July 2018

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31/07/2018 Amsterdam Institute of Finance Amesterdão expand

Amsterdam Institute of Finance opens trading

Amsterdam Institute of Finance (AIF) visits Beursplein 5 with the participants of the Master of Science in Risk Management for Executives program. A Master’s program aimed at professionals in Risk Management. This program is spread over several modules and is held in New York, Amsterdam and Abu Dhabi over the course of one year. The program is offered in collaboration with NYU Stern School of Business.

AIF is a foundation specialized in providing high-level financial training for finance and other professionals. Located in Amsterdam, AIF was established in 1990 as an initiative of the Dutch financial community. Since then, AIF has built a strong presence worldwide for its open enrollment programs as well as its custom made in-company training.

For more information: www.aif.nl

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30/07/2018 KAS BANK Amesterdão expand

Innovative Blockchain propositions of KAS BANK

The Amsterdam exchange is opened by the KAS Lab. 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.

With two innovative propositions, KAS BANK (ticker symbol: KA) demonstrates that blockchain technology enables to make complex processes in the financial industry more efficient. The bank is convinced that this will increase confidence and make the financial sector more effective, faster and transparent. KAS Lab, KAS BANK's innovation hub, has successfully tested a blockchain product for voting (Voteroom) at annual shareholder meetings (AGM’s). In addition, KAS Lab is preparing the market launch of the second blockchain initiative, Tokenised Asset Offering for unlisted funds (TOKAS).

For more information: www.kaslab.nl

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27/07/2018 Pride Amsterdam 2018 Amesterdão expand

Sounding of the gong for Pride Amsterdam 2018

The Amsterdam Gay Pride Foundation, together with their ambassadors and a delegation from Deloitte, opens the trading day and marks the start of Pride Amsterdam 2018. This year’s theme is: 'Heroes'.

Pride Amsterdam is a nine-day 'festival with content'. Every year, hundreds of thousands of people stand along the canals to enjoy the traditional boat parade. However, the organization of the Pride this year is 'bleak' when looking at all kinds of developments in the world. "Our festival is a platform where everything comes together", says director Lucien Spee of the Amsterdam Gay Pride foundation.

This year, the organization of Pride Amsterdam wants to pay special attention to human rights in the world with the traditional boat parade. The 'Meer dan gewenst' foundation received the first 'Support Card 2018' from Rabobank. Sport also plays a central role this year. It has been exactly 20 years since the Gay Games in Amsterdam took place under the motto "Friendship through Culture and Sports". For Deloitte important: We are all heroes and winning by being our true authentic self. Deloitters in cooperation with Deloitte FIT ambassadors give a look back at 20 years of Gay Olympics and the sporting heroes of today with their boat during the boat parade.

For more information: www.pride.amsterdam

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26/07/2018 ABN AMRO | MPS Group Amesterdão expand

ABN AMRO Participaties sounds gong together with MPS Group

Wim van den Bosch, CEO MPS Group B.V. (MPS) sounds the gong to celebrate the management buy-out by ABN AMRO Participaties of MPS. Van den Bosch joined MPS in 2013, and is responsible for the overall strategy and general management of MPS. He will be joined on the gong stage by Willem Huijink, CFO and responsible for finance, tax, IT, purchasing, HRM and facility management.

MPS is a leading provider of high-quality versatile, end-to-end narrow and mid-web printing solutions. The Company’s flexographic (“flexo”), offset and flexo-digital hybrid printing presses are used in the fast-growing label and flexible packaging industries, with end-markets such as food & beverage, household products and pharmaceuticals.

ABN AMRO Participaties is a subsidiary of ABN AMRO Bank (ticker symbol: ABN), which provides for sufficient access to knowledge and equity capital in order to support their portfolio companies in their growth plans.

For more information: www.abnamroparticipaties.nl

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25/07/2018 Market Access CoCo Bond ETF Amesterdão expand

China Post Global marks the Listing of its new Market Access CoCo Bond ETF

China Post Global, the international asset management arm of China Post Fund, marks the listing of its newly-launched Market Access CoCo bond ETF by sounding the gong on the Amsterdam exchange. China Post Global is joined by MINT Partners, a division of BGC Brokers LP and the lead distributor for the new ETF.

