Inclusion & Diversity

Aegon AM is committed to embracing diversity and inclusion, acknowledging, understanding and appreciating the differences between individuals, and developing a workplace culture that enhances their value.

 

An inclusive and diverse culture enables us to be more effective in developing our people, serving our clients and strengthening our communities.

We are committed to a work environment that embraces employee individuality. By nurturing this environment, our people feel valued for their authentic selves and we are better positioned to consistently deliver the performance, service and solutions our clients seek.

Our actions

Global Steering Committee

Our Inclusion & Diversity steering committee develops and implements a global, and locally viable, strategy primarily informed from the ideas of employees.

 

Recruiting

Our recruitment focuses on increasing the diversity of qualified candidates for both current and future vacancies. We encourage high school and university students to consider careers in financial sponsorship of organizations dedicated to widening the talent pool. Targeted diversity recruitment goals for all levels and functions of our business help ensure our recruitment efforts support our diversity ambitions. These include, but are not limited to, requiring hiring agencies to provide an equal gender split of candidates, requiring a short-list of at least two diverse candidates, and creating interview panels that reflect the organization’s diversity in the selection process. 

 

Training

We develop training programs for our people to support their personal development and understanding of the importance of inclusion and diversity in a professional environment. Unconscious Bias training is a recent example, encouraging our people to strengthen their self-awareness in avoiding biases, build on our sense of belonging and encourage inclusivity.

 

Creating a broader pool of candidates

We recognize the asset management industry does not have a reputation for diversity and we are committed to helping change that dynamic. We encourage high school and university students to consider careers in finance via sponsorship of organizations dedicated to widening the talent pool. In this way we hope to remove engrained barriers for female and racially diverse students, and we plan to be there for every step of their educational journey.

 

Vendor Due Diligence

Aegon AM has extended our expected inclusion and diversity standard to our vendors by including these within our due diligence reviews.

 

Working Groups & Employee Resource Groups

Aegon AM has an abundance of working groups and employee resource groups aimed at supporting inclusion and diversity. Working groups include, but are not limited to, Recruitment and Early Years career progression, LGBTQ+, Workplace Returners, Smart Working, Disability, Gender and Ethnicity among others. These working groups and employee resource groups are formed from a cross-section of interested employees across the organization and feed ideas into our global inclusion and diversity group. 

 

Our Commitment to a Gender Target

On a global level, Aegon Asset Management has set a goal of 30% female incumbency in senior leadership All of our global Boards currently have a minimum of 25% women.

What’s happening now?

Discover more about our Global Inclusion and Diversity initiatives.

AAI Employability
ALBA Alliance
Diversity Project UK
Future Asset
The Glasshammer
InvestHER
Invest in Girls
Pride Edinburgh / Essex
Social Mobility Foundation
Toigo Foundation
Women in Business
Women Investment Professionals (Chicago)
Work Experience