Amsterdam bell ceremonies

14/06/2019 NN Investment Partners wins the “Gouden Pump” Diversity Award expand

NN IP won the Golden Pump, an award given by the Association of Women in Institutional Pensions (Viip). To mark the occasion Gül Poslu, Director Institutional Clients Netherlands, sounds the gong.

As the stand-alone asset manager of NN Group (ticker: NN), they manage €260 billion in assets for clients.

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13/06/2019 Green gas installation BECH starts production expand

Water Board Vallei and Veluwe and Jan Bakker initiated the green gas production plant BECH. AFS Energy has facilitated and mediated the Gas Purchase Agreement with Essent that sealed the purchase for the upcoming years. To celebrate this, Bert van Vreeswijk and Jan Bakker, shareholders of BECH, will open the Amsterdam exchange.

Green gas as a sustainable alternative
Green gas is produced from the fermentation of waste products as manure. This procedure reduces manure surplus and offers a sustainable alternative to natural gas. The Water Board Vallei and Veluwe, and Jan Bakker have jointly initiated and set up the green gas production plant BECH in Harderwijk. AFS Energy had a mediation role that allowed the closing of the Gas Purchase Agreement with Essent. All parties involved contribute to the energy transition in the Netherlands.

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12/06/2019 W.P. Steward Holdings Fund celebrates 30-years expand

The W.P. Steward Holdings Fund (“WPSH”) started in 1989 and portfolio manager Jim Tierney opens the trading day.

The Euronext Amsterdam listed fund focusses on a concentrated portfolio of approx. 20  growth companies. After the acquisition of W.P. Steward & Co. in December 2013, WPSH became part of the AllianceBernstein fund platform. Jim Tierney and his team are also responsible for the AB Concentrated US Equity Portfolio.

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11/06/2019 PostNL by “In the Boardroom” expand

Euronext presents the third broadcast of "In the Boardroom” with CEO Herna Verhagen and CFO Pim Berendsen.

In the Boardroom

These broadcasts are designed to give private investors a peek behind the scenes or, in this case, In the Boardroom – a place which is normally only accessible to a company’s most senior executives.

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10/06/2019 De Smaakspecialist opens trading day expand

Pieter Dirven, founder Smaakspecialist B.V., sounds the gong to mark the occasion of KidsProof.

About KidsProof

Kidsproof is a free educational program about responsible nutrition in middle school. This program was created by food company De Smaakspecialist, producer and distributor of sustainable food. They produce organic products, largely under their own brands such as Smaakt, BioToday and RAW Organic Food.

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07/06/2019 IPO Marel expand

Marel lists on Euronext Amsterdam and issues new shares 

Marel, a leading global provider of advanced processing systems, software and services for the poultry, meat and fish processing industry, today began trading on Euronext Amsterdam, adding to its existing listing in Iceland.

Founded in 1983, Marel had €1.2 billion in revenues in 2018 and more than 6,000 employees in over 30 countries on six continents. Marel is the largest company in Iceland by market value.

The listing on Euronext Amsterdam, in addition to its listing on Nasdaq Iceland, sees Marel enter the next phase of its growth. The Amsterdam listing strengthens Marel’s capital structure and provides a global currency for acquisitions in support of its growth strategy, while expanding its shareholder base and enabling Marel to access international capital markets.

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06/06/2019 Start National Prokkelstagedag expand

State Secretary for Social Affairs and Employment, Tamara van Ark sounds the gong together with Hans Sprong, cliënt of Philadephia.

It is also the starting signal for the National Prokkelstagedag: a day when thousands of people with an intellectual disability to do a traineeship at a company, a governmental or public organization.

Secretary of State Van Ark: “Work is important for many reasons. People tell me they like to feel needed, to feel challenged and to work with colleagues. It is a good thing the number of people finding work is growing but obstacles remain. With the start of the project “Het Breed Offensief” (The Broad Offensive) we will, together with employers trying to remove these obstacles”. 

About Prokkel

Since 2007 The Stichting Prokkel organizes throughout the country “exiting encounters”  between people with and without intellectual disabilities. To show how important en valuable these meetings are, Stichting Prokkel organizes a ‘ Week of the Prokkel’ every year: One week as an example and inspiration for the rest of the year. In 2019 the Week of the Prokkel starts on Monday the 3rd  of June and ends on Saturday the 8th  of June.

