NYSE Euronext announced on 23 October the expansion of its range of indices with the launch of the CAC® Low Risk Index and the AEX® Low Risk Index. These low risk indices, developed in partnership with Finvex Group, are based on the successful European national blue chip indices and provide new risk adjusted investment possibilities for investors and Exchange Traded Product (ETP) providers.
With the introduction of the new low risk index series, NYSE Euronext is responding to growing demand from institutional investors for better risk control mechanisms. Through the use of advanced risk analysis tools and an optimization process, a robust insight into risk is achieved. The careful selection and weighting of equities in the low risk indices aims at lower overall risk than traditional market capitalization weighted indices. The compounding of more stable returns also allows users to target a positive effect on returns.
ExpertLine celebrated its 3rd anniversary on 26 November by ringing the bell in Paris for the European markets opening. Launched in France in 2009, this service – unique in Europe – was extended to Belgium, the Netherlands and Portugal in 2010 and to the United Kingdom in 2012. Inthe space of three years, ExpertLine has become greatly valued by issuers and intermediaries and is yet another example of NYSE Euronext’s ability to adapt constantly to the changes shaping the market environment. The services ExpertLine offers - clear explanation and information, responsiveness, transparency and high visibility - are at the core of our service offering towards issuers and intermediaries.
ExpertLine's results speak for themselves: over the past three years, users have submitted more than 13,000 requests!
To celebrate the 40thlisting anniversary and the 5thanniversary of the Dutch-French company Unibail-Rodamco, CEO Guillaume Poitrinal opened the market in Amsterdam on 6 December and closed the market the same day in Paris.
Unibail-Rodamco has activities in twelve European countries, and a portfolio of assets valued at €27.5 billion on 30 June, 2012. The Group stands out thanks to its focus on the highest architectural, city planning and environmental standards.
NYSE Euronext organized the final Financial Cocktail of 2012 with the CEO of TKH Group and the CFOs of Nutreco and Rabobank Group on 28 November. Over 250 investors attended the event. Company strategies and the overall economic environment were discussed.
NYSE Euronext looks forward to welcoming more CEOs and CFOs from Amsterdam listed companies to present their strategy to investors in the region in 2013.
2012 NEVIR IR Awards
The 6thannual Dutch Investor Relations Awards ceremony was organized on 9 January. Heineken won the AEX (large-cap companies) award for best investor relations in 2012. In the AMX mid-cap category and AScX/other categories, the awards went to Royal Vopak and Beter Bed Holding, respectively. The award for best investor relations professional in the AEX category went to Martinj Schuttevaer of Royal Boskalis Westminster. Joost Slooten of Arcadis won in the AMX category and Michèle Negen-Jacobusse...