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Major Italian Bank Implements STOXX Low Carbon Products

Mo., 2019/07/15 - 10:30
Zug (July 15, 2019) – STOXX Ltd., the operator of Deutsche Boerse Group’s index business and a global provider of innovative and tradable index concepts, has licensed the EURO iSTOXX® 50 Low Carbon NR Decrement 3.75% Index to Banca IMI, Intesa Sanpaolo Group, as an underlying for structured products. This is the first time that an Italian bank is distributing a product linked to a low-carbon index on the Italian market. “We share the objective of the European Commission which introduced draft legislation with the aim of ensuring that the financial services industry does its part in the fight against climate change. In particular, global investors are increasingly aware of the long-term risks posed to their investments by climate change. We see the evolution towards a low-carbon economy as an opportunity for our investors to play a role in the transition towards a greener economy,” said Valeria Giovanna Zorzi, Head of Product Development, Global Market Securities – Global Market Sales from Banca IMI, Intesa Sanpaolo Group. “We are very happy that one of the major Italian banks is now adopting STOXX Low Carbon Indices. Reducing carbon emissions is a global objective set out by the Paris climate convention. The EURO STOXX® 50 Low Carbon Index offers clients a tradable standardized solution to decarbonize their portfolios and address long-term climate risks,” said Willem Keogh, STOXX’s Head of ESG, Thematic and Factor Solutions. “Tradability is supported by derivatives exchange Eurex, which launched futures on the EURO STOXX 50 Low Carbon Index as part of their ESG derivatives offering earlier this year.”  The low-carbon version of the EURO STOXX 50® Index offers a reduction in carbon emissions by utilizing both estimated and reported carbon intensity scores provided by STOXX’s research partners CDP and ISS ESG. The EURO STOXX 50 Low Carbon is price-weighted with a weight factor based on the free-float market capitalization multiplied by the carbon intensity factor (Z-score) of each constituent. The resulting tilt overweights stocks with lower carbon intensities and underweights those with higher emissions. Media contact: media-relations@deutsche-boerse.com Note to Editors: About STOXX Ltd. STOXX Ltd. is a global index provider, currently calculating a global, comprehensive index family of over 10,000 strictly rules-based and transparent indices. Best known for the leading European equity indices EURO STOXX 50, STOXX Europe 50 and STOXX Europe 600, STOXX Ltd. maintains and calculates the STOXX Global index family which consists of total market, broad and blue-chip indices for the regions Americas, Europe, Asia/Pacific and sub-regions Latin America and BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India and China) as well as global markets. To provide market participants with optimal transparency, STOXX indices are classified into four categories. Regular “STOXX” indices include all standard, theme and strategy indices that are part of STOXX’s integrated index family and follow a strict rules-based methodology. The “iSTOXX” brand typically comprises less standardized index concepts that are not integrated in the STOXX Global index family, but are nevertheless strictly rules-based. While indices that are branded “STOXX” and “iSTOXX” are developed by STOXX for a broad range of market participants, the “STOXX Customized” brand covers indices that are specifically developed for clients and do not carry the STOXX brand in the index name. Under the Omnient brand, STOXX offers custom indices from its existing index universe. STOXX indices are licensed to more than 600 companies around the world as underlyings for Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs), futures and options, structured products and passively managed investment funds. Three of the top ETFs in Europe and approximately 25% of all assets under management are based on STOXX indices. STOXX Ltd. holds Europe's number one and the world’s number two position in the derivatives segment. STOXX is part of Deutsche Boerse Group, and also calculates, disseminates and markets the DAX indices. www.stoxx.com STOXX, Deutsche Boerse Group and their licensors, research partners or data providers do not make any warranties or representations, express or implied, with respect to the timeliness, sequence, accuracy, completeness, currentness, merchantability, quality or fitness for any particular purpose of its index data and exclude any liability in connection therewith. STOXX, Deutsche Boerse Group and their licensors, research partners or data providers are not providing investment advice through the publication of indices or in connection therewith. In particular, the inclusion of a company in an index, its weighting, or the exclusion of a company from an index, does not in any way reflect an opinion of STOXX, Deutsche Boerse Group or their licensors, research partners or data providers on the merits of that company. Financial instruments based on the STOXX® indices, DAX® indices or on any other indices supported by STOXX are in no way sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by STOXX, Deutsche Boerse Group or their licensors, research partners or data providers.

HfG Fotoförderpreis of the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation awarded to Dennis Haustein

Mo., 2019/07/15 - 09:15
The Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation together with the Offenbach University of Art and Design (HfG) presented the HfG Fotoförderpreis to Dennis Haustein on 12 July for his work “innere Zustände (inner states)”. The price rewards students at the University of Art and Design who focus on the medium of photography. As part of its engagement of supporting young artists in contemporary photography, the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation awards the €2,500 since 2010. The presentation was made as part of the HfG Offenbach annual show. With the presentation of his work “innere Zustände (inner states)” Dennis Haustein succeeds in creating a convincing and conclusive installation, which impresses by the interplay of his night shots with the reduced lighting by a street lamp. Haustein's photographs of house facades and streets in urban structures create an ambivalent mood, that seems familiar and safe, as well as eerie and threatening. The recourse in his installation to the only source of light available to him while taking his photographs - a street lamp - not only allows numerous details of his photographs to unfold step by step, Haustein also creates a new and mysterious spatial situation. This year’s jury comprised photographer Barbara Klemm and Anne-Marie Beckmann, Director of the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation.  Media contact Leticia Adam  Phone: +49-(0) 69-2 11-1 27 66  Leticia.adam@deutsche-boerse.com  Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation The Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation is a Frankfurt-based non-profit organisation. The foundation activities focus on collecting, exhibiting and promoting contemporary photography. Deutsche Börse began to build up its collection of contemporary photography in 1999. Art Collection Deutsche Börse now comprises more than 1,800 works by over 130 international artists. Expanding the Art Collection Deutsche Börse is one of the key aims of the foundation. The collection and a changing exhibition programme are open to the public. Together with The Photographers' Gallery in London, the foundation awards the renowned Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize each year. The promotion of young artists is a special concern of the foundation. It supports them in the form of awards, scholarships, exhibitions and cooperations with other institutions, such as the Foam Talents Programme of the Foam Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam. Other focal points include supporting exhibition projects of international museums and institutions, and the expansion of platforms for academic discussion about the medium.  www.deutscheboersephotographyfoundation.org.  

