Ageas is a life and nonlife insurance company that derives most of its income from life and savings, mostly from Belgium and is headquartered in Brussels. Ageas is essentially the result of the failed bid for ABN Amro by Banco Santander; Fortis; Royal Bank of Scotland. The capital requirements placed on these banks as a result of the acquisition combined with severe write-downs on its collateralised debt obligations in the case of Fortis left the business requiring capital. Understandably, a less successful capital raising that took place place the GLOBAL financial crisis wans’t enough and the bank, Fortis, had to be sold and nationalised. What remained was Fortis Insurance, which in 2010 was renamed to Ageas.