February 2017

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28/02/2017 Greenwich ETF Study Amesterdão expand

iShares sounds gong for launch Greenwich ETF Study 2017

iShares visits the Amsterdam exchange for the launch of the Greenwich ETF Study 2017. Kirst Kuipers, head iShares Benelux, sounds the gong and opens trading.

iShares is a provider of Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs). With their expertise, the company meets the needs of investors for more than ten years. iShares offers a broad range of high-quality funds for their clients around the world to invest in.

For more information: www.ishares.com

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27/02/2017 ABN AMRO Public Sector Clients Amesterdão expand

ABN AMRO Public Sector Clients visits Beursplein 5

Within ABN AMRO (ticker symbol: ABN), there is a specific department called Public Sector Clients which focuses on the financing of the public sector (e.g. Government, Educational institutes, hospitals and other care  institutes). One of the key points on which she focuses is sustainability. To bring this subject to the attention, they visit the Amsterdam exchange and open trading by sounding the gong.

Taking the sustainability strategy of the bank as a starting point, Public Sector Clients has defined how she can advise her customers regarding sustainability. Many large steps can be taken within the public sector. The positive impact that the public sector can have on e.g. the CO2 emission of the Netherlands is large when the sector will actively pursue this challenge. With the launch of a tailor-made sustainability strategy for the public sector, ABN AMRO wants to do her part.

Before the end of 2020, ABN AMRO Public Sector Clients wants to achieve an energy reduction of 15% in the real estate of her customers. Besides this, they want to start at least 15 waste-reduction projects before 2020. Think about simplifying waste separation in hospitals and financing circular construction projects, in which raw materials get a new life at the end of the life cycle. Connecting government, investors and entrepreneurs through innovative Social Impact Bonds is the last goal. At the end of 2020 they want to have realized 15 of these sustainable bonds, so to be of help in solving social issues.

For more information: www.abnamro.nl

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24/02/2017 ABN AMRO MeesPierson Amesterdão expand

ABN AMRO MeesPierson sounds gong as Best Private Bank in the Netherlands

Jos ter Avest, Senior Managing Director of ABN AMRO MeesPierson, opens trading to celebrate ABN AMRO MeesPierson being named by Euromoney as Best Private Bank in the Netherlands for the fourteenth consecutive year.

Euromoney is a renowned international journal. Ter Avest is proud of the recognition: “This is a great result. The private banking world is changing rapidly, and the bar is high. We are constantly adapting our services to meet changing client needs. A recent example is the new feature on our Mobile Banking app allowing clients to place investment orders via the app.”

ABN AMRO MeesPierson is the private bank of ABN AMRO in the Netherlands, serving wealthy individuals. ABN AMRO MeesPierson has more than 20 offices and is market leader in the Netherlands.

More information: www.abnamro.nl

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23/02/2017 65th anniversary Intertrust Amesterdão expand

Intertrust celebrates 65th anniversary by sounding the gong

Intertrust is celebrating its 65th anniversary as the world’s leading provider of high-value trust, fund and corporate services. On this occasion they visit the Amsterdam exchange of Euronext and sound the gong to open trading.

Intertrust N.V., listed on Euronext Amsterdam Stock Exchange (ticker symbol: INTER) was founded in 1952 by merchant bank Pierson, Heldring & Pierson. Over the past 65 years, Intertrust has built a reputation of excellence thanks to its quality services, stringent compliance standards, strong commitment to building long-term relationships and its global approach. Key to Intertrust’s success, however, are its people.

Intertrust has 41 offices in 30 jurisdictions across Europe, the Americas, Asia and the Middle-East and has more than 2,500 professionals supporting its blue chip client base.

For more information: www.intertrustgroup.com

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22/02/2017 Bert Douwes Award Amesterdão expand

Bert Douwes Award winner visits Beursplein 5

Kelly Berkelaar, winner of the Bert Douwes Award 2016, sounds the gong to open trading at the Amsterdam exchange of Euronext at Beursplein 5. Kelly won this thesis prize at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences with her paper on the benefits of participating in new IPOs by investors. By winning, she became the first person to win this award as a student of the part-time variant of the Minor Investing.  De Bert Douwes Award is sponsored by Euronext Amsterdam and Stichting Capital Amsterdam.

The Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences’ minor programme in Investment, offers students the opportunity to spend six months studying all aspects of the financial markets and investment. At the end of this period participating students write a thesis on a current financial subject. The best thesis is presented with the award. The prize is named after Bert Douwes, a teacher at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences and founder of the minor, who passed away in 2007.

For more information: www.minorbeleggen.nl

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21/02/2017 Bright Minds Challenge Amesterdão expand

DSM sounds gong for Bright Minds Challenge

DSM (ticker symbol: DSM) opens the market trading at Beursplein 5 and sounds the gong for the public voting rounds of the Bright Minds Challenge. DSM, together with a group of companies worldwide, initiated the Bright Minds Challenge to help the development and acceleration of 100% renewable energy innovations, especially solar energy and energy storage.

The companies and organizations behind the #BrightMindsChallenge are committed to 100% renewable energy and all take the lead in the transition to a low carbon economy. The challenge is designed for scientists with smart solutions around the world who to face and overcome the barriers they come across in the scaling up of their ideas. Anyone who has a relevant solution for renewable energy - specifically focused on solar energy and storage of renewable energy - has been able to contribute ideas. Forty ideas have been sent in from around the world.

Royal DSM is a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials. By connecting its unique competences in life sciences and materials sciences DSM is driving economic prosperity, environmental progress and social advances to create sustainable value for all stakeholders simultaneously. DSM delivers innovative solutions that nourish, protect and improve performance in global markets such as food and dietary supplements, personal care, feed, medical devices, automotive, paints, electrical and electronics, life protection, alternative energy and bio-based materials.

For more information: www.dsm.com

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20/02/2017 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 Expresso Newspaper and SDG-Simuladores a Modelos de Gestão SA, and is supported by Euronext Lisbon.

The competition allows participants to manage an online Investment Portfolio. More than 30.000 participants have competed in the last five editions. The Global Investment Challenge won the award for “Best Capital Market Promotion Event” in 2013, issued by Euronext Lisbon.

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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17/02/2017 TomTom wins Automotive Award Amesterdão expand

TomTom celeberates Automotive Innovation Award at Amsterdam exchange

TomTom (ticker symbol: TOM2) celebrates its success in winning an Automotive Innovation Award by opening trading at the Amsterdam exchange with the traditional gong ceremony.

TomTom’s On-Street Parking service was recently announced as the winner of an Automotive Innovation Award at the AIA awards ceremony. The service is designed for drivers on the hunt for that hard-to-find parking spot and is available as a service to TomTom’s automotive and licensing customers, and complements the company’s existing Off-Street Parking service.

Every two years, the AIA Foundation judges companies involved in the automotive sector, and looks at their most innovative technology, services and concepts, selecting just nine finalists based on innovative value, impact on mobility, economic efficiency and applicability.

More information: www.tomtom.com

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16/02/2017 Aperam lists in Brussels Bruxelas expand

Euronext Brussels welcomes Aperam on its markets

Euronext Brussels welcomed Aperam on its markets with an opening bell ceremony. In his speech, Aperam’s CEO Timoteo Di Maulo highlighted the vital importance of the steel industry as well as the company’s long tradition in Belgium. Aperam believes that the admission to trading on Euronext Brussels will help to increase its visibility, reputation, brand and employer-branding awareness in the market.

Aperam is a global player in stainless, electrical and specialty steel, with customers in over 40 countries. Belgium represents the heart of Aperam’s upstream industrial facilities in Europe and is strategically well located with close proximity to its main European suppliers and customers.

