Dutch pension funds are increasingly investing their assets in foreign investment funds. Whereas their holdings in Dutch investment fund units have been declining for some time, an increasing share of their assets is being allocated to foreign, especially European, investment funds.Read more
Designated States Decree Wft
Published: 01 January 2007
This Decree of the Minister of Finance designates the states in which banks, investment firms and clearing institutions are subject to adequate supervision.
The prohibition for any entity having its registered office outside the EU to operate as a clearing institution from a branch office located in the Netherlands without a licence issued by DNB does not apply to clearing institutions having their registered office in a designated state.
The prohibition to manage a Dutch investment fund or offer units of participation in an investment fund in the Netherlands, or to manage an investment fund or offer units of participation in an investment fund as a Dutch manager of an investment fund does not apply to managers of investment funds having their registered office in a designated state, provided the AFM has been notified of this activity in advance.
De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB) is looking forward to hosting its annual seminar on the deposit guarantee scheme (DGS) with the topic “DGS at a crossroads: let’s look ahead”.Read more
Instruction for de Volksbank for deficient assessment of money laundering and terrorist financing risks
De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB) issued an instruction on de Volksbank N.V (Volksbank) on 12 June 2023 because de Volksbank was gravely deficient in its statutory obligation to identify, analyse and assess its money laundering and terrorist financing risks.Read more
The European Banking Authority (EBA) and the European Central Bank (ECB) have published the results of the European banking stress tests carried out earlier this year. As the Dutch prudential supervisory authority,Read more