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2000 to 2009

Neue Börse Hausen
The impact of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York on 11 September 2001 and the financial crisis at the end of the decade are felt in the financial and economic world as well. Nonetheless, Deutsche Börse expands in this decade and becomes the first large international exchange organisation to go public in 2001. Less than two years later, its share is admitted to the German benchmark index DAX®.



Deutsche Börse Clearing AG merges with Cedel International S.A. to form Clearstream International S.A., the new service provider for the settlement of German and international securities transactions and securities custody. Deutsche Börse AG owns 50 per cent of the joint venture. After a capital increase in June 2002, the company acquires all shares in Clearstream International S.A.


The new trading segment XTF Exchange Traded Funds® for exchange-traded index funds on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange is launched.


Deutsche Börse Group moves into its new headquarters in the Rhine-Main region, the Neue Börse in the Frankfurt district of Hausen. Ten years later, in 2010, the Group relocates to its current home: The Cube in Eschborn. Floor trading continues at Börsenplatz in the centre of Frankfurt.



Deutsche Börse AG goes public on 5 February. The issue price per share is €335, followed by a stock split at a ratio of 1:10.


Eurex Repo GmbH is founded. It offers electronic trading of repo and securities lending transactions in fixed-income securities and equities. By maintaining its name, the company will be merged with Eurex Bonds GmbH, the international bond trading platform of Deutsche Börse Group, in 2018.  


Deutsche Börse AG introduces the centralised high-performance CEF® data feed for market and price data. It replaces the price dissemination system TPF (Ticker Plant Frankfurt) and FDD (Financial Data Disseminator).


Deutsche Börse AG’s share is admitted to the MDAX® index.


NovemberDeutsche Börse AG acquires a 50 per cent stake in the Spanish Infobolsa S.A., a subsidiary of Bolsas y Mercados Españoles (BME) and one of the leading European providers of real-time financial information. In February 2016, BME acquires full ownership of Infobolsa S.A.
DecemberDeutsche Börse AG’s share is admitted to the DAX® index on 23 December – less than two years after its IPO.



The new segmentation of the stock market comes into effect at the Frankfurt Stock Exchange early in the year. At its core are two new market segments, General Standard and Prime Standard.


Deutsche Börse introduces the central counterparty for share trading on Xetra® and on the trading floor of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. The TecDAX® index, which tracks the performance of the 30 largest technology shares below DAX®, is launched on 23 March.


The Square, Clearstream’s new headquarters in Luxembourg, is officially inaugurated.



Entry Standard is introduced as a new segment on the Open Market. It is geared towards small and medium-sized companies. The Entry Standard is closed upon the introduction of the new Scale segment on 1 March 2017.


New Deutsche Börse executives are appointed: Reto Francioni becomes Chief Executive Officer (CEO) on 1 November. Personnel changes also occur on the Supervisory Board; Kurt F. Viermetz succeeds Rolf-E. Breuer as Chairman.




The new DAXglobal® index family for international markets as well as the Entry Standard All Share Index are calculated for the first time.


Trading in exchange-traded commodities (ETCs) is launched on Deutsche Börse’s electronic trading platform Xetra®. This means commodities can now be traded on the exchange.


JanuaryAt the beginning of the year, Deutsche Börse and SIX Group consolidate their warrant and certificate trading activities in a cooperation agreement. As of September, this company operates under the name Scoach (renamed Börse Frankfurt Zertifikate AG in November 2013). Starting in April 2008, trading is transferred from the floor of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange to the fully electronic Xetra® trading platform. After the cooperation agreement is cancelled in July 2013, the respective markets return to their parent companies. From November 2013 on, structured products are once again traded under the aegis of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.
FebruaryAfter almost five months of renovation work, trading resumes in the modernised Main Trading Hall of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.
OctoberIn mid-October, Deutsche Börse AG is included in EURO STOXX 50® and remains in Europe’s leading benchmark index until June 2012.
NovemberAt the end of November, Deutsche Börse founds Deutsche Börse Commodities GmbH, a joint venture, with seven partners. The new company offers innovative forms of securitisation for commodities, such as Xetra-Gold®, and guarantees cost-effective trading.


DecemberManfred Gentz assumes office as Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Deutsche Börse, replacing Kurt F. Viermetz.