Half-year report: Xetra-Gold achieves new record for gold holdings and assets under custody

Mi., 2019/07/03 - 16:30
The gold holdings of the exchange-traded Xetra-Gold bearer bond (ISIN: DE000A0S9GB0) rose to a new record of 194.3 tonnes as of 30 June. This is an increase of around 13 tonnes over the course of the year. At the turn of the year, 181.5 tonnes of gold were stored in the central vault for German securities in Frankfurt. This makes Xetra-Gold the leading physically deposited gold security in Europe. Gold holdings increase whenever investors buy Xetra-Gold shares via the stock exchange. Exactly one gram of gold is deposited in the central vault for each unit certificate. After the recent strong increase in the gold price, the assets managed by Xetra-Gold currently amount to 7.7 billion euros - which is also a new all-time high. "The first half-year was very satisfactory, both the gold holdings and the assets under custody of Xetra-Gold reached a new record value", says Steffen Orben, Managing Director of Deutsche Börse Commodities GmbH, the issuer of Xetra-Gold. "The development over the past years show that gold has developed into an independent asset class in the portfolio. Stock markets are currently reaching new highs, so investors are following suit with their gold shares in the portfolio. Studies show that about five percent gold in the portfolio is considered a sensible addition in times of crisis". According to Orben, the uncertainty on the capital markets remains despite the price rises on the stock markets, which is why gold remains interesting for investors. "In addition, more and more asset managers, family offices and private investors are showing interest in gold as a separate asset class," Orben continues. Xetra-Gold investors have claim to the delivery of the securitised physical gold. Since the introduction of Xetra-Gold in 2007, investors have made use of it 1,033 times. A total of 5.05 tonnes of gold were delivered. Of all the commodities (Exchange Traded Commodities, ETC) traded on the German Xetra market, Xetra-Gold is the security with the highest turnover. In the first half of 2019, order book turnover amounted to €1.53 billion. In September 2015, the German Federal Fiscal Court announced that gains from the sale or redemption of Xetra-Gold after a minimum holding period of one year would not be subject to withholding tax. Thus, the purchase and redemption or selling of Xetra-Gold is to be assessed for tax purposes as a direct purchase and sale of physical gold – such as gold bars or gold coins. Further information can be found at www.xetra-gold.com.   About Xetra-Gold Xetra Gold (ISIN: DE000A0S9GB0) is a 100% gold-backed bearer note issued by Deutsche Börse Commodities GmbH that grants the right to physical delivery of gold. Each individual Xetra-Gold note grants the investor the right to demand the delivery of one gram of physical gold from the issuer. The issuer holds a corresponding amount of physical gold and a limited amount of gold leaf rights for each Xetra Gold note. The fact that Xetra-Gold takes the form of a security makes it fungible and as easy to transfer as a share. Insurance undertakings in Germany are also allowed to purchase Xetra-Gold for their restricted assets in the amount of up to five percent of their commodities investment. The international derivatives exchange Eurex offers futures and options on Xetra-Gold. Xetra-Gold is admitted for sale to the public in Austria, Luxembourg and the UK, as well as Germany. The full details on Xetra-Gold bearer notes, particularly on the terms and conditions, as well as on the issuer, can be found in the prospectus. The prospect including supplements or updates can be obtained free of charge at Deutsche Börse Commodities GmbH, Mergenthalerallee 61, 65760 Eschborn, Germany, or downloaded under www.xetra-gold.com. About Deutsche Börse Commodities GmbH Xetra-Gold issuer Deutsche Börse Commodities GmbH, based in Eschborn/Frankfurt, is a joint venture between Deutsche Börse AG and banking partners Commerzbank AG, Deutsche Bank AG, DZ Bank AG, B. Metzler seel. Sohn & Co. KGaA, and Swiss-based bank Vontobel. Umicore AG & Co. KG, a Group subsidiary of Umicore s.a. which operates several gold refineries across the globe and manufactures gold bars, is also a partner. The issuer’s sole business purpose is to provide the market with Xetra-Gold, the bearer note backed 100 percent by physical gold, and to enable efficient, transparent and cost-effective trading of this securitisation of physical gold.