16/02/2017 Morningstar Fund Awards Bruxelas expand

Euronext congratulates the winners of the Morningstar Awards Belgium 2017, which are designed to help investors identify the best funds and fund managers. The 2016 best fund houses are Fidelity International and T. Rowe Price (which won two awards!). In the fund categories, the winners are DPAM Invest B Equities Belgium, JPM Europe Strategic Growth Fund, Robeco BP Global Premium Equities, BlueBay Investment Grade Euro Aggregate Bond, NN (L) Patrimonial Aggressive.

More information on www.morningstar.be

16/02/2017 Hof Hoorneman Global Fund Amesterdão expand

Sounding of the gong for Hof Hoorneman Global Fund

Jaco Aardoom, Managing Director, sounds the gong on the occasion of the recent launch of the Hof Hoorneman Global Fund. Hof Hoorneman Bankiers already has eight highly unique listed investment funds. A ninth fund was recently added; the Hof Hoorneman Global Fund.

The new fund is a fund that invests in the best companies worldwide. The fund manager makes active choices and invests in up to 50 companies. Here he focuses on those stocks that offer the best upside potential.

Hof Hoorneman Bankiers is the only independent bank in the Netherlands that invests using a unique ‘value’ style. Worldwide, mainly undervalued small and mid-caps. In the portfolio of the new Global Fund, Hof Hoorneman expands its focus to multinationals, but only those with a strong balance sheet, good cashflows, a consistent policy with a long term focus and a strong market.

For more information: www.hofhoorneman.nl

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15/02/2017 IPO Inventiva Paris expand

Listing of Inventiva on Euronext

Frédéric Cren, Chairman and CEO and Co-Founder of Inventiva, opens the trading day in Paris.

Inventiva specializes in the research and development of therapeutic products for the treatment of Parkinson's disease, cancer, autoimmune diseases and fibrosis.
At the end of 2015, the company has a portfolio of five products, including 3 in pre-clinical development phase and 2 in clinical development.

15/02/2017 Besi - Best Performer AMX Amesterdão expand

Besi opens trading as Best Performer AMX 2016

Euronext Amsterdam recently awarded the best performing listed companies, ETF and Fund at Euronext Amsterdam in 2016. BE Semiconductor Industries (ticker symbol: BESI) was awarded Best Performer AMX 2016, on this occasion they visit the Amsterdam exchange and open trading.

Since the IPO in 1995 Besi has successfully completed several capital market transactions listed on Euronext. Besi is honoured by this Best Performer AMX 2016 award.

Maurice van Tilburg, CEO at Euronext Amsterdam and Joost Kromhout, Head of Listings at Euronext Amsterdam, had the pleasure to congratulate ArcelorMittal, Besi, Ordina, iShares and Optimix Vermogensbeheer with their awards.

For more information: www.euronext.com

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14/02/2017 10th anniversary Ascencio Bruxelas expand

10th listing anniversary Ascencio

Ascencio was a guest at Euronext Brussels to celebrate the 10th listing anniversary of this Public Regulated Real Estate Company (public SIR). To mark the occasion, Marc Brisack, General Manager of Ascencio, rang the opening bell in the presence of partners and teams of specialist in commercial premises situated on urban peripheries.


14/02/2017 Nationale-Nederlanden Gappie Amesterdão expand

Nationale-Nederlanden sounds gong for Gappie

Nationale-Nederlanden sounds the gong to introduce Gappie, the first app in the Netherlands where you can take out a temporary car insurance, if you’ve borrowed a car from family or friends. During the journey they car is insured and in the case of any damage, Gappie handles the costs and any other discomfort.

Sharing cars is getting more popular. The most common form of car sharing is informal, borrowing from friends or family. That happens in good faith, but if something happens it can cause awkward situations. In addition to the financial implications, the owner needs to get started with the repair and insurance, and he loses his claim free years. Taking out an insurance via the free app Gappie of Nationale-Nederlanden prevents this. Gappie is developed by Sparklab, the innovationlab of the Damage & Income Business unit of Nationale-Nederlanden.

Nationale-Nederlanden is a financial services provider with over 5 million residential and business customers in the Netherlands. Nationale-Nederlanden has been active on the Dutch market and offers insurance, pensions and banking products for 170 years. It is part of NN Group (ticker symbol: NN), an international insurance and asset management company, and is listed on Euronext Amsterdam.

