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Business areas Deutsche Börse Group at a glance

As an international exchange organisation and innovative market infrastructure provider, Deutsche Börse Group ensures capital markets characterised by integrity, transparency and stability. With its wide range of products, services and technologies, the Group organises safe and efficient markets for sustainable economies. 

Our business areas cover the entire financial market transaction process chain. They can be assigned to four areas which are described in more detail below.

Investment Management Solutions

To be successful on the capital markets, investors rely on up-to-the-minute, accurate information. With Investment Management Solutions, we assist our clients around the world in their investment decisions by providing a wide range of intelligent, data-driven products, index families and software and software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions. This includes offerings that facilitate proactive sustainable investment.

Via our subsidiary ISS STOXX, we offer an innovative range of index products with global coverage, including STOXX® and DAX®
Indices are licensed to issuers of financial products, owners of capital and asset managers. The entire index family includes over 17,000 strictly rules-based and transparent indices.


The Axioma range of investment management solutions consists of market-leading portfolio and risk analytics software solutions, covering multi-asset enterprise risk management, portfolio construction, performance attribution and regulatory reporting.

Our brand: Axioma®

Via ISS STOXX we offer solutions for corporate governance and sustainable investment, ESG data and high-quality analytics as well as independent governance research and proxy voting – worldwide.

Our brand: ISS STOXX

Software solutions

With our subsidiary SimCorp we offer a market-leading platform for investment management to financial institutions. It covers the entire operational value chain within investment management, including everything from securities trading, risk management, and portfolio construction to accounting, financial reporting, and customer reporting.

Our brand: SimCorp®

Trading & Clearing

Trading and clearing of investment instruments are at the heart of capital market activities. We organise and operate regulated markets for securities, derivatives, commodities, currencies and other asset classes. To reduce default risk for buyers and sellers alike, fulfilment of closed transactions is ensured by our clearing houses. Trough the acquisition of a majority stake in Crypto Finance we laid the foundation for building an independent, transparent, and highly scalable ecosystem for digital assets under European regulation.

Financial derivatives
The Eurex derivatives exchange is one of the world’s largest markets for trading financial derivatives. It offers a wide range of international benchmark products such as interest derivatives and equity derivatives.

EEX Group offers its participants a market platform for energy and commodities products in more than 30 countries around the world. Its product portfolio comprises power, gas, environmental, freight and agricultural contracts.

Cash equities
We operate the Frankfurter Wertpapierbörse (FWB®, the Frankfurt Stock Exchange). Besides the specialist trading at Frankfurt Stock Exchange, it also operates  its trading platform Xetra®  – the global reference market for German equities and the number one in Europe for exchange-traded funds (ETF).

We also offer a variety of segments and transparency standards for the admission and listing of securities of large companies and SMEs. Pre-market initiatives round off these services. In this way, we make a significant contribution to financing the real economy and to promoting innovation in Germany and Europe.

Foreign exchange
Our subsidiary 360T is a leading global provider of web-based trading technology, which enables our customers to trade over-the-counter (OTC) financial instruments, particularly foreign exchange and short-term money market products, as well as foreign exchange and interest rate derivatives.

Our brands: 360T®

Market data
Our business unit Market Data + Services provides market participants around the world with proprietary market data from our trading platforms Xetra and Eurex, as well as with data from its cooperation partners such as 360T, KAIKO, Santiago Stock Exchange, Mexican Stock Exchange or TAIFIEX. With high-quality, reliable information we enable our customers to make investment and trading decisions, manage risk, safeguard assets and meet increasing regulatory requirements.

Our brand: Deutsche Börse

Fund Services

Via our post-trade business Clearstream®, we offer services for the entire fund ecosystem based on asset safety and efficient distribution. The Vestima® fund processing platform provides order execution, settlement and custody services for all fund types, from investment funds to ETFs and hedge funds. Clearstream also offers services to support fund distribution for asset managers and fund distribution companies.

With Kneip, we provide fund data management and reporting solutions for asset managers. In addition, our FundsDLT® business operates a decentralised platform for end-to-end fund issuance and commercialisation based on distributed ledger technology (DLT).

Securities Services

Once assets have been settled correctly, they are held in safe custody. Our post-trade business 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 types of securities. 

Clearstream operates the German and Luxembourgish central securities depositories and one of the two international central securities depositories. We also offer comprehensive collateral, lending and liquidity solutions. In addition, we make post-trading future-ready with our innovative platform D7® to issue, hold and transfer digital financial instruments.

Our brands: Clearstream®, D7®LuxCSD® 

Information technology

Market infrastructure exchanges are mainly driven by technology. Consequently, state-of-the-art IT forms the core of all our business areas. Reliability – i.e. the continuous operation of all its systems – is the top priority. Without this, there would be no transparent pricing or safe custody. 

Deutsche Börse Group is actively shaping the digital change in the financial sector with innovative state-of the-art technologies. By doing so, we aim at further strengthening our position as one of the leading technology providers in the financial industry. 


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