IPO of Global Fashion Group on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange

Di., 2019/07/02 - 11:00
Global Fashion Group S.A. (ISIN: LU2010095458) was listed in the Prime Standard of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange today. The shares of the online fashion and lifestyle retailer in Asia Pacific, Latin America and CIS started trading at €4.47, the issue price was €4.50. The IPO was accompanied by Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and Berenberg. Berenberg also acts as designated sponsor on the Xetra market. Baader Bank is the specialist at the Börse Frankfurt venue. With the proceeds of the IPO the company wants to grow further, especially by investing in the technology platform, customer acquisition and logistical infrastructure. According to its own statements, the Global Fashion Group, headquartered in Luxembourg, is the leading online retailer for fashion and lifestyle in Asia Pacific, Latin America and CIS. The company is represented worldwide in 17 locations and 10 fulfillment centers on four continents and delivered more than 28 million orders last year. Revenue of Global Fashion Group amounted to €1.16 billion in 2018.

Cash markets achieve turnover of 116.0 billion euros in June

Mo., 2019/07/01 - 15:15
Deutsche Börse’s cash markets generated a turnover of €116.0 billion in June (previous year: €153.6 billion). €106.3 billion were attributable to Xetra (previous year: €142.1 billion), bringing the average daily volume to €5.6 billion. Trading volume on Börse Frankfurt was €2.3 billion (previous year: €3.4 billion) and on Tradegate Exchange €7.5 billion (previous year: €8.2 billion). Split by asset classes, equities amounted to €102.9 billion in the entire cash market. Trading in ETFs/ETCs/ETNs generated a turnover of €11.7 billion. Turnover in bonds was €0.4 billion, in certificates €0.8 billion and in funds €0.1 billion. The DAX share with the highest turnover on Xetra in June was SAP SE with €6.8 billion. Deutsche Wohnen SE led the MDAX equities with €1.1 billion, while Aixtron SE topped the SDAX equity index with €205 million. In the ETF segment, the iShares Core DAX UCITS ETF generated the largest volume with €1.3 billion. Trading volumes June 2019 in billion euros:   Xetra     Frankfurt  Tradegate  In total Bonds   - 0.3 0.1 0.4 Equities   95.1 1.0 6.8 102.9 ETFs/ETCs/ETNs        11.1 0.1 0.5 11.7 Funds   - <0.1 <0.1 0.1 Certificates   - 0.8 - 0.8 Jun 2019 in total     106.3 2.3 7.5 116.0 Jun 2018 in total       142.1 3.4 8.2 153.6 Further details are available in Deutsche Börse’s cash market statistics. For a pan-European comparison of trading locations, see the statistics provided by the Federation of European Securities Exchanges (FESE) at www.fese.eu.

New Xetra EnLight service allows cleared RFQ block trading

Mo., 2019/07/01 - 11:00
On Xetra, Europe's leading market for ETFs and German equities, a new functionality was introduced today that allows block trading outside the order book through an RFQ (Request for Quote) workflow. The Xetra EnLight service is available for all equities, ETFs and ETPs and enables clients to leverage the full range of Deutsche Börse Group’s service offering: from trading, clearing and settlement to post-trade reporting and market data dissemination. “Our new RFQ service complements our existing offering for block trading. The process is designed to achieve a high degree of automation, while at the same time reducing settlement and counterparty risks,” says Michael Krogmann, Management Board member of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. Central counterparty clearing adds settlement netting of on- and off-order book transactions, failed trades management and client asset protection to RFQ trading. “Clients are able to use our new RFQ service out of the box without the need for additional connectivity. We look forward to offering this new service with support of Europe’s leading market making firms, like Flow Traders, Optiver, Susquehanna, Mediobanca and Oddo Seydler,” adds Krogmann. Folkert Joling, CTrO at Flow Traders, says: “Xetra’s EnLight RFQ solution can offer significant advantages to the ETF market. As an international market maker, Flow Traders welcomes the opportunity for more buy-side participants to directly interact with its quotes. This new functionality combines the best of direct pricing and the CCP process in one of Europe’s leading ETF markets.”

IPO of TRATON on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange

Fr., 2019/06/28 - 11:30
TRATON SE (ISIN: DE000TRAT0N7) was listed in the Prime Standard of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange as of today. The shares of the commercial vehicle manufacturer started trading at €27.00. The issue price was €27.00. According to the company, the IPO lays the foundation for TRATON’s further growth and will enable greater entrepreneurial flexibility. Volkswagen AG was previously the sole shareholder of TRATON. The IPO was accompanied by Citigroup, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs and J.P. Morgan. They all act as designated sponsor in Xetra trading. Baader Bank is the specialist on the Börse Frankfurt market. TRATON SE, together with its brands MAN, Scania, Volkswagen Caminhões e Ônibus and RIO, is one of the world's leading commercial vehicle manufacturers. In 2018, TRATON GROUP’s brands sold a total of around 233,000 vehicles. The product range includes light commercial vehicles, trucks and buses, which are produced in 29 locations in 17 countries. At the end of 2018, the company employed around 81,000 people worldwide in its commercial vehicle brands. Last year’s revenues amounted to €25.9 billion.

