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23/10/2018 Volksbank Eurowijs Amesterdão expand

Eurowijs, initiative of de Volksbank, celebrates fifth-year anniversary

Eurowijs initiator Hilde Krens today opened trading on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange to celebrate its 5-year anniversary. She is joined by six students from primary and secondary schools. Eurowijs teaches children in primary and secondary school ‘how to deal with money’.

One out of three primary schools is already using their teaching material and method, thereby reaching more than 220,000 students, of which almost ten percent is located in Amsterdam. Eurowijs is an initiative of de Volksbank and has been developed to teach primary and secondary school students of all ages how to deal with money.

Children are taught how to save, spend and count with the euro in a playful way.

For more information: www.eurowijs.nl

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22/10/2018 Cinekid festival Amesterdão expand

Cinekid opens trading at the Amsterdam exchange

Cinekid is the world's largest media festival for young people aged between 3 and 14 years. Almost 65,000 children and their supervisors visit the festival at the Westergasfabriek in Amsterdam and 40 film theaters in the Netherlands every year. The festival hosts and organizes safaris in the MediaLab: the largest digital playground in Europe with interactive art installations, games and workshops.

Cinekid takes place from October 20th to 26th 2018.

For more information: www.cinekid.nl

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19/10/2018 TCS Amsterdam Marathon Amesterdão expand

Sounding of the gong by Le Champion and NN for TCS Amsterdam Marathon

Le Champion and NN open trading to raise awareness for the TCS Amsterdam Marathon, which takes place on Sunday 21 October. Tadelech Bekele , athlete of the NN Running Team, sounded the gong. NN is sponsor of the TCS Amsterdam Marathon, in which 45,000 runners participate.

This upcoming Sunday 45,000 athletes will enjoy their participation during the full marathon, half marathon, 8K or Kids Run. The full marathon, in possession of the IAAF Gold Label, has one of the fastest courses in the world. Highlights are the start and finish in the Olympic Stadion, the passage through the Rijksmuseum and the Vondelpark and along the Amstel River.

In total Le Champion brings annually about 200,000 people in motion. There 20,000 members of the association.

For more Information: www.lechampion.nl

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18/10/2018 Robeco conservative equity funds Amesterdão expand

Robeco sounds gong to raise awareness for ‘conservative retail investors’

Robeco and investment experts Pim van Vliet and Jan Koning sound the gong to raise awareness for the investment behaviour of the conservative retail investors. Van Vliet and de Koning wrote a book two clearly explain the phenomenon and setup of a conservative investment portfolio for private investors.

With this book they pay attention to the private investor who, according to them, invests in a non-sustainable investment strategy, can become the profitable investment expert.

This is also the philosophy behind Robeco's conservative equity funds, a value range that Van Vliet himself is at the basis of, and said more than 10 years ago. An example of this is Robeco US.

For more information: www.robeco.com

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17/10/2018 Neoen lists on Euronext Paris expand

Xavier Barbaro, CEO of Neoen, opens the trading day in Paris.

Neoen is a leading independent producer of renewable energy (the first independent producer of electricity from renewable energy in France), whose activity focuses on solar and wind power production, as well as on the development of advanced energy storage solutions. Neoen is mainly present in three geographical areas, namely the Europe-Middle East-Africa region (notably in France, Portugal and Ireland), Australia and the Americas region (notably in El Salvador, Mexico, Jamaica, Argentina and the United States).
As at June 30, 2018, the group owned and operated photovoltaic and wind power facilities, representing a combined installed capacity of 1,830 MW in operation and under construction (including 126 MW for energy storage facilities), plus 15 MW of installed capacity for the group's biomass plant. Of the 1,830 MW, 1,011 MW came from photovoltaic installations and 819 MW from wind farms.

17/10/2018 Secretary of the year 2018 Amesterdão expand

Gong for Jolanda Maasakkers, as secretary of the year 2018

Jolanda Maasakkers, executive secretary of real estate developer SDK Vastgoed (holding company VolkerWessels) has been awarded with the price of ‘Secretaresse van het Jaar 2018’ in the beginning of this year.