For more information: www.nn.nl

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13/02/2017 Kempen & Co Structured Products Amesterdão expand

Kempen & Co sounds gong for Structured Products

Kempen & Co – Structured Products opens trading at Euronext Amsterdam. Recently the company received two SRP Structured Products & Derivatives Awards: One ‘Regional awards - The Netherlands’ for ‘Best Distributor’ and an award in the category of ‘Best Performance’.  The gong is sounded by Laurent Guntenaar, Director Structured Investments Distribution, while accompanied by colleagues.

Kempen & Co is a merchant bank providing financial services in securities broking. The Structured Products team develops tailor-made products, based on our niche specializations: Benelux shares, European listed real estate companies and European life sciences companies.

For more information: www.kempenmarkets.nl

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10/02/2017 a.s.r. school challenge 2017 Amesterdão expand

a.s.r. school challenge 2017 sounds gong at Amsterdam exchange

Jos Baeten, CEO a.s.r., opens trading at the Amsterdam exchange of Euronext with  ​a group of 11 and 12-year-old pupils of primary school De Spits from Lunetten to mark the start of the a.s.r.​ ​school challenge​.

This is the second year that a.s.r. (ticker symbol: ASR) organizes the a.s.r. school challenge: a sustainability competition for primary schools in the Province of Utrecht. The school that comes up with the best sustainable idea wins € 12,500 to put towards realizing the idea. The a.s.r. school challenge is supported by the Dutch Green Building Council (DGBC) and the Utrecht Provincial Executive. Given that De Spits is competing in the challenge for the second time, they have been selected to join Jos Baeten in sounding the gong to open trading.

More information: www.verduurzaamjeschool.nl

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09/02/2017 Optimix Vermogensbeheer Best Performer Funds 2016 Amesterdão expand

Optimix Vermogensbeheer visits the exchange for Best Performer Funds 2016

Euronext Amsterdam recently awarded the best performing listed companies, ETF and Fund at Euronext Amsterdam in 2016. Optimix Vermogensbeheer was awarded Best Performer Funds 2016, on this occasion they visit the Amsterdam exchange and open trading. The Optimix Wereld Aandelen Funds (equity fund) generated the highest annual return in 2016.

Maurice van Tilburg, CEO at Euronext Amsterdam and Joost Kromhout, Head of Listings at Euronext Amsterdam, had the pleasure to congratulate ArcelorMittal, Besi, Ordina, iShares and Optimix Vermogensbeheer with their awards.

For more information: www.euronext.com

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08/02/2017 IPO Osmozis Paris expand

Listing of Osmozis on Alternext

Gérard Tremblay, CEO and Yves Boulot, Managing Director, close the trading day in Paris.

Osmozis specializes in the development and operation of mesh networks of interconnected wifi terminals designed to provide broadband internet access in tourist establishments (campsites and holiday villages). Net sales break down by activity as follows:

  • sales of wifi Internet access (99.4%);
  • connected services (0.6%): including rental of connected devices such as video surveillance cameras and sound alert systems.

France accounts for 99.3% of net sales.


08/02/2017 IPO Lysogène Paris expand

Listing of Lysogène on Euronext

Karen Aiach, Founder and Managing Director, Lysogène, opens the trading day in Paris.

Lysogene is a biotechnology company specializing in the research and development of gene therapies for the treatment of rare neurodegenerative diseases.
The company now has 2 products in development phase for the treatment of Sanfilippo syndrom and gangliosidosis.

08/02/2017 KPN acquires DearBytes Amesterdão expand

KPN completes acquisition cyber security company DearBytes

KPN (ticker symbol: KPN) and DearBytes sound the gong and open trading at Beursplein 5 due to the completion of the acquisition of cyber security company DearBytes by KPN. By acquiring DearBytes, KPN strengthens its position as the leading security services provider in The Netherlands. KPN expects to complete the transaction at the end of January 2017. Financial details will not be disclosed.

