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16/03/2018 WEACCESS GROUP transfers to Euronext ACCESS+ Paris expand

First listing on Euronext ACCESS+ compartment

Mr François Hedin, president of WEACCESS GROUP, opens the European Paris trading day to celebrate the transfer to Euronext ACCESS+. 

Euronext ACCESS+ is a compartment of Euronext ACCESS – the gateway for companies seeking simplified access to listing – that is open to companies of all sizes, whatever their age or industry. Euronext ACCESS+ is a springboard for transitions to other Euronext markets, including Euronext GROWTH and Euronext , and is designed to help companies prepare for new stages in their growth.

Based in Normandy, WEACCESS GROUP (formerly Infosat Telecom) builds, operates and markets 4G/LTE networks in “white” and “gray” areas of France, poorly served by traditional networks. The group provides internet, telephone and television access to over 400 towns and villages using wireless technology.

16/03/2018 DOEN Energie(s)topper Amsterdam expand

Winner DOEN Energie(s)topper opens the exchange

With a green outlook for the future, the winner of the DOEN Energie[s]topper opens trading in Amsterdam. The winner will receive a check for 100,000 euros from the DOEN Foundation to help bring their product or service to the market.

The DOEN Foundation is committed to innovations that help reduce CO2 emissions and that contribute to the development of a circular economy. That is why DOEN Energie[s]topper does not just give a cash prize but also a coaching program worth € 7000. This valuable program helps them attract funding for the development of their product or service.

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15/03/2018 Stern Groep Amsterdam expand

Stern Groep celebrates 25 years of existence 

With the acquisition of an Opel dealership in Amsterdam on 15 March 1993, the basis for Stern Groep N.V. was laid. Since then, Stern has grown into one of the largest automotive groups in the Netherlands.

With a sounding of the gong Stern Groep celebrates 25 years of existence, thereby not only opening the market for trading but also symbolically thanking their shareholders, retail and business customers, employees and many other stakeholders for their contribution to the success of the organisation.

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14/03/2018 Global Money Week Amsterdam expand

Child & Youth Finance International opens trading for Global Money Week

Global Money Week is an annual money awareness campaign built to inspire children and youth across the world to learn about money matters, livelihoods and entrepreneurship. GMW2017 reached over 7.8 million children and youth through more than 72,000 activities coordinated by 23,700 organizations in 137 countries. The Week is supported and endorsed by OECD, the African Union Commission, UNICEF, Mastercard, the European Union and many others.

The 7th edition of Global Money Week will take place from 12 to 18 March 2018, and will be articulated around the theme “Money Matters Matter!”. Numerous activities take place during GMW, amongst them the traditional visit to Stock Exchange for the “Ring around the World” event. 57 Stock Exchanges took part during GMW2017.

“Ring around the World” allows children and youth the opportunity to ring the opening bell or close the trading activities for the day. It allows them to gain knowledge of the financial world, learn about stock exchange workings, discover the history of money, and to enjoy a unique experience.

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13/03/2018 Nyenrode Private Investor Program Amsterdam expand

Nyenrode sounds gong for Private Investor Program

Jan Willem Brummelman (MSc.), investor, entrepreneur and graduate of the Nyenrode Private Investor Program, opens the stock exchange.

Participants of the Private Investor Program actively learn to analyze and manage their own investment portfolios according to the latest insights in the field of investing. On behalf of Nyenrode, they are trained by top experts of Oxyor in every step of the way, ensuring that they make the right investment decisions. Graduates of the program are able to independently take control of their own portfolio and are, at least, at the same level as a professional investor with several years of experience.

Nyenrode Business University’s mission is: ‘Serving society by shaping responsible leaders’. Nyenrode is a small-scale private university, founded in 1946 for and by business, with an international orientation. Nyenrode offers students and participants a combination of sound theoretical framework, practical relevance and personal development. Thanks to this combination, they develop sustainable added value for themselves, for their company and for society.

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12/03/2018 212 year anniversary KAS BANK Amsterdam expand

KAS BANK commemorates 212 years

KAS BANK, listed at Euronext Amsterdam since 1986 (symbol : KA), opens trading to celebrate its 212 year anniversary.

Association Cassa was established on the 10th of March 1806. Today KAS BANK is a leading bank for institutional investors and financial institutions in the Netherlands, Germany and the United Kingdom. These investors and institutions can entrust their assets safely with KAS BANK- an organization that maintains, administrates and reports on its assets carefully.

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09/03/2018 For Women in Science Scholarship Amsterdam expand

Winners of the For Women in Science Scholarship sound the gong

Winners of the annual L’Oréal-Unesco For Women in Science Scholarship Program Sonja Swanson and Hanneke Wigman open the trading day in Amsterdam.

The winners received the scholarship for the sixth edition of For Women in Science, an initiative led by Euronext Amsterdam listed L’Oréal, Unesco, LNVH and the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study.

Each year, the Dutch L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Fellowship Program awards two grants to outstanding  female scientists. The participation of women in scientific research is essential for economic, social and cultural development.

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08/03/2018 Women in ETFS (WE) Amsterdam expand

Women in ETFS (WE) celebrates International Women’s Day with a sounding of the gong

Cyrille Verbeeten, Women in ETFs City Liaison Amsterdam, opens trading at Euronext Amsterdam.

Founded in January 2014, WE is a non-profit organization that brings together over 3,200 members, including women and men, in chapters in major financial centres across the United States, Canada, EMEA and Asia Pacific to further the careers of women by leveraging their collective skill and ambition. 

This year, Women in ETFs is proud to partner with UN Global Compact, Sustainable Stock Exchanges Initiative, UN Women, IFC, and The World Federation of Exchanges to host events across the globe during the week to raise awareness about the importance of gender equality for sustainable development and business. Bell ringing ceremonies will take place at over 30 exchanges globally and WE will lead events in the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia and Africa.

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07/03/2018 Screen Group Amsterdam expand

Euronext partner Screen Group celebrates integration with TRG

Screen Group opens the trading day at the Amsterdam stock exchange to celebrate its strategic partnership with Euronext Amsterdam as well as its recent acquisition by TRG.

Since 1990 Screen Group offers a range of specialised services and solutions for the professional financial information services industry. Euronext Amsterdam uses Screen’s market data management system, INFOmatch, to pro-actively manage its market data administration, including processes around market data usage, compliance, billing & reporting. The strategic partnership with Euronext Amsterdam concentrates on optimising business processes through product development and setting standards for exchanges to professionally manage their market data (products).

Additionally,  in mid-January it was announced that Screen has been acquired by TRG. The acquisition of Screen will further solidify TRG’s position as a global market leader in enterprise spend management. The new company will have a greater suite of complementary, innovative software solutions for the world’s leading financial, legal and professional  services firms. This includes the full spectrum of subscription spend management capabilities across expense management (FITS, INFOmatch), usage tracking (ResearchMonitor), enquiry management (Quest), specialist consulting services (Screen Consultants) and events (Screen Markets).

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06/03/2018 AMG - Allround Best Performer 2017 Amsterdam expand

AMG sounds gong to celebrate winning “All Round Best Performer of 2017” 

Heinz Schimmelbusch, CEO of AMG N.V., celebrates winning ‘All Round Best Performer of 2017’ with a sounding of the gong.

AMG, a global critical materials company at the forefront of CO2 reduction trends, received the “All Round Best Performer of 2017” from Euronext Amsterdam at the annual new year’s reception. The Euronext award is based exclusively on measureable data, where performance is determined by the change in market capitalization over the calendar year.

In 2017, AMG's market capitalization increased by 201%, driven by the continuing development of the company's lithium project, communication of the company's new strategic framework and the company's strong financial performance.

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05/03/2018 IPO Acacia Pharma Brussels expand

Listing of Acacia Pharma

Julian Gilbert, CEO, opens the trading day in Brussels.

Acacia Pharma specializes in the research and development of supportive care medicines. The products are intended to support the side effects of anti-cancer treatments (including nausea and vomiting drugs).

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05/03/2018 Association Treasurers 100,000+ municipalities Amsterdam expand

Association Treasurers 100,000+ municipalities celebrates establishment with a sounding of the gong

Erik Peek of Association Treasurers 100,000+ municipalities  opens trading to celebrate the recent establishment of the association.

Last year, the official establishment of the Association Treasurers 100,000+ municipalities took place. The association aims to further professionalize the treasury function within large municipalities and also to strengthen the joint contribution of the treasurers of these municipalities.

The association informs and promotes the interests of its members. In addition, it provides a platform for knowledge exchange and building a network in the field of municipal treasury. The association organizes meetings and theme days with speakers from both within their own circles as well as outside of it.

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02/03/2018 Devoteam Amsterdam expand

Devoteam celebrates acquisition of TMNS with gong

Bert Schaap, Senior Vice President at Devoteam sounds the gong to celebrate completing the integration of TMNS into Devoteam.

Mr. Schaap is accompanied by various consultants; top experts that help customers overcome their digital challenges, executing their digital transformation, and optimally utilize digital assets.

Devoteam is moving into a new era through its acquisition of TMNS. Devoteam is listed on Euronext Paris (symbol: DVT) and operates in 17 European countries and the Middle East. Devoteam executes digital transformation projects in sectors such as finance, telecommunications, utilities as well as the public sector. 

