KAS BANK aims to occupy a top position in wholesale securities services in the areas of transaction processing, custody, risk management and information services. To achieve this goal we pursue a 'pure play' strategy in combination with financial solidity, client orientation and focus on specific target groups. Our independence and focus on our core services and key values guarantee that conflicts of interest with our clients' core activities are avoided at all times.
We primarily operate on the European wholesale market, with the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and Germany as core markets. Our clients can be divided into six groups: pension funds, insurance companies, investment funds, asset managers, banks and brokers. We service private clients solely via professional asset managers and retail banks.
In order to facilitate further growth as efficiently as possible, three focal areas have been determined: institutional investors in the Netherlands (in particular the pension market), Transaction Management Services (directed at European brokers) and the German institutional market.
Our bespoke administrative service provision is the basis for value-added services that are primarily focused on transparent information on risks, benchmarking, costs and other key information on the client's investments.
Our services are divided into Transaction Servicing (supporting the settlement of securities transactions in the broadest sense), Asset Servicing (custody and management of securities, including administration, valuation, monitoring and risk management) and Treasury. A new division will be set up in 2012 for the administration and processing of securities transactions of retail banks and other financial institutions and their underlying clients.
Read more on our strategy and service provision in our Annual Report.