The Market Access Markit iBoxx EUR Contingent Convertible Liquid Developed Market AT1 Index UCITS ETF (ISIN: LU1812903158) is the first ever EUR-based CoCo bond ETF. The new ETF provides diversified exposure to euro-denominated AT1 contingent convertible (CoCo) bonds, and tracks the iBoxx institutional benchmark index for European bank CoCo bonds. China Post Global is the investment manager and sponsor, MINT Partners is the lead distributor.

China Post Global is the promoter and global distributor of Market Access ETFs. Market Access is a family of innovative Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs) created in 2006 and providing access to commodities, emerging markets, smart beta strategies and credit markets. Market Access was launched in 2006 by ABN Amro, and managed by RBS from 2007 until February 2016. China Post Global acquired Market Access ETFs on 1 March 2016, as the first Chinese asset manager with its own ETF issuer in Europe.

For more information: www.chinapostglobal.co.uk

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24/07/2018 IPO Navya Paris expand

French Tech Star Navya lists on Euronext

Navya is a pioneer and specialist in driverless vehicles, offering a unique combination of cutting-edge robotic, digital and automotive technologies. Since 2015 it has created, developed, manufactured and deployed a range of shared electric mobility solutions that includes two vehicles, the Autonom Shuttle and the Autonom Cab driverless taxi, plus related services. All Navya vehicles are designed, developed and manufactured at the company’s two production sites in Vénissieux (near Lyon in France) and Saline (Michigan, USA). It has over 200 employees, including 61 working in Research & Development.

24/07/2018 Little Big Speakers Amesterdão expand

Little Big Speakers by Stichting Opkikker opens trading day

Bram van den Heuvel (15) opens the trading day on behalf of Charity organization ‘Stichting Opkikker’. Bram is one of the Little Big Speakers, the foundation's new initiative, where young patients have been trained as professional and motivational speakers.

All Little Big Speakers have a unique story. The wisdom of life - imposed by their illness – have been transformed into inspiring stories about zest for life, perseverance and motivation. They always combine these stories with an inexhaustible childlike positivity.

This makes the Little Big Speakers an asset for any corporate event. In addition, booking a speaker is equivalent to a donation to Stichting Opkikker. So in addition to a good dose of inspiration for employees and business relations, organizations also help thousands of families spend an unforgettable day.

For more information: www.littlebigspeakers.nl

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23/07/2018 5th Finance Run Amesterdão expand

Sounding of the gong for fifth edition Finance Run

Dorien van Basten, Co-initiator of the Finance Run & Director of Stichting Nationaal Hypotheek Label, sounds the gong for the Finance Run. The Finance Run is a sporting and informal network event in the financial services sector. The proceeds benefit the LEF Foundation (LEF stands for Life and Finance) and aims to make young people financially more aware.

The Finance Run will take place on Friday 7 September 2018 at the Bosbaan in the Amsterdam Forrest. It is expected that 1,000 financials will participate, individually or with a company team. This will be the 5th edition, with the number of participants - and therefore the revenue for LEF - steadily growing over the years.

In addition to the sporting part, there is an extensive networking drink including dinner and there will also be an auction after the award ceremony for the benefit of the LEF Foundation. The broadcast of The Friday Move, the popular BNR program, will take place from the Finance Run this year. The Finance Run is organised by Free Style Events.

For more information: www.financerun.nl

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20/07/2018 Van Lieshout & Partners Amesterdão expand

Van Lieshout & Partners sounds gong together with InsingerGilissen

Van Lieshout & Partners visit the Amsterdam exchange of Euronext. Director/owner Erik Beekes, opens the trading day.

Van Liesthout & Partners sounds the gong together with InsingerGilissen. They do this on the occasion of their 20-year anniversary as independent asset manager. Another cause is the company’s 10-year partnership with InsingerGilissen as custodian bank, with which it worked towards the introduction of options on ETFs on Euronext Amsterdam.

