Matthijs ParsDirector at Association of Proprietary Traders
Matthijs Pars leads the Association of Proprietary Traders APT. APT was established in 2003 and represents 23 independent proprietary trading firms based in the Netherlands. Matthijs coordinates the activities of APT’s Working Groups, executes Board decisions, and represents the industry towards Dutch and European government, regulators, politicians and other stakeholders.
Before joining APT in February 2019, Matthijs worked as a Public Affairs Consultant for 12 years. In this capacity, he gained rich experience as liaison between (the financial) industry and national and European government, regulators and politicians. Matthijs holds a degree in Law and studied at the University of Amsterdam and the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. Matthijs is a Board member of the Dutch Securities Institute DSI.