Eurex welcomes Swiss Life as direct clearing member

Di., 2019/06/25 - 10:00
Eurex Clearing’s ISA Direct – a direct clearing membership for the buy side – gains traction: Swiss Life Asset Managers is the first buy-side client using the central counterparty’s ISA Direct service for OTC Interest Rate Derivatives with ABN AMRO acting as clearing agent. With this model, Eurex addresses changes in the regulatory landscape and contributes to the safety, robustness and efficiency of the overall market. Eurex Clearing developed ISA Direct to support both the sell- and the buy side by addressing key concerns of the industry around the cost of clearing and the concentration of risk. Increased capital requirements for banks have resulted in higher client fees, wider spreads or even service reductions in the clearing space. In addition, risk concentration in client clearing remains a challenge for systemic stability in times of crisis. Traditionally, buy-side firms have had an indirect connection to clearing houses, using clearing brokers as intermediaries. Within the ISA Direct framework, these intermediaries act as clearing agents who cover the default management obligations including the default fund contribution and optionally offer certain clearing services such as transaction, cash or collateral management. ISA Direct members face Eurex Clearing directly as counterpart for their positions whilst maintaining legal and beneficial ownership of any securities collateral provided. Jan Grunow, Head of Operations at Swiss Life Asset Managers: “By being able to directly connect to Eurex Clearing, our concerns about credit risk and the portability of our assets are much better addressed. The ISA Direct model alleviates many of our concerns and helps us to meet the regulatory requirement of central clearing.” ABN AMRO Clearing is a leading clearing provider with a proven track record of partnering with its clients and supporting innovative solutions. The lower balance sheet impact involved with the ISA Direct offering is perceived by ABN AMRO Clearing as a major advantage that allows to further expand its central clearing services to well established buy-side clients. “We are delighted to partner with Swiss Life,” said Alexander Jacobs, Head of OTC Clearing at ABN AMRO Clearing. “We are committed to bringing innovative clearing services to our clients.  The ISA Direct set up offers capital, operational and risk efficiencies for all parties including novel collateral management solutions." The ISA Direct model is currently offered for Eurex Clearing’s interest rate swaps and repo transactions. Philip Simons, Eurex’s Head of Fixed Income, Funding & Financing Sales. “We welcome Swiss Life on board and thank ABN AMRO Clearing for its continued support. It confirms the value proposition of the ISA Direct model and we look forward to working with market participants to accelerate the adoption of this innovative service.” About Eurex Clearing Eurex Clearing is one of the leading central counterparties globally — assuring the safety and integrity of markets while providing innovation in risk management, clearing technology and client asset protection. Eurex Clearing serves about 200 Clearing Members in 20 countries, managing a collateral pool of EUR 56 billion and clearing trades valued at EUR 23 trillion (double counted) every month. About Swiss Life Asset Managers Swiss Life Asset Managers has more than 160 years of experience in managing the assets of the Swiss Life Group. This insurance background has exerted a key influence on the investment philosophy of Swiss Life Asset Managers, which is governed by such principles as value preservation, the generation of consistent and sustainable performance and a responsible approach to risks. That’s how we lay the groundwork for our clients to make solid, long-term plans – in self-determination and with financial confidence. Swiss Life Asset Managers offers this proven approach to third-party clients in Switzerland, France, Germany, Luxembourg and the UK. As at 31 December 2018 assets under management for third-party clients amount to CHF 71.2 billion. Together with insurance mandates for the Swiss Life Group, total assets under management at Swiss Life Asset Managers stood at CHF 232.6 billion. Swiss Life Asset Managers is the leading real estate manager in Europe.1 Of the assets totaling CHF 232.6 billion, CHF 62.7 billion is invested in real estate. In addition, Swiss Life Asset Managers has real estate under administration of CHF 28.5 billion through its subsidiaries Livit, Corpus Sireo and BEOS. Total real estate under management and administration at the end of December 2018 thus came to CHF 91.2 billion. Swiss Life Asset Managers employs more than 1800 people in Europe. About ABN AMRO Clearing ABN AMRO Clearing is one of the world’s leading providers of clearing and financing services for listed derivatives and cash securities, OTC products, warrants, commodities and FX. With 11 offices globally employing more than 800 staff, ABN AMRO Clearing services clients on 160+ exchanges, MTFs and FX liquidity centres and consistently ranks as a top 3 clearer in most time zones.   We consistently post over 20% market shares of transactions cleared on most relevant derivatives exchanges globally. ABN AMRO Clearing offers an integrated approach to global transaction processing, financial logistics and risk management and processes over 18 million trades per day. 1 PropertyEU, Top 100 Investors, December 2018

STOXX wins multi-billion landmark deal with four German pension funds for sustainable, climate-friendly global index solutions