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01/03/2018 35 years AEX-Index® Amsterdam expand

Sounding of the gong for 35 years AEX

Together with Euronext Amsterdam, Insinger Gillisen sounds the gong in light of the 35-year anniversary of the AEX-Index. The AEX was founded on March 4th 1983 and was the first national Blue Chip index in Europe.

The AEX-Index contains 25 companies from the top segment of the Dutch stock exchange, including many multinationals such as Royal Dutch Shell, Unilever, ING Groep, Royal Philips Electronics, and ArcelorMittal. The AEX is the benchmark for the stock market climate in the Netherlands and offers international visibility for the companies that are part of it.

In 1983, the then options-exchange director Tjerk Westerterp put together the very first index on the back of a cigarette box, in the train between Liège and Luxembourg. He came to 13 funds: ABN Bank, Ahold, Akzo, Amro Bank, Gist-Brocades, Heineken, Hoogovens, KLM, Royal Dutch, Nationale Nederlanden, Philips, Unilever and Nedlloyd. The index was then called EOE index (European Options Exchange). Later this list grew to 20 companies until eventually it became 25.

InsingerGilissen, a long standing partner of Euronext, is a private bank that focuses on individuals and families, foundations, associations and institutional parties. InsingerGilissen offers private clients, in addition to independent asset management and investment advice, a wide range of private banking and wealth management products and services. The bank also provides specific services to independent asset managers.

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01/03/2018 Trends Investment Research Brussels expand

Launch of Trends Investment Research

Opening bell ceremony with Michael Nevejan, Communications and Promotions Director of Roularta  at the occasion of the launch of Trends Investment Research.

28/02/2018 Robeco Global Stars Fund Amsterdam expand

Robeco Global Stars Fund celebrates 80 years on the stock exchange

Robeco opens the Stock Exchange to celebrate the 80th listing-anniversary of Robeco Global Stars Equity Fund N.V.

Today Robeco opened the trading day on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the listing of the Robeco Global Stars Equity Fund N.V. (formerly known as Robeco N.V.), on 3 March 1938. This event made investing in a globally diversified portfolio accessible for anyone in the Netherlands with sufficient means to buy a share for a hundred Dutch guilders (equivalent to circa EUR 45 in 1938 and circa EUR 940 today).

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27/02/2018 Trends Investment Summit Benelux Brussels expand

Kick-off of Trends Investment Summit Benelux by Inside ETFs

Closing bell ceremony with John Swolfs, CEO Inside ETFs, to kick-off the Trends Investment Summit Benelux organized on 28 February in Brussels.

27/02/2018 Clean-up for KiKa! Amsterdam expand

KiKa sounds the gong for a new national campaign

Foundation Children Cancer free (KiKa) sounds the gong to create publicity for their national campaign ‘Clean-up for KiKa!’

Every year 550 children in the Netherlands get cancer, 75% of these children are currently in recovery. This figure must be improved. The goal of KiKa is to increase this percentage to 95%. KiKa raises money for better research and other improvements in the field of children’s cancer, focusing on decreasing pain during treatment, increasing recovery and a higher quality of life for patients.

Do you have a storage or a garage? See what you can spare. Things that you have not been using for years. Because if we all start cleaning-out our closets, that old cabinet or those toys that nobody glances at, might be worth a high-tech research centre! Place an advertisement of the things that you can spare on The money from the sale will go straight to KiKa’s bank account. Off course you can also buy things yourself because all proceeds will go to KiKa!

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26/02/2018 Colon Cancer Awareness Month Amsterdam expand

Maag Lever Darm Stichting sounds the gong for Colon Cancer Awareness Month

The Maag Lever Darm Stichting, a foundation, opens trading by sounding the gong in the first week of Colon Cancer Awareness month March. Every year nearly 15.000 people in the Netherlands are diagnosed with colon cancer.

The Foundation finances scientific research, initiates care projects and informs the general public and stakeholders. The funded research contributes to better diagnostics and treatment of colon cancer and a range of other digestive diseases.

Colon cancer can be treated effectively if diagnosed at an early stage. Because of this, all men and women aged between 55-75 are invited for a national population screening. Beside the screening, it is important to stay alert for signals that might point to colon cancer. Maag Lever Darm Stichting is creating extra awareness for the Seven Signals-test that explains these signals in more detail.

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23/02/2018 30th anniversary vwd group Amsterdam expand

vwd group opens trading to celebrate its 30th anniversary

vwd group Netherlands, one of Europe's leading suppliers of information and technology solutions for the investment industry, celebrate this year its 30th anniversary.

Wherever systematic support for financial decisions is required, vwd provides the right solutions, products and data.
Their scalable and highly configurable technology, data platforms, systems and interfaces set the standard for the investment industry. With vwd group solutions, product- and customer processes can be optimized to increase business potential while complying with regulatory requirements.

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22/02/2018 IPO Dutch Star Companies ONE Amsterdam expand

Euronext Amsterdam welcomes Dutch Star Companies ONE

Euronext Amsterdam welcomes Dutch Star Companies ONE. Dutch Star Companies ONE N.V. (ticker symbol: DSC1) starts trading as the first special purpose acquisition company (“SPAC”) currently listed on Euronext Amsterdam. Stephan Nanninga Executive Director and promotor of Dutch Star Companies ONE sounds the gong accompanied by a.o. Niek Hoek, Executive Director and promotor and Gerbrand ter Brugge, Non-Executive Director and promotor of Dutch Star Companies ONE.

The purpose of Dutch Star Companies ONE is to acquire a significant minority stake in a business with principal operations in Europe, preferably in the Netherlands. Dutch Star Companies ONE shall seek a business combination with the following characteristics:  A family business, carve-out or private equity exit with an EBITDA between 25 to 75 million euro, strong competitive position within its industry and an experienced management team that financially performed well in recent years and active in the industrial, agriculture or maritime sector, or involved in wholesale, logistics or “smart” production.

Dutch Star Companies ONE is powered by Oaklins based on its successful launch of three Italian SPAC’s. 99% of the equity raised in the IPO will be deposited in an escrow account until 70% of the shareholders meeting of Dutch Star Companies ONE has approved the investment in a business combination.

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22/02/2018 KRX and Euronext sign MOU Paris expand

To celebrate the collaboration on index-related business mr Sang Hwan An, President & CEO of KRX and Michael Hodgson, Head of Information Services, Market & Global Sales ring the opening bell at Euronext Paris.


21/02/2018 Fonds Gehandicaptensport Amsterdam expand

Fonds Gehandicaptensport and the Dutch Golf Federation sound gong for collaboration 

Fonds Gehandicaptensport and the Dutch Golf Federation (NGF) sound the gong to mark the introduction of the ‘Sportsfund GOLF’- a fund to make golf more accessible to people with a disability.

Sportfund GOLF will give (financial) support to golf clubs for athletes with a physical, intellectual or invisible handicap. Because of the EGA handicap system, golf always have the possibility, to enjoy the sport with or without any of the above mentioned handicap.

Fonds Gehandicaptensport is initiator of the platform 1% FairShare ®. 1% FairShare ® means that sportsponsors are being asked to invest at least 1% above their total budget of sportsponsoring into the sport for people with a disbaility. Among others, ING bank is one of the 1% FairShare ® partners of Fonds Gehandicaptensport. ING Private Banking is main sponsor of the Golf sport in The Netherlands.

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20/02/2018 Company Webcast webinar studio Amsterdam expand

Company Webcast sounds gong for webinar studio

Company Webcast, part of Euronext, opens trading by celebrating the opening of their newest webinar studio, based in COMM – Museum for Communication.

Company Webcast is specialised in professional webcast and webinar services. They are based in the Netherlands and provide high-end webcast and webinar solutions to more than 260 corporates and local governments. With the state-of-the-art next generation webcast platform, Company Webcast helps IR managers to maximize the impact of their event. For over 12 years Company Webcast has been a trustworthy partner and the market leader for Investor Relations webcast in the Netherlands.

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19/02/2018 Giving Back Foundation Amsterdam, Europe expand

Better Options opens trading with Giving Back Foundation

Better Options Amsterdam BV, trading firm residing at Beursplein 5, opens trading with the Giving  Back Foundation. Amsterdam students of this Foundation are invited for a day at the trading floor.

The Foundation stands for diversity and offers young people from different backgrounds the opportunity to develop their talent. They are focused on a broad group of talented pupils, students and young professionals and offer a challenging learning program to develop on a personal and professional level. The program consists of workshop and events, as well as a mentoring program.

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16/02/2018 Chinese New Year Amsterdam expand

Sounding of the gong for Chinese New Year

The Chinese Entrepreneurs Association Amsterdam celebrates the Chinese New Year by sounding the gong. 16 February 2018 is the start of the Chinese year of the Dog.

The Chinese New Year is the most important celebration of the Chinese calendar. It is celebrated almost everywhere in Asia, as well as abroad there where a Chinese population group has settled.

In Amsterdam, Chinese New Year is traditionally celebrated in Chinatown. The Chinese Entrepreneurs Association Amsterdam has been organizing the largely public celebrations for years.

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15/02/2018 Rijksmuseum app Amsterdam expand

Rijksmuseum and KPN launch new app

Hendrikje Crebolder, director Development & Media Rijksmuseum opens the trading day at the Amsterdam exchange with main sponsor KPN to celebrate the launch of Rijksmuseum’s completely revamped smartphone app.

