Financial Economic Crime
As a global financial institution, Aegon is at risk of being used to launder proceeds of crime, to finance terrorism and/or to be involved in transactions related to sanctioned persons, entities and/or countries as well as trade controlled exports and proliferation financing. Aegon defines these as Financial Economic Crime (FEC) risks. Aegon implemented several policies on FEC to prevent its businesses from involvement in money-laundering and terrorist financing, fraud and/or bribery.
Aegon is committed to the Wolfsberg Group principles on Financial Crime Compliance. The Wolfsberg Group is an association of thirteen global banks which aims to develop frameworks and guidance for the management of financial crime risks, particularly with respect to Anti-Money Laundering and Counter Terrorist Financing policies.