December 2018

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31/12/2018 DoubleDividend and Run4Schools as ‘running partners’ Amsterdam expand

DoubleDividend is delighted to continue the tradition to ring out an investment year together with Stichting Run4Schools. DoubleDividend likes to draw attention to the runners of Stichting Run4Schools. On April 20, 2019, they will run the 56 tough 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.

About DoubleDividend

DoubleDividend Management B.V. specializes in the field of sustainable investments. DoubleDividend is a manager of investment funds and offers tailor made asset management services. DoubleDividend invests on the basis of the conviction that sustainability positively contributes to the risk- return profile of an investment portfolio. DoubleDividend Management B.V. has a licence under the Dutch Financial Supervision Act and is a partnership with extensive investment experience.

About The Run4Schools Foundation

Run4Schools finances and organizes both in - and after - school sports activities and care at three primary schools and one high school in the township of Mitchell's Plain, Cape Town, South Africa. In cooperation with The Western Cape Education Department. Over 5.000 children are participating in our programs on a weekly basis. Different kinds of fundraising activities are initiated around running events in The Netherlands and also in South Africa. Our programs are financed with these funds.

For more information: doubledividend.nl and run4schools.nl

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28/12/2018 Brandweer Amsterdam – Amstelland Amsterdam expand

Brandweer Amsterdam – Amstelland

How to get through the holiday season safe and sound

December is the month to celebrate! But unfortunately also a period that comes along with a lot of accidents that can easily be prevented.

On behalf of Brandweer Amsterdam-Amstelland commander Leen Schaap sounds the gong and whishes everyone a safe 2019.

For more information and tips: brandweer.nl

 

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

Traditionally on January 1st the Unox New Year’s dive takes place on 130 different locations in the Netherlands. This year they celebrate the 60th edition of the New Year’s Dive and the 50th time in Scheveningen. To celebrate this Sietse Busser sounds the gong.

Over 50.000 people will start the New Year with a fresh dive in the water. 10.000 people will start in Scheveningen and for each diver Unox will donate 1 euro to the food bank.

For more information; unilever

unox-nieuwjaarsduik

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24/12/2018 The Amsterdam Winterparadise Amsterdam expand

The Amsterdam Winterparadise

4PM Entertainment, organiser of Het Amsterdam Winterparadijs and partner of Coca-Cola opens the trading at the Amsterdam exchange

 

RAI Amsterdam
From 21 to 30 december, the RAI Amsterdam will be transformed into ‘Het Amsterdamse Winterparadijs’. A magical winter wonderland for all ages to enjoy for hours. Visitors can go ice-skating, cross-country skiing, curling, enjoy the apres ski bars and a variety of Dutch singers.
 
4PM Entertainment
4PM Entertainment was founded 13 years ago by Philippe Hes and Mitchel Bovenlander.
Other well-known concepts are Kingsland Festival, FRIS events and the Helden van Oranje.
 
 
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21/12/2018 Stéphane Ragusa, CEO of Predilife, opens the trading day in Paris Paris expand

Predilife lists on Euronext Growth on December 21st, 2018.

Predilife specializes in the development of predictive tests, particularly in the field of oncology. The company has MammoRisk, a breast cancer predictive test that uses a first mammogram and a few questions to obtain a first risk assessment. A genetic test then makes it possible to estimate the risk of breast cancer more accurately. The technology used by MammoRisk makes it possible to evaluate, from a database of individuals monitored over time, the risks of an individual compared to the future of his « closest » neighbours thanks to a database of 1,000,000 American women and 350,000 French women.
 

21/12/2018 Tio Virtual Stock Exchange Game Amsterdam expand

Winner Tio Virtual Stock Exchange Game sounds gong - Tio Student Makes 30 million ‘’Profit’’

Student of International Business Management (IBM) Rik van Haalen ‘’earned’’ 30 million dollars during his studies at Tio University of Applied Sciences. Unfortunately, it is not a real profit: as part of a project he participated in a virtual stock exchange game. To celebrate this success he will be sounding the gong.

Gaining Practical Knowledge During a Virtual Stock Exchange Game
11 weeks preceded the final, in which the third-year IBM students had to work like real stock market traders in the stock exchange game. Including the use of forex, options, short selling and margin trading. The most important thing the students learn from this project is understanding how financial news and financial decisions can influence the global economy and thus the stock market.