Shoevers organized in association with Pimm solutions and Experis the 33rd edition of this prestigious event. The theme of this year was Fit for the Future.

After three exciting preliminary rounds there were only three finalists left. The day of the finals, 250 colleagues and a jury (consisting of Marguerite Collot d’Escury secretary of Prime minister Mark Rutte, Annelies Bessels  Chairman of the Dutch association of executive secretaries and the winner of the title from last year Kelly Moerbeek) voted for the winner.

According to the jury report, Jolanda Maasakkers is “a true professional that showed tremendous growth during her nomination period for the title. Jolanda encouraged people to keep on learning and because of this she is an amazing ambassador for the field of secretaries”.

For more information: www.sdkvastgoed.nl

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15/10/2018 IPO Shurgard Self-Storage Bruxelas expand

Listing of Shurgard Self-Storage on Euronext Brussels

Marc Oursin, CEO of Shurgard Self-Storage, opens the trading day in Brussels.

Pioneer of self-storage in Europe raises €575 million, making it the second largest newly-listed company to join Euronext Brussels over the last decade.

Shurgard Self-Storage is the largest owner and operator of self-storage facilities in Europe with 228 self-storage centres and approximately 1.2 million net rentable square meters in 7 countries: the Netherlands, France, Sweden, the United Kingdom, Belgium, Germany and Denmark. 

For more information : www.shurgard.be

15/10/2018 Top woman of the year Amesterdão expand

‘Topvrouw van het jaar’ opens trading at the Amsterdam Exchange

Eugenie van Wiechen, General Manager of FD Mediagroep, has been named top woman of the year 2018 and celebrates this by sounding the gong.

According to the jury, headed by Pamela Boumeester, it was van Wiechen’s authenticity, and the courage to be vulnerable, that led to great results.  She ensured that the culture in the company has changed into a transparent and safe working environment for both men and women.

In doing so, she has successfully guided the company through a shrinking market over the past 7 years with her strategic choices.

The annual election is held by the Topvrouw van het jaar Foundation and wants to give female talent the attention it deserves.

For more Information:  www.topvrouwvanhetjaar.nl

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15/10/2018 Forbion Amesterdão expand

Forbion celebrates success fourth closed end fund by sounding the gong

Sander Slootweg, Managing Partner at Forbion, one of the high profile VC investment firms in Europe, opens trading..

Forbion recently announced the final close of its new flagship fund, Forbion IV. The fund closed above its original target at EUR 360 million and was significantly oversubscribed. With this new fund under its belt, Forbion intends to build and invest in around 15 companies, which develop new medicines for high and unmet medical needs, impacting patients’ lives. These development-stage companies will be either acquired by strategic buyers like major pharma or biotech companies or will be listed on an exchange.

For more Information: www.forbion.com

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12/10/2018 Alfen joins AScX Amesterdão expand

Alfen celebrates joining the AScX by sounding of the gong

Richard Jongsma, Chief Commercial Officer at Alfen (ticker symbol: ALFEN), opens the trading day at Euronext Amsterdam to celebrate their inclusion in the Amsterdam Small cap Index (AScX).

“We are proud that Alfen has been included in the AScX Index so soon after our initial public offering on Euronext in Amsterdam. This is an important milestone for our company and further increases our visibility in the market. We believe that we are well-positioned for further growth, benefitting from our unique position in the heart of the energy transition”, said Richard Jongsma.

Netherlands-based Alfen is operating internationally in the heart of the energy transition, as a specialist in energy solutions for the future. With its 80-years’ history, Alfen has a unique combination of activities. Alfen designs, develops and produces smart grids, energy storage systems, and electric vehicle charging equipment and combines these in integrated solutions to address the electricity challenges of its clients. In the period between 2015 and 2017 Alfen grew its revenues with 21% on average with a positive net profit. Alfen has market leading positions in the Netherlands and experiences fast international growth benefitting from its first mover advantage.

For more Information: www.alfen.com

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11/10/2018 20th anniversary IMC Weekendschool Amesterdão expand

IMC Weekendschool sounds the gong at Euronext for their 20th anniversary

The IMC weekend school Foundation has been providing additional education for young people between the ages of ten and fourteen years old, from neighbourhoods where this is most needed.

