Aegon reports increase in active engagement

Aegon Asset Management has reported a large increase in its active ownership for 2019.

The Aegon Asset Management Responsible Investment Report for 2019 shows the company conducted 564 company engagements last year, up from 360 the previous year. The report also shows that the firm voted on 2,321 meetings globally, a 69% increase from 2018. The company says the increase comes after the launch of new ESG strategies and greater ESG integration in its credit research.