In 2008 the AFM took almost twice as many supervisory measures as it did in 2007. The 2008 annual report (in Dutch) also shows that the number of activities transgressing normal standards, fines imposed, orders to comply subject to a penalty, and public warnings increased significantly.
The AFM recently published its 2009 Budget (in Dutch) in which it sets out its priorities and goals for this year. It intends, inter alia, to tackle market manipulation more effectively and improve the provision of information by a larger number of pension providers. For share issues and public offers the AFM also intends to improve the balance between investor protection, speed, cost and predictability for market parties.