A simple press of a button now gives users access to 14 tours, an advanced navigation system, the e-ticket shop and the Rijksmuseum collection. Now, the Rijksmuseum is even more accessible, whether it’s before, during or after a visit to the museum. The Rijksmuseum has developed this app in response to new developments in media engagement and the growing numbers of people taking advantage of the benefits offered by their smartphone. The Rijksmuseum app was created with the support of KPN (ticker symbol: KPN), the Rijksmuseum’s main sponsor. The app was developed in collaboration with KPN, Fabrique, Q42 and Movin.

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14/02/2018 The Forgotten Child Foundation Amsterdam expand

The Forgotten Child Foundation opens trading on Valentine’s Day

The Forgotten Child Foundation (Stichting het Vergeten Kind) opens the Amsterdam exchange on Valentine’s Day, the day of love, and asks attention for the 100,000 children in the Netherlands who grow up in families with multiple problems that hardly receive any positive attention.

To support these children, the foundation calls on the Netherlands to warm these children with a kilometer-long support scarf of sweet messages, via their website, until 25 February. After the promotional period, the Forgotten Child Foundation hands them out, scarf by scarf, to vulnerable children in the Netherlands. Joep Verboeket, managing director: "By creating the longest support scarf, we want to ask the Netherlands to open her heart to vulnerable children. We emphasize that sincere attention can be found in small things. We can all do something for these children, so that they get what they are entitled to: a chance for a bright future. And the beauty is, at the end of the campaign the scarves are separated and donated to the children who need our support so badly. "

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13/02/2018 PostNL - Valentine’s Day Amsterdam expand

PostNL sounds gong for Valentine’s Day campaign

Postal workers from PostNL (ticker symbol: PNL) visit the Amsterdam exchange and open the trade on the occasion of Valentine's Day.

Expressing your love is not always easy. Expressing it with a card is. Valentine's Day is a good time to share your feelings. This year too, PostNL offers the possibility to send a valentine card with a kiss instead of a stamp. Mail the card today (Tuesday 13th) before 17:00 and the postman will deliver the card to your loved one on Valentine's Day.

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12/02/2018 World Epilepsy Day Amsterdam expand

Gong for World Epilepsy Day

The Epilepsy Fund opens the Amsterdam exchange on World Epilepsy Day. The fund, founded 125 years ago, calls for attention to the disorder of epilepsy, the consequences it has and the taboo that it surrounds. Matthijs (9) sounds the gong. He became seizure free 18 months ago thanks to a radical brain operation.

Thanks to a large group of donors, the Epilepsy Fund is committed to people like Matthijs for 125 years. The fund celebrates this anniversary year by dedicating extra attention to and research into epilepsy. Because epilepsy has a profound effect on life. By means of research, information and assistance, the Epilepsy Fund makes every effort to offer people with epilepsy and their loved ones a better quality of life.

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09/02/2018 ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament Amsterdam expand

Sounding of the gong for ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament

On Monday 12 February, the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament will start for the 45th time. The tournament is part of the ATP 500 category and is therefore one of the 25 most important tennis tournaments in the world. Several top-10 players will participate this year. Among others, Roger Federer, Grigor Dimitrov, Alexander Zverev and David Goffin will come into action. Furthermore, well-known players such as Stan Wawrinka, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Robin Haase are present in Rotterdam.

The cooperation between main sponsor ABN AMRO (ticker symbol: ABN) and Rotterdam Ahoy is the longest running title sponsorship on the ATP World Tour. To honor that, Richard Krajicek, Wimbledon winner in 1996 and Tournament Director, opens trading.

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08/02/2018 Partnership ING and Payvision Amsterdam expand

ING and Payvision celebrate partnership

Rudolf Booker, founder and CEO Payvision, together with Mark Buitenhek, ING’s Global Head of Transaction Services sound the gong and open the trading day in Amsterdam, celebrating the recently announced strategic partnership between ING and Payvision.

Through this collaboration, ING further invests in the payments business by acquiring 75% stake in Payvision, strengthening its footprint in omnichannel payments and expanding its merchant services. ING business customers will be able to accept payments through any channel, including in store terminals and web shops and through any device.

For Payvision, this new synergy will accelerate its ambitious growth plans within the dynamic payments market, extend its global network and broaden its payment product portfolio. The partnership supports Payvision’s goal to create innovative, tailor-made payments products designed for the fast-paced international retail environment.

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07/02/2018 IT4Kids Amsterdam expand

IT4Kids Foundation opens trading day

IT4Kids Foundation visits the Amsterdam exchange and opens the trading day with a sounding of the gong by founder Jordy Kool.

By sounding the gong he literally and figuratively makes noise for the IT4Kids Foundation. IT4Kids was founded in 2013 and is committed to helping children. The Netherlands is one of the richest countries in the world. Yet as many as 1 in 8 children grow up in a family that has to live on a subsistence level. Many children from this group miss out on the opportunity to play sports. Values ​​and skills such as resilience, cooperation, dealing with loss and respect are taught when participating in sports. Values ​​and skills that are so important in every phase of life. IT4Kids collects used and written off hardware and, on behalf of the donor, donates the value to charities that are committed to children. IT4Kids organized a gala last October during which € 418,000 was collected, and recently received donations from, amongst others, the Rabobank Bollenstreek.

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06/02/2018 Holland Heineken House Amsterdam expand

Heineken sounds gong for Holland Heineken House

Heineken (ticker symbol: HEIA) sounds the gong at the Amsterdam exchange. The ceremony does not only mark the opening of trading, but also acts as a pre-opening ceremony for the Olympic Games and the Holland Heineken House, which will officially open on the 9th of February.

The Holland Heineken House, hosted by The Netherlands Olympic Committee (NOC*NSF) and organized by Heineken, is the official national house of The Netherlands during the Olympics. The Holland Heineken House is the place where sports and emotions come together to create unforgettable experiences. Guests from all over the world are invited to watch all action live on the big screens and experience spectacular stunts, emotional award ceremonies and thrilling performances by some of the best Dutch artists. 

Because many Dutch fans in the Netherlands, who cannot attend the Holland Heineken House, have to miss its unique atmosphere, Heineken is introducing Holland Heineken Thuis in the Grand Café Heineken Hoek on the Leidseplein in Amsterdam. From the 9th until the 25th of February Holland Heineken Thuis will be the place to celebrate the Olympic Games and Dutch athletic performances in the Netherlands. 

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05/02/2018 100% Certificate Paris expand

Didier Hameau from and Aurélien Réquillart from Société Générale open the European Paris trading day

Société Générale launches the first 100% certificate based on a basket of 10 major french values equally weighted picked by 

Société Générale innovates with the launch, in partnerhsip with,  of the first Certificate indexed on a basket of 10 major French stocks equally weighted picked by 
The basket includes Veolia, Orange, Somfy, Eurazeo, Ingenico, Carrefour, Air Liquide, Valeo, Bouygues and Icade. 
The Certicate issued by Société Générale allows investors to replicate the performance of the basket. It is listed on Euronext Paris and can be traded as simply as a share through an online broker or a bank. 

05/02/2018 Big Brothers Big Sisters Amsterdam expand

Big Brothers Big Sisters sound gong

Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBSAm) exists in Amsterdam for five years. To celebrate this festive moment, one of the “Littles” from BBBSAm sounds the gong.

Big Brothers Big Sisters Amsterdam is a mentor organization that works for children and youth between the ages of 5 and 18 who live in poverty. They make meaningful matches between these children and mentors/volunteers, who bond with them, give them plenty of attention and undertake fun and educational activities with them on a weekly basis. They help these children on their way to a better life: they broaden their horizons, stimulate their talents, increase their self-confidence and their social skills. They ensure that the children will fully develop and that they have a happy, successful future. Big Brothers Big Sisters Amsterdam is supported by the Janivo Foundation, a fund that works for children and young people who can use a helping hand.

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02/02/2018 Morningstar® Eurozone 50 IndexSM Futures Amsterdam expand

Sounding of the gong for launch Morningstar® Eurozone 50 IndexSM Futures

Flow Traders sounds the gong on the Amsterdam exchange of Euronext together with Morningstar and Euronext, for the launch of futures on the Morningstar® Eurozone 50 IndexSM on the Derivatives Market of Euronext Amsterdam. Yannick Ignoul of Flow Traders, sounds the gong and opens the trading day.

The new futures were introduced Friday 26 January. This new index has been designed by Morningstar together with Euronext to provide exposure to the largest and most liquid companies in the Eurozone region. Futures on the new index allow investors to benefit from margin efficiencies while trading through the centralised order book, offering the advantages of transparency and central clearing. It is a strategic collaboration between the eurozone’s leading pan-European exchange and the leading global provider of independent investment research 

Morningstar, Inc. is a leading provider of independent investment research in North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. The company offers an extensive line of products and services for individual investors, financial advisors, asset managers, and retirement plan providers and sponsors. Morningstar provides data and research insights on a wide range of investment offerings, including managed investment products, publicly listed companies, private capital markets, and real-time global market data. Morningstar also offers investment management services through its investment advisory subsidiaries, with more than USD$200 billion in assets under advisement and management as of 31 December 2016. The company has operations in 27 countries.

