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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.


Data & analytics

To be successful on the capital markets, institutional and retail investors alike rely on up-to-the-minute, accurate information. We assists our clients around the world in their investment decisions by providing a wide range of intelligent, data-driven products and index families. This includes offerings that facilitate proactive sustainable investment.

Via our subsidiary Qontigo, we offer an innovative range of index and analytics 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 13,000 strictly rules-based and transparent indices.

Our brands: DAX®, QontigoSTOXX®

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: AxiomaQontigo

Via our Institutional Shareholder Services subsidiary (ISS) we offer independent ESG and governance research, ratings and data, as well as separate market information, fund services, events and editorial content for institutional investors and companies – worldwide.

Our brand: ISS

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 futures 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.

The Deutsche Börse 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 contracts on power, coal and emission rights, as well as freight and agricultural products.

Foreign exchange (FX)
Our subsidiary 360T is the 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®

Cash equities
We operate the Frankfurter Wertpapierbörse (FWB®, the Frankfurt Stock Exchange). With its Xetra® trading system it operates the global reference market for German equities and is 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.


Fund Services & Securities Services

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 types of securities. Clearstream also provides investment fund services, including fund processing and fund distribution support. Moreover, comprehensive reporting and the segregation of collateral margins allow market participants to efficiently comply with their regulatory obligations. 

Fund processing and fund distribution
Clearstream offers services for investment funds based on the security of the assets and the efficiency of distribution. The Vestima® fund processing platform provides access to all fund types, from investment funds to ETF and hedge funds. Clearstream also offers services to support fund distribution for asset managers and fund distribution companies. In addition, with Kneip we offer fund data management and reporting solutions for asset managers.

Our brands: ClearstreamVestima®

Settlement, custody, collateral and liquidity management
Clearstream operates the central securities depository in Germany and in Luxembourg and one of the two international securities depositories. We offer global securities financing and collateral management for secured money market transactions, repo transactions and securities lending. 

Our brands: ClearstreamEurex Repo®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. 

Our brands: Deutsche Börse, 7 Market Technology®: A7®, C7®, D7®, F7®, M7®, N7®, T7®