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Brexit: “Markets are ready for a no-deal scenario”

03 Sep 2018

Brexit: “Markets are ready for a no-deal scenario” Theodor Weimer at “Banken im Umbruch”

The Brexit was one of the key topics at the conference “Banken im Umbruch” in Frankfurt, organised by the German newspaper Handelsblatt on 30 August 2018. The current developments in the German banking sector and the impact of new technologies were further topics discussed.

During a so-called power talk, Theodor Weimer, CEO of Deutsche Börse AG, answered the questions of the audience. Concerning Brexit, he emphasised that market participants are ready for a no-deal scenario. There would be no significant disruption ahead. In respect to Deutsche Börse Group he said that more than €1 billion were available for merger and acquisition activities. He added: “No transforming deals or merger of equals are planned during the next years.”

Asked for the current status of Euro clearing in Frankfurt, Theodor Weimer answered: “With our partnership programme at Eurex Clearing, we shifted the market share from 1 to 8 per cent. As expected, the programme has met with broad market support. Politics has the clear understanding that Euro clearing should be located within the EU and is very much supporting.”

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