Since the start in Amsterdam Zuidoost, the weekend school has grown immensely; covering  ten branches in the big cities and with an alumni network of 2600 former pupils. They already offer their education during school hours, at twenty regular primary schools across the Netherlands (IMC Basis) and at eight locations for newcomers children in international language classes (IMC on Tour). Year to date, they reach 2400 pupils from 38 different locations on a weekly basis. Their initial concept is still at heart: stimulating the curiosity of young individuals by introducing them to enthusiastic professionals who will introduce them to their business.

Success should be celebrated. And that's what they will do at the jubilee party in the Amsterdam Westerkerk on October 13 on the occasion of which they open trading at the Amsterdam Stock Exchange on 11 October.

For more information: www.imcweekendschool.nl

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10/10/2018 IR Magazine Global Forum & Awards Amesterdão expand

Sounding of the gong by IR Magazine for Global Forum & Awards in Amsterdam

In occasion of their Global Forum & Awards in Amsterdam on October 9 and 10 IR Magazine opens trading by sounding of the gong.

The IR Magazine Global Forum & Awards is an international and independent event that focuses on sharing best practice and discussing the big issues facing investor relations globally. IR Magazine presents their Global Top 50, which is a global ranking of IR, and the Global People’s Choice Awards at the event.

IR Magazine is an award-winning publication of IR Media Group, a business media company renowned for its magazines, websites, events and research. IR Magazine, available both digital and in print, helps IR professionals globally to achieve more with their IR programs, benchmark their efforts and connect to their peers in the IR community. In addition to reporting the latest developments, writing in-depth features, producing research reports and broadcasting podcasts, IR Magazine hosts events around the world. 

IR Magazine also hosts conferences and webinars as part of their commitment to providing ongoing education to the IR community.

For more information: www.irmagazine.com

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09/10/2018 Ebbinge Investment Program Amesterdão expand

Ebbinge Investment Program opens the exchange for the kick-off program 2018-2019

On the occasion of the kick-off for the Ebbinge Investment Program 2018-2019, Eline Verhagen (Consultant at Ebbinge) opens trading at the Amsterdam Stock Exchange.

The Investment Program is a separate initiative from Ebbinge. During a college year it will introduce a selected group of approximately 80 top students to the world of private equity, and leading private equity houses. The participating private equity firms are AAC Capital, ABN Amro Participations, Bencis Capital Partners, Egeria, Foreman Capital, Gilde Buy Out, HAL Investments, Nedvest, Nordian Capital Partners, NPM Capital and Torqx Capital Partners.

Ebbinge started the Ebbinge Investment Program in 2015. Over the past few years the program has grown into the number one network for private equity parties and the absolute top of young academics.

On Friday 12 October, the fourth edition of the Investment Program starts with an event in which students and private equity parties get to know each other in an enterprising way.

For more Information: www.investmentprogram.nl

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08/10/2018 EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Amesterdão expand

Gong for Entrepreneur Of The Year winners 2018

The winners of the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year program visit the Euronext Exchange in Amsterdam and open trading by sounding the gong.

During the final of the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year program at the Theater Amsterdam, the following winners were announced:

- John Huiberts (IGM Resins), winner EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2018

- Daniel de Boer (ProQr), winner EY Emerging Entrepreneur Of The Year 2018

- Smit & Zoon, winner EY Family Business Legacy Award 2018

The EY Entrepreneur Of The Year award has been awarded in over 60 countries for more than 30 years. The award is intended to encourage and support entrepreneurs in their business and development, to support their clients and their employees.

For more Information:  www.ey.com

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05/10/2018 Capital increase Leasinvest Bruxelas expand

Leasinvest celebrates capital increase

Michel Van Geyte, CEO of Leasinvest Real Estate, opens the trading day to celebrate the listing of new shares on Euronext Brussels.

Leasinvest Real Estate announced a capital increase for a maximum amount of EUR 84 million to continue its growth strategy and bring its debt ratio back to a level between 50% and 55%.