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05/06/2019 Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield celebrates its first anniversary expand

Gerard Sieben, Member of the Senior Management Team at Unibail-RodamcoWestfield, sounds the gong to celebrate the 1-year anniversary of the premier global developer and operator of flagship shopping destinations.

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04/06/2019 Cerberus investment club expand

Cerberus investment studieclub celebrates 35th anniversary

Cerberus celebrates her 7th anniversary. In honour of this president Allart Constandse sounds the gong. This investment studieclub has been in the possession of 35 years and has achieved a high degree of profitability over the years.

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03/06/2019 Best European ETF Market Maker expand

Optiver Awarded  2017, 2018 & 2019 Best European ETF Market Maker

The Optiver ETF team opened the Amsterdam Stock Exchange to celebrate its achievement as Best European ETF Market Maker 2019 for the third consecutive year awarded by ETF Express. Optiver is a leading Delta 1 Market Maker on European Exchanges in 1000s of Cash Equities, ETFs, Futures and Options.

About Optiver

Optiver’s story began in 1986 with a single trader on the floor of Amsterdam’s options exchange. Today, it is at the forefront of trading and technology with more than 1000 employees across four continents continuously striving to improve the market. As a proprietary trading firm, Optiver trades 24 hours a day in a wide range of financial products on all major financial markets globally, with its own capital at its own risk. It offers competitive, tradable prices to market participants in all market conditions, constantly providing liquidity and volume to ensure the stability and smooth functioning of fair, transparent and reliable markets.   

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31/05/2019 Roparun sounds the gong expand

Roparun will start Saturday, June 8th in Hamburg and Paris and finishes Whit Monday in Rotterdam. Bas Nijhuis, ambassador for Roparun sounds the gong accompanied by participants of team ING and team Deloitte.

About Roparun

The Roparun is a relay race of more than 500 kilometers from Paris and Hamburg to Rotterdam, in which people work as a team to give a combined sports performance in order to raise money for people who suffer from cancer. This year’s 28th edition has 324 teams participating in this challenge.

Besides the physical challenge, the team must also make an effort to raise money for the cause. Teams do this by organizing various activities. The three teams who raise the most money are honored during the final celebration of the Roparun, which takes place a few weeks after the finish. Over the past twenty-seven editions of the Roparun, more than eighty-three million Euro has been raised.

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30/05/2019 World MS Day expand

The chairman of the board of the MS Vereniging Nederland, Jan van Amstel sounds the gong in honor of World MS day.

What is World MS Day?

World MS Day is a yearly international event on May 30th, with the goal of creating awareness for the disease multiple sclerosis. During the entire month of May several events are organized to raise attention for MS. The theme this year is ‘Movement & Mobility’, which is why they are organizing mobility scooter, walking and cycling tours throughout the country for our members and other interested parties. Their activities are organized by the regional team of the MS Vereniging Nederland, who create an awareness of the association and its activities.

About the MS Vereniging Nederland

MS Vereniging Nederland is the only patient organization in The Netherlands for people who have multiple sclerosis (MS) and their loved ones. For its approximately 8,500 members the organization offers activities and services which assist these members with questions and concerns. MS Vereniging gives people with MS a voice by representing these people at health care providers, governments, and health insurers.  They also provide information sessions about the disease and life with MS in an effort to allow people to make choices in order to stay in control of their own life.

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29/05/2019 Vesteda opens trading day expand

Vesteda successfully issued its inaugural Green Bond. This is the second benchmark-size bond under its €2.5 billion EMTN program and the first EUR Green Bond by a residential fund. To mark the occasion Frits Vervoort, CFO, sounds the gong.

The proceeds of the bond will be used to finance homes with a minimum EPC label A, and homes which have made an improvement of at least two EPC label-steps up to a minimum EPC label C. Vesteda will report on the estimated energy savings and greenhouse gas emission avoidance of the assets under this green bond. The €500 million bonds have a term of 8 years and a coupon of 1.5%. The bond was more than 6 times oversubscribed. ABN AMRO (Green Bond Structuring Advisor), BNP Paribas, ING, Rabobank, and SMBC Nikko acted as Joint Bookrunners. The bond will be listed on Euronext Amsterdam.


Vesteda is an entrepreneurial investor with a clear focus on the Dutch residential real estate market. Vesteda invests funds for institutional investors such as pension funds and insurers. Vesteda has total capital of €7.3 billion invested in real estate. Its rental portfolio stands at a total of approx. 28,000 residential units. Vesteda’s homes are mainly located in the economically strong regions and core urban regions.