About Tio University of Applied Sciences
Tio University of Applied Sciences is a private university of applied sciences that offers higher vocational and intermediate vocational education in the areas of hotel, events, tourism, marketing and business. The studies have been leading for years in various rankings such as the Keuzegids (Higher Education Guide).

For more information: tio.nl

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20/12/2018 Obvion issues RMBS Bond Amsterdam expand

Obvion issues its 48th RMBS Bond

Max Bronzwaer, former Treasurer of Obvion, opens the trading at the Amsterdam exchange today. With the closing of STRONG 2018-1 Obvion has issued today its 48th RMBS bond, all these bonds have been listed on Euronext Amsterdam. 

Obvion N.V.

is an established originator and servicer of Dutch residential mortgages and active in the mortgage business since 2002. Obvion provides responsible funding (solutions) for the housing needs of the customer based on a strong relationship with the customer and in close cooperation with its intermediaries.

Obvion strives to be an agile and externally oriented organisation. Customer focus is key in their strategy. Their philosophy is to be empathic, open and passionate and they aim for continuity for their customers and other stakeholders by providing responsible financing solutions.

For more information: obvion.nl

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19/12/2018 Lleida.net lists on Euronext Growth Paris expand

Sisco Sapena, CEO of Lleida.net, opens the trading day in Paris.

Lleida.Net is the leading Spanish operator in electronic communication certification and econtracting. The group provides solutions and services for certification and securing of e-mail, SMS and electronic documents to the general public, businesses and public administrations.

 

19/12/2018 Enexis wins Sustainable Business Challenge Amsterdam expand

Enexis wins Sustainable Business Challenge 2018

Lars Verpalen, Program manager Sustainable Mobility at Enexis Group, opens trade to celebrate winning the Sustainable Business Challenge 2018.

The Sustainable Business Challenge

is organized by SustainableMotion for the sixth time. During the challenge 100 young talents work on business cases of companies that want to become more sustainable. With its methods SustainableMotion empowers young talents to transform their ambition and knowledge into innovative ideas and solutions.

Enexis Group

one of the biggest grid operators of the Netherlands, participates in the challenge to get fresh insights. As a mixed investment company Enexis Group has an important social role in acceleration of the energy transition, which is in line with the goals of the Sustainable Business Challenge.

For more information: sustainablebusinesschallenge.com

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18/12/2018 Anniversary 2B Trading Amsterdam expand

2B Trading BV celebrates anniversary with gong

Han Zwakenberg and Jeroen de Bruin have both been active on the options market for many years as traders at various professional parties. They have been working together as 2B Trading BV for the past year. In honor of this jubilee they sound the gong

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17/12/2018 KNVB and ENGIE launch GO smart mobility program Amsterdam expand

KNVB and ENGIE jointly launch the GO smart mobility program 

In Dutch football there are tens of thousands of games every week. The traffic that goes with it (players, supporters and family members) causes a huge amount of pollution: 65 kiloton of CO₂ emissions per year.

KNVB and ENGIE are tackling the challenge of achieving CO₂ reduction across all kinds of transport, such as bus, car and train. Various solutions will be developed jointly in the coming years. Such as optimizing the playing schedule, integrating new modes of transport, implementation of smart charging stations and designing technical solutions for, for example, 'driving to the games together'.

Football is the largest sport in the Netherlands which means that an optimal impact can be generated on CO₂ reduction.

ENGIE Nederland
ENGIE stands out with regards to the energy transition of almost all its competitors. Because it is both a technical service provider and an energy supplier, the company can mean just a bit more for its customers. With smart technological solutions, the company looks at whether it can reduce the energy needs of its customers. Then it fills in the remaining energy requirement with renewable energy. ENGIE accelerates the transition with this two-step model.

For more information: engie-services.nl / engie-energie.nl 

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14/12/2018 Poké Perfect nominated for Takeaway.com award Amsterdam expand

Poké Perfect nominated for Best Restaurant Awards 2018

Gerrit Jan and Quinta Witzel jointly sound the gong at the Amsterdam Exchange. Their restaurant chain, Poké Perfect, has been nominated for the Best Restaurant Awards 2018. Thuisbezorgd.nl, the Dutch branch of the Euronext listed Takeaway.com (ticker symbol: TKWY), selected a number of restaurants on which customers can vote until 6 January 2019.