For more information: www.lieshout-partners.nl

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19/07/2018 Think ETF's | VanEck Amesterdão expand

Think ETF’s founders take over management VanEck Europe

With the sounding of the gong at Euronext on Beursplein 5 in Amsterdam, VanEck celebrates the completed acquisition of Think ETF’s. The new management is working on an expansion of the combined product range across Europe.

Martijn Rozemuller and Gijs Koning, the two new directors of the European company, celebrate the acquisition of Think ETF’s with the sounding of the gong, completed on 29 June. Together, the two founders of Think ETF’s will now form the management of VanEck Europe.

On the occasion of this event, the recently appointed Head of Europe, Martijn Rozemuller, announced that Gijs Koning is taking over the portfolio management and product development for VanEck Europe. "With the completed acquisition and the newly completed positions, VanEck underlines its continuing growth ambitions in the European market," said Martijn Rozemuller

For more information: www.thinketfs.nl

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18/07/2018 Knab Amesterdão expand

Knab opens trading day

Knab sounds the gong on the Amsterdam exchange of Euronext and opens the trading day. Stephan Vinkenborg CTO IT of Knab sounds the gong. Knab celebrates that it has become the most popular bank among freelancers in only 4 years’ time.

Robbert Bakker, CEO of Knab, can explain this growth: "Our business customers say they have chosen Knab because of the low costs and the convenience of arranging your banking business completely online. We also do everything we can to offer the best possible service. The customer notices this.”

Knab, the online platform for financial overview, was founded in 2012 and has more than 130,000 customers and about 200 employees. Knab wants people to get a grip on their finances and have insight into their financial future.

For more information: www.knab.nl  

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17/07/2018 CBS Business Cycle Challenge Amesterdão expand

Statistics Netherland’s Business Cycle Challenge

Class 6 of the Celeanum Gymnasium in Zwolle sounds the gong as the winner of the Statistics Netherlands’s Business Cycle Challenge 2017/2018.

Every year, Statistics Netherlands (CBS) organizes the Business Cycle Challenge. In this contest, high school economics classes predict the development of the Dutch economy using 10 indicators, including the AEX index. Students analyze historical sequences, compare indicators, make connections and follow the news to make a good prediction. They will have to collaborate, analyze, investigate and argue.

For more information: www.cbs.nl

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16/07/2018 The Walk of the World Amesterdão expand

Sounding of the gong for The International Four Days Marches Nijmegen; The Walk of the World

The Four Days Marches are a walking achievement event for four consecutive days, in which annually tens of thousands walkers are participating.  In 2018 at the 102nd edition of the event, some 45,000 participants will attend. The organization behind the Four Days Marches open the trading day by sounding the gong.

Participants from 84 countries come to Nijmegen to walk four days, respectively 30, 40 or 50  kilometers per day. On those days, people from all over the world come to Nijmegen to walk in and around the city and its beautiful wooded surroundings. Hundreds of thousands of spectators are cheering on the walkers along the route every day. After four days of walking, a glorious entry along the Via Gladiola awaits the walkers. The 102nd edition of the Four Days Marches will start Tuesday July 17th at 4 AM.

There are three important partners that support the organisation of the Four Days Marches: Koninklijke Wandel Bond Nederland, Defense and the City of Nijmegen. Furthermore, the Four Days Marches are supported by its many sponsors that have contributed to the growth of the Four Days Marches by offering their services or financial support, making it the largest international walking achievement event.

For more information: www.4daagse.nl

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13/07/2018 Beursplein Amesterdão expand

City of Amsterdam opens renewed Beursplein 

The City of Amsterdam opens the renewed Beursplein by sounding the gong. In 2017, the city started building an underground bicycle garage and renewing the area surrounding the Amsterdam stock exchange.

After completing this work, the Beursplein has once again become a beautiful square, with the original horse troughs and lanterns designed by the famous Dutch architect Berlage. The statue of the Charging Bull by artist Arturo Di Modica has also found a new place on the square.

The festive inauguration of the Beurs area and the underground bicycle garage takes place Friday 13 July from 15:00 on, with the official opening at 15:30. After the opening there will be several festivities on the square and in the underground bicycle garage.

