Trend Monitor 2023

The AFM Trend Monitor lists important trends and related risks in the financial sector. The Trend Monitor offers context, detail and explains the links between relevant subjects of supervision. Early identification and understanding of changes in the sector contributes to a risk-driven, forward-looking and preventive approach to supervision, thus fulfilling the AFM’s mission to promote fair and transparent financial markets and contribute to sustainable financial prosperity.

The AFM Trend Monitor 2023 deals with developments in areas such as the macroeconomy, sustainability and digitalisation. Based on these identified trends, we describe the key issues in our supervision and indicate potential solutions where we can. The risk maps for the four areas of the AFM’s supervision show the key risks in each area of supervision. This edition devotes special attention to developments in the gas futures market and the market for sustainable investment.

In close-up: sustainable investors

In conjunction with Trend Monitor the publication ‘In close-up: sustainable investors’ (pdf; 1 MB) was published. A study of the objectives and expectations of sustainable retail investors.

Sustainable investors