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Aegon to sponsor Dutch footie giants Ajax

Aegon has unveiled a sponsorship deal with Dutch football team Ajax starting from next season.

Under the agreement, Aegon will pay Ajax between EUR10m-12m a year dependent on performance and the insurer’s logo will be emblazoned on the team’s strip.

Aegon board member Johan van der Werf says he sees similarities between the insurer and the team, in that they are both Amsterdam-based but recognised more widely.

He says: “Aegon and Ajax have strong ambitions and share a similar outlook. We both want to be the best at what we do.”

The sponsorship deal is expected to run for seven years.


Swiss Re confirms Resolution interest

A potential bidding war for fund management firm Resolution has become all the more likely today after Swiss Re confirmed it is in discussions with Standard Life over acquiring certain closed-books of life business from the firm.

Lancaster joins Gulf

Norwich Union UK income opportunities manager Ian Lancaster has quit to join Bahrain-based Gulf Finance House Asset Management.Lancaster, who brought the fund to Norwich Union with him from Moneyguru in May 2006, will join forces with former Skandia chief investment officer Alan Durrant and take on the role of international equities director.He will help oversee […]

In with the new

David Baker, legal director at Sipp and wrap consultant Wealthtime, says that it pays to treat life companies’ new business figures with caution


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