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02/02/2018 Brussels IPO of the Year Award Brussels expand

X-FAB wins IPO of the Year Award

Euronext Brussels had the pleasure to welcome X-FAB to celebrate their “IPO of the Year” award. CEO Rudi De Winter and CFO Alba Morganti opened the trading day in Brussels, a few days after the company won the “IPO of the Year” award in the category large caps at Euronext's 7th annual Stock Exchange Conference in Paris. The award honours their successful Initial Public Offering and the company’s post-IPO performance.

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01/02/2018 The Financial Information Services Association Amsterdam expand

FISD visits Amsterdam exchange

FISD Amsterdam is an annual event, now in its fifth year, hosted by Euronext Amsterdam. Bringing together those that buy and consume market data, such as Banks and Asset Managers, with the range of those that provide data and services. 

The Financial Information Services Association is a neutral forum that has served the financial information industry for 25 years. The 200+ global member companies recognize that market data distribution, efficient trade execution, and regulatory compliance require a high level of consistent and predictable service - all of which are dependent on the close cooperation of many independent organizations and systems. Industry stakeholders support FISD as the forum of choice to identify and resolve the business and technical issues that affect the administration, distribution, and utilization of financial information.

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31/01/2018 Global Scale-up Program Amsterdam expand

Sounding of the gong for Global Scale-up Program

Travis McCready, President & CEO of Massachusetts Life Sciences Center, sounds the gong and opens the trading day at the Amsterdam exchange for the Global Scale-up Program.

The Global Scale-up Program is a unique pressure-cooker preparation program to prepare ventures in life sciences and medical devices for an international product launch. The program combines in-depth training and mentoring by the best serial entrepreneurs, marketing experts, and investors from the United States and different European countries.

The Global Scale-up Program is organised by Hyphen Projects, Health~Holland and Maastricht University.

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30/01/2018 Amsterdam City Index 2018 Amsterdam expand

Sounding of the gong for Amsterdam City Index 2018

The 10th edition of the Amsterdam City Index 2018, the economic barometer of the bustling city of Amsterdam, rises up with 2 points to 122! The Amsterdam City Index 2018 was recently presented at the Beurs van Berlage in the annual event organized by Amsterdam City.

Amsterdam City is the initiator and producer of the Amsterdam City Index.. Amsterdam City is an association of retailers, hotel and catering industry, institutions and cultural organizations in the inner city of Amsterdam. Primary goal of Amsterdam City is an economically healthy and diverse city, the focus of the association is to promote and improve the economic climate in the center of Amsterdam.

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29/01/2018 SPDR® S&P 500® ETF Amsterdam expand

State Street Global Advisors Marks 25th Anniversary of SPDR® S&P 500® ETF

State Street Global Advisors, the asset management business of State Street Corporation , marks the 25th anniversary of the first ever US-listed exchange traded fund (ETF), the SPDR S&P 500 ETF, by sounding the gong on the Amsterdam exchange. Launched 29 January 1993, SPY is currently the world’s largest and the most traded security in the world.

“SPY’s launch paved the way for a breakthrough industry that has improved access to every asset class and dramatically lowered costs for investors,” said Jim Ross, chairman of State Street Global Advisors’ Global SPDR Business and a member of the team that launched SPY in 1993. “In a relatively brief period of time, ETFs have fundamentally improved investing while amassing over $4 trillion of assets. Despite this unprecedented growth, the impact of ETFs during the next 25 years promises to be even more influential than it has been the last two-plus decades.”  

For nearly four decades, State Street Global Advisors has been committed to helping financial professionals and those who rely on them achieve their investment objectives. They partner with institutions and financial professionals to help them reach their goals through a rigorous, research-driven process spanning both active and index disciplines. They take pride in working closely with their clients to develop precise investment strategies, including their pioneering family of SPDR ETFs.

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26/01/2018 Leeuwarden-Friesland 2018 Amsterdam expand

Sounding of the gong for Leeuwarden-Friesland 2018: European Capital of Culture

From Friday 26 to Sunday 28 January, Leeuwarden-Friesland 2018, European Capital of Culture will officially be opened. On this occasion they open trading together with main sponsor ING.   

Leeuwarden-Fryslân 2018 marks the start of a new Renaissance in thinking that will begin in the Dutch Province of Friesland and, they hope, spread all over the world. This is the year for them to display their unique cultural heritage to let the world know that the courage to be different is essential for realizing greater dreams and diversity on an international scale. The program entails about 60 main program events and hundreds of smaller initiatives spread over the entire province.

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25/01/2018 Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency Amsterdam expand

The Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency opens trading

Commissioner at the Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency (NFIA), Jeroen Nijland, opens trading on the Amsterdam exchange by sounding the gong. NFIA is celebrating the  publication of its annual results for 2017, as well as marking its 40th anniversary this year.

For 40 years, the NFIA has served as a one-stop-shop for successful European expansion, supporting more than 4,000 companies from some 50 countries to establish or expand their business in the Netherlands. An operational unit of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy, NFIA helps and advises foreign companies in all phases of establishing, rolling out and/or expanding their international operations in the Netherlands.

Fueled by public-private partnerships and Dutch innovation across industries, the Netherlands continues to draw interest from international companies. The NFIA is their first port of call, connecting them with its regional partners in the Invest in Holland Network, as well as free and confidential resources and tools they need to make their investment decision.

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24/01/2018 Best Performer ETF 2017 Amsterdam expand

Vanguard sounds gong to celebrate winning “Best Performer ETF 2017” 

Vanguard, a pioneer of index-investing, received the “Best Performer ETF 2017” Award from Euronext Amsterdam. The award recognises the popularity of the Vanguard S&P 500 UCITS ETF among investors in 2017.

Vanguard looks to provide investors with low-cost, high-quality, and broadly diversified funds and ETFs with they can put together balanced, long-term investment portfolios. 

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23/01/2018 Nyenburgh Holding Amsterdam expand

Nyenburgh Holding sounds the gong

Nyenburgh offers, through a partnership, professional traders the opportunity to rent a trading desk on the floor of Euronext or at any other location. This activity was previously executed by its subsidiary Global Exchange Trading Services B.V. (GETS). After MiFID II all partnerships with GETS have been transferred to Nyenburgh Holding. On this occasion they open trading on the Amsterdam exchange.

Nyenburgh Holding B.V. was founded in 1996 and trades on its own account in cash equities and derivatives, and has access to multiple exchanges in and outside Europe. Nyenburgh has grown rapidly in recent years, partly because of its very competitive trading costs, service and transparency. Nyenburgh is located on the former trading floor of Euronext and has acquired a unique position within the professional trading community in the Netherlands.

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22/01/2018 Beurs Inside LIVE Amsterdam expand

RTL Z sounds gong for Beurs Inside LIVE

Roland Koopman, presenter RTL Z, sounds the gong at the Amsterdam exchange to give attention to the Beurs Inside LIVE event. 

RTL Z Beurs organizes Inside LIVE on Monday 19 February in the Beatrix Theater Utrecht. Experts give investment tips and enter into discussions with each other. With Roland Koopman, Janneke Willemse, Bob Homan (ING), Jim Tehupuring (ProBeleggen), Willem Middelkoop (CD Fund), and many others.

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19/01/2018 ACTIAM investment expert Amsterdam expand

ACTIAM investment expert opens trading 

The winner of the ACTIAM investment expert poll opens trading at the Amsterdam exchange by sounding the gong. The 2017 winner of the ACTIAM investment expert poll is Niels de Graaff van Holding BDG, formerly a portfolio manager at ACTIAM. His picks were the best of all participating experts.

Every year asset manager ACTIAM asks over a hundred investment professionals for their expectations for the best and the worst stock in the coming year. Besides that, the participants are asked for their expectations for the AEX-index. This poll has been conducted since 1994.

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18/01/2018 Roca Markets supports Kanjer Wens Amsterdam expand

Roca Markets opens trading with Kanjer Wens 

Roca Markets is proud to be a supporter of Kanjer Wens in 2017 and 2018. As part of their policy of contributing a sizeable percentage of their company profits to charity, Kanjer Wens was chosen this year and last year to be one of their beneficiaries.

Roca Markets is a market maker in derivatives, that is based in Amsterdam at the Beursplein 5 exchange building. The company has been in operation since 2012 and continues to expand their business in the derivatives field in Europe. During this time they have been major contributors to a number of charitable organizations.

Stichting Kanjer Wens is a new charity organisation, which will celebrate their first anniversary in February this year. They fulfil wishes for children between 4 and 17 years with a life-threatening illness or severe chronical disease. Every child who is ill, has only one big wish, to get better. They cannot cure but they can give a child a day to remember.

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17/01/2018 Holland FinTech - Annual Member Summit Amsterdam expand

Holland FinTech opens trading with AFS

Holland FinTech organizes the Annual Member Summit. This year the host is AFS Group, a financial service provider specialized in the business segment and also affiliated with Holland FinTech. Three years after the establishment of Holland FinTech, she brings together more than 320 affiliated parties. During the Summit, they look forward to the new year. The day starts with the opening of the trade on the Amsterdam exchange.

By linking parties from large to small, the organization is committed to accelerating innovation in this sector. With events and matchmaking they bring expertise together and stimulate new developments. Currently, more than 320 parties are connected within the network, different from large established parties and new startups with ideas that improve decades of old processes. Only by working together can progress be made and the Netherlands can put itself on the map as progressive in financial innovation.

