Deutsche Börse Group is one of the largest exchange organisations worldwide. It organises markets characterised by integrity, transparency and safety for investors who invest capital and for companies that raise capital – markets on which professional traders buy and sell equities, derivatives and other financial instruments according to clear rules and under strict supervision. Deutsche Börse Group, with its services and systems, ensures the functioning of these markets and a level playing field for all participants – worldwide.
Deutsche Börse’s head office is in the financial centre Frankfurt/Rhein-Main. With around 3,700 employees it is also globally present: in Luxembourg, Prague, London, Zurich and Moscow, in New York and Chicago, in Hong Kong, Singapore, Beijing and Tokyo – and more locations for its customers the world over.
In Frankfurt, trading in financial instruments on regulated markets has taken place since 1585. Exchanges are among the oldest trading places – but also among the most modern. Deutsche Börse has long since been more than merely a marketplace. Using high performance technology, Deutsche Börse provides services to securities markets worldwide and paves the way for companies and investors to the global capital markets.
Deutsche Börse has a diversified business model. Its product and service portfolio has a broader basis than other exchange organisations as it covers the entire process chain, from the monitored execution of trading orders, clearing, netting and transaction settlement through to post-trade custody of securities as well as the necessary electronic infrastructure and the provision of market information. Deutsche Börse sets standards with its superior risk management and its innovative collateral management to enable customers to effectively use their capital.
Deutsche Börse’s Xetra® system is one of the most efficient electronic trading platforms worldwide. Along with its subsidiary International Securities Exchange, the Deutsche Börse subsidiary Eurex is one of the world’s leading market organisers for trading and clearing of futures and options. Deutsche Börse also owns Clearstream International, the leading European organisation for post-trading services. Deutsche Börse Group develops its own trading systems and supervises the worldwide participant network.