Listed on Euronext Brussels, Leasinvest Real Estate invests in high quality and well-located retail and office buildings in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, in Belgium and in Austria.

For more information: www.leasinvest.be

05/10/2018 Online broker LYNX Nederland Amesterdão expand

Online broker LYNX Nederland opens trading by sounding of the gong

The Amsterdam Exchange markets are opened by broker firm LYNX Nederland, to mark its strong growth, and its recent introduction of a new lower pricing structure. Sander Schwanen, branch manager of LYNX Netherlands, sounds the gong to celebrate.

At LYNX, an investor now pays € 0,79 for a stock option at Euronext and € 0,99 for an AEX index option. Fees for stock trades at Euronext went down with 33% to 0,06% of the total transaction value. Tycho Schaaf, investment specialist at LYNX, explains: “LYNX has seen phenomenal growth in the past 12 years, first and foremost because of our constant focus on the overall picture. I am proud to say that, in the past 3 years, our client base has doubled. The consequent economies of scale we pass on to our clients by lowering our prices. We are certain that, 3 years from now, we once again will be able to say we at least have doubled in size.”

From the inception of LYNX in 2006, the active investor has been our prime focus. We provide direct access to the world’s markets, supported by low commissions and prices, a fast and reliable trading platform, extensive education and excellent customer services.

For more Information: www.lynx.nl

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04/10/2018 Market Abuse Regulation Amesterdão expand

Euronext en Clifford Chance open trading at the Amsterdam exchange

Two years after the Market Abuse Regulation (MAR) came into effect, InsiderLog together with Clifford Chance, is hosting a seminar for companies listed at the Euronext Amsterdam. Following the gong ceremony Han Teerink of Clifford Chance and John Engholm of InsiderLog will elaborate on the requirements for issuers and the use of compliance tools.

In July 2016 the MAR came into effect. The MAR targets market abuse and requires every listed company and their advisors and listed bond issuers to among other things create and manage insider lists for all market sensitive projects. In response to the regulation InsiderLog was created.

With InsiderLog you create and maintain a digital insider list online, saving considerable time and ensuring compliance with the relevant requirements of the MAR. Since January 2018 InsiderLog is part of the Euronext Corporate Services proposition.

For more information: www.cliffordchance.com / www.insiderlog.nl

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03/10/2018 Top Woman of the Year 2018 Amesterdão expand

Topvrouw van het Jaar opens trading with Young Talent winner 2018 

Eugenie van Wiechen, General Manager of FD Mediagroep was named Top Woman of the Year 2018. The Young Talent 2018 was also announced during the festive awards ceremony.

Sarike van Wette, Rayon Manager Amsterdam at Alliander, has been named Young Talent 2018 and celebrates by sounding the gong. The Young Talent Award is an encouragement award for female talent up to the age of 32 years.

With this election, the organization wants to give female talent the attention it deserves.

For more information: www.topvrouwvanhetjaar.nl

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02/10/2018 Winners Global Investment Challenge Amesterdão expand

Winners Global Investment Challenge visit Amsterdam exchange

The winners of the Global Investment Challenge visit the Amsterdam exchange of Euronext and open trading by sounding the gong. The Global Investment Challenge is a competition organised by the Portuguese newspaper Expresso and SDG-Simuladores, a Modelos de Gestão SA. The challenge is supported by Euronext Lisbon.

The competition allows participants to manage their online investment portfolio. Over 30.000 participants have competed in the last editions.

The Global Investment Challenge is sponsored by the main banks in Portugal and contributes to the knowledge of Investment and Management of portfolios of financial products. The participants are 60% executives and professionals and 40% students.

For more Information: www.expresso.sapo.pt

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01/10/2018 MKB Innovation Top-100 Amesterdão expand

MKB Innovation Top-100 winner Groasis opens trading at the Amsterdam exchange

Groasis, a company that aims to reforest deserts, sounds the gong for winning the 13th edition of the MKB Innovation Top 100. This year, the Chamber of Commerce organized the SME Innovation Top 100 for the 13th time. With the Growboxx® plant cocoon, Groasis made it to number one and is therefore the most innovative MKB company in the Netherlands.

