June 11 - It has now been over three months since we in Europe and North America were plunged into lockdown mode to fight the Coronavirus pandemic. In that time, we have all learned to adapt.
Ensuring business continuity
We are an international business, operating from 17 locations in Europe, the US and Asia. This means we are well-placed to maintain the continuity of our business during periods of local or regional disruption. However, the well-being and safety of our employees, clients, vendors and communities remain our key priority and as such we continue to take a range of precautions to minimise the impact of the virus.
Regular reporting and articles
The crisis is also having a significant impact on markets and we will endeavour to update our clients through regular reporting and articles on our websites and this page. We are also happy to respond to any individual requests for information relating to specific portfolios. So please feel free to contact your Sales- or Account Manager.
- Although the impact on our global operations has been limited to date, we continue to monitor the situation and our CEO and senior management team meet weekly to review our policies and operations.
- We continue to implement our robust business continuity plans, which currently requires a mandatory working from home policy for all Netherlands, UK and US based employees in accordance with local guidance.
- We regularly monitor our systems and processes to ensure we can continue this working from home policy globally.
- In the Netherlands, UK and US, we are currently planning for our return to the office environment in line with local guidelines. When this does occur, we will do so through a phased approach, to ensure we adhere to local guidelines, social distancing and employee safety and wellbeing.
- We currently restrict any international travel for employees. We will also liaise with clients before any scheduled visits.
- Where our offices are open, we have barred work gatherings of more than 20 people and apply a mandatory 14-day self-quarantine period for employees if they or anyone in their household show symptoms of Covid-19.
- Any employees with mild respiratory complaints (nose cold, cough, sore throat or fever above 38°C/100.4°F) must work from home.
- We are in continuous contact with all key suppliers to ensure that they can meet their service delivery commitments to Aegon Asset Management. To date Covid-19 has not led to any service delivery disruptions to AAM.
- We continue to monitor and adhere to World Health Organisation and local guidelines.
* Updated on June 2, 2020
June 11: Coronavirus Update
Letter from our CEO
As the global Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to evolve, I want to personally update you on the approach we are taking at Aegon Asset Management to mitigate its impact for you, our client, and for our business.