An unimpeachable reputation is essential for us as an organisation. We depend on the confidence of consumers and enterprises subject to our supervision: without this confidence, we have no right to exist. In making choices and dealing with dilemmas, we are guided by our core values – ‘diligent and thorough’, ‘autonomous and connective’. These values help us to be the professional, expert, discreet and ethical supervisor that we aim to be.
To ensure its own integrity, the AFM has a compliance function anchored in both its articles of association and in a charter. This falls directly under the chair of the Executive Board and has a direct line to the chair of the Supervisory Board.
The activities of the compliance function involve risk analysis, awareness/training, monitoring and internal enforcement. The Compliance Officer reports annually in the AFM’s annual report.
There are also a number of confidential advisers within the AFM.