About Poké Perfect

The Witzel siblings started Poké Perfect after they wanted to offer a healthy alternative to fast food. Poké Perfect opened its first branch on the Prinsengracht in Amsterdam in October 2016, followed by two more branches in Amsterdam and one in Utrecht. Recently the fifth restaurant opened, in the World Trade Center at the Amsterdam Zuidas.

Quinta Witzel says: "We are very honored with the nomination, especially because it is motivated by the appreciation of our customers. Thuisbezorgd.nl is an important partner for us and a we of course hope that many people will make the effort to vote for us! "

Poké Perfect is known for the  Poké bowl , a Hawaiian dish that is traditionally based with sushi rice, and supplemented with raw fish, vegetables and fruits. Poké Perfect offers various signature bowls, for example also with chicken, tofu or tempeh, and customers can also build their own bowl with their favorite ingredients.

Takeaway.com

Takeaway.com is a leading online food delivery marketplace, focused on connecting consumers and restaurants through its platform in 10 European countries, Israel and Vietnam. Takeaway.com offers an online marketplace where supply and demand for food delivery and ordering meet.

For more information: pokeperfect.nl / thuisbezorgd.nl/best-restaurants

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13/12/2018 CIO of the Year Amsterdam expand

CIO of the Year sounds the gong 

Hylke Sprangers (48) is technology leader of Talpa Network and has recently been named the winner of the CIO of the Year Award 2018. In honor of this he opened trading at the Amsterdam exchange.

About Talpa Network

Talpa Network conceives and produces content for TV, radio, e-commerce, digital internet platforms and social media. Technology is the driving force behind innovation, organized in one large central Talpa technology unit that works across all business units. Four different teams are active in this:

  • Broadcast & Production
  • Digital (all digital platforms)
  • Central Team (for core platforms and data)
  • Internal IT

Hylke can now call himself the best chief information officer of the Netherlands. He owes the award to his crucial role in the digital development of media and entertainment company Talpa Network.

Rob Beijleveld, CEO of ICT Media and initiator of the CIO of the Year Award, finds Sprangers a shining example in the digital world. “He knows how to successfully compete with media groups worldwide with a relatively small club!” The other members of the jury were also very positive about the winner.

For more information: talpa.tv / cioday.com/cio-of-the-year-award

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12/12/2018 AFS rolls out Exchange Traded Energy Products desk Amsterdam expand

AFS Energy and AFS Equity & Derivatives celebrate the roll out of the AFS Exchange Traded Energy Products desk (ETEP).

Growing demand from clients has brought AFS to establish this new desk which maximises knowledge and synergies between the existing businesses of AFS Energy and AFS Equity & Derivatives. 

The experienced team of derivatives specialists provides liquidity and best price execution in energy related exchange listed products to a large client base of producers, utilities, banks, funds and traders. Spot, forward and option contracts are covered in the following underlying values:

  • Gas & Power 
  • EUA & CER
  • Weather derivatives

For more information: www.afsgroup.com

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11/12/2018 Stephan Borchert, CEO GrandVision, opens trading Amsterdam expand

Recently appointed CEO of GrandVision opens trading day

Mr. Borchert was appointed CEO of GrandVision in February of this year. In honor of this he opens trading by sounding the gong at the Amsterdam exchange.

At the Capital Markets Day in September Borchert presented GrandVision’s strategic ambition.

GrandVision wants to expand its leading position in the global market by means of

  • Increased M&A activities
  • Higher contribution from e-commerce
  • Omni-channel sales

While reconfirming GrandVision’s medium-term financial objectives. 

About Grandvision

GrandVision is a global leader in optical retailing. The company delivers high quality and affordable eye care to more and more customers around the world.

GrandVision serves its customers in more than 7,000 stores and with over 36,000 employees in more than 40 countries worldwide.

For more information: grandvision.com

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10/12/2018 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 in 2013 by ING, KLM, MKB-Nederland and the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs in collaboration with the Netherlands Enterprise Agency. Eleven companies win a year of guidance and support from the five Oranje Handelsmissiefonds partners in realizing their international ambitions.

For more information: oranjehandelsmissiefonds.nl

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07/12/2018 BlackRock 20 years the Netherlands Amsterdam expand

BlackRock celebrates 20 years in the Netherlands

To celebrate BlackRock’s 30th anniversary and 20 years in the Netherlands, Monique Donders, country manager Netherlands at BlackRock, sounds the gong to open trading on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange.

