. FLOW TRADERS EXPECTS TO MEET CRR CAPITAL REQUIREMENTS, DIVIDEND POLICY TO REMAIN UNAFFECTED
Amsterdam, The Netherlands - The Dutch Central Bank (DNB) today informed Flow Trades that it intends to complete the formalities that will enable Flow Traders to meet applicable CRR capital requirements. As a result of the completion of these formalities, Flow Traders expects to meet these capital requirements and its dividend policy to remain unaffected.
As set out in our press release on 14 November 2017, DNB required a number of Dutch investment firms to comply with the applicable capital requirements set out in the European Capital Requirements Regulation (CRR). Flow Traders has implemented the requirements applicable to it and expects to comply with these requirements.
Marcel Jongmans, CFO Flow Traders, comments: "We believe that the CRR imposes disproportionately high capital requirements compared to the inherent low risks of our business model. Regardless, our prudent capital approach and strong balance sheet enable Flow Traders to comply with capital requirements that were originally designed for banks. We strongly support more realistic and proportionate requirements. We see that first steps in that direction are being taken, as new requirements specifically for investments firms are currently being drafted and discussed in Europe."
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