November 9, 2017 / 6:45 AM / a month ago

Insurer Aegon posts better-than-expected rise in Q3 pretax profit

AMSTERDAM, Nov 9 (Reuters) - Dutch insurer Aegon on Thursday reported a 20 percent rise in third-quarter underlying pretax profit to 556 million euros ($645 million) on fewer claims, higher fee revenues, and lower expenses in the United States, where it does two-thirds of its business.

Analysts polled for Reuters were expecting underlying pretax profit at 491 million euros. ($1 = 0.8618 euros) (Reporting by Toby Sterling; Editing by Amrutha Gayathri)

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