BlackRock is an investment manager who is helping millions of people and the world’s biggest institutions and governments to reach their investment goals. BlackRock plays a prominent role on the Dutch market, both for large institutional and private investors. From their Dutch office in the Rembrandt Tower in Amsterdam, their 60-strong team offers support to banks, asset managers, advisers and institutional clients such as pension funds.

Blackrock’s vision

BlackRock helps investors build better financial futures. As a fiduciary to our clients, they provide the investment and technology solutions clients need when planning for their most important goals.

As of September 30, 2018, the firm managed approximately $6.44 trillion in assets on behalf of investors worldwide.

For more information: blackrock.com

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06/12/2018 TEDxAmsterdamWomen Amsterdam expand

TEDxAmsterdamWomen opens trading

Carine de Meyere Director Partnerships TEDxAmsterdamWomen & the Startup award 2018, opens trade on the Amsterdam stock exchange. She shares the stage with the TEDxAmsterdamWomen team and a large number of partners including ABN AMRO, NN, Accenture, Cathay Pacific Clifford Chance, Aon, Allen & Overy, Facebook, Boeing , Salesforce, Philips and Microsoft trade on the Amsterdam stock exchange.

The 9th edition of TEDxAmsterdamWomen will take place at the KIT in Amsterdam on 6 December.

TEDxAmsterdamWomen startup award
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In addition, the final of the 4th TEDxAmsterdamWomen startup award will take place. Dailah Nihot - member of the Management Team of NN will award the main prize. The Startup Award provides the stage for inspiring and high-potential startups that are women-led. The winner will receive a business trip to Hong Kong, business expert advice from all partners and the opportunity to meet and attract potential investors.

TEDxWomen
In December 2010, the first TEDxWomen event took place outside America. TEDxWomen is a global conference in America that offers a platform for women who inspire other women and who can be considered a role model. The event focuses in particular on the unique way in which women contribute to change on a large scale and to show how they shape the future.

For more information: tedxamsterdamwomen.nl

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05/12/2018 Saint Nicolas Amsterdam expand

Saint Nicolas sounds the gong on Amsterdam exchange

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

This years welcoming parade marked the 80th arrival of Saint Nicolas organized by foundation Stichting Sinterklaas Intocht Amsterdam. The arrival of the Saint in Amsterdam is a fantastic party, mostly thanks to the dedication of 1,200 volunteers and the support of many large and small sponsors. 

For more information: www.sintinamsterdam.nl

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04/12/2018 Intervest’s capital increase Brussels expand

Intervest’s capital increase

Jean-Paul Sols, CEO of Intervest Offices & Warehouses, opens the trading day to celebrate the listing of new shares on Euronext Brussels.

Intervest Offices & Warehouses announced a capital increase of 100 million EUR to continue its growth strategy.

For more information: www.intervest.be

04/12/2018 ASN Bank receives Cashcow Award Amsterdam expand

ASN Bank receives Cashcow Award for best provider of sustainable products

ASN Bank offers the best sustainable investment products according to private investors. Consequently, in November the bank received the Cashcow Award in the Best Provider Sustainable Products category. To celebrate this, product manager Ingmar Soek, openes trading at Beursplein.

Reward for the investor and the world

In 1993, ASN Bank set up the Netherlands’ first sustainable equity fund. The bank now offers twelve different investment funds, with the aim of realising the optimum reward for investors and for the world.

New criterion for investors

Bas-Jan Blom, Director of ASN Investment Funds says: ‘We are very pleased with the Cashcow Award, because it shows how sustainable investment has changed in the past 25 years from being the exception to the new criterion for investors. ASN Bank is still at the forefront with its sustainable investment policy. Thus we are endeavouring to ensure that all our loans and investments are climate-positive by 2030. And that the garment companies in which we invest pay their workers a living wage by 2030. In this way, we and our clients set a good example and encourage others to do the same.’

For more information: asnbank.nl

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03/12/2018 Randstad worlds largest HR service provider Amsterdam expand

Randstad is the largest HR service provider in the world

In November, Randstad became the largest HR service provider in the world. To celebrate this, Jacques van den Broek, CEO of Randstad, opens the Amsterdam stock exchange. Jacques is accompanied by CFO Henry Schirmer, senior staff and young talent from Randstad and its brands.

How did the company grow so big?

Randstad was founded in 1960 by Frits Goldschmeding and is now active in some 40 countries. By helping candidates and clients to reach their true potential by combining her passion for people with the power of today's technology. Randstad calls this Human Forward.

For more information: randstad.com

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