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Trading Charity at Börse Frankfurt brings in 135,000 Euros for two Frankfurt organisations

Release date: 15 Dec 2017 | Deutsche Börse

Trading Charity at Börse Frankfurt brings in 135,000 Euros for two Frankfurt organisations

Deutsche Börse and specialists donate their Saint Nicholas Day exchange fees to “Hilfe für krebskranke Kinder Frankfurt e.V.” (children's cancer society) and “Frankfurter Förderverein zur Bekämpfung von Tumorerkrankungen (FFBT)” (tumour patient support society)

Deutsche Börse and the specialists active on the Frankfurt trading floor today announced the proceeds raised from the “Trading Charity – Handeln und Helfen” (Trade and Help) event on the Frankfurt stock exchange floor – a grand total of €135,000. Deutsche Börse will donate €75,000 of this amount to the “Hilfe für krebskranke Kinder Frankfurt e.V.” and the specialists €60,000 to “Frankfurter Förderverein zur Bekämpfung von Tumorerkrankungen”. After accepting the funds, representatives from the two organisations opened trading on the Frankfurt stock exchange trading floor by ringing the traditional bell.

The amounts raised for the two charities were raised through donations of transaction and trading fees via Börse Frankfurt's “Handeln und Helfen” event on Saint Nicholas Day. Investors who traded equities, bonds, funds, ETFs or exchange traded products on this day automatically helped both causes.

The trading floor specialists opted to donate their trading fees to the “Frankfurter Förderverein zur Bekämpfung von Tumorerkrankungen”, which aids treatment and support of the region's cancer patients. Deutsche Börse decided to donate to “Hilfe für krebskranke Kinder Frankfurt e.V.”, which works to improve the conditions of young patients and their families in inpatient and outpatient areas of the children's cancer clinic.

Photo of opening of trading (from left to right): Boris Ziganke (Bankhaus Scheich, representative of floor specialists), Kai-Uwe Chow (FFBT), Karin Reinhold-Kranz (Hilfe für krebskranke Kinder Frankfurt e.V.), Hauke Stars (Executive Board Deutsche Börse)

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Deutsche Börse operates Frankfurt Stock Exchange, a public-law institution. Investors can trade more than 1.4 million securities via the Frankfurt trading floor, Börse Frankfurt, including equities, bonds, funds, ETFs, exchange traded products and structured products. This offering is one of the world's largest.

About the specialists
The specialists at Börse Frankfurt support securities trading by managing the order books for individual securities. They inform the market of current price levels by publishing continuous trading spreads. The specialists also ensure that all securities are tradable at any time, by providing additional liquidity, which results in higher trading quality. The following companies act as specialists: Baader Bank AG, Bankhaus Scheich Wertpapierspezialist AG, equinet Bank AG, Hellwig Wertpapierhandelsbank GmbH, ICF BANK AG, mwb fairtrade Wertpapierhandelsbank AG, ODDO SEYDLER BANK AG, Renell Wertpapierhandelsbank AG, Steubing AG, Tradegate AG Wertpapierhandelsbank and Walter Ludwig Wertpapierhandels GmbH.

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