Frankfurt Stock Exchange
Frankfurter Wertpapierbörse (FWB, the Frankfurt Stock Exchange) is one of the world's largest trading centres for securities.
With a share in turnover of more than 90 percent, it is the largest of Germany's seven stock exchanges. Deutsche Börse AG operates the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, an entity under public law. In this capacity it ensures the smooth functioning of exchange trading in Frankfurt.
The Frankfurt Stock Exchange facilitates advanced electronic trading, settlement and information systems. Thus, it is able to meet the steadily growing requirements of cross-border trading. Besides the Xetra Frankfurt Specialist Trading on the trading floor, its fully electronic trading system Xetra® is one of the leading electronic trading platforms in the world. With its launch in 1997, the Frankfurt Stock Exchange succeeded not only in strengthening its own competitive position. It also created attractive framework conditions for foreign investors and market participants.
Today, the Frankfurt Stock Exchange is an international trading centre. This is also reflected in the structure of its participants. Some 140 of around 300 market participants come from abroad.
History of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange
The roots of Frankfurt Stock Exchange go back to the period of medieval fairs. The Frankfurt autumn fair is mentioned in writing for the first time during the Assumption holiday in the year 1150. The autumn fair is believed to have had its origin in the 11th century as a harvest fair. Since the year 1330, when Emperor Ludwig the Bavarian expanded this privilege to include a spring fair as well, the city became an important centre for commercial and monetary transactions. As a result of the trading activity during the fair, the manufacture of goods on order gradually developed into merchandise production for an open and nationwide market.
FWB Technology services
as an operator of other international exchanges and by acting as a sourcing partner, it offers a wide range of solutions to optimise the processes and systems of financial service providers.
As a leading technology service provider in the financial sector, Deutsche Börse IT offers its customers outstanding reliability, speed, capacity for innovation and cost efficiency. It aims not only to optimise operational services but also to pursue a multidimensional approach. By taking into consideration business partners’ individual processes, comprehensive optimisation is ensured through the integration of IT solutions as well as the operation and maintenance of the systems.
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