Van Lanschot Kempen N.V.
Company typePublic
IndustryBanking, Financial services
Founded22 July 1737; 286 years ago (1737-07-22)
HeadquartersHooge Steenweg 29, 5211 JN 's-Hertogenbosch, North Brabant,
Area served
Key people
  • Maarten Edixhoven (CEO)
  • Frans Blom (Chairman of Supervisory Board)[1]
Revenue599.7 million (2022)[2]
84.3 million (2022)[2]
AUM107.8 billion (2022)[3]
Number of employees
1,780 (2022)[2]

Van Lanschot Kempen N.V. is a specialised, independent wealth manager that provides private banking, investment management and investment banking services to wealthy individuals and institutions. It is headquartered in 's-Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands. With a history dating back to 1737, it is the oldest independent financial institution in the Netherlands[4] and the Benelux[5][6] and one of the oldest independent financial institutions in the world.[7]

Corporate structure

Van Lanschot Kempen's Amsterdam office

Van Lanschot Kempen offers private banking, investment management and investment banking services:

Van Lanschot Kempen is authorised by De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB), the Dutch central bank, as a bank in accordance with the Dutch Financial Supervision Act (Dutch: Wet op het financieel toezicht) (Wft).[9] It is under the direct supervision of DNB[10] as a "less significant institution" under European Banking Supervision.[11] In addition, the Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets (Dutch: Autoriteit Financiële Markten) (AFM) supervises its market conduct.


The history of Van Lanschot Kempen dates back to 22 July 1737, when Cornelis van Lanschot founded a trading house in 's-Hertogenbosch.[12] It originally traded in colonial goods within the areas of Brabant and Limburg, the principality of Liège, the Duchy of Cleves, the Duchy of Jülich and a large part of Belgian Brabant. It soon became involved in the collection and discounting of bills of exchange from clients and in exchanging foreign currency.[13] In 1901, Van Lanschot Kempen was converted from a general partnership into a limited partnership under the name F. van Lanschot.[13]

Prior to 1954, Van Lanschot Kempen's banking activities were carried out from its offices in ‘s-Hertogenbosch. After that, it progressively expanded its activities by opening additional offices, mostly, in the south of the Netherlands. In the early 1970s, it acquired a number of Dutch banks. During the 1980s, it opened a number of offices in the centre of the Netherlands, and, begging in 1991, it started an expansion strategy. In 1991, it also opened offices in Belgium.[8]

In 1973, National Westminster Bank became the first non-family shareholder when it acquired a minority interest in the parent Van Lanschot's Beleggings-Compagnie.[14] From the early 1990s, until it sold its interest in 1994, NatWest was the majority shareholder.[14] In June 1999, Van Lanschot's equity securities were listed on Euronext Amsterdam.[8]

In 2004, Van Lanschot Kempen acquired CenE Bankiers (financial services for the healthcare sector) in 2004 from ING Bank N.V.[15]

In 2007, Van Lanschot Kempen acquired Kempen & Co.[16] Kempen & Co was established in 1903 in Amsterdam by Arines Johannes Kempen with his companion Martinus Dirk de Lange as an independent stockbroker. The commodities exchange, the Beurs van Berlage had opened only a month before, and it was this exchange that was used by Kempen & Co for its trading. The company began by specialising in the trade of listed companies that operated in the Dutch East Indies.

In 2013, Van Lanschot Kempen launched Evi van Lanschot. Evi van Lanschot is an online savings and investment platform aimed at extending its offering to mass affluent clients and first-time investors.[17]

In 2015, Van Lanschot Kempen acquired UK fiduciary management business of MN, a Dutch pensions and investments manager. In December 2016, Van Lanschot Kempen acquired the private banking business of Staalbankiers.[18] In August 2017, Van Lanschot Kempen acquired UBS's Dutch wealth management business.[8] In 2021, Van Lanschot Kempen acquired Hof Hoorneman Bankiers, a Dutch private bank.[19]


From its origins in 1737 until the death of Jan Cees van Lanschot in 1991, a member of the Van Lanschot family was CEO of Van Lanschot Kempen. From 1991 to 2002 Bert Heemskerk was CEO. In 2002 he was succeeded by Floris Deckers. In 2013 Karl Guha became CEO. In 2021 Maarten Edixhoven became CEO.[20]

Crest of the family and the firm Van Lanschot

Van Lanschot family crest

Van Lanschot Kempen's crest is based on the crest that has been used by the Van Lanschot family since the seventeenth century. The Van Lanschot family appeared in Zundert in the fifteenth century. The name is derived from an elongated piece of land or 'long shot' located in the village of Achtmaal. Three green trees are depicted on a silver and green cover. In front of the middle tree, there is a red castle. The castle may be derived from the coat of arms of the Van Buerstede family. The crest's motto is: 'Exaltabor in terra'.[12]

