Diamond & Jewellery Clients

Diamanten

Are you a corporate player in the diamond and jewellery industry and looking for growth overseas or in your domestic market? Would you like to increase the efficiency of your purchase and sales cycles, and improve your cash flows? Do you want access to all financial services to optimally support your global business? As the world’s oldest dedicated banking partner to the industry we offer you a full range of high-quality advisory, financing and operational services. We are ready and waiting to discuss your precise requirements in detail.

Erik Jens “Our focus is to build and nurture a long-term partnership ensuring a sustainable future for the sector." Erik Jens, Head of Diamond & Jewellery Clients

ABN AMRO’s activities in the Diamond & Jewellery sector

ABN AMRO’s Diamond & Jewellery Clients (D&JC) has been a leading financial service provider to the diamond and jewellery sector for over 100 years. D&JC provides global sector coverage, reaching clients in the entire value chain. ABN AMRO does not finance diamond mining companies.

D&JC currently operates out of 4 locations globally (Hong Kong, Dubai, Antwerp and New York). These locations have a close proximity to diamond and jewellery clients in the key locations of the diamond and jewellery sector. Clients are global, cross-regional and local companies active in rough and polished trading, cutting & polishing, jewellery manufacturing, as well as retail jewellery.

Strict monitoring

Banks and supervisory authorities monitor clients in this sector extra carefully, and the bank reports on this policy to the supervisory authorities. Stricter monitoring means that ABN AMRO periodically subjects clients to reviews and continuously checks transactions. If anything unusual transpires, or if the client receives publicity, the relationship with the client is reviewed and assessed by various independent functions and, sometimes, by external advisors.

Sustainability

Sustainability is a priority and part of the dialogue with clients as well as with key industry stakeholders. D&JC actively promotes the importance of sustainability for the sector, not only in direct conversations, but also through key note speeches in industry forums and sponsoring sustainability related events.

With approximately 80 dedicated staff, supported by staff from shared services departments in the different locations, D&JC is servicing over 700 clients in the Diamond & Jewellery sector, of which approximately 200 are borrowing clients.

Our service offering

By closely tracking your company’s unique value chain, we are able to tailor our services and product offering that addresses the dynamics of the markets. This leaves us perfectly positioned to provide you with the best financial solutions ranging from Transaction Banking to day-to-day derivatives and other capital market products. We also offer investment and private banking solutions that match your circumstances.

Our team

Our specialized teams combine deep sector expertise with the intimate knowledge we acquire of your business. Our unparalleled presence in the industry’s key locations, including Antwerp, New York, Dubai and Hong Kong means we can offer you unequalled local market knowledge on a global scale.

The combination of industry knowledge, global presence and the resources of one of the world’s leading banks enables us to support your evolution as a business.

Erik Jens

Erik Jens

Head Diamond & Jewellery Clients

erik.jens@nl.abnamro.com +31 20 6299242
Sabine Smets

Sabine Smets

Head Belgium Diamond & Jewellery Clients

sabine.smets@be.abnamro.com +32 3 2220279
Jeff Sarfaty

Jeff Sarfaty

Head USA Diamond & Jewellery Clients

jeff.sarfaty@abnamro.com +1 (212) 649 5134
Gary Tung

Gary Tung

Head Hong Kong Diamond & Jewellery Clients

gary.tung@hk.abnamro.com +852 37633038
Rajiv Jain

Rajiv Jain

Head United Arab Emirates Diamond & Jewellery Clients

rajiv.jain@ae.abnamro.com +971 44 409540
Geert van Reisen

Geert van Reisen

Head Strategy and Portfolio Management Diamond & Jewellery Clients

geert.van.reisen@nl.abnamro.com +31 20 3830919
Klaas Compagner

Klaas Compagner

Head Services Diamond & Jewellery Clients

klaas.compagner@nl.abnamro.com +31 20 3832459
Remco Maat

Remco Maat

Chief Financial Officer Diamond & Jewellery Clients

remco.maat@nl.abnamro.com +31 20 3832800
Ronald Wallaart

Ronald Wallaart

HR Business Partner D&JC

ronald.wallaart@nl.abnamro.com +31 20 6283669

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