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  1. November 29, 2013

    New Paif poised for launch

    Kames Capital, the fund manager owned by Dutch insurer Aegon, plans to launch a Property Authorised Investment Fund aimed at...

  2. August 20, 2013

    Banks and insurers lead Europe’s retreat

    Banks and insurers found themselves at the foot of pan-European equity indices on fears their exposure to falling debt and...

  1. July 11, 2013

    Heineken boosted by Finnish drinks deal

    Deal news boosted Heineken, with investors welcoming a move by the world’s third-biggest brewer to offload its Finnish...

  2. June 19, 2013

    Nokia jumps on Chinese bid talk

    Merger speculation in the telecommunications sector intensified with talk of bid interest from China for Finnish mobile...

  3. May 30, 2013

    Chip stocks help lift European indices

    European semiconductor stocks were boosted on Thursday after a positive outlook on the sector from analysts at JPMorgan....

  4. May 8, 2013

    Commerzbank falls despite Dax gains

    Commerzbank fell sharply against a European market that continued to rally towards a five-year high, following a series of...

  5. February 15, 2013

    Aegon dilutes shares over Solvency II rules

    Dutch insurance group Aegon will eliminate the preferred shares owned by its main shareholder Vereniging Aegon, exchanging...

  6. January 22, 2013

    Aegon head warns over guaranteed returns

    The head of Aegon has issued one of the starkest warnings yet of the threats to the life assurance industry posed by the...

  7. November 8, 2012

    Aegon offers rare Dutch bright spot

    Shares in Aegon jumped 4 per cent after the Dutch insurance group announced earnings and profits rose solidly in the third...

  8. November 8, 2012

    German industrials get earnings boost

    European equities inched lower as post-US election jitters and mixed earnings from a number of key industrial stocks left...

  9. November 2, 2012

    New reality dawns for pension savers

    Pension savers are to be given lower, more realistic forecasts of the potential returns provided by their investments in a...

  10. October 10, 2012

    Tom hits 1m options contracts in 10 months

    The Order Machine (Tom), the start-up Dutch platform backed by banks and traders, has reached its first million traded...

  11. August 10, 2012

    Aegon and Danske Bank lead risers

    Corporate earnings were behind the biggest moves across Europe amid thin trading this week as traders began to peel off for...

  12. June 19, 2012

    Insurance products too complex, says Aegon

    The head of one of the world’s biggest life assurers has admitted his industry suffers from a credibility problem because it...

  13. May 31, 2012

    European insurers rethink US strategy

    They entered the US to offer savings and investment products to the millions of baby boomers approaching retirement....

  14. May 10, 2012

    Cost cutting helps Aegon boost profits

    Shares in Dutch insurer Aegon jumped more than 5 per cent after the company reported its net profits improved sharply in the...

  15. March 30, 2012

    It can make sense to be a dividend bore

    I’m sure there’s a special place in heaven (or hell) for dividend bores. These careful investors take every opportunity to...

  16. February 27, 2012

    Insurers weigh benefits of HQ switch

    The looming introduction of Europe’s biggest ever shake-up of insurance regulations has moved up the agenda the issue of...

  17. February 24, 2012

    Pension providers slow to offer flexible drawdown

    Pension investors seeking more control over how they use their funds are having to transfer out of existing plans, because...

  18. February 24, 2012

    Pension top-up benefits under threat

    Nearly two million savers could be prevented from topping up their current investments – and forced to buy inferior new...

  19. February 17, 2012

    Aegon agrees life expectancy swap deal

    Aegon and Deutsche Bank have agreed a life expectancy swap deal that highlights the growing use of capital markets to hedge...

  20. February 1, 2012

    Dutch left parties call for bank bonus ban

    The Dutch Labour and Socialist parties have called for a complete ban on bonuses in the Netherlands’ banking and insurance...

  21. January 31, 2012

    European shares end the month on a high

    Solid gains for insurers ensured the FTSE Eurofirst 300 enjoyed its best January performance since 1998. The FTSE Eurofirst...

  22. January 23, 2012

    Charges cut pension income by a third

    Steep charges are continuing to wipe tens of thousands of pounds from the value of individual pension funds, cutting income...

  23. November 10, 2011

    Aegon surprises with €60m profit

    Dutch insurer Aegon reported third-quarter net profits of €60m, down 91 per cent year on year, after taking a heavy...

  24. November 6, 2011

    UK fund sales hit by global woes

    UK fund sales plunged in the third quarter as global economic instability made investors wary. M&G topped the sales rankings...

  25. November 3, 2011

    Pensions penalty for job switchers

    Hundreds of thousands of workers face steep increases in their pension charges when they change jobs, as scheme providers...

  26. October 12, 2011

    Greek banks rebound on Athens debt plans

    Greek banks bounced back strongly on Wednesday after tumbling earlier in the week, as wider European equities were buoyed by...

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    October 10, 2011

    India's Religare: navigating the storms

    embed1 Religare Enterprises, the Indian financial services group, sees the global market turmoil as a potential opportunity...

  28. September 22, 2011

    Resource stocks and banks drive Europe to two-year low

    The FTSE Eurofirst 300 tumbled to a 26-month low on Thursday as financial and resources sectors were hit heavily after a...

  29. August 16, 2011

    Cinven agrees to buy Guardian for £275m

    Cinven has agreed to buy Guardian life insurance in a £275m ($453m) deal aimed at stimulating a string of takeovers in the...

  30. August 11, 2011

    Aegon hit by weak US dollar

    Dutch insurer Aegon, owner of the Transamerica insurance business in the US, announced underlying earnings before taxes...

  31. August 7, 2011

    Cinven in talks to buy Guardian life insurance

    Cinven is in exclusive negotiations to buy Guardian life insurance, in the first of an expected string of deals by the UK...

  32. July 28, 2011

    BSkyB directors back James Murdoch

    James Murdoch has won unanimous support from the British Sky Broadcasting board to remain as chairman, but at least two...

  33. July 17, 2011

    Japanese exchanges

    Even by the leisurely standards of Japan, the proposed merger between the Tokyo Stock Exchange and the Osaka Securities...

  34. July 15, 2011

    Does your fund hold News Corp or BSkyB?

    Many UK private investors have been affected by the phone-hacking scandal surrounding News Corp, as a number of high-profile...

  35. July 4, 2011

    One in 10 European insurers fails test

    One in 10 European insurance companies failed to cope with a series of damaging financial market and economic shocks under...

  36. June 29, 2011

    European insurers see sharp rise in debt protection cost

    Leading European insurers Aegon, Axa and Generali are coming under pressure in credit derivatives markets alongside banks...

  37. June 20, 2011

    Bourses slide as Athens awaits bail-out news

    Sovereign debt issues continued to dominate European equity markets as the question of when Greece will be awarded a second...

  38. June 15, 2011

    Aegon to repay €750m to Dutch state

    Aegon will sell its Transamerica Reinsurance arm to French reinsurer Scor, but the deal is not expected to close until...

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