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16/01/2018 Amsterdam Young Citizen of the Year 2017 Amsterdam expand

Amsterdam Young Citizen of the Year 2017 sounds the gong

The Stadmakertjes Foundation (‘little citymakers’) has organized the junior election ‘Amsterdammertje van het Jaar’ for the sixth time. The City of Amsterdam and Rabobank support this initiative financially. In the past couple of months, everyone in Amsterdam could nominate their little hero, aged 8 to 15 years. A jury chose the top 10 finalists and the winner. The most important selection criteria: the winner should be someone who is selflessly committed to something or someone, and sets an example for others.

Amsterdam Young Citizen of the Year 2017, 15-year-old Salim El Meriami, sounds the gong and opens the trading day. For over 4 years, Salim has committed himself to bringing together people from Amsterdam Nieuw-West. In a very professional way he has organised dozens of neighborhood events where people can meet each other. He was nominated by 5 Amsterdam organizations, characterizing him as “responsible, well-organized, indispensable, a great person to be proud of, hard-working, professional, and someone who prevents problems.”

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15/01/2018 IMC Weekend School Amsterdam expand

IMC Weekend School celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2018

IMC Weekendschool Amsterdam Zuidoost is celebrating its twentieth anniversary this year. To kick off this special anniversary year, a delegation of pupils and alumni will sound the gong. IMC Weekend School is a supplementary school for children (aged 10-14) in underprivileged neighborhoods, often of immigrant backgrounds, in the larger cities of the Netherlands.

Through a three-year course, professionals (volunteers) introduce students to a wide range of topics, including journalism, medicine and law but also training in presentation, research, debate and conflict resolution. It is an education focused on developing an all-round character.

IMC Weekend School connects youth to passionate professionals who engage them in their fields. The contacts created between social classes affect both the students and the guest teachers. In the alumni program, guest teachers, sponsors and Weekend School alumni stay connected, and develop professional relationships. Research shows that IMC Weekend School alumni have better professional prospects, are more confident, and feel more connected with society than control groups.

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12/01/2018 Dutch IR Awards 2018 Amsterdam expand

Winners of the Dutch IR Awards 2018 sound the gong at Beursplein 5

The winners of the Dutch IR Awards 2018 visit Beursplein 5. David Tailleur, Director of Investor Relations at the Euronext Amsterdam listed Randstad (ticker symbol: RAND) and winner in the AEX professional category, sounds the gong.

The Dutch Association for Investor Relations (NEVIR) presented the Dutch IR Awards 2018 last night. For the eleventh year in a row, prizes were awarded to Dutch listed companies and professionals who excel in Investor Relations. An independent expert jury consisting of Corné van Zeijl (ACTIAM), Frederik van Beuningen (Teslin), Holger Weeda (BNP Paribas IP), Joop Witteveen (Kempen), Maarten Verbeek (the IDEA!) And Willem Burgers (Add Value Fund), determines who are the winners in the different categories.

NEVIR is the professional representative body and the interest group for Investor Relations professionals of Dutch listed companies. More than 70% of Euronext Amsterdam listed companies are NEVIR member.

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11/01/2018 Oddo Forum Paris expand

Philippe Oddo, Managing Partner Oddo & Cie and his team open the trading day at the Oddo Forum in Lyon.

On the occasion of the partnership between both companies,, the ODDO team and Eric Forest, CEO of EnterNext ring the bell to welcome more than 260 issuers which will meet investors during 2 days in Lyon.

11/01/2018 MiFID II trading license ATG Amsterdam expand

ATG opens trading day at Beursplein 5

Chief Compliance Officer and co-owner of Algorithmic Trading Group (ATG), Jochem van Steijn, gives the starting signal of the trading day at the Amsterdam stock exchange by sounding the gong. ATG celebrates obtaining its trading license under MiFID II.

ATG is a young trading company founded in October 2008 in Hong Kong by Tom Voûte. ATG specializes in algorithmic trading on the global financial markets. ATG is based in Hong Kong and the Netherlands, where it recently moved to Beursplein 5.

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10/01/2018 10th anniversary Fintessa Amsterdam expand

Fintessa celebrates its 10-year anniversary by sounding the gong

Fintessa Vermogensbeheer celebrates its 10-year anniversary this month. At the start of 2008, Martine Hafkamp and Han Schulten, together with Mark Sombekke and Jan Bouius, began to offer investment services under the name of Fintessa Vermogensbeheer, being authorized by both the AFM and DNB. To celebrate their 10-year jubilee, Martine Hafkamp sounds the gong on the Amsterdam exchange.

Over the past 10 years, Fintessa has grown into one of the larger independent asset managers in the Netherlands. Fintessa mainly works for private individuals and (former) entrepreneurs, but also for foundations and institutes. This independence ensures that free investment choices are made without own products or forced shopping.

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09/01/2018 The IDEA! Amsterdam expand

The IDEA! sounds the gong for its 10th year in business

The Idea-Driven Equities Analyzes Company ('the IDEA!') celebrates its tenth anniversary by sounding Euronext Amsterdam's gong and opens the trading day.

The company was founded by Henk Slotboom and Maarten Verbeek and started its activities in 2007. Together with Paul Hofman, the IDEA! has about eighty years of sector experience and has become the leading independent research-only boutique in the Benelux. the IDEA! focuses on presenting attractive investment propositions in the Benelux to its clients, with the emphasis on providing all relevant information and knowledge needed to be able to form their own judgment.

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08/01/2018 New Managing Director WDP Netherlands Amsterdam expand

WDP sounds gong for new Managing Director WDP Netherlands

Started on January 1st 2018, Michiel Assink is the new Managing Director of WDP Netherlands and sounds the gong on the Amsterdam exchange together with his new colleagues.

After a running period, Michiel Assink will take over duties of former Director of the Netherlands, Rien van Ast, who at own request will dedicate himself exclusively to the realization of complex projects. Michiel Assink was previously active at real estate agency CBRE, where he led the Industrial & Logistics team and built a team with strong focus on users, investors and developers of logistics and industrial properties.

Listed on Euronext Brussels and Amsterdam, the logistics real estate specialist WDP (ticker symbol: WDP) was named Company of the Year in Belgium in 2017 and continues to grow the operating teams by recruiting extra project- and facility managers.

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05/01/2018 Sounding the gong for AFS OTF Amsterdam expand

AFS Group announces to be the first in the Netherlands to have officially received its license to operate as an Organized Trading Facility (OTF) under MiFID II.

AFS OTF is the first-of-its-kind in the Dutch market and will operate as a discretionary voice/chat trading system. This allows investment firms to execute various financial instruments on-venue. Additionally, AFS OTF will be regulated by AFM and must comply with certain rules. The reporting and publishing requirements will be satisfied by AFS’ use of Euronext APA and ARM. By operating as an OTF, AFS can play a valuable role in achieving the most important objectives under MiFID II. More specifically, to provide more protection for investors and to increase transparency in the various asset classes.

AFS Group is a medium-sized financial services provider specializing in the mediation of financial instruments and green certificates. With 90 employees, from 4 offices AFS serves more than 1,000 complete sales parties: asset managers, banks, companies and other non-financial institutions.

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04/01/2018 ING sounds gong after winning Gouden Stier Amsterdam expand

For more than ten years, Gouden Stier has been rewarding brokers with awards. ING received two prizes at the end of 2017 in two categories: ‘Best investment institution’ and ‘Best technical Analyst’. Bas Heijink sounds the gong and opens the trading day at the Amsterdam exchange.

ING may call themselves the best investment institution in the Netherlands for a year. They are particularly appreciated for their visibility in the market, successful innovation and the impactful growth they are experiencing.

Bas Heijink won the Gouden Stier in the category 'Best Technical Analyst', just like last year. A reward for his work after he was already voted 'Best Investment Expert' in 2014.

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03/01/2018 DSI opens trading day Amsterdam expand

By sounding the gong, DSI wishes all organizations part-taking in DSi and all professionals a happy New Year.  As of 3 January 2018, the compulsory ESMA Guidelines of the European Securities and Markets Authority on knowledge, skills and expertise will come into force. These guidelines are part of MiFID II. DSI ensures that financial professionals who are fully DSI-certified comply with the ESMA criteria.

DSI implements strict self-regulation at the request of the sector. Here, implementation implies through personnel screening, certification, disciplinary law and a public register. The foundation screens (new) employees in the sector and certifies staff. The certificate holders also regularly check on integrity, knowledge and professional competence.

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02/01/2018 Euronext wishes you a happy New Year Amsterdam expand

Euronext wishes you a happy New Year

With the sounding of the gong Euronext wishes you all a prosperous New Year on the first trading day of 2018.

Euronext is the leading pan‐European exchange in the Eurozone with nearly 1,300 listed issuers worth close to €3.6 trillion in market capitalisation as of end September 2017, an unmatched blue chip franchise consisting of 24 issuers in the Morningstar® Eurozone 50 Index℠ and a strong diverse domestic and international client base.

Euronext operates regulated and transparent equity and derivatives markets. Its total product offering includes Equities, Exchange Traded Funds, Warrants & Certificates, Bonds, Derivatives, Commodities and Indices. Euronext also leverages its expertise in running markets by providing technology and managed services to third parties. In addition to its main regulated market, Euronext also operates Euronext GrowthTM (formerly known as Alternext) and Euronext AccessTM (formerly known as the Free Market).