For more information: www.amsterdam.nl

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12/07/2018 EC Beach Volleyball Amesterdão expand

The trading day is opened by triple European beach volleyball champion Reinder Nummerdor, tournament director of the DELA European Beach Volleyball Championships in 2018. He participated in the Olympic Games 5 times and placed 4th in 2012.

On 15 July the EC DELA Beach Volleyball 2018 will start in four cities: Apeldoorn, Utrecht, Rotterdam and The Hague. The best beach volleyball players in Europe play at four unique locations in these cities. The semi-finals and finals will be played in the Sportcampus Zuiderpark, The Hague. The DELA EK Beach Volleyball takes place simultaneously with the World Cup Seat Volleyball and the European Championship Volleyball U20 men.

The DELA EK Beach Volleyball is organized by sports marketing agency TIG Sports in cooperation with the Dutch Volleyball Association. Rabobank is a presenting partner. DELA insurance and funeral care is title sponsor of the event.

For more information: www.tigsports.nl

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11/07/2018 Roche Bobois Paris expand

Roche Bobois lists on Euronext

François Roche, Founder & Gilles Bonan, Chairman of Roche Bobois opens the trading day in Paris 

Roche Bobois is one of the world leaders in high-end design furniture. The group offers sofas, armchairs, coffee tables, TV furniture, consoles, chairs, beds, etc. Net sales break down by source of revenue as follows:

  • sales of directly-operated stores (87.9%): 114 stores held at the end of 2017, including 92 under the Roche Bobois banner and 22 under the Cuir Center banner;
  • royalties of franchise fees (4.6%): 215 stores, including 159 under the Roche Bobois banner and 56 under the Cuir Center banner;
  • commissions paid by manufacturers (3.8%);
  • sales of transportation and logistics services (3.7%).
11/07/2018 Delft Hyperloop team Amesterdão expand

Sounding of the gong with Delft Hyperloop team 

The Delft Hyperloop team opens the trading day at Euronext Amsterdam. The student team from Delft does this in response to the worldwide Hyperloop competition organized by Elon Musk: The SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition in California. With the sounding of the gong, the Delft Hyperloop team will enter an exciting period in which they hope to win the competition on 22 July, 2018.

Last year, the previous Hyperloop team won the first prize in this competition. The criteria to win were scalability and safety. This year the only competition criterion is top speed. The student team wants to break the current record of 384 km/h.

Delft Hyperloop has a partnership with Euronext listed Brunel (ticker symbol: BRNL).

For more information: www.delfthyperloop.nl

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10/07/2018 Ordissimo Paris expand

First trading day for Ordissimo on Euronext Growth

Alexandre Vielle, President of Ordissimo opens the European trading day in Paris

Ordissimo specializes in the construction and marketing of computers for beginners in computer science. The group offers computers, smartphones and installation, training and remote or home help services.

10/07/2018 Bio-UV Group Paris expand

Bio-UV Group lists on Euronext Growth

Benoît Gillman, CEO of BIO UV Group opens the European trading day in Paris

BIO-UV Group is the leading French company in the design, production and marketing of ultraviolet devices for treating water. The company offers products for disinfecting swimming pools and private and collective hot tubs, treating waste water, producing drinking water, treating bilge water from ships and water from aquariums, etc.
As of the end of 2017, BIO-UV Group possesses a production site located in France.

10/07/2018 Boskalis Beach Cleanup Tour Amesterdão expand

North Sea Foundation organizes Boskalis Beach Cleanup Tour

The North Sea Foundation (Stichting de Noordzee) kicks off the Boskalis Beach Cleanup Tour. Floris van Hest, General manager Stichting de Noordzee, sounded the gong together with Arno Schikker, Corporate Communications at Boskalis.

From 1 - 15 August, the North Sea Foundation organizes the Boskalis Beach Cleanup Tour where the entire Dutch North Sea coast is cleared of waste. The Cleanup kicks off simultaneously in Cadzand and Schiermonnikoog.