With the biodegradable Growboxx® plant cocoon, Groasis has found a sustainable solution to plant deserts and infertile areas. The intelligent bucket, a square tray of recycled paper with a special coating, is filled with water once, after which small quantities are provided daily to the roots of the tree or shrub. In the meantime, the product has been patented in 113 countries and it is possible to bring infertile soil back to life worldwide.

For more Information: www.mkbinnovatietop100.nl

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28/09/2018 RTL Z Beursspel Amesterdão expand

Sounding of the gong for start RTL Z Beursspel

The RTL Z Beursspel will start again on Monday 1 October. On this occasion, presenter Janneke Willemse will sound the gong on the Amsterdam exchange of Euronext.

Participants who make the most money with a fictitious amount of 100,000 Euros, win a trip to New York. With the RTL Z Beursspel, participants get to know the different types of investment products.

For more information: www.rtlzbeursspel.nl

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27/09/2018 Sustainable strategy BlackRock Amesterdão expand

BlackRock launches industry first to give investors even greater choice for ESG investing in emerging market debt

BlackRock announced the launch of a new exchange-traded fund (ETF) as more and more bond investors look to integrate environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors within their investments, with Dutch insurance company a.s.r. as the seed investor of the fund.

The new iShares J.P. Morgan ESG $ EM Bond UCITS ETF (EMES) will track the J.P. Morgan ESG  EMBI Global Diversified Index, one of the JESG EMD suite of indices launched by J.P. Morgan in collaboration with BlackRock in April 2018. It has a total expense ratio of 0.45%.    

iShares® is a global leader in exchange-traded funds (ETFs), with more than a decade of expertise and commitment to individual and institutional investors of all sizes. With over 800 funds globally across multiple asset classes and strategies and more than $1.8 trillion in assets under management as of June 30, 2018, iShares helps clients around the world build the core of their portfolios, meet specific investment goals and implement market views. iShares funds are powered by the expert portfolio and risk management of BlackRock, trusted to manage more money than any other investment firm.  Based on $6.3 trillion in AUM as of 30 June 2018.

For more information: www.blackrock.com

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26/09/2018 10th anniversary Value8 Amesterdão expand

Value8 sounds gong for 10th anniversary

Value8 opens the trading day in honor of the company’s 10th anniversary of the company.

Value8 (ticker symbol: VALUE) is a Dutch investment company with a focus on the food, healthcare, business and financial services sectors. Value8 is listed on Euronext Amsterdam.

For more information: www.value8.com

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25/09/2018 5th anniversary DeGiro Amesterdão expand

DeGiro celebrates 5-year anniversary by sounding gong

DeGiro celebrates its 5-year anniversary on the Dutch market by sounding the gong. Trading on Euronext's Amsterdam exchange is being opened by new director and board member: Esmond Berkhout.

The company looks back on a successful five years. With customers in 18 countries, DeGiro is now one of the largest brokers in Europe. Esmond Berkhout: "I am proud of what DeGiro has achieved over the past five years and I am happy to be part of the further growth." DeGiro has in recent years devoted a great deal of attention to strengthening its organization so that DeGiro's continued growth for its customers a good way is supported, where we will continue to focus on customer experience and cost efficiency "

DeGiro wants to provide added value by developing an affordable financial service for investors worldwide. The combination of technology and financial knowledge creates the opportunity to make high-quality and cost-effective financial services available to everyone.

For more information: www.degiro.nl

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24/09/2018 Green bond issuance KBC Group Bruxelas expand

KBC Group celebrates first green bond issuance

Hendrik Scheerlinck, CFO of KBC Group, opens the trading day at the Brussels exchange to celebrate KBC Group's green bond issuance.

In June 2018, KBC Group launched an initial issue with a term of 5 years and a value of 500 million euros and became the first Belgian financial institution to issue green bonds.

KBC Group is an integrated banking/insurance group primarily serving retail, private banking, SME and  midcap clients. KBC Group's activities are concentrated to strategic markets which include, Belgium, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Bulgaria and Ireland. KBC Group is listed on Euronext Brussels.

For more information : www.kbc.com