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29/12/2017 Run4Schools Amsterdam expand

DoubleDividend and Run4Schools sound gong on last trading day of the year 

DoubleDividend opens trading with Run4Schools on the last trading day of the year. The sustainable investment funds of DoubleDividend, DD Equity Fund and DD Property Fund N.V. are listed on Euronext Amsterdam and with the final gong of the year, DoubleDividend likes to draw attention to the runners of Stichting Run4Schools. On March 31, 2018, they will run the 56 kilometers of the Two Oceans Marathon in Cape Town, South Africa for this charity.

DoubleDividend bridges financial and social return and fully supports the mission of Stichting Run4Schools. The team of DoubleDividend is composed of a few fanatical runners who frequently run to support charity. “Run4Schools is a beautiful initiative for young South African children. By organizing both in - and after - school sports activities these kids are of the streets and work on a better future. This is financed by the runners for this charity. Today, we are pleased to make these runners more visible with the sound of the gong”, says Marian Hogeslag, partner at DoubleDividend.

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28/12/2017 Da Vinci Derivatives Amsterdam expand

Sounding of the gong for Da Vinci Derivatives

Da Vinci Derivatives opens the market to celebrate that, thanks to the construction of their own infrastructure and structured and controlled growth, they will trade fully independently in 2018 using the recently obtained license from The Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets. This will be done from their newly opened office at Beursplein 5.

Da Vinci Derivatives, a trading house founded in 2015 by three traders who trade for own account with own capital, trades in financial derivatives with a short to medium term maturity focused on volatility. This means that several products are traded based on correlations, but also that long/short positions are taken in under- or overvalued volatilities in different market segments. Over the past two years, the company has grown strongly and are recruiting the best people, both nationally and internationally, with a strong focus on recent graduates.

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27/12/2017 Unox New Year’s Dive 2018 Amsterdam expand

Gong sounds for Unox New Year’s Dive 2018

On Monday, January 1st 2018, the Unox New Year's Dive takes place. At 140 locations across the country, more than 50,000 people start the year with a refreshing dive. Unox, part of Euronext listed Unilever (ticker symbol: UNIA), opens the trading day at Beursplein 5 for this.

The biggest dive takes place in Scheveningen where 10,000 participants are expected to dive into the ice-cold North Sea water. Unox donates one euro to the food banks for every diver in Scheveningen. In addition, well-known food vloggers and celebrities bake a '#Food bank letter' this week. The Food Bank Letter is a savory banquet letter with a smoked sausage in it, in the form of a V. The food banks help more than 130,000 Dutch people by providing them with food packages temporarily. Because these people also earn a good start in the new year, Unox donates one food bank letter to food banks for every baked and online shared letter with the hashtag #Voedselbanketletter.

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22/12/2017 Topsport Amsterdam Fanny-award winners Amsterdam expand

Topsport Amsterdam sounds gong with ‘Fanny’-award winners

Topsport Amsterdam organizes the annual Sports Gala of Amsterdam together with the City of Amsterdam. Here the ‘Fanny’ is awarded. This is the award for the ‘Amsterdam Best Athletes of the Year’. Desiree van Lunteren, female football player at Ajax, European and national champion and Female Athlete of Amsterdam 2017, sounds the gong and opens trading.

Topsport Amsterdam gives talented athletes, living in Amsterdam, the unique opportunity to achieve their goals and ambitions. Through the Centre for Elite Sport and Education (CTO) Amsterdam, they offer these talents a unique opportunity. By playing a key role in attracting and facilitating international top sport events in Amsterdam, they offer these athletes a platform to excel in their own city and thus serve as an incentive for the sport. Brilliant sponsors are, amongst others, Euronext listed KPN and Heineken.

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21/12/2017 NN Group wins SponsorRings Amsterdam expand

NN Group wins three SponsorRings 

NN Group, listed on Euronext Amsterdam (ticker symbol: NN), has won three SponsorRings during this year’s SponsorRing awards, and on this occasion they open the trading day on the Amsterdam exchange.

The group has won a gold, silver and bronze Ring. The golden one was awarded to Delta Lloyd in the category Long-term Sponsorships for its contribution to watersports. NN silver and bronze SponsorRings in the categories Sport Sponsorships and Art and Culture.

Dorothee van Vredenburg, member of NN Group’s Management Board: “Winning the SponsorRingen is a wonderful recognition for the way in which we implement our sponsorship policy. NN Group is an active sponsor in various sectors that are close to what many people find important, where we think our contribution can add value. I am proud that the jury rewarded our approach with gold, silver and bronze.

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20/12/2017 Philips inclusivity in the workforce Amsterdam expand

Philips sounds the gong for more inclusivity in the workforce

Diversity fuels innovation. With this belief, Philips (ticker symbol: PHIA) opens Euronext Amsterdam in order to gain attention for an inclusive workplace. Nathalie Lam, Head of Global Sponsorship at Philips, sounds the gong.

Philips, listed on Euronext Amsterdam and included in the AEX index, is committed to enhancing the work environment, and emphasizes its ambition to increase the number of women in leadership positions in the upcoming years. According to Philips, an inclusive culture fosters a workplace where people are treated equally and encouraged to bring their best selves to work. Philips wants to emphasize it is not only a diverse workplace, but also intentionally acknowledges and embraces differences is part of the company’s philosophy.

As an innovative and progressive company, Philips is continuously working on this important element. With this establishment, the concern started the sponsorship of the Amsterdam Pride in 2016, and launched the international campaign: “life is better when #youareyou”. This multi-year initiative has won three Global Awards, a WOMMY, the Word of Mouth Award for social progress, Work Place Pride Award for best Media campaign. In addition, Philips was also awarded a Silver SponsorRing: a prestigious award for the best sponsorship campaigns.

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19/12/2017 FD Gazellen 2017 Amsterdam expand

FD Gazellen winner sounds gong

MessageBird won this year’s Oryx award during the FD Gazellen and sounds the gong on the Amsterdam exchange.

MessageBird is on a mission to modernize and simplify the overcomplicated space of customer communication. As the only leading cloud communications platform with its own telecommunications carrier infrastructure, MessageBird connects over 15,000 enterprises to their global customers via the fastest and most reliable SMS, Voice and Chat APIs in the world.

Named after the biggest gazelle in the animal kingdom, the Oryx award is the most important FD Gazelle award awarded by Het Financieele Dagblad. The jury selects the Oryx winner on a company’s exceptional growth figures. In total, 755 Gazellen awards have been awarded this year in regions North, South, West and East.

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19/12/2017 BPI Real Estate Brussels expand

Jacques Lefèvre, CEO of BPI Real Estate, rings the bell to celebrate the successful listing of a new bond on Euronext Brussels.

18/12/2017 NL Get it done Amsterdam expand

Organisation NL Get it done visits Euronext Amsterdam

NL Get it done is a collaboration between NL2025 and Get it done in which young professionals, creatives, influencers and an extensive media network are connected to local, social initiatives in the Netherlands. Hanna Verboom, founder of Get it done, sounds the gong.

NL Get it done is a collaboration between NL2025 and Get it done in which young professionals, creatives, influencers and an extensive media network are connected to local, social initiatives in the Netherlands.

NL2025 is a platform where leaders from the cultural and scientific world, artist, CEO’s and athletes have joined. They are all involved on a personal title to step up for a better future of the Netherlands based on the pay-it-forward principle. Get it done was one of the first crowdfunding platforms in the Netherlands. Initially funding small scale development projects worldwide Get it done has launched a new strategy in the Netherlands in order to create sustainable solutions for local initiatives.

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15/12/2017 Light for the World Foundation Amsterdam expand

Light for the World Foundation celebrates 35th anniversary

The Light for the World Foundation celebrates its 35th anniversary, which is marked by the sounding of the gong at the Amsterdam exchange.

Exactly 35 years ago, Light for the World was founded by ophthalmologist Martien Cozijnsen and his wife Jenny. The work started with a school for the blind in Thailand and has expanded vastly over the years. Providing opportunities for people with disabilities in the poorest countries is still the core mission of the organization. Light for the World calls on companies active in Africa to get started with the inclusion of youth with disabilities in the workplace. The foundation can provide advice and practical support in this.

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14/12/2017 Amsterdam Entrepreneur Award Amsterdam expand

Winner Amsterdam Entrepreneur Award opens the exchange

Bianca van der Lee, founder of Chaud Devant has won the Amsterdam Entrepreneur Award 2017 (Amsterdamse Ondernemersprijs) and opens the trading day at Beursplein 5.

From the finalists, Van der Lee was chosen as the winner of this award by a professional jury and 1,500 entrepreneurs. The Amsterdam Entrepreneur Award is an award for the most creative and innovative entrepreneur in Amsterdam. The prize is awarded annually and is, among others, an initiative of the municipality of Amsterdam, MKB-Amsterdam and Rabobank.

Chaud Devant develops high-quality, professional and fashionable collections for the modern chef, kitchen team and serving staff. After more than 20 years, all designs are still produced in the company’s studio and headquarters in Amsterdam. These designs can be found in more than 20 countries around the world.

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13/12/2017 Paris Europlace Paris expand

Paris Europlace opens the European trading day in Paris 

Raising awareness for the role of the world's leading finance centres in mobilising capital to accelerate climate action.

As market operator, Euronext has an important role to play in channeling savings and investment into energy transition. Ensuring optimization of our methodologies, together with other stakeholders, confirms our commitment to offering investors an increasingly relevant standard for portfolio management, and an underlying asset suitable for different index-linked products, notably in green finance.

