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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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Hungary, February 9, 2016

VoiceAnalytics help create a positive customer experience

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

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The Netherlands, January 21, 2016

Aegon takes stake in FinTech startup

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

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The Netherlands, January 19, 2016

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

City skyline Aegon the Netherlands today announced the sale of its commercial line non-life business to Allianz Benelux, which includes the proxy and co-insurance run-off portfolios.

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India, December 7, 2015

Aegon increases stake in its Indian life insurance joint venture

Aegon Life Logo Aegon has increased its investment in Aegon Religare Life Insurance Company Ltd. (“ARLI”) from 26% to 49%. The transaction was completed with Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd. (“BCCL”).

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The Netherlands, November 16, 2015

Knab offers innovative mortgage solution for self employed

Knab Financial Marketing Award 2015 Today, Aegon's online bank, Knab, launched a new mortgage that provides a solution for many of the Netherlands' 800,000 self-employed.

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United States, November 9, 2015

Transamerica Launches FastTrack Retirement Offering for Smaller Companies

Transamerica Retirement Solutions Logo Transamerica Retirement Solutions, one of Aegon's businesses in North America, has launched a new 401(k) retirement plan that offers large-plan features to smaller businesses and their employees.

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Asia, October 28, 2015

GoBear comparison site starts Asian expansion

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

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Germany, October 20, 2015

Aegon expands investment in Germany’s leading consumer loan platform

Transamerica Venture Fund infographic Germany’s leading online peer-to-peer loan marketplace, auxmoney, has entered a partnership with Aegon Bank. Its platform provides a unique solution to connect and facilitate retail-focused loans directly between borrowers and lenders.

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United Kingdom, October 19, 2015

Aegon UK enters discretionary fund management partnership with Brewin Dolphin

Brewin Dolphin logo Aegon UK has entered a discretionary fund management (DFM) partnership with Brewin Dolphin on the Aegon Retirement Choices (ARC) platform, in a move to offer wider choice for advisers and their clients.

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Spain, October 7, 2015

Aegon Spain launches independent broker

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

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UK, Netherlands, September 22, 2015

Putting our customer experience to the test

Customer in front of eye-tracking monitor Understanding financial issues is never going to be easy. But at Aegon, we like to think we’re making our products simpler and explanations clearer. We don’t, however, just rely on our intuition.

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USA, September 2, 2015

Aegon completes sale of Clark Consulting

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

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Global, August 19, 2015

5 things you should know about our Corporate Venture Fund

Transamerica Venture Fund infographic Aegon is accelerating its digital transformation by investing in technology start-ups through its corporate venture fund, Transamerica Ventures. Want to know why and how?

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United States, August 11, 2015

Transamerica expands distribution partnership with Edward Jones

Edward Jones logo Transamerica, Aegon's US subsidiary, has announced an expanded distribution partnership with Edward Jones to provide its retirement plan solutions to companies throughout the U.S.

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United States, August 6, 2015

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

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

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India, July 31, 2015

Aegon to up stake in growing Indian market

Mumbai skyline Subject to approval, Aegon plans to increase its stake in its India business from 26% to 49%. This is the highest possible share permitted by a foreign investor under the country’s recently amended government regulations.

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China, July 24, 2015

Aegon launches new Chinese joint venture

Aegon launches THTF Joint Venture in China In June, Aegon received approval to change the name of its Joint Venture in China to Aegon THTF Life Insurance Co., Ltd, or Aegon THTF for short. This week the new corporate branding was launched to the outside world.

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Global, June 16, 2015

Aegon launches international data analytics academy

CEO Alex Wynaendts presents at Aegon Analytics Academy The Aegon Analytical Academy, an international program aimed at developing leading data analytics capabilities, has been launched. Data analytics is identified as key to strengthening customer loyalty through improved understanding.

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The Hague, The Netherlands, June 3, 2015

Interest on perpetual bonds reset at 1.506% per year

Aegon logo Aegon has reset the annual rate of interest for its perpetual bonds with ISIN code NL0000120004 for each of the next ten interest periods at 1.506%.

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Global, April 30, 2015

Measuring up: Aegon joins the high-performers

Over the last four years, Aegon’s employee engagement and enablement scores have increased significantly. In these areas, Aegon not only out-performs its peers, but it also meets or exceeds the level of high-performing organizations.

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The Netherlands, April 9, 2015

Kames Capital wins an award for its high yield bond fund

Claire McGuckin and Eric van der Maarel holding the Morningstar Award In April of 2015, Kames Capital won an Award for its high yield bond fund at an event where Eric van der Maarel, Head of Aegon Asset Management Europe, participated in a panel discussing the future of active investment management.

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Global, March 24, 2015

Industry first: Aegon backs start-up technology

Innovative young people Aegon is the first in the insurance sector to leverage innovation through a dedicated investment fund. Transamerica Ventures has a budget of €100 million to fund start-ups developing new technologies for the financial sector.

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The Hague, March 20, 2015

Aegon CEO reflects on 2014

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

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The Hague, The Netherlands, February 23, 2015

Aegon Kid’s Counsel offers new perspective

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

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The Hague, The Netherlands, February 19, 2015

Aegon Asset Management agrees strategic partnership with La Banque Postale

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

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Slovakia, February 4, 2015

Aegon home insurance wins 'Newcomer of the Year 2014'

Aegon Golden Coin Award Aegon Slovakia recently took 'The Golden Coin' award for its Complete Home insurance. The ‘Golden Coin’ is a national independent competition that recognizes the best bank, insurance and leasing companies in Slovakia.

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The Netherlands, January 27, 2015

Aegon partners Startupbootcamp Amsterdam

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

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China, December 17, 2014

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

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

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Hungary, December 9, 2014

Damage Prevention Campaign receives trio of prestigious awards

Aegon European Award for Excellence Aegon’s Hungarian Damage Prevention Campaign has been recognized with a European Excellence Award, CSR Hungary Award and PR Society Award. These prestigious accolades acknowledge the best sustainable initiatives in Hungary.

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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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