Contact PersonMiranda Beacham
Senior Responsible Investment Manager
DescriptionAegon Asset Management – Investing Beyond Borders We are active global investors. Our 380 investment professionals manage and advise on assets of USD 408 billion (as of June 30, 2020). We organize our capabilities around four global investment platforms where we have deep asset-class expertise: Fixed Income, Real Assets, Equities, and Multi-Asset & Solutions. We serve a global client-base of pension plans, public funds, insurance companies, banks, wealth managers, family offices and foundations. ApproachAs a significant investor in the equity and debt of many companies we are well-placed to actively promote best-practice in environmental, social and governance (ESG) matters. We believe that our commitment to ESG integration brings three principal benefits for our clients: 1. Deepens our understanding - Our focus on ESG helps us to quantify risks and opportunities. 2. Strengthens our conviction - Aegon is an active investment manager with a fundamental, research-driven approach. Our ESG analysis supports the management of concentrated, high-conviction portfolios. 3. Promotes a long-term focus - Evidence shows that companies which rank among the leaders in governance and sustainability are more likely to outperform over the long term. Integrating ESG factors in our research helps us to avoid short-term distractions and stay focused on the long-term prospects for companies and sectors. We launched our first ethical equity fund in 1989. Over the past 30 years we have broadened our capabilities to include ethical corporate bond and cautious managed funds. In 2016 we further expanded our range with the launch of a global sustainable equity fund. Today we are distinctive among providers in offering such a broad suite of ethical and sustainable investment funds.