Mo., 2019/06/24 - 13:00
Zug (June 24, 2019) – STOXX Ltd., the operator of Deutsche Boerse Group’s index business and a global provider of innovative and tradable index concepts, has won a request for proposal to license four low-carbon sustainability indices to the pension funds of four states in Germany: Baden-Wuerttemberg, Brandenburg, Hesse, and North Rhine-Westphalia. The deal entails over EUR 7 billion in replicating assets. “Sustainability is our guiding principle, and we also apply that to our investments,” said Gisela Splett, Permanent Secretary for Finance in Baden-Wuerttemberg. “We invest our assets responsibly: profitably, safely and with due regard to sustainability aspects.” “This mandate win is a landmark for STOXX, because we won the trust of four large public investors at the same time. It underscores STOXX’s leading position in the ESG and sustainability space. Responsible investing continues to grow, transforming the way the asset-management industry allocates capital and leaving a mark on our world. By providing the right tools to investors we help generate more power to drive change and to impact our societies,” said Holger Wohlenberg, Head of Deutsche Boerse’s Data & Index business.   “The four pension funds were specifically looking for sustainable low-carbon indices that help them control their exposure to sustainability and climate risks, while at the same time meeting their investment policies regarding safe and stable returns. We are proud that our sustainable STOXX solutions enable them to provide impulses for a low-carbon economy and to achieve the objectives of the Paris Climate Convention,” said Willem Keogh, STOXX’s Head of ESG, Thematic and Factor Solutions.    STOXX partners with Sustainalytics on sustainability data and with CDP on CO2 emissions data. Sustainalytics provides classification and rating models; CDP’s climate-change research scoring methodology evaluates a company’s climate-related governance, strategy, risk and opportunities, targets and accountability.    STOXX first entered the sustainability, climate and ESG space in 2001. Today, its offering includes a wide range of index solutions, covering benchmarks, blue chips, ESG leaders, low carbon, climate impact, ESG factors and ESG-X indices. About STOXX Ltd. STOXX Ltd. is a global index provider, currently calculating a global, comprehensive index family of over 10,000 strictly rules-based and transparent indices. Best known for the leading European equity indices EURO STOXX 50, STOXX Europe 50 and STOXX Europe 600, STOXX Ltd. maintains and calculates the STOXX Global index family which consists of total market, broad and blue-chip indices for the regions Americas, Europe, Asia/Pacific and sub-regions Latin America and BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India and China) as well as global markets. To provide market participants with optimal transparency, STOXX indices are classified into four categories. Regular “STOXX” indices include all standard, theme and strategy indices that are part of STOXX’s integrated index family and follow a strict rules-based methodology. The “iSTOXX” brand typically comprises less standardized index concepts that are not integrated in the STOXX Global index family, but are nevertheless strictly rules-based. While indices that are branded “STOXX” and “iSTOXX” are developed by STOXX for a broad range of market participants, the “STOXX Customized” brand covers indices that are specifically developed for clients and do not carry the STOXX brand in the index name. Under the Omnient brand, STOXX offers custom indices from its existing index universe. STOXX indices are licensed to more than 600 companies around the world as underlyings for Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs), futures and options, structured products and passively managed investment funds. Three of the top ETFs in Europe and approximately 25% of all assets under management are based on STOXX indices. STOXX Ltd. holds Europe's number one and the world's number two position in the derivatives segment. STOXX is part of Deutsche Boerse Group, and also calculates, disseminates and markets the DAX indices. STOXX, Deutsche Boerse Group and their licensors, research partners or data providers do not make any warranties or representations, express or implied, with respect to the timeliness, sequence, accuracy, completeness, currentness, merchantability, quality or fitness for any particular purpose of its index data and exclude any liability in connection therewith. STOXX, Deutsche Boerse Group and their licensors, research partners or data providers are not providing investment advice through the publication of indices or in connection therewith. In particular, the inclusion of a company in an index, its weighting, or the exclusion of a company from an index, does not in any way reflect an opinion of STOXX, Deutsche Boerse Group or their licensors, research partners or data providers on the merits of that company. Financial instruments based on the STOXX® indices, DAX® indices or on any other indices supported by STOXX are in no way sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by STOXX, Deutsche Boerse Group or their licensors, research partners or data providers.

Bulgarian Stock Exchange introduces Deutsche Börse's T7 trading technology

Mo., 2019/06/24 - 11:30
Today, Deutsche Börse's T7 trading architecture was successfully deployed for the Bulgarian Stock Exchange in Sofia. T7 enables market participants of the Bulgarian capital market to benefit from a state-of-the-art technology already utilised by several market operators in Europe. The Bulgarian Stock Exchange has already been using Deutsche Börse's trading infrastructures since 2008. With the migration from the current Xetra system to T7, latency in trading has been further reduced. In addition, international trading participants already connected to T7 can benefit from potential synergies through lower development and maintenance costs if they wish to gain exposure to the Bulgarian capital market. "Deutsche Börse stands for high-performance capital market technologies. Based on our positive experience so far with Xetra we are looking forward to T7 as a sustainable and reliable system, opening new growth opportunities for the Bulgarian Stock Exchange,” says Ivan Takev, CEO of Bulgarian Stock Exchange. "With T7 we also enhance the order type portfolio for our markets allowing for even more efficient trading opportunities on the Bulgarian capital market”. Stephan Schwandt, Head of Digitisation and Platforms in Deutsche Börse's cash market, says: "The launch of T7 for Bulgarian Stock Exchange demonstrates once again that Deutsche Börse’s IT solutions stand for high-quality and reliable service. Worldwide, our customers appreciate T7’s low latency and high flexibility. This is evidenced by the number of cash, derivatives and energy markets operators that use our trading architecture". The Malta Stock Exchange last introduced T7 in March 2019. Several other exchanges in Europe and overseas also deploy Deutsche Börse's trading infrastructure. In addition to Eurex Exchange, the Xetra market in Frankfurt and the European Energy Exchange (EEX), which all rely on T7, cash market trading of Vienna Stock Exchange and the Shanghai Stock Exchange is based on technology, engineered by Deutsche Börse. The exchanges in Budapest, Ljubljana, Prague, Valletta and Zagreb have also been using DBAG infrastructure for many years.

