In 2018, we once again achieved fine results, for and in close collaboration with our clients. For us, this year was focused on growth, while maintaining personal attention to the client.
Growth as an expression of confidence and appreciation
We consider the fact that the assets we managed once again grew to be an expression of appreciation and confidence. For example, in 2017 we welcomed our third charitable client. Stap and Cappital – for which we are an outsourcing partner – are also doing very well. Stap, the first general pension fund in the Netherlands, has had a highly successful first year. We have also taken our first steps on the European market, which offers outstanding opportunities for our investment funds. Our first lifecycle client in Spain is a great milestone in that respect.
New solutions for a sustainable portfolio
Socially responsible investment continued to be high on the agenda this year. As an asset manager, we have a responsibility for the future of the generations after us. Our Long-Term Investment fund is the newest addition for setting up a sustainable portfolio for our clients. The fund got off to an outstanding start with 600 million euro, and the first results are also promising.
Investments can make the difference
A current topic in sustainable and responsible investing is measurement of the so-called SDG impact, the contribution of investors to the United Nations sustainability goals. We are studying how we can implement this for our clients together with the DNB and other partners, and with the Investment Leaders Group of the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership. The first findings were published in 2017.
Collaboration for the best results
We consider sharing and using knowledge and expertise to be a great asset. With the international Investment Leaders Group and the Pension Federation, but also with Aegon Asset Management (AAM), and of course with our clients. In 2017, we launched the Investment Solutions Center, in which we do research on strategic investment issues, with AAM. We organized a very well received topical meeting on Risk Management for our clients.
Personal attention first
Everything we do, we do for our clients. To offer the best service and to achieve the best results with their assets. We are therefore proud of the good client satisfaction figures and the outstanding absolute and relative returns that our funds achieved this year. Our employees are ready to put the wishes of our clients into practice with commitment and enthusiasm every day. We have every confidence that they will be able to make the difference in 2019 too.
Download our annual report
Download the following reports below:
- Aegon Investment Management semi-annual report 2019
- TKP Investments annual report 2018 / TKP Investments semi-annual report 2018
- Citibank annual report 2018
- TKP Investments annual report 2017 / TKP Investments semi-annual report 2017
- Citibank annual report 2017
- TKP Investments annual report 2016
- Aegon Custody annual report 2016 (in Dutch)
- Citibank annual report 2016
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