Aunexum opens branch in Rotterdam
Aunexum opens a new branch in the Erasmushuis on the Coolsingel in Rotterdam. In this Dudok creation, the Hollandsche Bank Unie grew into the gold bank of the Netherlands. How nice is it that Aunexum is expanding its activities in this very place.
With this step, Aunexum continues the trade in precious metal, which dates back to the founding of the Hollandsche Bank Unie in 1914. The Hollandsche Bank Unie (HBU) handled the trade in gold and other precious metals from the historic Erasmushuis (1939) on the Coolsingel. The gold was physically stored in her vaults.
The HBU was an independent bank of which all shares came into the hands of ABN in 1967, and later ABN AMRO. In 2009 ABN AMRO merged with Fortis and was forced by the European Commission to sell the HBU. This branch was eventually transferred to Deutsche Bank. After the takeover of HBU by Deutsche Bank, the positions in precious metals in Rotterdam were reduced and transferred to UBS in Switzerland.
The branch in Rotterdam will be managed by Ron Schouten. Ron (62) worked in the Erasmushuis for HBU, ABN AMRO, Deutsche Bank, TOV Hazel and now for Aunexum.