Supported by the acquisition of DearBytes, KPN will be able to offer a broader range of high-quality security services to business customers in the Netherlands, especially in the field of secure mobile working, malware protection, monitoring and detection.

KPN notices a rapidly growing customer demand for robust and easily accessible security services against digital threats such as ransomware and phishing. With DearBytes KPN acquires a company with strong expertise in this field that fits perfectly with its aim to be the best service provider for customers.

For more information: www.kpn.com

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07/02/2017 Amsterdam City Index Amesterdão expand

Sounding of the gong for Amsterdam City Index

The 9th edition of the Amsterdam City Index 2017, the economic barometer of the bustling city of Amsterdam, rises up with 9 points to 120, an increase of almost 10%. The Amsterdam City Index 2017 was recently presented at the Beurs van Berlage in the annual event named ‘the Economic Lesson’ organized by Amsterdam City.

The first printed copy of the Amsterdam City Index 2017 was presented to Pieter Litjens, Councilor for Traffic and Transport of the City of Amsterdam. Amsterdam City is the initiator and producer of the Amsterdam City Index and ‘the Economic Lesson’. 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.

For more information: www.amsterdamcity.nl

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06/02/2017 SourceETF Amesterdão expand

Source visits Beursplein 5

Source is pleased to announce it has listed three of its largest and most successful Exchange Traded Products (ETPs) on the Amsterdam exchange.  Source sounds the opening gong at Euronext at Beursplein 5 to celebrate this. Sjef Pieters, Executive Director - Head of Netherlands and Nordics, sounds the gong.

The Euronext listings are the latest examples of Source’s commitment to bring high quality, fairly priced ETFs to investors across Europe. It follows a broad range of listings in Italy, which adds to those already in the UK, Switzerland and Germany. With these listings, it will be easier and cheaper for local investors to trade and settle the following products.

Source is an independent ETF provider striving to make investing more accessible and affordable for everyone. The company is free to work with the best global experts to provide the funds investors really want. Next to the core funds essential to a portfolio, Source has some interesting investment strategies not found with other providers. Source’s independence enables competitive pricing and the company is completely transparent about fees and risks.  

For more information: www.sourceETF.com

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03/02/2017 Commerzbank Amesterdão expand

Commerzbank launches new investment products on the Dutch exchange

Commerzbank continues its product expansion on the Dutch market with listed investment products. Recently the Twin Win-, Bonus-, and Capped Bonus Certificates were launched on the Dutch market. Later this year, Discount Certificates will be introduced. To put this into the spotlight, they will sound the gong and open trading at the Amsterdam exchange.

Listed investment products can be used for the short, medium and longer term, corresponding at different risk/return scenarios. Christophe Cox, responsible for the listed products at Commerzbank for the Dutch market, clarifies: “By adding these products, professional and retail customers can diversify their portfolio, and anticipate at rising, falling or stable markets. Commerzbank is offering hereby a comprehensive range of listed products on different underlyings, providing education, tools and services to use these products.”

As an issuer of Warrants and certificates, Commerzbank offers a wide range of financial instruments in Europe. With an offer of more than 160.000 products and many years of experience, Commerzbank is one of the largest and most prominent issuers of structured financial products in Europe.

More information: www.beurs.commerzbank.com

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02/02/2017 FISD - Financial & Information Services Association Amesterdão expand

FISD visits the exchange for FISD Amsterdam

FISD Amsterdam is an annual event, now in its fourth 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. Tom Davin, Managing Director FISD, sounds the gong.

Working in conjunction with the Dutch IPUG, this event provides a forum for the Dutch financial data community to meet, share ideas and generally become better informed about our specialist industry sector – all with the aim of improving the way we do business with each other.

The Dutch Information Providers User Group (DIPUG) was founded in 2009 by Dutch Banks and Asset Managers and is the Dutch equivalent of ‘Information Providers User Groups’ that operate in other countries across Europe.

For more information: www.fisd.net

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