Amsterdam Newsbits

Introduction of futures and options on the AMX Index

NYSE Liffe, NYSE Euronext’s European derivatives market, introduced futures and options on the AMX-Index®, the index for medium-sized Dutch companies. The futures were launched on 26 March 2012, followed by trading in AMX-Index options on 10 April 2012.

These innovations mark the further expansion of NYSE Liffe’s successful range of products within the Amsterdam market. The existing options on individual AMX equities are very popular, and in 2011 more than 5.3 million were traded. The AMX-Index includes well known Dutch companies such as Imtech, Nutreco and Vopak and has been one of the best performing mid-cap indices in Europe in recent years, rising by 70% since the end of 2008.

Annual indices review

The annual reweighting of the AEX, the AMX and the AScX indices took place on 16 March.

AEX index:

  • No changes.

AMX index:

  • Nieuwe Steen Investments and Koninklijke Wessanen are included.
  • Ordina and Pharming Group were excluded.

AScX index:

  • Ordina, Pharming Group, Doc Data and RoodMicrotec are included.
  • Nieuwe Steen Investments, Koninklijke Wessanen, Telegraaf Media Groep and Fornix BioSciences were excluded.

The next quarterly review will take place after the markets close on 15 June 2012

BioCapital Europe conference

NYSE Euronext supported the tenth edition of BioCapital Europe, Europe's premier life sciences investment conference, organized on 19 April in Amsterdam. This outstanding event offered VCs and institutional investors unique and timely access to 40 exciting biotech companies from the Benelux and Europe.

Gong Ceremonies

World Autism Awareness Day

On 2 April, NYSE Euronext celebrated the fifth annual World Autism Awareness Day and Autism Awareness Month with global bell ringing across NYSE Euronext Markets

Arcadis ceremony

CEO of Arcadis, Harry Noy, opened the trading day in Amsterdam on 4 April by sounding the gong that had been relocated to Floriade, the World Horticultural Expo in Venlo for the special occasion.

AMX Option trading

USG People’s CEO Rob Zandbergen opened trading in Amsterdam on 10 April by sounding the gong to launch the first AMX Option.

 

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