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28/05/2019 The Debt Prevention Book expand

Diversion presents The Debt Prevention Book

Diversion presents The Debt Prevention Book, for anyone who can make a substantial contribution to debt prevention among young adults. Therefore Job Tupan, senior strategy consultant, opens the trading day.

The Debt Prevention Book

One in seven Dutch young adults are in financial and problematic debt. The consequences for these young adults and for society are enormous. After five years of cooperating with tens of municipalities, hundreds of schools and conversations with thousands of young adults, Diversion now takes stock: what we are doing now to improve debt prevention among young people is not enough. That is why Diversion proposes a different view on debt prevention in this book, with tools and ideas to align policy with the needs of young adults, so that everyone will be financially literate and able to use money wisely before the age of 18.

Looking at social issues from a new perspective. That is what the team of Diversion, consisting of young, experienced professionals, has been doing since 2003. Diversion tackles societies’ challenges through the development of creative concepts. They support authorities, companies, cultural and social institutions, enabling them to connect with society and increase their social impact. Additionally, Diversion continues innovating by developing personal initiatives that contribute to a better future.

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27/05/2019 10th anniversary MeerBusiness Amsterdam expand

Ten year anniversary MeerBusiness Amsterdam

Ursula van Zantvliet Rozemeijer, director MeerBusiness Amsterdam and Nico Perdaan , co-founder JAN© Accountants & Advisors, opens the exchange because of the ten year anniversary of MeerBusiness Amsterdam and the Amsterdam Business Awards Gala.

About Meerbusiness

The goal of MeerBusiness Amsterdam is to bring entrepreneurs and managers in contact with each other, to strengthen the business in the region and to contribute to a sustainable and responsible society. They aim to strengthen the economy by strongly supporting SMEs with a couple of instruments. These instruments are exclusive meetings (such as the Amsterdam Business Awards Gala, Sailing with Directors, luncheons based on different themes, various network drinks and a newsletter that reaches more than 40.000 entrepreneurs and directors on a bi-weekly basis. They are seen as the communication platform for SME’s in the Amsterdam metropolitan area.

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24/05/2019 Winners MKB Amsterdam sound the gong expand

The winners of the North-Holland Entrepreneurship awards (OVNH), together with MKB Noord-Holland and the committee members of the OVNH, open the Euronext exchange in Amsterdam.

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23/05/2019 3d innovations expand

3d innovations opens office at Beursplein 5

3di have opened new offices in Beursplein 5, as part of expansion into Europe and to better support our existing European clients. To mark the occasion, Stephen Veasey, CEO, sounds the gong.

About 3d innovations

3di is a global data management software & services firm with operational hubs in Amsterdam, London and New York.  3di specializes in three distinct areas of financial services data;

  • market data,
  • reference data and derived/computational data; 
  • Enterprise Market Data

3di uses its knowledge of local and global markets to offer Investment Banks, Brokerages, Central Banks, Asset Managers, Insurance Companies, Hedge Funds, Wealth Managers and IFAs, best-practice market data advisory and implementation services.

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22/05/2019 Listing Kraneshares CSI China Internet UCITS ETF on Euronext Amsterdam expand

The listing of KraneShares CSI China Internet UCITS EFT (Ticker: KWEB NA) in Amsterdam follows the listing on Euronext Dublin. To mark the occasion, Jonathan Krane, CEO, sound the gong.

About Krane Funds Advisors, LLC:
Krane Funds Advisors, LLC is the investment manager for KraneShares ETFs. Their suite of China-focused ETFs provides investors with solutions to capture China’s importance as an essential element of a well-designed investment portfolio. They strive to provide innovative, first to market strategies that have been developed based on their strong partnerships and their knowledge of investing. They help investors stay current on global market trends and aim to provide meaningful diversification. Krane Funds Advisors, LLC is majority owned by China International Capital Corporation (CICC), a leading investment bank in China.

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21/05/2019 BNR Smart Radio wins AMMA Award expand

BNR won an AMMA-Award in the category Media-Innovation for BNR Smart Radio. To mark the occasion, Menno Maat sounds the gong.

BNR Newsradio

For 20 years, BNR Newsradio has been a key aspect in the lives of decision-makers and professionals. BNR creates audio for entrepreneurs and professionals, audio which is in turn created by entrepreneurs and professionals – for radio as well as online, live as well as on-demand

BNR Smart Radio

This technology, integrated in BNR’s existing app, enables personalized playlists that are selected, generated and served to listeners through AI and machine learning.