Italy’s Ministry of Environment, Paris EUROPLACE with its initiative Finance for Tomorrow and UN Environment organise  a high-level event setting out the role of the world’s leading financial centres in mobilizing capital to accelerate climate action.  The event takes place the day after the President Macron’s “One Planet Summit” which celebrates the second anniversary of the Paris Agreement and profiles the work of the new international network of financial centres for sustainability, which originated under Italy’s 2017 G7 presidency.
The event features the launch of the network’s first ‘state of the art’ report prepared by UN Environment and the first report benchmarking financial centres in terms of green finance. Speakers will include leading representatives from
financial centres in Canada, China, France, Italy, Luxembourg, Morocco and UK and will be closed by keynote speeches from Ministers from Italy and France.

13/12/2017 Best Investment Professional Amsterdam expand

Nico Inberg wins Gouden Stier award for Best Investment Professional

This November, Nico Inberg, head of the IEX Investment Desk, won the Gouden Stier-award for Best Investment Professional. This highly acclaimed prize is one of the oldest in the Dutch financial industry: It was awarded for the eleventh consecutive year in 2017. 

Inberg has been head of the IEX Investment desk since July, where he leads a team of financial analysts. Together they perform research and give recommendations on hundreds of national and international stocks. Dutch investors looking for deeper insights and investment recommendations can get access through a subscription to IEX Premium. 

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12/12/2017 Dance4Life Amsterdam expand

The Nederlandsche Betaal & Wisselmaatschappij opens Beursplein 5 with Dance4Life

This year, Dance4Life organizes the Dance4Life FundRace for the first time. The Nederlandsche Betaal & Wisselmaatschappij (Dutch Payment & Exchange Company), located at Beursplein 5, is a proud sponsor of Dance4Life and participates in the Dance4Life FundRace. Dance4Life ambassador Kees Tol opens the Amsterdam exchange to highlight the FundRace.

Dance4Life is a charity that works together with young people to fight the risks of unsafe sex. Unsafe sex and sexual violence are the fastest growing health risks for young people worldwide. Together with young people, they want to take action against HIV / AIDS, unplanned pregnancies and sexual violence.

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11/12/2017 Successful acquisition GrandVision Amsterdam expand

GrandVision Benelux sounds the gong for successful acquisition

GrandVision Benelux, part of the Euronext Amsterdam listed GrandVision (ticker symbol: GVNV), celebrates the successful acquisition of with a sounding of the gong by CEO Leo van Welij.

With over 800 brick and mortar stores in the Netherlands and Belgium, the company consciously focuses on online expansion. The parent company of optical retail chains Pearle and Eye Wish is rapidly expanding its digital strategy with the acquisition of the online pure player, The addition of fits in with GrandVision Benelux’s integrated omni-channel strategy and strengthens its online position in the Netherlands and Belgium.

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08/12/2017 AFS Group joins LiquidShare Amsterdam expand

AFS sounds gong for participation in LiquidShare

Financial service provider AFS Group has acquired an interest in the Pan-European fintech initiative LiquidShare and sounds the gong on the Amsterdam exchange.

LiquidShare, set up by BNP Paribas, CACEIS, CDC, Euroclear, Euronext, S2IEM and Société Générale, is developing a blockchain based post-trade settlement infrastructure for listed small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) shares. Blue chips and bonds are added to this in a next phase.

With the financial support of AFS Group and the other shareholders, LiquidShare aims to create a solution that will ultimately structurally lower transaction costs.

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07/12/2017 Bert Douwes Award 2017 Amsterdam expand

Winners Bert Douwes Award 2017 visit the Amsterdam exchange

Fleur Deelman and Madelon Vos, winners of the Bert Douwes Award 2017, sound the gong to open the trading day at Beursplein 5.

They won the Bert Douwes thesis prize from the Hogeschool van Amsterdam (HvA) with their thesis "The pool of greater fools. Research into the history and predictable value of economic bubbles ". The Bert Douwes Award is made possible by Euronext Amsterdam and Stichting Capital Amsterdam.

The Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences offers students from all over the country the opportunity to deepen themselves in all aspects related to the financial markets and investments during a six month minor. Each participating student writes a thesis on a current financial topic after this period. The best thesis is rewarded with the Award which is named after the HvA teacher and founder of the minor who passed away in 2007.

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06/12/2017 IPO Advicenne Paris expand

Listing of Advicenne on Euronext 

Dr. Luc-André Granier, CEO and co-founder of Advicenne, open the trading day in Paris.

Advicenne specializes in the research and development of drugs for the treatment of neglected neurological and nephrological diseases, mostly among children.

06/12/2017 CIO of the Year 2017 Amsterdam expand

The CIO of the Year 2017 opens trading

Bouke Hoving, CIO at the Euronext Amsterdam listed KPN (ticker symbol: KPN), opens trading for winning the title of CIO of the Year 2017.

Under the guidance of the jury chairman, His Royal Highness Prince Bernhard van Oranje, Mr Bouke Hoving, CIO KPN, was chosen as CIO of the Year 2017 during CIODAY. The processes and criteria have been developed together with CIO Platform Nederland, CIO Magazine, The Boston Consulting Group and Linqhu.

CIODAY is the most important annual networking event for people at the top of the multi-billion IT market. This two-day event in the Amsterdam Beurs van Berlage brings together more than 500 CIOs, IT VPs and IT directors for inspiring world-class speakers, interactive sessions and networking opportunities.

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05/12/2017 Saint Nicholas Amsterdam expand

Saint Nicholas sounds the gong on Amsterdam exchange

Like previous years, Saint Nicholas visits Beursplein 5. As is tradition, he opens trading surrounded by his ambassadors.

Saint Nicholas’ Corps Diplomatique, founded last year, has again been expanded. Thanks to the efforts of the Corps, 28 social activities will be organized in Amsterdam for both children and the elderly around the Saint Nicholas period. Next to the festive entry of Saint Nicholas on 19 November, these activities make the Sint-festivities accessible to everyone. Next year, Saint Nicholas hopes to arrive in Amsterdam for the 80th time.   

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04/12/2017 Arcadis wins Betonprijs Amsterdam expand

Leiden’s new underground parking garage “Lammermarkt” recently won the Betonprijs (Concrete Prize). To celebrate this, Arcadis (ticker symbol: ARCAD), listed on Euronext Amsterdam and responsible for the technical management of the project, opens trading.

For two and a half years, Combinatie Parkeergarages Leiden Dura Vermeer-BESIX built this garage with great ingenuity. Mandy von Eckardstein carried out the total management of this project on behalf of Arcadis, together with the project manager, contract manager, environment manager and project management manager.

This deepest parking garage in the Netherlands is a technical masterpiece. The spiral, seven-story garage is 22.5 meters deep and offers 525 parking places. The construction of such a deep parking garage in an inner-city environment is a huge challenge, both logistically and technically.

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01/12/2017 ABN AMRO Health Impact Bond Amsterdam expand

ABN AMRO sounds gong for Health Impact Bond

ABN AMRO (ticker symbol: ABN) joins forces with a broad alliance of parties to support people with cancer with a successful return to work.

In collaboration with De Amersfoortse (part of Euronext-listed company a.s.r.), ArboNed, reintegration agency Re-turn and Start Foundation, ABN AMRO will assist in the reintegration of employees who have (had) cancer. Over the next 2 years, the 140 participants of the program will receive intensive guidance. The idea is that the participants keep moving, both physically, mentally and work related.

For the new approach, ABN AMRO has developed an innovative financing method, called the Health Impact Bond. The investors make funding available, bear the financial risk and are only paid out once the intended results have been achieved.

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30/11/2017 Oranje Handelsmissiefonds Amsterdam expand

Oranje Handelsmissiefonds winners open trading

The winners of the Oranje Handelsmissiefonds (Orange Trade Mission Fund) open the Amsterdam exchange by sounding the gong.

The Oranje Handelsmissiefonds was established 5 years ago by ING, KLM, MKB-Nederland and the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs to open doors in foreign markets.

Each year, ten companies win guidance and support from the five Oranje Handelsmissiefonds partners. This year of support has as its target to put the Netherlands on the map as an export country, and to help entrepreneurs with their export ambitions. This year’s ten winners will receive help in realizing their international ambitions during this fifth year of the fund.

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29/11/2017 COGEFI Prospective and Rendement Funds Paris expand

Gestion lists funds on Euronext Fund Service

Anne d'Anselme, COGEFI Gestion Deputy CEO, opens the trading day in Paris to celebrate the listing of the institutional shares of COGEFI Prospective (FR0010765719) and COGEFI Rendement (FR0010451369)

On Monday November 29th, COGEFI Gestion is listing two of its flagship funds on Euronext Fund Service Platform: COGEFI Prospective I and COGEFI Rendement I. This listing results from COGEFI Gestion's initiative to offer its fund management expertises in European Mid & Small Caps and Short Term Bonds to prospective investors either in France or abroad who are used to place their investments - such as stocks, bonds or ETFs - through their traditional and favorite brokers, directly on an exchange. More COGEFI Funds to come in the coming months on Euronext Fund Service.

29/11/2017 Evi van Lanschot Amsterdam expand

Evi van Lanschot wins Gouden Stier for best online asset management

Evi van Lanschot, part of Van Lanschot Kempen (ticker symbol: VLK) has been named the best online asset manager in the Netherlands for the second year in a row by the professional jury of the “Gouden Stier” (Golden Bull) award. To celebrate this, Evi opens the Amsterdam exchange with the traditional gong ceremony.

