As a shareholder, Vereniging Aegon represents in a balanced manner the direct and indirect interests of Aegon N.V. and its group companies, insured parties, employees, shareholders and other relations of these companies.
Vereniging Aegon does so by holding Aegon N.V. securities and exercising the associated rights, including the voting rights. Vereniging Aegon's income consists of the revenues from these securities.
In 2007, Vereniging Aegon developed a secondary objective. Pursuant to this objective, Vereniging Aegon has founded the Leyden Academy on Vitality and Ageing and became a partner of International Longevity Centre-Netherlands (see Secondary Objective).
The Vereniging has decided to support a social program of Aegon the Netherlands that focuses on poverty issues as of 2020. The initiative 'Van Schulden naar Kansen' attempts to structurally get families out of a situation of poverty caused by problematic debts by means of improving the financial empowerment of the participants (see Secondary Objective)
Please refer to article 3 of the Articles of Association for the full description of the objective of Vereniging Aegon.