On 7 April 2016, the Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets (Autoriteit Financiële Markten, the AFM) published its annual report for 2015. In its annual report, the AFM emphasises that its broad supervisory approach, with a mix of supervisory activities, has paid off in 2015. According to the AFM, they have taken important steps in solving issues in the sectors falling under their responsibility. For example, financial products are clearer and simpler, the quality of the advice given by, and the competency of, financial advisors has improved and the follow-up issues relating to unit-linked insurances have been supervised.

The AFM’s annual report for 2015 sets out, amongst other things:

  • the results that have been achieved in 2015;
  • in which areas of the financial sector the AFM believes that there is room and/or a need for (further) improvement;
  • the formal and informal enforcement measures the AFM has taken in 2015; and
  • the AFM’s priorities for 2016.

View the AFM’s annual report for 2015 (Dutch only), 7 April 2016.

View a summary of the AFM’s annual report for 2015 (Dutch only), 7 April 2016.