Unscheduled adjustment in SDAX

Mi., 2019/06/19 - 22:00
On Wednesday, Deutsche Börse announced an unscheduled change to SDAX. The free float of Hapag-Lloyd AG has decreased from 10.59 per cent to 8.72 per cent.  According to the Guide to the Equity Indices of Deutsche Börse AG, section 5.1.2. Breach of the Basis Criteria (minimum free float of 10 per cent), Hapag-Lloyd AG shares will be deleted from the SDAX index as of 24 June 2019. They will be replaced by DMG MORI AG. The next scheduled review for the equity indices of Deutsche Börse AG is 4 September 2019.  SDAX® is a registered trademark of Deutsche Börse AG. About Deutsche Börse – Market Data + Services In the area of data, Deutsche Börse Group is one of the world’s leading service providers for the securities industry with products and services for issuers, investors, intermediaries, and data vendors. The Group’s portfolio covers the entire value chain in the financial business. The business unit Market Data + Services is part of Deutsche Börse’s Post-Trading, Data & Index division and encompasses the Group’s extensive market data and index offering as well as regulatory services. The product and service range includes real-time and historical data from the Group’s trading venues Eurex and Xetra as well as from cooperation partners. It also spans more than 12,000 indices including the STOXX® and DAX® index families, the Regulatory Reporting Hub offering as well as reference data for more than 1,700,000 securities. Media contact:  Andreas v. Brevern andreas.von.brevern@deutsche-boerse.com +49-(0) 69-2 11-1 42 84

Eurex expands its global footprint together with Barclays

Do., 2019/06/13 - 10:00
Barclays has joined EurexOTC Clear to support Eurex in expanding its distribution network in the U.S. In so doing, Barclays is the first European bank to offer Eurex’s OTC clearing services through its U.S. registered futures commission merchant (FCM) to U.S. clients. The first transaction has been already successfully cleared.  This latest development demonstrates the continuing increase in U.S. demand for Eurex’s OTC clearing services. In Q1 2019, Citi was the first U.S.-based FCM which began offering its clients swap clearing through Eurex Clearing. Also, in early 2019, two U.S.-based Swap Execution Facilities (SEF), Bloomberg and Tradeweb, established direct connectivity with Eurex OTC clearing granting U.S. clients the ability to directly submit their executed swap transactions to Eurex Clearing. Stephen Li, Barclays Head of ADS Americas said: “We are pleased to connect to Eurex Clearing from the U.S. as it demonstrates Barclays’ commitment to provide choice and meet clients’ needs for an alternative liquidity pool in euro interest rate swap clearing.”   Tim Gits, Head of Fixed Income Sales Americas at Eurex: “Barclays is a great addition to our EurexOTC Clear offering and a testament to the growing interest we are experiencing in the U.S. The growth we have seen from U.S. institutions since receiving CFTC approval in late 2018 has been very encouraging, and the number of FCMs and clients in the pipeline is very promising.” In December 2018, Eurex Clearing had received approval from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) to offer customer swap clearing in the U.S. in addition to the clearing services for futures already provided. In this context, Eurex Clearing had launched a legal framework that complies with the LSOC (Legally Segregated Operationally Commingled) requirements stipulated by the CFTC for the clearing of customer swap transactions. About Eurex Clearing Eurex Clearing is one of the leading central counterparties globally — assuring the safety and integrity of markets while providing innovation in risk management, clearing technology and client asset protection. Eurex Clearing serves about 200 Clearing Members in 20 countries, managing a collateral pool of EUR 56 billion and clearing trades valued at EUR 23 trillion (double counted) every month. About Barclays  Barclays is a transatlantic consumer and wholesale bank offering products and services across personal, corporate and investment banking, credit cards and wealth management, with a strong presence in our two home markets of the UK and the US. With over 325 years of history and expertise in banking, Barclays operates in over 40 countries and employs 83,500 people. Barclays moves, lends, invests and protects money for customers and clients worldwide.   Media contact:  Irmgard Thiessen +49-69-211-15911 irmgard.thiessen@deutsche-boerse.com James White Tel: +44 (0)207 7731782 James.xa.white@barclays.com

Grenke AG new joiner in MDAX

Mi., 2019/06/05 - 22:00
On Wednesday, Deutsche Börse announced changes to its selection indices, which will become effective on 24 June 2019. The shares of Grenke AG will be included in the MDAX index and will replace the shares of Wacker Chemie AG, which will be included in the SDAX index. The exclusion is based on the fast-exit rule.  Vossloh AG will leave the SDAX index. New addition will be Eckert & Ziegler Strahlen- und Medizintechnik AG. The fast-exit rule also applies here. The constituents of the indices DAX and TecDAX remain unchanged. The next scheduled review for the equity indices of Deutsche Börse AG is 4 September 2019. DAX®, MDAX®, SDAX® and TecDAX® are registered trademarks of Deutsche Börse AG. About Deutsche Börse – Market Data + Services In the area of data, Deutsche Börse Group is one of the world’s leading service providers for the securities industry with products and services for issuers, investors, intermediaries, and data vendors. The Group’s portfolio covers the entire value chain in the financial business. The business unit Market Data + Services is part of Deutsche Börse’s Post-Trading, Data & Index division and encompasses the Group’s extensive market data and index offering as well as regulatory services. The product and service range includes real-time and historical data from the Group’s trading venues Eurex and Xetra as well as from cooperation partners. It also spans more than 10,000 indices including the STOXX® and DAX® index families, the Regulatory Reporting Hub offering as well as reference data for more than 1,700,000 securities. Media contact:  Andreas v. Brevern andreas.von.brevern@deutsche-boerse.com +49-(0) 69- 2 11-1 42 84

