Advantage.
Change.
Expertise.

ACE Regulatory Change supports and assists in understanding, structuring and implementing (new) laws and regulations, which, due to their inherent complexity, effect all aspects of the organization.

About ACE

ACE supports and aids organisations in understanding, structuring and orchestrating the implementation of (new) regulations and guidelines. The complexity of these regulations and guidelines mean that their implementation has a considerable impact on all aspects of the organisation in question and must therefore be orchestrated carefully.

ACE Regulatory Change is the only consultancy firm in the Netherlands that specialises in advising on and coordinating complex law and regulation programs in the financial sector.
Our clients include banks, insurance companies, asset managers, pension funds and regulatory supervisory bodies. We distinguish ourselves by means of three key qualities: knowledge of and experience with laws and regulations; knowledge of the financial sector; and extensive experience with change management in complex situations. Our consultants excel at balancing content and process in such a way that they, together with you, ensure the success of regulatory change.

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ACE: Regulatory Change

Advantage

Our insight and capabilities are your advantage

Change

We mobilise and guide teams of professionals to execute regulatory change

Expertise

We provide our knowledge, skill set and insight in the field of regulatory change in financial services

Our Vision

The laws and regulations that financial institutions must adhere to has changed considerably during recent years.

Financial institutions face increasing pressure as a result of changes in financial laws and regulations. This pressure can be observed in several trends. First, there is a strong societal drive to curtail the undesired effects of the financial sector. This has resulted in stricter standards for risks and more stringent capital requirements when compared to the parameters of the pre-crisis financial sector. Furthermore, the sheer number of (sometimes conflicting) rules and regulations has increased substantially.

Second, considerable changes can be observed in the way that regulatory bodies translate societal pressure into rules and regulations when we compare the situation pre-and post-crisis. National and European legislators have introduced specific, concrete and detailed requirements that almost all elements of a business, particularly in the financial sector, must adhere to. These elements include, but are not limited to, products, services, organization, procedures, processes, communication, IT, data management. Such requirements have direct, important and widely applicable effects or implications for business models, strategies and operations.

Finally, supervisory bodies are less understanding and patient when it comes to the operational and strategic impact inherent in regulatory change rules and regulations than prior to the crisis. This is partly due to the fact that supervisory bodies are themselves under more political and societal pressure to guarantee and safeguard the stability of the financial sector.

ACE Regulatory Change can help your organization not only navigate the stringent and ever changing laws and regulations but will also be able to take advantage of the strategic opportunities inherent in them.

 

Coming to Grips with Regulatory Change

The challenges of Regulatory Change place fundamental demands on your organization, people, processes, data and IT. Organizing and mobilizing the capabilities of people and tools in the most efficient and effective way is necessary in order to comply with the legislation.

Subsequently, we are of the opinion that this legislation and its implementation offer strategic opportunities. Indeed, the implementation of principle based legislation gives you the opportunity to differentiate yourself from the competition. Furthermore, decisive orchestration will free up executory manpower and management attention that can then be used to focus on the opportunities created by Regulatory Change. However, insight into and knowledge of these opportunities is essential in fully exploiting their potential – one of ACE’s areas of expertise.

Our Services

ACE Regulatory Change advices on and assists organisations with regulatory change orchestration for both new and existing laws and regulations.

ACE Regulatory Change Services

Existing Laws and Regulations

Concerning existing laws and regulations, ACE specializes in supporting and advising clients before, during and after supervisory bodies deliver on-site visit reports. Upon receiving the report, we assist in structuring, orchestrating and executing improvement programs in order to mitigate the risks identified by the supervisory body.

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New Laws and Regulations

In terms of new laws and regulations, ACE will first assess the impact of the new laws and regulations on all aspects of your organization. Which license holders do you have? Are all licensees truly necessary or can certain entities be combined? Is it possible to move activities between entities so that it is easier to comply to the new laws and regulations? How can we organize the organization in as simple a way as possible? As such, we firmly believe in organizing and structuring first and implementing after.

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Our team

Our ACE Regulatory Change team is growing. Our professionals employ their skills, knowledge and experience to ensure our clients’ success.

Arthur Willigenburg

Arthur is Partner and co-founder of ACE Regulatory Change and has over 20 years’ experience as a senior consultant, orchestrator and program manager in the financial sector. Arthur has previously worked for KPMG, Magnitude Consulting, ING Group, A.T. Kearney and as an independent consultant.

Eric Pieper

Eric is Partner and co-founder of ACE Regulatory change and has over 20 years’ experience as a senior consultant and program manager in the financial sector. Eric has previously worked for Ruysdael, the Vision Web, and as an independent consultant and program manager.

Guido Jacobs

Guido has been employed in the financial sector since 2010 and has worked as a consultant for ACE Regulatory Change since 2016. He studied Econometrics at the Erasmus University Rotterdam and is now finishing his PhD in theology at Tilburg University.

Nonka Donev

Nonka has amassed over 15 years’ experience at renowned financial institutions, such as Robeco, SNS Asset Management and NN Investment Partners. Here she assumed the role of Expert, Senior Project Manager and Senior Product Manager, through which she has been intensively involved with Regulatory Change trajectories.

Liselotte Goemans

Liselotte has been a trainee at ACE since 2017. Earlier in 2016 she completed her Masters of Science in Cultural Anthropology at Utrecht University, where she studied sustainable food systems.

Jan Blonk

Jan is a driven and results oriented senior manager with over 25 years worth of experience in the financial sector, where he specializes in pension funds. After finishing his degree, cum laude, at Wageningen University, Jan has worked at institutions such as AMEV, Interpolis, Syntrus Achmea and GGN.

Ingrid Willemsen

Ingrid is a driven and enthusiastic office manager. She has over 20 years of experience in both the profit and non-profit sector. She has experience in small, medium sized en large companies.

Xavier van Binsbergen

(Nederlands) Xavier is een ervaren en ondernemende manager met ruim 20 jaar ervaring in verandermanagement. Hij is een creatieve en inspirerende verbinder en heeft gewerkt als senior consultant en project- & programmamanager in onder andere de financiële sector, gezondheidszorg en hospitality.

(Nederlands) Anneke Kikkert

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Jacob Schoenmaker (Associate)

Jacob is a driven and multifaceted senior investment professional with over 20 years’ experience working with pension funds, insurance companies and assets managers. After launching his career in 1997 with the Rabobank, he has worked for institutions such as Delta Lloyd, the Pensioenfonds for Huisartsen (pension fund for general practitioners), Elsevier Pension Fund, RTL-Z, AEGON Asset management and the Nederlandsche Bank.

Working for ACE

ACE is growing! We are looking for new colleagues, in particular (senior) consultants and (senior) managers. What do we offer and what do we require from you?

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Contact

+31 8 53034271
Gustav Mahlerplein 2, 1082 MA, Amsterdam

Arthur Willigenburg

+31 6 21849908

Eric Pieper

+31 6 29545767
Gustav Mahlerplein 2, 1082 MA, Amsterdam
+31 8 53034271