status - Deutsche Börse Group

An overview

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1 PRE-IPO AND LISTING
2 TRADING
3 CLEARING
4 SETTLEMENT
5 CUSTODY
6 COLLATERAL AND LIQUIDITY MANAGMENT
7 MARKET DATA
8 INDICES
9 TECHNOLOGY
PRE-IPO AND LISTING

Start-up companies often enter into a decisive phase when their business requires liquid funds in order to boost their market profile and to expedite growth. It is specifically for companies in this phase that Deutsche Börse launched its Venture Network.
A company’s presence on the stock exchange starts with the exchange listing. The Frankfurt Stock Exchange allows companies of all kinds and sizes to raise equity or debt capital – SMEs or large enterprises, domestic or international. Investors may participate in the growth of the real economy – promoting it at the same time by providing capital.

Our brands: Deutsche Börse, Börse Frankfurt

TRADING

Deutsche Börse Group operates regulated markets for equities, bonds and numerous other products using its Xetra® electronic trading system. The Group also facilitates trading of derivatives – i.e. contracts derived from other assets or reference values (including equities, indices, German and European government bonds, foreign exchange or commodities), which are traded on the various Eurex trading platforms based on the T7® market architecture. This also encompasses electricity and gas trading at the European Energy Exchange. Foreign exchange trading takes place via the 360T® platform.

Our brands: Xetra®, Eurex®, European Energy Exchange, 360T®, Börse Frankfurt, Tradegate

CLEARING

Clearing denotes the offsetting of transactions to reduce risk positions. In addition, Deutsche Börse Group’s clearing houses – Eurex Clearing AG and European Commodity Clearing AG – act as central counterparties: as buyer to each seller, and as seller to each buyer to minimise counterparty risk. Moreover, centralised clearing for off-exchange (over-the-counter, OTC) trades is gaining importance, due to financial markets regulation but also reflecting the security features. Deutsche Börse Group offers an efficient clearing platform for all types of trading activities.

Our brand: Eurex Clearing

SETTLEMENT

Following trading and clearing, settlement involves the accurate booking of individual items, with the exchange of securities against money. The booking of securities transactions to individual client securities accounts is also ascertained during this process. Clearstream, Deutsche Börse Group’s provider of post-trading securities services, is responsible for efficient global securities settlement.

Our brand: Clearstream

CUSTODY

Once assets have been settled correctly, they are held in safe custody. Clearstream administers assets throughout the period for which they are held, offering services such as the handling of corporate actions and dividend payments – across all product types. Moreover, these services allow market participants to efficiently comply with their regulatory obligations.

Our brand: Clearstream

COLLATERAL AND LIQUIDITY MANAGEMENT

Through Clearstream’s Global Liquidity Hub, Deutsche Börse Group offers financial institutions optimal liquidity and collateral management. Due to its links to depository banks, trading platforms, central counterparties and other national central securities depositories, the open architecture provides real-time access to a rich pool of liquidity.

Our brands: Clearstream, Eurex Repo®

MARKET DATA

Private and institutional investors make decisions based on market data, creating new information in turn. Deutsche Börse’s most prominent data products include (real-time) price data generated from its various trading systems, as well as historical market data, plus analytical indicators from trading at its cash and derivatives exchanges.

Our brand: Deutsche Börse

INDICES

Through STOXX Ltd., Deutsche Börse Group disseminates indices tracking markets around the world. The STOXX index families are differentiated by country, region, product type, investment theme or strategy; customised indices facilitate tailor-made market analysis in real time. Among the Group's benchmark products are the EURO STOXX 50® and the German blue-chip DAX® index, which tracks the performance of the 30 largest German companies.

Our brands: STOXX®, DAX®

TECHNOLOGY

Resilient, state-of-the-art IT systems provide the foundation for virtually all capital markets services. Deutsche Börse Group develops IT systems for trading, clearing, settlement and custody services, while ensuring the operational reliability of the data centres. Deutsche Börse’s IT processes are certified in accordance with ISO standards.

Our brands: Deutsche Börse, T7®, C7®, N7®, F7®