We created this article as part of our research process for our European single-family office database. Here, we are investigating the share of Dutch single-family offices that invest in capital markets, either directly or through external asset managers.
Our database of the largest single family offices in the Benelux region is ideal for analyzing the investment companies’ investment strategy. The capital market and financial products are a particularly relevant asset class. Our database contains 12 Dutch single family offices that we know are active in the capital market. This does not mean that only these 30% of family offices in the Netherlands are active, but it is a good indication.
The Netherlands presents a robust and dynamic financial market with a wide range of financial products and investment opportunities in capital markets. The Dutch financial sector is highly developed, featuring some of the world’s largest banks, pension funds, insurance companies, and asset managers. The Dutch equity market is dominated by Euronext Amsterdam where numerous large-cap companies like Royal Dutch Shell, Unilever, ING Group etc. are listed. Also, the debt market in the Netherlands is well-developed with both short-term and long-term debt instruments available for investment. Investing in the Netherlands’ financial products or capital markets can be beneficial due to its stable economy, strong regulatory framework under the Dutch Authority for Financial Markets (AFM), and transparent business environment.
Notable Dutch capital market single-family office investor: Nieuwgeluk
The Dutch family office Nieuwgeluk opts for a broad investment approach with the aim of risk diversification. The company also invests in listed equities and opts for an active management approach. According to its own statement, listed equities are selected from all over the world, with a focus on developed markets. Nieuwgeluk also issues private debt.
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