The company culture at Van Lanschot Kempen is personal, and offers a lot of space for initiative and entrepreneurship. This means you can immediately make a major impact in your own field, and contribute to the future of the wealth manager.
These are big words that everyone can hold us to; they are what we stand for. The company culture of Van Lanschot Kempen is personal and offers a lot of room for initiative and entrepreneurship. This allows you to have an immediate impact in your own field and contribute to the future of wealth management.
We offer you every opportunity to develop yourself further and grow in your position and within the organisation. Our terms of employment and the training and development opportunities we offer are geared towards a long-term relationship in which you and the wealth manager both benefit.
The story of Van Lanschot Kempen is a fascinating one. It is a story about people who dare and are active. A story about intelligent doers who take responsibility, exceed expectations, carefully consider the opportunities they see and then cash in. People who are enterprising, always committed to their work and want to contribute to important themes such as sustainability and vitality. Are you such a person? Then you will get every opportunity with us.
Our name creates high expectations and obligations. Our clients are rightly demanding and count on high-quality advice from professionals. We therefore feel it is important that we know our clients personally, and that they know us.
Van Lanschot Kempen has a rich history. Van Lanschot has existed since 1737, while Kempen & Co was founded in 1903. Since 2017, Van Lanschot Kempen has been the parent organisation of Van Lanschot, Kempen & Co and Evi. On this page, we take a bird's eye view of our history.
Van Lanschot Cornelis van Lanschot was the founder of Van Lanschot NV. Following its establishment in 1737, the company slowly transformed from a trader in spices into a wealth manager. The oldest surviving securities note is dated 1784, and in 1816 the company even launched its own currency, the “Lanschotje”. In the twentieth century, we grew to become an international Private Bank, and in 1999 we were listed on the AEX. Today, we are an established independent wealth manager.
Kempen & Co In 1903, the Beurs van Berlage stock exchange opened. Shortly after, Arines Kempen and his partner Martinus de Lange began trading in securities. In the early years of Kempen & Co, the company's clients were primarily private investors. Businesses joined later, and at the close of the twentieth century, the focus shifted to research and Corporate Finance. In 2007, Kempen joined Van Lanschot.
In 1903, the Beurs van Berlage stock exchange opened. Shortly after, Arines Kempen and his partner Martinus de Lange began trading in securities. In the early years of Kempen & Co, the company's clients were primarily private investors. Businesses joined later, and at the close of the twentieth century, the focus shifted to research and Corporate Finance. In 2007, Kempen joined Van Lanschot.
An addition to the family
In 2013, we launched our online savings and investments coach, Evi van Lanschot. In 2016, we acquired the private banking activities of Staalbankiers, and a year later also the wealth management activities of UBS in the Netherlands.
We preserve and create wealth in a sustainable way for the benefit of future generations. Our purpose is to create sustainable value for all our stakeholders in a way that contributes to sustainable solutions to the most pressing global challenges.
We believe that wealth is not just about financial assets; essential as these may be, wealth is about all the things that we value in life. In a broader sense, wealth represents the collective wisdom of a society and the cultural norms and values that sustain it. As a company, we believe that the generation of wealth – and its re-distribution through taxation – are critical to the process of creating and maintaining stable, successful societies. Given that societal cohesion necessitates wealth creation, we believe that wealth management cannot be the preserve of a few but is a necessity for all. We believe that if we - together with our stakeholders - contribute to a more sustainable world, everyone will benefit. We believe that preserving and growing capital in a sustainable way is a peoples job.
Our people: we believe that talented, vital and impactful people want to work for inclusive companies whose purpose, culture and values they share.
Our clients:we believe that the wealth we build or preserve for our clients today, will only retain its real value in a sustainable future world.
Our shareholders: we believe as an integrated wealth manager we can benefit from these opportunities and create attractive long-term financial and sustainable value for our capital providers.
Our society and planet: we believe that the generation of wealth in a way that we restore a livable environment is critical to the process of creating and maintaining stable, successful societies. There is no second chance on global warming and resource depletion.