International Women’s Day takes place on March 8. On this day, women’s rights and equality between men and women are brought into the spotlight. At TKP Investments we find it important that men and women are treated as equals, which is why we’re showing our solidarity with women around the world today.
To facilitate the sharing of knowledge and ideas related to responsible investment, TKP Investments organized a round-table with academic experts and industry specialists on 23 February. This lead to an interesting exchange of ideas related to Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) criteria and the energy transition.
The creation of this position and the appointment of Van Wijk as Head of Responsible Business & Public Affairs reflects the growing importance of social responsibility and responsible investment across the industry, not only for Aegon Asset Management (AAM) but also for its clients and within Aegon Group. As of 1 January, Van Wijk will oversee AAM’s strategy on responsible business, including the integration of environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues across AAM’s investments globally. She reports to Sarah Russell, CEO Aegon Asset Management.
TKP Investments welcomes Rik Verhoeven who as of December 1st became the Head of International New Business. He is responsible for the international growth of the fiduciary service of TKP Investments within the European institutional market. TKP Investments has approximately €28 billion of assets under management, including €11 billion in multi-manager funds with a UCITS status.
Aegon Asset Management proudly presents this following press release on October 25th: This expansion enables us to offer our global investment acumen and expertise to match German wholesale and institutional clients with the best global solutions suited to their needs.
TKP Investments has helped establish indicators for measuring the contribution of investors to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations, the so-called SDG impact. These indicators are presented in the guidance document ‘SDG impact indicators. A guide for investors and companies’. The ultimate goal is a substantial increase in investments and loans that make a measurable contribution to the SDGs.
The Investment Solutions Center – Aegon Asset Management’s knowledge hub – published an article about Dutch mortgage loan investments.
On May 8 2017, Roelie van Wijk-Russchen, CEO of TKP Investments, was appointed Chair of the Investment Leaders Group (ILG) of the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL). The institute aims to promote sustainable investment in the international asset management sector. The ILG indicated that Van Wijk was chosen ‘because of her strong sustainable conviction and her capacity to fulfil a switch function between asset owners and asset managers’.
Anne Laning, chief financial & operating officer at TKP Investments, will participate as advisor in the new Pension Plans Advisory Panel of the EFRAG – the European Financial Reporting Group. The EFRAG issues advice to the European Commission concerning international guidelines for financial reporting. The Pension Plan Advisory Panel will provide advice to the EFRAG within the context of a study into a better alignment of the IAS 19 guideline ‘Employee Benefits’ with hybrid pension schemes.
Institutional Investor presented the Alternative Peer-to-Peer Benelux Awards for Investments in Alternatives and Real Assets at the Pan-European & Benelux Summit, in Noordwijk on 18 May 2016.
The awards were presented by Alternative Investments Institute Directors Antje Meyer and Harvey Shapiro, Senior Advisor at Institutional Investor. They recognise asset owners whose innovative approaches and prudent thinking have made a material difference to their institutions. The winners of these awards were voted for by their peers, following nominations from investors, consultants and asset managers for the leading candidates in each category.
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