Tag Archives: Aegon

How do Customers benchmark what’s good about their DC pension?


For employer’s it’s all been about inter-operability I’m returning to a question that has bothered me since the inception of auto-enrolment over six years ago. To begin with, it was a question for employers and could largely be answered in … Continue reading

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Back in the bubble – how the pension industry feeds itself (but no-one else)


Looking back over the headlines in the trade press, I read a depressing litany of stories about the industry feeding itself. Aegon says it has deep pockets (to compensate financial advisers). It’s chief executive calls its life company (the once … Continue reading

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IGC Class of 2018 – the results are in – this is how your Chair Report stacks up.


    So  here are my ratings for the principal IGC reports that I can find. There may be more reports skulking out there and I’ll be adding them if they get reported to me! As you can see, they … Continue reading

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Aegon almost perfect – says Aegon IGC


Aegon’s IGC has produced a Chair’s Statement which reads like a corporate brochure for the Dutch life insurance company. The most used word in Ian Pittaway’s IGC report is “challenge”, but no challenge emerges. Aegon turn out to be get … Continue reading

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Aegon stung into action by the Bee!


Let your people go! It looks like Aegon has backed down and agreed to treat its customers wishing to transfer to PensionBee, fairly. This report, based on what appears to be a press release from Aegon, suggests that Aegon will … Continue reading

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Trial by twitter’s fine by me!


An IFA withdraws its transfer service complaining it’s the victim of “trial by twitter”. Accountability is something that falls hard on adviser’s shoulders. Because we are in the business of longer term investment, the outcomes of our advice will typically … Continue reading

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Probably the best watched pension video ever


How did a pension company who nobody’s ever heard of create a pension video that’s had 25,000 views in two days? Here’s how; the company’s Pension Bee, the subject “how to transfer your pension away from Aegon” “It’s your money, … Continue reading

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PensionBee stands up to the bullies at Aegon.


Let my people go This story begins with an interview between Adrian Grace, CEO of Aegon and Professional Adviser. Grace tells Laura Miller “The old world doesn’t work anymore. We believe that by agitating the market, there will be more … Continue reading

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Pot follows member (unless we want to keep it where it is).


  In a statement this week on the sluggish service standards of firms administrating our Defined Contribution occupational pension schemes, the PLSA concluded The median transfer time is 11 days, and although some are much longer1, this is principally due … Continue reading

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Full of sound and fury…Aegon’s 2017 IGC


  I hadn’t been aware that IGCs had been submitting their statements to win awards. But the first think I am taught about Aegon’s activities last year is that in 2016 the Aegon UK IGC was awarded the “Best Independent … Continue reading

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