Het Lanschotje

Front and back of the coin het Lanschotje

After the unification of the Netherlands with Belgium and the proclamation of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in 1815, a new regulation of the monetary system had to be established. The large monetisation project that was planned only commenced in 1821/1822. As a result, there was a shortage of small change coins. Several people, mostly traders, looked for a temporary solution (outside the government) to circulate small coins themselves. They ordered large quantities of copper coins from Germany and brought them to the Kingdom. The Utrecht grocer, Bleyenstein, was the first to introduce this to the market. These coins were also put into circulation by partner Franciscus van Lanschot. The coin was given various nicknames: het Lanschotje, het Bossche duit or Bleyensteinse duit.[12][21]


Head Office at Hooge Steenweg 29, 's-Hertogenbosch

Van Lanschot Kempen is headquartered in 's-Hertogenbosch, Hooge Steenweg 29. In addition, head office employees work in two other buildings in 's-Hertogenbosch in the Paleiskwartier district, and in the World Trade Center (Amsterdam).

Private Banking has offices and client reception locations in most large cities in the Netherlands[22] and Belgium.[23] Furthermore, Private Banking has offices in Zurich and Geneva, Switzerland.[24] Investment Management is located in Amsterdam, London and Paris, and Investment Banking in Amsterdam, Antwerp, Zurich and New York.[25]


Van Lanschot Kempen's sponsorship aims to help preserve Dutch cultural heritage. It includes the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam. Furthermore, Van Lanschot Kempen is head sponsor of The Royal Concertgebouw in Amsterdam.[26] The company also supports sustainability initiatives being the main partner of the Dutch foundation Stukje Natuur.[27]

See also


  1. ^ [Van Lanschot Kempen’s Supervisory Board appoints Frans Blom as its chairman and puts forward Karin Bergstein as a member - 16.04.2020 ( Frans Blom chairman Supervisory Board]
  2. ^ a b c Annual report 2022 - 23 February 2023
  3. ^ "Financial results : Assets Under Management". 31 December 2022.
  4. ^ International Investment UBS to sell its Netherlands wealth management biz Accessed 2 January 2021
  5. ^ "A Chinese carmaker agrees to buy a Danish investment bank". The Economist. 5 October 2017.
  6. ^ Ap (1990-04-25). "COMPANY NEWS; Belgian Bank Deal". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2023-02-07.
  7. ^ MSN The 20 oldest banks in the world still operating today Accessed 2 January 2021
  8. ^ a b c d e f Van Lanschot N.V.€100,000,000 Undated Deeply Subordinated Additional Tier 1 Fixed Rate Resettable Callable Capital Securities Prospectus 28 March 2019
  9. ^ "Registerdetailpagina". (in Dutch). Retrieved 2023-05-24.
  10. ^ "Registerdetailpagina". (in Dutch). Retrieved 2023-05-24.
  11. ^ "Euro area 1999 – 2015". European Central Bank. Retrieved 3 December 2015.
  12. ^ a b c Dr. Frans Govers, 'De polsslag van de tijd, 1737- 1997, Uitdaging en antwoord in 260 jaar F. van Lanschot Bankiers nv, F. van Lanschot, Bankiers, 's-Hertogenbosch, 1997
  13. ^ a b Encyclopedie van Noord-Brabant 2 (1985) 383
  14. ^ a b "Bank Van Lanschot na ruzie weer helemaal Nederlands". Trouw (in Dutch). 1994-12-23. Retrieved 2023-05-24.
  15. ^ "Van Lanschot signs purchase agreement for acquisition of CenE Bankiers". Retrieved 2014-06-24.
  16. ^ "Van Lanschot and Kempen reach an accord and sign purchase agreement". Retrieved 2014-06-24.
  17. ^ "Evi van Lanschot |". (in Dutch). Retrieved 2023-05-24.
  18. ^ Achmea Van Lanschot en Achmea ronden overname private banking-activiteiten Staalbankiers af 15 December 2016 Accessed 9 February 2021
  19. ^ "Vermogensbeheerder Van Lanschot Kempen koopt Hof Hoorneman Bankiers". (in Dutch). 2020-08-18. Retrieved 2023-05-24.
  20. ^ "Maarten Edixhoven, Van Lanschot Kempen NV: Profile and Biography". Retrieved 2023-05-24.
  21. ^ "De Bleyensteinse duiten. Het laatste kleingeld in de republiek is geslagen in de vorm van duiten". Retrieved 2023-05-24.
  22. ^ "Kantoren". (in Dutch). Retrieved 2023-05-24.
  23. ^ "Onze kantoren - Van Lanschot". (in Flemish). Retrieved 2023-05-24.
  24. ^ "Offices". Retrieved 2023-05-24.
  25. ^ "Contact | Van Lanschot Kempen". Retrieved 2023-05-24.
  26. ^ "Van Lanschot Kempen becomes Amsterdam Concertgebouw's new main sponsor".
  27. ^ "Van Lanschot Kempen hoofdpartner van StukjeNatuur".