This innovation is part of BNR’s preparations for a bright future.

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20/05/2019 5miles celebrates four-year anniversary expand

5miles celebrates its four-year anniversary. Chris van Voorden, the CEO, sounds the gong.

About 5miles

5miles was founded in 2015. Since then, they’ve helped thousands of professionals at banks, insurers, consultancy firms, and multinationals to sharpen their skills. This includes professionals from Euronext, as well as half of AEX listed companies.

The HR tech scale-up helps professionals to improve their data, analytical and presentation skills in an innovative and inspiring way. By completing an online, 5-minute challenge every day, professionals get the insight they need to work faster and smarter with data, present results with impact and influence decision making. In this way, 5miles helps companies and their employees prepare for tomorrow’s challenges.

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17/05/2019 Princess Máxima Center for pediatric oncology officially open for one year expand

In the honor of the official opening of the Princess Máxima Center one year ago on June 5th, 2018, Diana Monissen, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Princess Máxima Center for Pediatric Oncology, opens the trading day with her colleagues.

The Princess Máxima Center also congratulates H.M. Queen Máxima on her 48th birthday on the 17th of May.

About Princess Máxima Center

In the Netherlands, approximately 600 children are diagnosed with cancer each year. One in four of these children doesn’t survive their illness. s. Ten years ago, a group of parents started working towards one national children’s cancer center that could accelerate advances in treatment. Those efforts led to the creation of the Princess Máxima Center for pediatric oncology: a unique center that brings together all highly complex care and research for children with cancer in the Netherlands.

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16/05/2019 SnowWorld celebrates results of first half year expand

Wim Hubrechtsen, CEO SnowWorld Leisure N.V., opens the Amsterdam Stock Exchange to celebrate the announcement of the results for the first half of the 2019 financial year. SnowWorld gained market leadership in indoor winter sports resorts in this first half year and increased its footprint from two to seven locations in the Netherlands and Germany.

SnowWorld acquired their two competitors in the Netherlands and on in Germany. Furthermore, the masterplan foresees major investments in renovating their current resorts and adding new leisure services, thus laying the groundwork for further growth. SnowWorld emphasizes focus on ‘Families and Friends’.

About SnowWorld

SnowWorld (Ticker: SNOW) holds the ambition to offer a safe yet challenging environment for all those who participate in winter sports. Starting with the first ski classes for the youngest guests to the record-breaking races of the pros. For freestylers, the fun parks offer hours of fun and training, while the ice kart arena and indoor skydive center challenge non-skiers.

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15/05/2019 The Invisible Hand of AVROTROS expand

AVROTROS/ NPO Radio 1 makes a new podcast about economics "The Invisible Hand." To mark the occasion, Milou Brand and Suzanne Streefland, sound the gong.

In the podcast by Dr. Kelder and Co, presenter Milou Brand discusses economic tricks and assets for a rich life with Jort Kelder and journalist Suzanne Streefland. They make a special episode about investing. In episode #4 of The Invisible Hand Milou learns how she can make money do the work for her.

AVROTROS is for everyone. Involved in society, they inform, entertain and connect in an accessible way from a positive vision.

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14/05/2019 One-year anniversary Signify expand

Signify celebrates one-year anniversary

Signify is the company name of Philips Lighting since May 16, 2018. To mark the one-year anniversary as Signify, Astrid Simonsen Joos, Chief Digital Officer, sounds the gong at the Amsterdam Stock Exchange.

About Signify

Signify (Ticker: LIGHT) is the world leader in lighting for professionals and consumers and lighting for the Internet of Things. Their Philips products, Interact connected lighting systems and data-enabled services, deliver business value and transform life in homes, buildings and public spaces. With 2018 sales of EUR 6.4 billion, they have approximately 29,000 employees and are present in over 70 countries. They unlock the extraordinary potential of light for brighter lives and a better world.

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13/05/2019 CDP expand

CDP opens the trading day

CDP organizes their CDP Spring Workshop in Amsterdam. To mark the occasion, CDP sounds the gong.

CDP is an international non-profit that drives companies and governments to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, safeguard water resources and protect forests. Over 7000 companies with some 50% of global market capitalization disclosed environmental data through CDP in 2018. CDP, formerly Carbon Disclosure Project, is a founding member of the We Mean Business Coalition.

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