15 February 2023

Publication of book on the stock market

Today, Peter de Waard, journalist and Volkskrant columnist, is launching a book for the general reader on the Dutch exchange market and capital markets since 1975. This is the period when the playing field has changed dramatically due to developments such as internationalisation and digitisation of the exchange sector. The title is ‘The Secret of Beursplein 5‘.

In addition to recording 50 years of history, the author explains the social importance and role of the capital market and the Amsterdam Exchange for a wide audience. He has done this based on archive research and interviews with many of the people directly involved. Along the way, he points out things that he thinks are going well and not so well. And finally, he puts forward improvement proposals for the future of the Dutch capital market.