Globalisation and developments at financial institutions have led to a period of exciting and dramatic change in the financial sector that was unimaginable only a few years ago, as financial centres around the globe attempt to gain an increased share of the world's economy. Although the Netherlands has traditionally enjoyed a great deal of success in this field, there is a growing awareness that maintaining a high quality, competitive financial sector that can also grow requires new tools, methods and solutions.
The Holland Financial Centre foundation is a public/private initiative set up by organisations from throughout the financial sector. They include banks, insurers, trading firms, pension funds, asset managers, audit firms, law firms, the government, and regulators. For a full list of the organisations that are associated with the foundation, go to the web page Participants.
As a joint venture, the purpose of the Holland Financial Centre is to strengthen the Dutch financial sector. More information about the foundation’s purpose and procedures can be found at the web page Mission.