Learn to grow: Programme for start-ups reloaded

Mi., 2019/06/05 - 11:30
Deutsche Börse Venture Network and UnternehmerTUM have significantly expanded their joint training programme for growth companies. In addition to new content, the two partners have extended the duration of the trainings in order to create more space for personal exchange. The next round will start on 18 June. The sessions will take place in Munich, Berlin and Frankfurt. The programme is aimed at start-ups from Series A onwards in all industries. With impulse lectures, workshops and individual coaching, it supports them in taking their next steps down the growth path and helps them to deal with the capital market at an early stage. Speakers include entrepreneurs, industry experts, venture capitalists and professors. “The new trainings are deliberately designed in a flexible way. Companies can choose the modules that match their individual situation, right up to preparing for a possible IPO,” says Peter Fricke, Head of Deutsche Börse Venture Network. “The feedback from the participants also showed that the right content is offered, but more time is needed for exchange both with the speakers and other participants. The founders also want to learn from each other.” The first three modules are aimed at early-stage companies. In the first session, participants learn how to convince investors and develop an individual storyline: “We have added an experience report on the Simple Rules strategy. So how to implement your growth strategy using simple, operational principles. The topic of term sheet negotiations is also new and meets the needs of entrepreneurs,” explains Oliver Bücken, head of Entrepreneurship and Tech Education at UnternehmerTUM. Module 2 deals, among other things, with the question what type of financing is suitable for the next growth phase and how the right investors can be found. Strategic decision-making, personnel and crisis management are the topics of the third module. Modules 4 to 6 are designed for later-stage companies – i.e. with a sales volume of approx. €10 million or more. Module 4 shows how processes and structures are optimised in international expansion. Module 5 deals with details on debt and VC financing in later stages, the analysis of the company's own growth challenges and planning the next steps. The last module shows participants the way to the capital market and prepares them for a possible IPO. Deutsche Börse Venture Network was founded in June 2015 with the aim of improving the financing situation of start-ups in Germany and establishing an ecosystem for growth. It consists of three pillars: financing, networking and training. Its members include more than 175 companies and more than 350 international investors. In 90 financing rounds, the start-ups represented in the network have collected a total of around $2.4 billion. Seven companies are now listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. Further information is available at www.executive-trainings.com.

Cash markets achieve turnover of 146.0 billion euros in May

Mo., 2019/06/03 - 12:00
Deutsche Börse’s cash markets generated a turnover of €146.0 billion in May (previous year: €145.8 billion). Of the €146.0 billion, €131.4 billion were attributable to Xetra (previous year: €134.1 billion), bringing the average daily Xetra trading volume to €6.0 billion. Trading volume on Börse Frankfurt was €3.2 billion (previous year: €3.3 billion) and on Tradegate Exchange €11.4 billion (previous year: €8.3 billion). By type of asset class, shares accounted for around €131.3 billion in the entire cash market. Trading in ETFs/ETCs/ETNs generated a turnover of €12.8 billion. Turnover in bonds was €0.4 billion, in certificates €1.2 billion and in funds €0.2 billion. The DAX and TecDAX stock with the highest turnover on Xetra in May was SAP SE with €6.4 billion. Commerzbank AG led the MDAX equities with €981 million, while Aixtron SE led the SDAX equity index with €241 million. In the ETF segment, the iShares Core DAX UCITS ETF generated the largest volume with €1.3 billion. Trading volumes May 2019 in billion euros:   Xetra Frankfurt Tradegate In total Bonds - 0.3 0.1 0.4 Equities 119.4 1.5 10.4 131.3 ETFs/ETCs/ETNs 12.0 0.1 0.8 12.8 Funds - 0.1 0.1 0.2 Certificates - 1.2 - 1.2 May 2019 in total 131.4 3.2 11.4 146.0 May 2018 in total 134.1 3.3 8.3 145.8 Further details are available online in Deutsche Börse’s cash market statistics. For a pan-European comparison of trading locations, see the statistics provided by the Federation of European Securities Exchanges (FESE).  

Exhibition “Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize 2019” opens at the Cube, Eschborn/Frankfurt

