Interview: Dutch regulator on leveraged ETF review

Following clampdown on leveraged ETFs in 2013, Autoriteit Financiële Markten launches second review of sector

kris marx of the afm
Kris Marx, Autoriteit Financiële Markten

The Netherlands is home to a turbo-charged structured products market – and in more ways than one. Exchange turnover is almost exclusively in leveraged products, known as turbos, with €2.3 billion ($2.4 billion) recorded in the second quarter of this year according to data gathered by the European Structured Investments Products Association. In that quarter the market also registered 8,274 new listings of leverage products – almost as much as Italy, Austria and Sweden combined.

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