The North Sea Foundation is an environmental non-governmental organisation advocating the protection and sustainable use of the North Sea marine ecosystem. The goal is a clean, healthy sea and a well-functioning ecosystem. Its activities are focused on clean seas and beaches, clean shipping, sustainable fisheries, eco-friendly sustainable energy and marine protected areas. The Boskalis Beach Cleanup Tour is made possible by the support of their main sponsor and partners.

For more information: www.beachcleanuptour.nl

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09/07/2018 FNG lists on Euronext Brussels Bruxelas expand

FNG lists on Euronext Brussels

To celebrate FNG’s first trading day in Brussels as well as their capital increase, the founders Dieter Penninckx (CEO), Anja Maes (Creative Director) and Manu Bracke (Operations Director) rang the bell to open the financial markets.

To find out more about FNG : www.fng.eu

09/07/2018 a.s.r., Rabobank and Vitens Amesterdão expand

a.s.r., Rabobank and Vitens join forces for better soil management

Rabobank, a.s.r. and Vitens wants to jointly develop a dynamic soil index to contribute to healthy farms, maintaining the value of agricultural land and affordable groundwater extraction. The parties recently signed a letter of intent for this.

a.s.r., Insurer and the largest private agricultural landowner in the Netherlands, Vitens, the largest drinking water company in the Netherlands and Rabobank, the leading food and agribank, have a common interest that they are committed to: improving the soil for healthy agriculture. The initiators are responding to the call from Minister Schouten of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality in her Soil Letter to the House of Representatives to manage our soil more sustainably.

For more information: www.rabobank.com

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06/07/2018 35th Anniversary Beter Bed Amesterdão expand

Beter Bed sounds gong for 35th anniversary

Ronald Voogt, Managing Director of Beter Bed B.V. (ticker symbol: BBED), sounds the gong to mark the 35th anniversary of Beter Bed. The Beter Bed management is delighted to join Ronald in this festivity. Beter Bed has now been a household name in the field of bedroom furnishings for 35 years and is market leader in the Netherlands. In addition, the Dutch Bedding Company, which is the wholesale arm of Beter Bed Holding, has been strengthened with the appointment of Managing Director Pieter-Bas Stehmann. He is committed to securing a strong international presence for M line based on a renewed vision and strategy aimed at expansion and innovation.

Beter Bed B.V. is a subsidiary of Beter Bed Holding N.V., a European retail organization that strives to offer its customers a comfortable and healthy night’s rest every night at an affordable price. The retail formats ensure products of good quality, offer customers the best advice and always the best possible deal. Beter Bed Holding is also active as a wholesaler of branded products in the bedroom furnishing sector via its subsidiary DBC International (M line). The current total number of stores is 1,191. In 2017, the company achieved revenue of € 416.4 million and an EBITDA of € 27.5 million.

For more information: www.beterbed.nl

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05/07/2018 a.s.r. real estate Amesterdão expand

a.s.r. real estate opens the trading day

Raymond Gennissen, portfolio manager at Rural Real Estate at a.s.r. real estate, opens trading to celebrate the recent acquisition of Landgoed Junne from Delta Lloyd. The country estate in the municipality of Ommen in the province of Overijssel is one of the larger private country estates in the Netherlands. With a portfolio of approximately 37,000 hectares, a.s.r. is the largest private owner of agricultural land in the Netherlands.

Euronext listed a.s.r. (ticker symbol: ASRNL) is the Dutch insurance company for all types of insurance. With 3365 employees and a revenue of more than 4 billion Euros in 2016, a.s.r. is one of the largest insurers in the Netherlands.

For more information: www.asr.nl

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04/07/2018 2CRSI lists on Euronext Paris Paris expand

Alain Wilmouth, CEO and Co-founder of 2CRSI opens the trading day in Paris 

Based in Strasbourg, and with subsidiaries in Manchester, Dubai and San Jose at the heart of America’s Silicon Valley, 2CRSI specialises in the design and manufacturing of very high-performance computer servers. The group already has more than 100 customers in 25 countries, to whom it has supplied innovative processing, storage and data transfer solutions.