identify ways to better leverage resources and capture efficiencies, as evidenced by our decision to consolidate operations,” said Mark Mullin 

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The Hague, November 11, 2010

Aegon improves earnings, sales and capital position

During the third quarter Aegon achieved significantly improved year-over-year results, as measured by increases in underlying earnings, net income, new life sales and deposits.

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The Hague, September 27, 2010

Aegon successfully completes sale of EUR 842 million ‘SAECURE 9’ RMBS notes

Aegon announces that it has successfully completed the sale of EUR 842 million residential mortgage-backed securities* (RMBS) to a broad group of institutional investors.

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The Hague, September 7, 2010

Aegon appoints global Head of Sustainability

Aegon has appointed Executive Vice President Marc van Weede as global Head of Sustainability, reporting to CEO Alex Wynaendts.

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The Hague, August 31, 2010

Aegon repays EUR 500 million of government support

Aegon yesterday fulfilled its commitment to repay to the Dutch State EUR 500 million of the EUR 3 billion in core capital the company secured through its largest shareholder, Vereniging Aegon in 2008.

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The Hague, August 17, 2010

Aegon concludes approval process with European Commission

Aegon today expects to receive final approval from the European Commission regarding the EUR 3 billion of capital support the company obtained from the Dutch State in December 2008.

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The Hague, August 12, 2010

Aegon posts strong results for second quarter 2010

“The significant increase in sales, underlying earnings and net income during the second quarter of this year demonstrate the continued strength of Aegon’s business."

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The Hague, July 13, 2010

Sarah Russell appointed CEO of Aegon’s global asset management business

Aegon has appointed Sarah Russell as the new Chief Executive Officer of Aegon Asset Management, effective August 1.

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The Hague, July 8, 2010

Aegon successfully completes sale of EUR 1 billion ‘SAECURE 7’ RMBS notes

Aegon announces that it has successfully completed the sale of EUR 1,017,500,000 Class A residential mortgage-backed securities* (RMBS) in a private placement with institutional investors.

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The Hague, July 6, 2010

Aegon appoints global head of human resources

Aegon has appointed Carla Mahieu as its global head of human resources, reporting to CEO Alex Wynaendts.

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The Hague, June 22, 2010

Aegon takes steps to sharpen focus on core activities

“Over the past 24 months we have strengthened Aegon's balance sheet, substantially reduced our costs and significantly improved our risk profile," said Mr. Wynaendts.

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The Hague, June 1, 2010

Aegon appoints Clare Bousfield Chief Financial Officer in the UK

Jan Nooitgedagt, Member of the Management Board and Aegon’s CFO said, “We are delighted to have attracted a person of Clare Bousfield’s caliber."

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News

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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Global, March 16, 2016

Aegon calls for fewer constraints on sustainable investments

Sun panel fitter on roof 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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India, February 16, 2016

Micro pensions in India

Pensioners in India benefitting from micro pensions 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’.

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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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Hong Kong, February 2, 2016

Asia employees tackle waste and hunger in Hong Kong

Food Angel Logo 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.

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India, February 1, 2016

Aegon Life's new campaign is 'simply' effective

Close up of a hipster's face 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.

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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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The Netherlands, January 21, 2016

Aegon hosts 'best of' International Pride Photo Awards

Pride Photo Award Aegon Invitation 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.

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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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Indonesia, January 18, 2016

Doubling sales through data

Lady in head scarf on telephone 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.

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Japan, January 6, 2016

Aegon Japan leads same-sex recognition

Two Japanese men on sofa Aegon Sony Life Insurance Company (ASLIC) joins a first wave of insurers to recognize same-sex partnerships in Japan.

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Global, January 4, 2016

Aegon invests €45 million in German wind park

Wind farm Aegon Asset Management (AAM) has invested €45 million in an offshore wind farm as part of its commitment to a low carbon energy future.

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Global, December 22, 2015

Aegon commits to action against climate change

Paris Pledge Logo 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.

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Thailand, December 14, 2015

ADAMS Thailand supports local Thai school children

Bang Wang Jorakee School in Samut Sakorn province 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.

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Global, December 11, 2015

Aegon joins call for action on climate change

Wind turbines and solar panels in a field 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”.

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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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Global, December 3, 2015

Disability inclusion is a mindset, not a numbers game

Aegon employee Arjan with just 20% sight Aegon has achieved one of the primary goals of the United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities this year: Awareness.

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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 Hague, November 26, 2015

New country, new challenge

Tom Grondin, Aegon Chief Risk Officer 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.

