BUX appoints Niek van Rens to lead Dutch neobroker’s operations
He joins BUX from ABM AMRO Clearing, where he worked with BUX on several projects, notably the infrastructure for fractional investing, assisting with the successful introduction of the feature on the BUX Zero platform earlier this year.
BUX has announced the appointment of ex-ABN AMRO Clearing executive Niek van Rens as its new Chief Operating Officer.
The Dutch neobroker will leverage his extensive knowledge and expertise to strengthen operations and achieve further growth across Europe.
Experienced in the trading, execution and post trade world, the industry veteran has helped with setting up start-ups in the post trade and has previously worked at ABN AMRO Clearing for almost a decade as Global Head of Innovation.
Niek van Rens behind BUX fractional investing product
As Global Head of Innovation at ABN AMRO Clearing, he worked with BUX on several projects, notably the infrastructure for fractional investing, assisting with the successful introduction of the feature on the BUX Zero platform earlier this year.
Yorick Naeff, Chief Executive Officer of BUX, said: “After working with Niek for many years, we are delighted to welcome him to the BUX team. BUX has entered a new phase of explosive growth and it’s vital our operations run with maximum efficiency. With Niek’s in-depth knowledge of execution and post trade, I’m confident he will be a driving force for innovation and growth at BUX.”
Niek van Rens, Chief Operating Officer at BUX, added: “BUX enables clients to invest in companies that match their interests and values, like innovative stocks, women-led companies and sustainable investments. Anything is possible. The modern investor desperately needs accessible ways to build a better financial future. That’s why BUX’s mission is close to my heart. In my new role, together with my team, I want to focus on operational efficiency that can facilitate explosive growth, and to innovate further in order to better serve customer needs. I’m really looking forward to getting started.”
The neobroker raised $80 million in 2021 to fuel its European product expansion, including the introduction of new features such as the investment plan and fractional investing.
Crypto has also been introduced as a new investment product in 2022 and now complements the trading offering that includes stocks and ETFs. The broker is preparing the launch of the BUX Zero app in several new European countries this year.
BUX already boasts over 700,000 clients as it is currently available in the Netherlands, Germany, Austria, France, Belgium, Ireland, and Spain.