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Vereniging van Effectenbezitters

Identification number in the register: 92447095540-39
Registration date: 25/03/2011 17:38:02

The information on this entity was last modified on: 12/09/2016 11:08:57
The date of the last annual update was: 07/04/2016 17:17:14
Next update due latest on: 07/04/2017

    Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Vereniging van Effectenbezitters



    Section of registration

II - In-house lobbyists and trade/business/professional associations

Trade and business associations

    Contact details

Amaliastraat, 7
P.O. box: 240
Den Haag 2501 CE


    Person with legal responsibility

Mr  Paul Koster


    Person in charge of EU relations

Mr  Niels Lemmers

Legal & Public Affairs Manager

    Goals / remit

The Dutch Investors’ Association (VEB) has been an independent organisation since 1924. The VEB is an active organisation with a broad-based membership which defends the interests of the (individual) investor in the public debate, but also in connection with financial product providers, listed companies and supervising authorities. The VEB also is the most important source of independent information about investments in the Netherlands.

The VEB unites Dutch investors with the objective of achieving an optimum return by representing their interests, combining strengths, providing and exchanging information and promoting honest and efficient financial markets

  • European
  • national

    Specific activities covered by the Register

MiFID II (Level 2)
Green Paper CMU
Prospectus Directive
Shareholders' Rights Directive
PRIIPS Regulation
AIFM Directive
UCITS Directive
Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR)
ICS Directive
Insurance Mediation Directive II
Transparency Directive
Market Abuse Directive/Regulation
Audit Reform
Corporate Governance
Accouting Directive



IPISC CWG of ESMA (Niels Lemmers)

Financial Services User Group (E02594)



VEB regularly delivers opinions about issues concerning the position of shareholders and investors, carries out research and arranges for proxy representation of members at the various national annual general meetings of listed companies in The Netherlands and across Europe.

VEB always gives feedback to relevant consultations organised by national governments as well as the European Commission and comments on their draft laws and regulations.

VEB also provides feedback on the proposals of national and European regulators concerning regulatory rules regarding financial markets, trading, investment firms and investor & consumer protection.

VEB has been represented at various (round table) conferences organised by the Dutch Ministery of Justice, the Dutch Ministery of Finance, the European Commission or European Parliament, the European Securities and Market Authority (ESMA) and the Dutch Authority of the Financial Markets (AFM). The VEB is also represented in AFM's Capital Markets Commission and AFM's Advisory Panel. The Legal and Public Affairs Manager is a member of the Investor Protection and Intermediaries Consultative Working Group of ESMA and the Consumer and Investor advisorypanel of the AFM.

    Number of persons involved in the activities described in the box above

75%: 2   50%: 1   25%: 3



Six staff members of VEB involved:

Director, Paul Koster
Vice-Director, Ir. Errol Keyner
Head of Public Affairs, mr. drs. Niels Lemmers
Head of Legal, mr. dr. Paul Coenen
Public Affairs Advisor, drs. Sibe de Bok
Associate Public Affairs, ms Katja de Gooijer

    Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

First name Surname Start Date End Date
Sibe DE BOK 13/09/2016 08/09/2017
Niels LEMMERS 13/09/2016 08/09/2017

    Fields of interest

  • Competition
  • Consumer Affairs
  • Economic and Financial Affairs
  • Enterprise
  • Foreign and Security Policy and Defence
  • Home Affairs
  • Information Society
  • Internal Market
  • Justice and Fundamental Rights
  • Taxation

    Membership and affiliation

VEB is a member of European Investors' Association

    Financial data

01/2015  -  12/2015

200,000 € - 299,999 €

No funding received from the EU institutions during the last closed financial year.

    Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.

The organisation has also declared to be bound to the following other Code:
Handvest Beroepsvereniging voor Public Affairs - Netherlands