Speech by Ronald Gerritse at the ICLN conference

On 8 December, Ronald Gerritse, Chairman of the Board of the Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets, attended the annual International Criminal Law Network (ICLN) conference as keynote speaker. The subject of the conference was the prevention of international fraud and corruption: the consequences, challenges and opportunities for commercial enterprises.

Ronald Gerritse discussed four subjects in his speech:

  1. The consequences of financial fraud for the operation of the financial markets.
  2. The role of the AFM's integrity supervision in countering fraud.
  3. The relationship between enforcement of administrative law and criminal law.
  4. The consequences of integrity supervision for the financial markets.



The AFM promotes fairness and transparency within financial markets. We are the independent supervisory authority for the savings, lending, investment and insurance markets. The AFM promotes the conscientious provision of financial services to consumers and supervises the honest and efficient operation of the capital markets. Our aim is to improve consumers’ and the business sector’s confidence in the financial markets, both in the Netherlands and abroad. In performing this task the AFM contributes to the prosperity and economic reputation of the Netherlands.

The AFM is committed to promoting fair and transparent financial markets.

As an independent market conduct authority, we contribute to a sustainable financial system and prosperity in the Netherlands.

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