NL: Amsterdam Investor Forum 2014

The Amsterdam Investor Forum 2014 – Wednesday 12 February 2014 – Organized by ABN AMRO Clearing (

ABN AMRO hosted and organized the third Amsterdam Investor Forum at the ABN AMRO’s head office in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The event focused on the opportunities and challenges currently facing the alternative investment industry. It also provided a strategic meeting place for institutional investors and (alternative) investment managers. VBK+CO attended the event and enjoyed the high caliber of speakers and panelists.

Highlights of the Event:

Panel discussion I

Seed Investors: A short introduction….what are they looking for nowadays?


Switzerland: Media conference SFAMA – 5 Years after financial crisis

On 23 October 2013 the Swiss Fund & Asset Management Association (“SFAMA”) held an interesting media conference titled: Alternative Investments – 5 Years On From The Financial Crisis.


The 2008 financial crisis fundamentally changed the hedge fund and private equity business, or private markets activities for short, confronting the market with new business models, risk premiums, return expectations, investment processes, and discerning client behaviour. Coupled with this, there are additional challenges stemming from the field of regulation.


CH: VBK+CO will be speaker at annual meeting TTN

VBK+CO will be speaking at annual general meeting of TTN (“Transnational Taxation Network”) on 21 September 2012, to be held in Hotel de la Paix, Geneva, Switzerland.

The VBK+CO presentation will be on the much discussed topic: “Investment funds – Duties of the Board of Directors”. We will focus on organisation of investment funds and recent (legal) cases. Then we will take our experience and in combination with guidance from recent legal cases outline a list of requirements which we think are required in the current investment fund framework.

We will post a summary of the presentation on our VBK Blog after the meeting. If you are interested to receive more information or discuss the topic in more detail, please don’t hesitate to contact your account manager(s). Alternatively you can use our general e-mail address or contact us via Twitter or Facebook.

About TTN ( )

TTN is a multi-disciplinary association of tax, accounting and trust practitioners who have practical interest in international tax on a corporate and personal basis.

The objects of the association are to provide and share information and contacts between members in various international jurisdictions.

Meetings are organized at different international locations, providing opportunities for members to discuss matters of international tax. The meetings are part of the association’s educational support program, which also includes an active internet community and the issuance of newsletters.


Switzerland: Is Switzerland still attractive?

Mr. Thierry Boitelle of Bonnard Lawson gave a very interesting presentation at the annual general meeting of TTN (“Transnational Taxation Network”) on 21 September 2012, held in Hotel de la Paix, Geneva, Switzerland.