This report describes the main results of a study commissioned by the International Management Services Association (VIMS), supported by the Dutch Fiduciary Association (DFA) and carried out by SEO Economic Research. Interviews with stakeholders and a questionnaire among trust offices and extensive desk research are the main pillars of this study. The aim of this inquiry is answering the following questions:
- What services does the Dutch trust industry provide?
- How and to whom are services provided?
- What is the economic impact of the Dutch trust industry on the Dutch economy?
- What is the (competitive) position of the Dutch trust industry in an international perspective?
In order to answer these questions, SEO Economic Research carried out interviews with trust offices, industry organizations, regulators and providers of related professional services. In addition, SEO Economic Research set out a questionnaire among all trust offices in the Netherlands in possession of an ASTO-license and reviewed existing literature.