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    • New KBC Securities CEO
      15 Jul 2016

      Following approval by the National Bank of Belgium, the Executive Committee of KBC Group NV has nominated Bartel Puelinckx as an executive director of KBC Securities NV. He succeeds current KBC Securities NV CEO, Koen Hoffman, who left KBC group on 1 July to take up a new challenge elsewhere.

      Bartel Puelinckx will become an executive director of KBC Securities' Executive Committee on 1 September 2016, when he will also take up the position of CEO.

      After graduating in applied economics from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KU Leuven) and obtaining a law degree from the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Bartel started his career in trade finance at Kredietbank (Belgium) in 1992. In 2002, he was appointed group-wide relationship manager for major multinational business clients. From 2006 to 2010, he worked for K&H, the Hungarian subsidiary of KBC group, where he was responsible for managing corporate banking policy. After being nominated to the Executive Committee of K&H in 2007, he took charge of HR management and credit policy. He was Chief Finance Officer for KBC's Czech subsidiary ČSOB from 2010 to 2014, where he also headed up Finance Management, Asset & Liability Management, Credit Management and Investor Relations. He also prepared ČSOB's initial public offering, was a member of the Board of Directors of ČMSS (a subsidiary specialising in mortgage loans) since 2010, and represented ČSOB in that board as main shareholder. He returned to Belgium in July 2014 where he was appointed Senior General Manager of KBC Group Finance, and became responsible for Group Finance, Group Tax and Financial Insights & Communication (Investor Relations). His years of experience and extensive contacts with businesses and clients in Belgium and abroad will stand him in good stead as KBC Securities CEO.

      Bartel Puelinckx is married with three children.

    • KBC Securities again best Equity Finance House 2015
      20 Jan 2016

      At the annual Euronext awards, KBC Securities won again two awards. KBC Securities did not only receive the prize for the Enternext Brokerage House of the year but also, just as the previous years, it was hailed as Best Equity Finance House in Belgium.

    • KBC Securities launches Start it Fund for start-ups
      04 Jan 2016

      In January 2016, KBC Securities is launching the KBC Start it Fund, a venture capital fund providing finance to start-ups under the Start it @kbc programme and thus support them in their further growth. The fund will initially have 10 million euros available, provided by KBC and managed by KBC Securities. It will not therefore be capitalised by the general public. The start-ups will be able to apply for sums between 50 000 and 1.5 million euros.
      KBC intends that this fund should complete the finance chain for start-up enterprises. No matter what growth stage they're in, every business can always find the right finance formula at KBC, from start-ups looking for seed capital to companies wanting to raise funds from a floatation.

      Following on from the Bolero Crowdfunding Platform, this is an extra means that KBC provides to help start-ups get the finance they need.

      The full press release (Dutch) is available here..

    • Bolero voted best online broker in 2015
      22 Dec 2015

      The financial comparison sites and have been looking at who the best bank and online broker were in 2015. More than 57 000 individual visitors voted. For the first time, participants were also able to nominate their best 'online broker'.

      Bolero won convincingly as the most-popular online broker. KBC was voted best high street bank and ranked third as Best Bank.

      Discover the full offer of Bolero the online broker of KBC Securities for retail investors.

    • The 2016 Top Picks from KBC Securities
      16 Dec 2015

      KBC Securities has published its favourite Benelux shares for 2016: both large and smaller companies are included. Our 2015 Top Pick list achieved some very creditable results: 14.5% profit, making our selection 16% better than AEX's, 9.4% better than the BEL20 and 17.8% better than EuroStoxx50.

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