At Aegon Asset Management, we are active, engaged and responsible investors. By investing responsibly, we aim to minimize risk and explore new opportunities as we seek to generate value for our clients.

Responsible Investing

Our approach to responsible investing

We integrate ESG factors across our investment platform, lead active ownership activities and provide focused responsible investment (RI) solutions.

ESG Integration

Incorporating ESG factors into the investment process to help mitigate risk potentially and uncover opportunities.

Active Ownership

Addressing ESG issues by actively engaging with issuers and investee companies and exercising shareholder rights.

Solutions

Providing focused responsible investment strategies including exclusions, best-in-class, sustainability-themed and impact investments.

Responsible investment solutions

Beyond ESG integration and active ownership, Aegon AM provides a range of dedicated responsible investment solutions. From client-directed exclusions and positive screening to sustainability-themed strategies and impact investing, our progressive solutions can help clients achieve their financial objectives while emphasizing ESG criteria.

  Exclusions Best-in-class Sustainability-themed Impact investing
Fixed Income Customized solutions High Yield ESG Sustainable Fixed Income
  
Equities Customized solutions   Global Sustainable Equity  
Real Assets  Customized solutions     Affordable Housing Mortgage Loans
Low Income Housing Tax Credit Equity
Workforce Housing Private Equity

Fixed income strategies are managed by Aegon Asset Management US. Equity strategies are managed by Kames Capital. Real asset solutions are provided by Aegon Real Assets US. Reflects capabilities from Aegon Asset Management's investment centers that are available to US investors. Not all products are available to all investors. Certain capabilities may not be open to new investors.

Quick facts

USD 231 billion

AuM in RI Solutions*

30+ years

Responsible investment experience

13

Professionals on the global RI team

As of December 31, 2019. *Assets under management/advisement excludes joint ventures. Responsible investment products and services may vary regionally. Refer to the disclosures for additional information.

Dedicated responsible investment team

A dedicated global Responsible Investment team serves as a company-wide resource for responsible business and investment practices. Team members lend their expertise to ESG integration initiatives, contribute to responsible investment product development projects and lead engagement efforts to promote understanding of ESG issues and improve company performance. Furthermore, the responsible investment specialists serve a central resource for responsible investment education, best practices and research.

Three reasons to invest responsibly

We believe responsible investment practices, such as ESG integration and aligning with sustainability trends, can help improve investment decision-making abilities, identify attractive investment opportunities and ultimately aid in the pursuit of better outcomes.

Improve decision-making Identify opportunities Pursue better outcomes
Integrating ESG factors into the research process can help manage risk and uncover opportunities The secular shift towards sustainable business practices, products and services presents investment opportunities Responsible investment practices may add value and contribute to a more sustainable world over the long term

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Disclosures 

The following Aegon affiliates are collectively referred to herein as Aegon Asset Management: Aegon USA Investment Management, LLC (Aegon AM US), Aegon USA Realty Advisors, LLC (Aegon RA), Kames Capital plc (Kames), and Aegon Investment Management B.V. (Aegon AM NL). Each of these Aegon Asset Management entities is a wholly owned subsidiary of Aegon N.V.

All investments contain risk and may lose value. Responsible investing is qualitative and subjective by nature, and there is no guarantee that the criteria utilized, or judgement exercised, by any company of Aegon Asset Management will reflect the beliefs or values of any one particular investor. Responsible investing norms differ by region. There is no assurance that the responsible investing strategy and techniques employed will be successful. Investors should consult their investment professional prior to making an investment decision.

Aegon Asset Management entities deliver services to, and share resources with, one another pursuant to applicable law as well as both global and local, policies, monitoring, and supervision. Personnel employed by a foreign Aegon Asset Management entity engaged in activity for, or through, a local Aegon Asset Management entity are subject to that local entity's applicable requirements and oversight. This may include the use of delegation arrangements and/or a participating affiliate arrangement (as this term is used by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).