Aegon has launched a longevity and retirement centre, aiming to help people take greater responsibility for their long-term financial security.
Marc van Weede, Aegon’s global head of strategy and sustainability and executive sponsor of the Aegon Centre for Longevity and Retirement, said the facility will be a collaboration with experts from the provider’s businesses in Europe, the Americas and Asia, as well as third-parties.
Aegon’s centre will be teaming up with the Leyden Academy for Vitality and Ageing and the Global Coalition on Aging.
Areas of research include demographic change and retirement, in order to strengthen its research and identify new uses for its data. Going forward, the centre will be a “focal point” for Aegon’s research on people’s attitudes toward aging and retirement, and will publish the firm’s annual global retirement study, along with calculating the Retirement Readiness Index.
The centre will be based in The Hague in the Netherlands and collaborate with the Transamerica Institute, which has been conducting research on retirement, health and ageing in the US for more than a decade.
Mr van Weede said: “Since 2012, Aegon has been publishing studies and offering insights on the retirement preparedness of individuals and families around the world. Today, we are pleased to announce the launch of Aegon Center for Longevity and Retirement to expand our efforts and reach a broader audience on this important topic of global concern.”
Catherine Collinson, executive director of the centre, added: “At the Aegon Center for Longevity and Retirement, we are passionate about conducting research, educating the public, and informing a global dialogue on aging, longevity, and retirement security.”