Evi is an online asset manager that makes investing accessible to everyone. Evi manages more than € 1.5 billion in assets in the Netherlands and Belgium.

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28/11/2017 UniCredit Certificates Championship Paris expand

UniCredit Certificates Championship winners ring Euronext market Bell

2017 edition of the UniCredit Certificates Championship allowed participants to virtually invest on UniCredit certificates linked to Euronext's Leverage Index. As a prize, winners were awarded with Champions League tickets.

UniCredit Certificates Championship is a virtual trading competition organized by UniCredit. It is accessible to investors who want to familiarize with Leverage investment in an innovative and practical way. For each of the 4 sessions held in October, a real trading day was replicated in 30 minutes. Through the online platform participants were able to invest using two UniCredit certificates on leverage indices calculated by Euronext. The 2017 edition has been supported by Bourse Direct, Trading Central, and TV Finance, with live comments coming directly from Euronext Paris market surveillance room. UniCredit is one of the main players in the European Warrants & Certificates market and provides on Euronext Paris a complete range of products: Turbos, Leverage / Short and Warrants as well as recently issued Stability Certificates.

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28/11/2017 Flow Traders Amsterdam expand

Exchange opened by Flow Traders

Flow Traders (ticker symbol: FLOW), listed on Euronext’s Amsterdam exchange, visits Beursplein 5 to highlight its developments in the field of FX market making. Robbert Sijbrandij, Head of FX, sounds the gong.

In its capacity as a leading global market maker in ETPs, Flow Traders has built up a great deal of experience in FX trading as part of its hedging strategies. As of today, the company is connected to FastMatch’s platform, and is therefore able to offer quotes in FX directly to investors. Flow Traders has the ambition to become a defining market maker in FX, this step fits into that development.

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28/11/2017 Bank of China Green bonds Paris expand

On the occasion of the 1st quotation on Euronext of Green bonds issued by Bank of China Group through its Paris Branch, M PHAN General Manager of BoC Paris Branch opens European trading day.

On November 15th, Bank of China Group, through its Paris Branch, has issued for the 1st time  Multi-tranches Green bonds on French market. Denominated in EUR, USD and RMB, these new issues with 3 and 5 years maturities were a real success and are now quoted on Euronext Access market. This event reinforce Paris as being an important place for green and responsible finance.

27/11/2017 Get in the Ring Awards Amsterdam expand

Winners Get in the Ring Awards sound the gong

Recently, more than 250 innovative startups from all over the Netherlands came to Rotterdam for Get in the Ring. The day was closed by the award show where 6 startups took the stage to get maximum visibility and connect with a big audience. The winning startups of the Get in the Ring Awards 2017 sound the gong on Euronext’s Amsterdam exchange.

The winning startups Kozie, LABFRESH and Convious received a ticket to the Global Meetup of Get in the Ring. Get in the Ring the Netherlands was organized by the Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship (ECE), supported by the City of Rotterdam and EY, and part of a worldwide network of the Get in the Ring Foundation. Annually 150 events in 100 countries are organized and of which the winning startups of all these events worldwide will meet in Cascais, Portugal, from 30 May to 1 June, during the Global Meetup.

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24/11/2017 KAS BANK KAS Lab Amsterdam expand

KAS BANK starts KAS Lab

The Amsterdam exchange is opened by the KAS Lab. Otto Hulst, Innovation Lead of KAS Lab sounds the gong. KAS Lab is a meeting place and testing ground where innovative ideas are thought out. Internal and external innovators work together to turn an innovative idea into an innovative solution.

"The establishment of KAS Lab is part of our strategic priorities and enables us to better respond to current changes in the financial sector," says Sikko van Katwijk, Chairman of Management Board at KAS BANK.

Otto Hulst, KAS Lab's Innovation Lead: "KAS Lab offers many opportunities to explore all sorts of ideas, ripe and green, in a creative way and develop them further. Thanks to the close cooperation of internal specialists, external innovators and customers, an innovative solution can be developed quickly and the success ratio is increased. "

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23/11/2017 DEGIRO wins Golden Bull Amsterdam expand

DEGIRO sounds gong after winning Gouden Stier

DEGIRO opens trading for winning their second “Gouden Stier” (Golden Bull) award. Bart Korteweg, Head of Prof. Services, sounds the gong.

According to the expert jury, DEGIRO is the best choice for the average investor. DEGIRO won the award, partly because price information at DEGIRO is free, while investors pay for it at other brokers. DEGIRO also has an advantage in terms of currency costs. Because costs make a substantial difference for investors, the professional jury chooses DEGIRO as winner.

DEGIRO, an online investment platform and broker, was established in 2008. DEGIRO enables business and private clients to invest globally at unprecedentedly low rates. In the coming years, DEGIRO wants to become the largest online broker in Europe measured in number of transactions. DEGIRO is supervised by the Dutch Central Bank (DNB) and the Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM).

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22/11/2017 ACTIAM Amsterdam expand

ACTIAM further expands range of funds

Fund and asset manager ACTIAM sounds the gong after announcing they will be continuing the successful SNS funds under its own brand name. In addition, the asset manager will further expand its range of ACTIAM funds for private investors. The responsible funds have a competitive cost structure and a solid performance track record.

Placing the SNS funds under ACTIAM Beleggingsfondsen N.V. and then offering them under the ACTIAM brand name is in line with ACTIAM’s strategy. Bart Mantje, Head of Sales and Account Management at ACTIAM: “Our strategy is increasingly geared to offering investment funds to private investors under our own brand name. The core elements here are a simple, well-organized range of funds for investors, a long-term performance track record and added value in terms of responsible management. We’re happy that we’ll soon be able to include these responsible funds in our line-up.”

ACTIAM is the leading responsible fund and asset manager for more than one million people in the Netherlands, with 54.1 billion euros in assets under management as at the end of June 2017. ACTIAM offers a full range of investment funds and investment solutions –from index funds to impact investing. ACTIAM sets stringent requirements for its investments and applies a strict, careful selection process, without making concessions as far as financial returns are concerned. ACTIAM is at the forefront here, giving it an edge which it continuously works to maintain.

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21/11/2017 Qredits Amsterdam expand

Qredits opens the Amsterdam exchange

The entrepreneurs who receive Qredits's 10,000th credit open the trading day at Euronext’s  Amsterdam exchange. They do this accompanied by, amongst others, Klaas Knot, president of DNB.

Since its establishment in 2009, Qredits Microfinance has made name for itself in the financing world. Qredits helps entrepreneurs to successfully start and invest in their business. The organization provides credits up to € 250,000, and offers coaching and convenient online tools. Everything to help the entrepreneur with their entrepreneurship.

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20/11/2017 BlackRock Amsterdam expand

BlackRock sounds the gong for reimagining retirement

Bruce Wolfe, Executive Director of the BlackRock Retirement Institute, opens the trading day at Euronext Amsterdam by sounding the gong. He is accompanied by Michael Hodin, CEO of the Global Coalition on Ageing (GCOA) and Monique Donders, Country Manager for BlackRock in the Netherlands.

To raise awareness for the retirement challenge and institute positive change, the BlackRock Retirement Institute (BRI) is organizing a discussion on retirement and longevity with its partner, The Global Coalition on Aging (GCOA).

As the biggest manager for retirement assets in the world, BlackRock has come to view longevity and the related aging of our population as one of the most massive and profound trends shaping our social, economic and individual lives. In response, the BRI was launched in 2016 as a global thought leadership platform on retirement and longevity, dedicated to working with partners across society to develop solutions that will enable improvements both to retirement systems and individual saving’s behavior.

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17/11/2017 Day of the Entrepreneur Amsterdam expand

Sounding the gong for the Day of the Entrepreneur

The gong sounds for the Day of the Entrepreneur. MKB Nederland organizes this theme day together with INretail and other branches. INretail member and initiator of the lifestyle and coffee store ‘Hartje Oost’ sounds the gong.

17 November, is the Day of the Entrepreneur. MKB-Nederland, the initiator of this day, finds that entrepreneurs deserve respect for their commitment and feels that attention must be paid to the importance of entrepreneurs in the Netherlands. The Day of the Entrepreneur is the start of a tradition for celebrating entrepreneurship.

INretail stimulates innovation in retail and presents its newest study ‘Retail towards 2030’ on the 20th of November. Once the results are published, the new SME device will be; learn today, do tomorrow.

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16/11/2017 Royal Dutch Mint Amsterdam expand

Royal Dutch Mint celebrates 450th anniversary

The Royal Dutch Mint (“Koninklijke Nederlandse Munt”) celebrates its 450th anniversary in 2017; coins have been struck in Utrecht since 1567. Mint master Stephan Satijn sounds the gong to celebrate this. 

The Royal Dutch Mint is the only producer of Dutch euro coins and combines 450 years of tradition with a focus on innovation. The organization leads the world when it comes to high value coins and other minted products. Innovative developments such as the laser and 3D technics make it possible to work with QR codes and micro texts on coins.

The Royal Dutch Mint belongs to the worldwide top 5 producers of circulation coins, commemorative medals, tokens and collector’s items. In addition, Royal Decorations are also produced by the Royal Dutch Mint.

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