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2010 onwards

Cube by night
The global financial and economic world is slowly recovering from the recent financial crisis. With its extended strategy, Deutsche Börse Group is well positioned for the arising “New Landscape” and looks to the future with optimism. The new headquarters “The Cube”, located in Eschborn, underlines the company’s commitment to the financial centre of the Rhine-Main region.

2010

  
January

By acquiring a majority interest in Tradegate Exchange GmbH, Deutsche Börse further expands its position in the European retail market for trading equities, bonds, funds and exchange-traded funds (ETFs). Clearstream opens a branch office in Singapore while Eurex admits the first traders from Japan and China to trading.

MayThe XTF® segment for ETFs celebrates its tenth anniversary. Deutsche Börse is the European market leader in the ETF segment, with a market share of 38 per cent.
SeptemberClearstream Banking and the Spanish stock exchange operator Bolsas y Mercados Españoles launch REGIS-TR, an initiative aiming to set up a European trade repository that will provide reporting services for over-the-counter (OTC) financial instruments. REGIS-TR receives trade repository authorisation from ESMA in November 2013, and is approved as a Registered Reporting Mechanism (RRM) for the reporting of wholesale energy transactions in August 2015.
November425 years after its foundation, Deutsche Börse relocates its headquarters from Frankfurt/Main to Eschborn. The new office building, which is around 90 metres tall and accommodates over 2,000 employees, was designed to meet the strictest ecological standards.

2011

  
FebruaryDeutsche Börse AG and NYSE Euronext announce on 15 February that they have entered into a business combination agreement in order to create the world’s premier global exchange group. The merger is prohibited by the European Commission in February 2012.
MarchEurex and the European Energy Exchange (EEX) announce that Eurex is EEX’s new majority shareholder.
MayFloor trading at the Frankfurt Stock Exchange migrates to Xetra® technology-based trading (Xetra Frankfurt Specialist Trading). This model combines the strengths of Xetra trading – extremely fast order execution, trading throughout Europe, high liquidity – with the benefits of floor trading, human know-how. Moreover, the trading hours for this model are extended to twelve hours, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m, for selected securities.
August

Eurex Clearing announces the launch of its “Individual Clearing Model”. This is the first major element of a new suite of industry-leading client segregation services by Eurex Clearing. The new model allows for collateral and positions to be transferred immediately in the event of the default of a clearing member.

2012

  
January

Deutsche Börse acquires the remaining shares in Eurex Zürich AG, making it the sole owner of the Eurex derivatives exchange.

May

Joachim Faber takes over as Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Deutsche Börse AG.

August

For the first time, 1,000 exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are tradable via Xetra®. Deutsche Börse’s ETF product offering thus remains the largest of any European exchange.

NovemberThe Prague Stock Exchange migrates its electronic securities trading to the Xetra trading system.

Eurex Clearing starts EurexOTC for interest rate swaps.

2013

  
June

Eurex successfully completes its migration to T7®, Deutsche Börse Group’s global trading architecture. T7 is a member of the “7 Market Technology” family and part of the Group’s global IT offering, which also includes the N7® network and the C7® clearing system.

Clearstream presents Global Issuer Hub. The hub offers services covering the entire securities issuance cycle in a single access point – from admission and distribution to asset servicing as well as advisory services.

Eurex Clearing launches Prisma®, its new risk management system. Prisma applies a portfolio methodology for margining that differs from the typical product-by-product approach by focusing on participants’ entire portfolios.

2014

  
January

Deutsche Börse takes over Impendium Systems, a London supplier of cloud-based software solutions that help customers to comply with regulatory requirements in Europe, North America and the Asia-Pacific region.

The European Energy Exchange acquires a controlling interest in Cleartrade Exchange, Singapore, a regulated futures market for commodity futures and derivatives.

AprilEurex Clearing receives a clearing house licence under the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR), confirming that its services are fully compliant with the regulatory requirements.

Clearstream implements a settlement link with Taiwan in April; in the same month, Deutsche Börse and The Stock Exchange of Thailand sign a cooperation agreement. Deutsche Börse and the Shanghai Stock Exchange enter into a market data partnership on 23 April.

The acquisition of Citco Global Securities Services’s hedge fund custody infrastructure enables Clearstream to expand its investment fund services for financial institutions and hedge funds. As a result, Clearstream provides the leading international fund market infrastructure for exchange-traded funds (ETFs), mutual funds and alternative funds such as hedge funds.
MayThe first renminbi bond is launched on the Regulated Market in May.
October

Deutsche Börse joins the UN’s Sustainable Stock Exchanges Initiative, which aims to increase the transparency and commitment of listed companies with regard to social and environmental issues and good corporate governance.

Deutsche Börse announces a partnership with the African Stock Exchange (AFSX). The AFSX is based in Mauritius and aims to offer securities trading for the whole of Africa.

2015

  
JanuaryDeutsche Börse acquires an interest in Powernext SA. Together with the European Energy Exchange, Powernext has been the joint operator of the central natural gas trading platform PEGAS®. PEGAS covers an extensive product range, including spot and derivatives contracts for all major European gas hubs.
June

Deutsche Börse launches Deutsche Börse Venture Network®, a new platform designed to improve funding opportunities for young growth companies. Its offering comprises an online platform as well as training and networking events. Its aim is to facilitate access to venture capital for young companies.

A new Deutsche Börse executive is appointed: Carsten Kengeter becomes Chief Executive Officer (CEO) on 1 June.

July

Eurex Clearing Asia, Deutsche Börse’s Singapore-based clearing house, receives full regulatory approval from the Monetary Authority of Singapore. The clearing house is a major cornerstone of the Group’s offering for investors during Asian trading hours.

Deutsche Börse acquires full ownership of STOXX Ltd., thereby securing for itself full access regarding the composition of indices. This will enable it to respond to customer requests even more rapidly in the future.

OctoberDeutsche Börse acquires the foreign exchange (FX) trading platform 360T®, a so-called fintech company headquartered in Frankfurt/Main, Germany’s financial centre. This marks the company’s entry into a market with a daily turnover of more than five trillion US dollars.
November

On 18 November, the launch of China Europe International Exchange (CEINEX) is commemorated with a ceremony on the Frankfurt trading floor. CEINEX offers international investors access to investment products based on Chinese underlyings. It is the only authorised trading platform for renminbi-denominated products outside mainland China.

2016

  
MarchDeutsche Börse AG and London Stock Exchange Group plc conclude an agreement on the implementation of a combination of the two businesses as a merger of equals by way of an exchange of shares. On 29 March 2017, the European Commission prohibits the business combination on merger control grounds.
AprilDeutsche Börse launches its FinTech Hub in Frankfurt/Main, which provides young companies and start-ups with fully equipped rooms, creating an environment in which new ideas and business concepts can thrive. The start-ups receive targeted on-site support from employees of Deutsche Börse Venture Network® in the areas of financing, network building and customer acquisition.
June

Deutsche Börse founds DB1 Ventures, its corporate venture capital platform. The platform’s objective is to undertake new investments and actively manage Deutsche Börse’s existing minority shareholding. Its focus consists of fostering strategic investments in early- to growth-stage fintech companies.

Deutsche Börse AG completes the sale of International Securities Exchange Holdings, Inc., operator of three US equity options exchanges, as well as of ISE’s holding company, U.S. Exchange Holdings, Inc., to Nasdaq, Inc. The companies had been part of Deutsche Börse Group from 2007.

SeptemberVenture Match, Deutsche Börse Venture Network‘s new service is launched. The service facilitates financing rounds between investors and growth companies. It will leverage the network’s platform which was founded in June 2015.
 

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