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Aegon introduces data-driven approach to customer loyalty

Aegon Life (India) has developed an award-winning technique that uses the familiar ‘Word Cloud’ approach to map, prioritize and improve customer loyalty.

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Health and finance: An essential partnership

Transamerica, Aegon’s US brand, has partnered with the American Heart Association (AHA) to promote heart-healthy lifestyles as integral to achieving a sound financial outlook.

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OECD Forum visitors rethink retirement

Today, the Aegon Center for Longevity and Retirement (ACLR) shared its latest research with visitors to the OECD Forum Discovery Lab.

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Aegon calls for disruption in the way we view retirement

A critical percentage of the world’s population is now living longer than ever before, while birth rates are dropping. This and many other developments influencing the global economy will be discussed during the OECD's two-day forum.

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OECD Forum: Disrupting Ageing

Follow our live report from the OECD Forum round table examining how to "disrupt" ageing by changing perceptions and achieving a better match between longer life expectancy and the active participation of the elderly in our societies.

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New research shows retirement problem still widely ignored

The fifth Aegon Retirement Readiness Survey, published today, raises the alarm on insufficient progress being made globally to help workers achieve a reasonable living standard when they retire.

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Aegon strikes coal mining off investment list

Aegon has taken the decision to strike coal mining off its investment list, and is further stoking sustainability efforts as part of its strategic objectives.

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The sky’s the limit at Aegon for our new Sustainability Strategy Manager

Making the grade as one of NASA’s ‘Highly Qualified Astronaut Candidates’ isn’t a prerequisite for leadership in Aegon, but Dr. Mindy Howard reckons the experience might come in handy.

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Aegon employees speak out on International Day Against Homophobia

Today is International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT). For some, these terms, and the issues they reflect, are new. For others the issue of discrimination is very real.

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Recession aftereffects continue to blight US retirees

Though seven years have passed since the economic crisis, non-profit Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies® (TCRS) has found the ‘Great Recession’ is still impacting many retirees in the US.

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Aegon partners with Dutch FinTech ROMEO to accelerate innovation

Aegon has bought a minority stake in ROMEO Financial Services, a startup that provides back-office services for financial advisors. ROMEO also has a new franchise concept in the pipeline for mortgages and insurance.

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Private matters: Taking kids seriously

This month Aegon's Kid's Counsel provided their candid and insightful advice on the subject of data privacy. A number of their insights are already helping determine Aegon's approach to this important topic.

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Aegon’s retirement research expands to Brazil

Today, Aegon expanded its global retirement research network with the launch of the Instituto de Longevidade Mongeral Aegon, in Brazil.

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MOBGEN and Aegon team up for mobile first in financial services

Aegon has taken a minority equity stake in the mobile innovation specialist MOBGEN which develops innovative mobile systems and applications for multinational companies, enabling them to connect digitally with their customers.

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Top Aegon Life executive opens his door to customers

Aegon Life's quality management principles were recently recognized at the Indian Service Quality Awards 2016, as ‘Best Service Quality Program’. But how exactly do you achieve such an accolade in the competitive world of insurance?

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Aegon launches pioneering health study

Aegon has launched a pilot aimed at improving quality of life for the chronically sick. Developed in collaboration with Quality Medical Service (QMS) in Barcelona, the pilot uses hi-tech monitoring to anticipate health issues.

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Alex Wynaendts reflects on 2015

Aegon CEO, Alex Wynaendts, reflects on 2015 and on accelerating the pace of change.

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The Changing Role of the Supervisory Board

Rob Routs has chaired the Aegon Supervisory Board for the past eight years. Here, he looks back on 2015 to give his assessment of how Aegon performed, under the watchful eye of the Supervisory Board.

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GoBear among Asia's fastest-growing fintech startups

GoBear, Asia's only impartial metasearch engine for insurance and financial products, celebrated its first birthday this month, recording 50% month-on-month growth in usage since its launch last March.

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Mongeral Aegon tears up the customer service rule book

Mongeral Aegon’s call center recently ripped up the quality-monitoring rulebook, and took inspiration from a FIFA video game to get closer to customers. The result? Better customer connections and motivated employees.

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Women fall short in their retirement preparations

With International Women’s Day approaching on March 8, the Aegon Center for Longevity and Retirement has released research and recommendations to help women be better prepared for retirement.

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Time to get your finances in order?

With rules about pensions and financial products changing regularly, it can be hard to keep up. And financial planning isn’t exactly everyone’s favorite pastime – and not everyone is willing to pay for advice.

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Tried and tested: Money transfers using a phone number

Just over a year ago, Aegon’s online bank, Knab, implemented a system that allows customers to transfer money using the recipients mobile phone number. The European Central Bank is now working on a similar European-wide solution.

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Aegon partners with Czech fintech company Chytry Honza

Aegon accelerates its digital roadmap in Czech Republic. On February 16, 2016 Aegon signed an agreement with the leading Czech fintech company Chytry Honza.

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Center of excellence accelerates Aegon’s digital transformation

Aegon’s commitment to digital expansion was announced at the company’s Analyst & Investor conference. To accelerate this expansion, a Center of Excellence for Digital is being created and the first projects are currently ramping up.

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Transamerica announces collaboration with Stanford Center on Longevity

Transamerica, Aegon's business in the United States, has entered a collaboration with the Stanford Center on Longevity, a research effort involving more than 140 Stanford University faculty members dedicated to redesigning long life.

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Investing in the defense industry: Aegon examines the broader picture

Exclusion is commonly cited as THE solution for investment in the defense industry. But where do you draw the line? Companies that produce or maintain weapons for peace keeping? Or even companies that produce probiotic drinks?

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Service initiatives pay-off for Aegon Hungary

Aegon Hungary recently took home the 2015 Client-Friendly Insurer of the Year Award, based on feedback from more than 52,000 clients. A significant achievement in a country with a total population of just 10 million.

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Aegon Asset Management invests €45 million in German wind park

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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