The Autoriteit Financiële Markten is the main watchdog for the financial services sector. It covers all financial services (savings, investment, insurance and loans) with ‘the aim of ensuring the efficient operation of the financial markets’. Which makes one wonder what it was doing in the run up to the 2008 credit crisis. The AFM came into being in March 2002, replacing the old securities board STE. websiteAll typical untranslatable Dutch words and expressions translated in the Dictionairy of Dutchness
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