Mo., 2019/06/03 - 08:30
The Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation will open the exhibition Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize 2019. The exhibition shows works of this year’s four shortlisted artists Laia Abril, Susan Meiselas, Arwed Messmer and Mark Ruwedel. After its presentation at The Photographers’ Gallery in London, the exhibition will now be presented at Deutsche Börse's headquarters, The Cube, in Eschborn/Frankfurt from 14 June until 23 August 2019. The highly renowned annual prize, jointly awarded by The Photographers’ Gallery and the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation, recognises artists and projects deemed to have made a significant contribution to photography over the previous 12 months in Europe. Susan Meiselas won the £30,000 prize on 16 May 2019 in London for her first European retrospective Mediations. The works of all four finalists explore a vast range of topical issues through the lens and language of photography. Their projects explore collectively state and gender politics, social injustice, human rights and conceptual approaches to image making.  Laia Abril (b. 1986, Spain) has been nominated for the publication On Abortion (Dewi Lewis Publishing, November 2017). On Abortion is a visual research project that draws on the past, present and current history of abortion to highlight the continuing erosion of women’s reproductive rights. In this meticulously researched project, Abril documents the physical and psychological dangers caused by the continuous lack of legal, safe and free access to abortion. Her collection of visual, audio and textual evidence graphically represents the consequences of unsafe procedures. It raises complex questions around the ethics and morality involved in any consideration of this subject.  Susan Meiselas (b. 1948, USA) has won the prize for the exhibition Mediations (Jeu de Paume, Paris, 6 February – 30 May 2018). A leading documentary photographer, Susan Meiselas is widely acknowledged for her work in the conflict zones of Central America (1978–1983). The Magnum photographer has focused on a wide range of challenging issues from ethnic and religious conflicts, human rights issues to the sex industry. For this exhibition, Meiselas chose to present her long-term engagement with the Kurdish dispora. “Kurdistan/akaKurdistan” began with a trip the photographer took to capture Anfal genocide against the Iraqi Kurds in 1991 and she began a project offering a layered, lived history of Kurdistan, driven by the momentum of its contributors with whom she continues to collaborate with. Arwed Messmer (b. 1964, Germany) has been nominated for his exhibition RAF – No Evidence / Kein Beweis (ZEPHYR|Raum für Fotografie, Mannheim, 9 September – 5 November 2017). This comprehensive body of work reflects on the trajectory of the Red Army Faction (RAF). A far-left extremist organisation, formed in 1970, engaged in a series of violent terrorist attacks in Germany over the course of three decades. Messmer sets out to chart and considers the group’s involvement in such events as the student protests of 1968 and the violent ‘German Autumn’ of 1977. The resulting project draws on a diversity of source materials from various state archives, including an extensive collection of investigative, forensic and documentary photographs ranging from the mundane to the surreal. By repurposing and recontextualising the tools and materials commonly used in police investigations and crime-scene reconstructions, Messmer’s ‘narrative’ examines how images once used to collect evidence in criminal cases can now provide a different insight into our understanding of history. Mark Ruwedel (b. 1955, USA) was nominated for the exhibition Artist and Society: Mark Ruwedel (16 February -  16 December 2018 at Tate Modern, London). Having spent many years photographing across North America, Mark Ruwedel’s work explores how geological, historical and political events leave their marks on the landscape. The works showcase his interest in the history of photography and conceptual art practices of the 1960s and 70s. Merging documentary and conceptual methods of image-making, Ruwedel also finds influence in land art echoed in his expansive images of abandoned railways, nuclear testing sites and empty desert homes.  The members of the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize 2019 jury were: Sunil Gupta, artist, writer, activist and curator; Diane Dufour, Director of Le Bal, Paris; Felix Hoffmann, Chief Curator at C/O Berlin; Anne-Marie Beckmann, Director,Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation, Frankfurt. Brett Rogers, Director, The Photographers’ Gallery, London, continues as the non-voting chair. On the same occasion and as part of the 20th anniversary of the Art Collection Deutsche Börse, the exhibition “Favourite Pieces – The Staff Selection” will be shown on the ground floor. Under the theme “From another perspective”, the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation invited experts to share their views on this important collection of contemporary photography. For this exhibition, the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation invited Deutsche Börse employees to name their personal favourites from the Collection. The displayed 50 works from the collection are supplemented with the employees’ quotations explaining their selection. With the resulting presentation, the foundation is carrying on the continuous dialogue that has been maintained with the staff since the very start of the Collection. This stimulating, constructive and at times challenging exchange is an elementary and extremely enriching aspect of the work of the Foundation. This concept of allowing the employees to contribute to the activities of the Art Collection is essential and allows the photographs to play a role in the company in the long term: corporate culture in the making. Notes for Editors A press preview will be held on 13 June 2019 at 11 am at The Cube, Mergenthalerallee 61, 65760 Eschborn. Anne-Marie Beckmann, Director, the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation and Anna Dannemann, curator of the exhibition will lead you through the exhibition, together with the artists Susan Meiselas, Laia Abril and Arwed Messmer. The opening will take place on Thursday, the 13 June at 6.30 p.m. Please register under leticia.adam@deutsche-boerse.com. We will be happy to send you press pictures in print quality on request. Information for visitors:  The exhibitions “Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize 2019” and “Favourite Pieces – The Staff Selection”, can be visited free of charge as part of a guided tour at The Cube, the headquarters of Deutsche Börse. Please book in advance. The dates of public guided tours and the current exhibitions are available here. Additional dates for groups with 10 persons or more are available by arrangement. Media contacts: Leticia Adam  Phone +49 (0)69 211 11500, Leticia.adam@deutsche-boerse.com Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation The Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation is a Frankfurt-based non-profit organisation. The foundation activities focus on collecting, exhibiting and promoting contemporary photography. Deutsche Börse began to build up its collection of contemporary photography in 1999. Art Collection Deutsche Börse now comprises more than 1,800 works by over 130 international artists. Expanding the Art Collection Deutsche Börse is one of the key aims of the foundation. The collection and a changing exhibition programme are open to the public. Together with The Photographers' Gallery in London, the foundation awards the renowned Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize each year. The promotion of young artists is a special concern of the foundation. It supports them in the form of awards, scholarships, exhibitions and cooperations with other institutions, such as the Foam Talents Programme of the Foam Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam. Other focal points include supporting exhibition projects of international museums and institutions, and the expansion of platforms for academic discussion about the medium.  www.deutscheboersephotographyfoundation.org. The Photography Prize History Originated in 1996 by The Photographers’ Gallery, and now in its twenty-second year, the Prize has become one of the most prestigious international arts awards and has launched and established the careers of many photographers over the years. Previously known as the Citigroup Photography Prize, the Gallery has been collaborating with Deutsche Börse Group as title sponsors since 2005. In 2016 the Prize was retitled as the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize following the establishment of the foundation as a non-profit organisation dedicated to the collection, exhibition and promotion of contemporary photography.  Winner of the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize 2018 was Luke Willis Thompson for autoportrait, a filmic portrait of Diamond Reynolds. Past winners have included Dana Lixenberg, Trevor Paglen, Paul Graham, Juergen Teller, Rineke Dijkstra, Richard Billingham, John Stezaker and Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin.

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