Amsterdam, 5 March 2020With the arrival of Guido van den Brande and Peter Toutenhoofd,  the Corporate & Institutional Banking team of BNP Paribas the Netherlands has been further strengthened. Guido van den Brande will become Co-Head Corporate Client Group the Netherlands on the first of April and Peter Toutenhoofd started as Head of Advisory the Netherlands on February the first.

Geert Lippens, CEO BNP Paribas the Netherlands: “Guido and Peter bring a lot of experience, a large network and will strengthen our offering as a major European player with a global platform. This will enable BNP Paribas to serve our clients on increasingly complex issues. In Europe, we have a leading position as a Corporate & Institutional Bank. We now want to actively expand this position. In addition to traditional Corporate Banking, where we are very strong in areas such as Financing, Trade Finance and Cash Management, our objective is to work more often with our clients on the strategic issues surrounding their business. I am looking forward to working with Guido and Peter to take advantage of the growth opportunities that the Dutch market offers.”

Guido van den Brande previously worked as Head of Corporate Clients RBS and in recent years as Managing Director Head of Coverage at HSBC. Peter Toutenhoofd comes over from Rabobank where he was Managing Director within the M&A team for the past 6 years. Both have over 25 years of Investment Banking and Corporate Finance experience.

Peter Toutenhoofd, Head of Advisory Nederland:“BNP Paribas occupies a special position in the Dutch market, with its Dutch roots dating back to 1863. Unlocking BNP Paribas’ global knowledge, expertise and opportunities for our Dutch clients is a challenge that I am happy to take up.”

Guido will lead the Corporate Client Group together with Matijn van Went as Co-Head. Matijn will focus specifically on Flow Banking, while Guido will focus on Strategic Dialogue.

Guido van den Brande, Co-Head Corporate Client Group Nederland: “I am happy to seize the opportunity with Matijn and our clients to realise the specific solutions for the complex assignments our clients are facing. With BNP Paribas’s strength, ambition and quality, we are well positioned to find those solutions and expand our market share in the Netherlands.”

Peter Toutenhoofd             Guido van den Brande



BNP Paribas appoints Geert Lippens as CEO & Country Head for The Netherlands, based in Amsterdam. Geert will oversee all Dutch Group entities of BNP Paribas The Netherlands, among which Corporate & Institutional Banking, Asset Management, Arval (car leasing), Leasing Solutions, Personal Finance (consumer credit), Factor (factoring), Cardif (insurances) and Real Estate (real estate advisory). On top of his Country Head role, Geert will be heading the BNP Paribas Corporate & Institutional Banking team. Geert succeeds Daniel Thielemans, who held the position of CEO & Country Head for the Netherlands since 2016.

Geert has over 25 years banking experience in Corporate & Institutional Banking. Over the past few years Geert held the position of Head Leveraged Debt Platform and Energy, Resources & Infrastructure Finance EMEA at BNP Paribas in Paris.  Previously he worked in various management roles internationally within BNP Paribas and Fortis.

Yannick Jung, Head of Global Banking EMEA: “With a presence in the Netherlands for 150 years, BNP Paribas has a long standing commitment to the Dutch market, which is of strategic importance to us. We are determined to further support the Dutch corporate and institutional clients in their local and international activities. We are delighted to appoint Geert. His experience working in various positions in Corporate and Institutional Banking across multiple continents will be a fantastic asset to our clients and for accelerating our local development. I would like to thank Daniel for his contribution to BNP Paribas and I wish him all the best in his future endeavours.””

Geert Lippens : ‘I am looking forward to guide our Dutch clients in their international growth and to further develop the solid and diverse activity platform of the Bank in The Netherlands. The Dutch team is strong and I am confident that we will be able to continue our growth in the coming years.’


BNP Paribas Securities Services, a leading global custodian with USD 9 trillion in assets under custody, has been appointed by ACTIAM as its service provider for middle and back office asset management operations, fund and investment accounting and reporting services.

ACTIAM, a leading Dutch asset management firm, has EUR 56 billion in assets under management and focuses on responsible investing.

The mandate underlines the strong commitment of BNP Paribas Securities Services to the Netherlands and will enable the bank to build on its existing capabilities in the country.

As part of the mandate, which is subject to closing conditions, ACTIAM’s operational team will join BNP Paribas Securities Services in the Netherlands. Following closing, the bank will benefit from the team’s expertise and knowledge of ACTIAM while the ACTIAM operations team will become part of a specialist asset servicing provider with access to the latest technologies and an extensive network covering 27 countries.

BNP Paribas Securities Services was selected for its international reach and track record as a leading multi-asset service provider as well as its long-term focus and strong solvability ratios.

Robert van Kerkhoff, head of BNP Paribas Securities Services in the Netherlands, said: “We are delighted to partner with ACTIAM, a leading asset manager in the Netherlands. This is an important move to accelerate our development in the country. By combining the high quality platform of ACTIAM with our global capacity, we believe we can bring a new approach to servicing the local institutional market.”

Hans van Houwelingen, CEO of ACTIAM, said: “In this fast changing world, we decided to partner with a long-term asset servicing provider for middle and back office asset management operations, fund and investment accounting and reporting services. By partnering with BNP Paribas Securities Services, we will be able to focus on our core business of responsible investing and on servicing our customers. Besides that, we can accelerate our international ambitions.”

When someone becomes unemployed or incapacitated, the income drops considerably. This may result in not being able to pay the fixed housing costs anymore.

Despite all the positive messages unemployment continues to rise. In case of a job loss a net income of €2,000 decreases to €1,400. Moreover, the number of people on benefits because of disability in the Netherlands is higher than 800,000. During disability an income could fall from €2,000 to €1,500. Home owners often get into difficulties because of this loss of income.

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