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Profile of registrant

Vereniging VEB NCVB

Identification number in the register: 92447095540-39
Registration date: 25/03/11 17:38:02

The information on this organisation was last modified on 13/03/14 14:03:35
The date of the last annual update was 13/03/14 14:03:35


Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: Vereniging VEB NCVB
Acronym: VEB
Legal status: Vereniging
Website address: http://www.veb.net

Sections

Section: II - In-house lobbyists and trade/professional associations
and more precisely: Trade, business & professional associations

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mr  Jan Maarten Slagter
Position: Directeur

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Mr  Niels Lemmers
Position: Legal & Public Affairs

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 7 Amaliastraat 
P.O. box: 240
Den Haag 2501 CE
NETHERLANDS
Telephone number: (+31) 703130000
Fax number: (+) 
Other contact information: The Vereniging VEB NCVB is a member of the European federation of Financal Users and Investors as well as teh European federation of shareholders seperately known as EuroFinUse and Euroshareholders.

Adres EuroFinUse:

Rue du Lombard 76
1000 Brussels
Belgium

Guillaume Prache
Managing Director
Phone: +32 2 514 37 77

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: 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
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • national
  • European

Number of persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register

Number of persons: 5
Complementary information: Four staff members of VEB involved:

Director, mr. Jan Maarten Slagter
Vice-Director, Ir. Errol Keyner
Head of Public Affairs, mr. drs. Niels Lemmers
Head of Legal, mr. dr. Paul Coenen
Associate Public Affairs, ms Katja de Gooijer

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

No accredited persons

Activities

Main EU initiatives covered the year before by activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register:


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 sent consultation feedback to relevant consultation documents and draft laws and regulations to national governement as well as European services.

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 was presented at (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 and the board of the Netherlands Financial Services Complaints Tribunal (Kifid). The director of the VEB is a member of ESMA's Market Participants' 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.

Fields of interest for e-mail alerts on consultations and roadmaps;

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • 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

Networking

Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.




VEB is member of EuroFinUse and EuroShareholders.

EuroFinUse aims at representing and defending at the European level the interests of financial services users in order to promote training, research and information on investments, savings, borrowings and Personal Finances of individuals in Europe, by grouping the organisations pursuing the same objectives at a national or international level. It acts by respecting the European principle of subsidiarity. Already about 45 national organizations of investors and other financial services users have joined us, and EuroFinUse already represents about four million European citizens.

Following the worst financial crisis since 1929, EuroFinUse's main objective for 2011 is to restore financial services consumers' confidence. In order to do so, UeroFinUse will focus on four key priorities:

1. A better governance of financial supervision
2. Better transparency, liquidity, integrity, and efficiency of capital markets
3. A better protection of financial services consumers
4. More responsible and more competitive lending


Euroshareholders is the organisation of European shareholders associations. It was founded in 1992 with its General Secretariat in Brussels. At present Euroshareholders gathers 31 national shareholders associations all over Europe.


The organisation's overall task is to represent the interests of individual shareholders in the European Union.

The main objectives of Euroshareholders are:

1. To protect and represent the interests of shareholders and other investors in listed securities
2. To enhance shareholders' value
3. To guarantee equal treatment of all shareholders
4. To support harmonisation at the EU level on appropriate issues
5. To support corporate governance principles at the European level
6. To promote financial education and scientific research on capital market and shareholder value, e.g. in the regulatory area

One of Euroshareholders' activities is also fighting against insider trading, misleading information and other forms of financial criminality. Many of our members bring cases in court in their national jurisdictions despite the lack of collective redress schemes for investors in a majority of EU member countries.

Financial data

Financial year: 01/2013 - 12/2013
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: 250000  € - 300000  €
Amount and source of funding received from the EU institutions in financial year n-1 of registration
Procurement: 0 €
Grants: 0 €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:


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