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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®.

2000

  
JanuaryDeutsche 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.
AprilThe new trading segment XTF Exchange Traded Funds® for exchange-traded index funds on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange is launched.
May-OctoberDeutsche 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.
OctoberThe newly created international bond trading platform Eurex Bonds® is set up and begins full electronic trading of fixed-income securities.

2001

  
FebruaryDeutsche 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.
AprilEurex Repo GmbH is founded. It enables automated off-exchange repo trading on Eurex®.
May/JuneDeutsche 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).
JuneDeutsche Börse AG’s share is admitted to the MDAX® index.

2002

  
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.

2003

  
JanuaryThe 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.
MarchDeutsche 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.
SeptemberThe Square, Clearstream’s new headquarters in Luxembourg, is officially inaugurated.

2005

  
JanuaryDeutsche Börse AG proposes a pre-conditional offer for London Stock Exchange plc but withdraws the proposal in March 2005. Negotiations on a merger of the two exchanges have already been aborted once in 2000.
OctoberEntry Standard is introduced as a new segment on the Regulated Unofficial Market, which is simultaneously renamed the Open Market. It enables small and medium-sized companies in particular to be included in trading quickly, cost-effectively and without complex formal obligations. The Entry Standard is closed upon the introduction of the new Scale segment on 1 March 2017.
NovemberNew 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.

2006

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

2007

  
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.

2008

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

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