On 13 May 2024, the Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets (Autoriteit Financiële Markten, AFM) published its first MiCAR newsletter. The newsletter sets out insights from the pre-scan procedures the AFM offers to potential Crypto-Assets Service Providers (CASPs) under the Regulation on markets in crypto-assets (MiCAR).

In February 2024

On 7 November 2023, the Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets (Autoriteit Financiële Markten, the AFM) published its ‘Trend Monitor 2024’ report highlighting key trends that will shape the financial landscape in the coming year. The AFM notes that 2024’s financial landscape will be shaped by geopolitical developments, including the

On 2 November 2023, the Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets (Autoriteit Financiële Markten, the AFM) published a position paper on improving the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2019/2088, the SFDR). The AFM proposes these improvements in the light of the European Commission’s current consultation on a review of the

On 31 October 2023, the Dutch Central Bank (De Nederlandsche Bank, DNB) published a news update on the readiness of market parties under its supervision for the applicability of the Digital Operational Resilience Act (Regulation (EU) 2022/2554, DORA).

DORA entered into force on 17 January 2023 and will be applicable as

On 24 October 2023, the Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets (Autoriteit Financiële Markten, the AFM) published an update on the implementation of the Markets in Crypto-Assets Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2023/114, MiCA).  The AFM refers to the recent statement of the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA). In this

On 16 October 2023, the Dutch Central Bank (De Nederlandsche Bank, DNB) published for comment a draft Q&A on supervisory boards at payment institutions and electronic money institutions (EMIs). The draft Q&A provides firms with guidance on the circumstances DNB requires a supervisory board at a payment institution or EMI.

On 10 October 2023, the Dutch Central Bank (De Nederlandsche Bank, DNB) published a news item on its website clarifying the calculation of the so-called K-COH and K-DTF under the Investment Firms Regulation (IFR). The news item is published in response to the European Banking Authority’s Q&A regarding the calculation

On 4 October 2023, the Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets (Autoriteit Financiële Markten, the AFM) published a Guideline on Sustainability Claims (the Guideline). A draft version of the Guideline was published for public consultation earlier this year. Please find an overview of the draft version of the Guideline in our

On 18 September 2023, the Dutch Central Bank (De Nederlandsche Bank, DNB) launched a public consultation on the draft ‘Good Practices Intra-Group Relationships’ applicable to e-money institutions and payment institutions. The consultation is open until 17 November 2023.

According to DNB, intra-group financial relationships, arrangements and positions between e-money institutions and

On 1 August 2023, the Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets (Autoriteit Financiële Markten, the AFM) published an exploratory study into the sustainability risk management of Dutch alternative investment fund managers (AIFMs).

The study was conducted due to changes made to the UCITS Directive (Directive 2009/65/EC) and the AIFMD Delegated Regulation