Established in 1993, Oolders, Heijning & Voogelaar (OHV) was born from a merger of three brokers in the foreign exchange, money and capital markets. At the request of several major Dutch banks, these companies merged with the objective of creating a single desk servicing the market.
In merging their companies, Oolders (est. 1932), Voogelaar & Smulders (est. 1943) and Heijning & Broersen (est. 1983) have combined their many years of experience and their extensive network. As one of a select number of independent financial institutions in the Netherlands, OHV has certainly benefited from this network in many ways. The company celebrated its 80th anniversary in 2012 by opening the trading day and sounding the gong at the Amsterdam Stock Exchange.
OHV has evolved over the years into a partner and consultant to various central and local governments in the Netherlands, along with the majority of the country’s institutional investors. This gradually shifted the company’s focus from traditional stockbroker to investment advisor serving major institutional clients. OHV continued to build on this knowledge and experience, eventually applying for an Asset Management and Investment Advice licence. The company has been operating as an asset management firm and investment consultancy to institutional and private investors since 2008. Our asset management arm has rapidly expanded its client base over the past six years, and OHV is currently one of the larger asset management firms in the Netherlands, regulated by the Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM) and the Dutch Central Bank (DNB).