Aegon Asset Management stepping up to the global challenge

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Aegon Asset Management stepping up to the global challenge

Building a competitive investor

Aegon Asset Management, an active global investor and part of the insurance giant Aegon, has 380 investment professionals and some $475 billion in assets under management (year end 2020). The firm is a leading international player, with established units in the US, the UK and the Netherlands and growing activities in China, previously each catering to their own regional markets. But Bas NieuweWeme, CEO since 2019, believes his company can be more than the sum of its parts. His ambition: radically stepping up cross-border teamwork to make distribution and operations truly global.

Executive Summary

Marieke van Eenennaam, partner at Deloitte Netherlands, spoke to Bas NieuweWeme (CEO, Aegon Asset Management) at length about the challenges in the current competitive landscape. Client demands in the asset management market are changing. ESG criteria are climbing the priority list in investment mandates, for example. And the hunt for yield in the current low-interest environment is fueling interest in alternative investments. They discuss how the industry is responding to these challenges and how Aegon Asset Management is transforming itself to meet them head on.

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Performance magazine issue 35, May 2021

Performance is a triannual digest, dedicated to investment management professionals, which brings you the latest articles, news and market developments from Deloitte’s professionals and clients.

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