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The Netherlands, November 20, 2015

Aegon tops sector in Netherlands’ Transparency Benchmark

Best LGBT employer logo 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.

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USA, November 18, 2015

Transamerica among Best Places to Work for LGBT Employees

Corporate Equality Index Badge 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.

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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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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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Slovakia, November 3, 2015

Aegon Slovakia adapts award-winning Spanish campaign

Screenshot from TV commercial featuring little girl 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.

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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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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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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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The Netherlands, October 14, 2015

Aegon among top five multinational employers in The Netherlands

Best employer 2015 logo 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.

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Hungary, October 13, 2015

Aegon launches next generation car insurance

smartCASCO car insurance logo 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%.

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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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Scotland, October 6, 2015

Aegon sponsors Scottish Thistles netball team

Scottish Thistles Netball Team 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.

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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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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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Global, September 16, 2015

Careers in a world without borders

Sheau Chong, Aegon 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.

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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 11, 2015

Aegon receives its highest-ever score in Dow Jones Sustainability Indices

Cartoon from Aegon 2014 Review 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.

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Global, September 8, 2015

A step forward for our carbon footprint

Girl watching sunset 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?

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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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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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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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The Netherlands, August 17, 2015

Aegon launches new TV campaign

Still from Aegon Netherlands commerical 2015 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.

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Global, August 14, 2015

Family matters: Addressing the equality balance

Mix race women presenting 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?

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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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India, August 7, 2015

Aegon strengthens online insurance portfolio in India

iCancer insurance logo 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.

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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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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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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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Los Angeles, July 28, 2015

Aegon sponsors Team NL at 2015 Special Olympics

Trienco wins bronze and gold for Team NL 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.

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The Netherlands, July 28, 2015

Is investment in the arms industry ever legitimate?

Military plane 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.

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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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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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The Hague, The Netherlands, July 1, 2015

Aegon Breakfast Club: a healthy start in life

Children enjoying breakfast club at Aegon head office 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.

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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, 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 11, 2015

Responsible investment: out of sight not out of mind…

Family walking in the mountains 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?

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The Hague, The Netherlands, June 1, 2015

Just how responsible is Aegon?

Women looking at wind turbines 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.

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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, 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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UK, April 29, 2015

Because critical illnesses happen to other people...

Seven families campaign 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.

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The Hague, Netherlands, April 17, 2015

Employees giving back on Volunteer Day

Volunteers Friday (Vrijwilligerswerk Vrijdag) logo 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.

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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, April 7, 2015

Young Aegon gets a new addition to its global family

Young Aegon 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.

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April 2, 2015

Aegon helps Transform Tomorrow for serious burns survivors

3D Cartilage Printer 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.

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The Hague, Netherlands, March 25, 2015

Random acts of kindness support product launch

Screenshot from a film where Aegon surprises customers with a high-performance courtesy car Aegon recently surprised customers in the Netherlands with a number of unexpected gifts, including high-performance cars.

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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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UK, February 25, 2015

Aegon Championships retains ATP 250 Tournament of the Year award

Aegon Championships 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.

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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, February 2, 2015

Aegon speeds up claims using video assessments

Aegon claims by video 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.

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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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Global, January 23, 2015

'The Essential' Collection

Aegon Essential Collection Video Portraits Martin and Inge Riebeek were commissioned by Aegon to produce ‘The Essential’ collection. Over a number of years this has resulted in a series of remarkable video portraits that provide a fascinating insight into people's lives.

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Brazil, January 12, 2015

Mongeral Aegon Celebrates 180 Year Anniversary

This month Mongeral Aegon celebrates its180 year anniversary - a history made by people. Five families, customers and employees, share their stories.

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UK, December 24, 2014

Three-time cancer survivor Patrick McIntosh takes on the South Pole

Patrick McIntosh Aegon in the UK will support Chartered Financial Planner and three-time cancer survivor, Patrick McIntosh, as he embarks on an expedition to the South Pole to raise awareness of health issues and the importance of financial protection.

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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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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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The Hague, The Netherlands, November 10, 2014

Mijn Aegon App takes off

Mijn Aegon App Screenshot on smartphone 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.

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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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Twitter.com/Aegon, November 4, 2014

What's your 'sustainability' issue?

#AskAegon Aegon will hold a live sustainability Q&A session on November 18 via Twitter.

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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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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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The Hague, September 26, 2014

Aegon receives Building Public Trust Award 2014

Aegon Today, Aegon won PwC’s Building Public Trust Award 2014 for its integrated reporting.

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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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The Hague, The Netherlands, September 12, 2014

Knab bank maintains its innovative edge with a trio of firsts

Knab bank innovation 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.

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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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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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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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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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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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