We take the safety of your investments seriously.
We partnered with NNEK, a Dutch investment firm, who manages your investments. NNEK is authorised by the Belgian financial regulator (FSMA) and is licensed by the Dutch regulator (AFM).
Neither Curvo nor NNEK holds any of your investments. For your safety and convenience, they're kept by the custodian, which is a separate and independent entity.
This ensures that you keep all your assets in the event of either Curvo or NNEK shutting down.
All your money is invested through the system of fractional shares offered by the custodian.
Your money is invested only in funds run by Vanguard and BlackRock.
This scheme ensures that your assets are protected for up to €20,000, as a last resort against fraud or embezzlement.
No long term contracts, no penalties, no fees to leave...
You're in control.
itsme makes sure that only you can ever access your Curvo account.
NNEK (or Noordnederlands Effektenkantoor in full) is a Dutch Asset Manager that manages your investments. They've been around since 1986, growing their customers' wealth in the Netherlands, and are licensed as an investment firm by the AFM, the Dutch financial regulator. They are also authorised by the FSMA (Belgian regulator) through the passport of their license.
NNEK (or "Noordnederlands Effektenkantoor" in full) is Curvo's partner. Curvo provides the app for you to invest while NNEK manages your investments.
As mentioned above, neither Curvo nor NNEK hold your assets. This ensures that in the event that either of us shuts down, your assets are fully protected.
Instead, your investments are held by the Stichting Noordnederlandse Beleggersgiro. This custodian, although managed by NNEK, is an entirely separate legal entity. Its sole task is to administer and safeguard your investments. By law it cannot perform any commercial activities. It is overseen by an independent board, and it is supervised by both the AFM (the Dutch finance regulator) and the DNB (the Dutch national bank), who ensure that it fulfills all of its regulatory obligations towards you.
The main goal of the European regulatory framework for investment firms is to protect consumers such as yourself. For instance, it makes sure that:
Before the EU introduced the European Investor Protection Scheme, there were cases where fraudulent behaviour by investment firms went undetected and customers suffered losses. The scheme protects up to €20,000 of your investments against fraud and embezzlement, and it applies to all European customers of an investment firm, including you. Investing in the stock market does carry a risk as investments can go up and down and this does scheme does not cover losses due to a market downturn.