Finance and IT
Deutsche Börse Group is one of the largest exchange organisations worldwide. It organises markets characterised by integrity, transparency and safety for investors who invest capital and for companies that raise capital – markets on which professional traders buy and sell equities, derivatives and other financial instruments according to clear rules and under strict supervision. Deutsche Börse Group, with its services and systems, ensures the functioning of these markets and a level playing field for all participants – worldwide.
Deutsche Börse has an integrated business model. Its product and service portfolio has a broader basis than other exchange organisations as it covers the entire process chain, from the monitored execution of trading orders, clearing, netting and transaction settlement through to post-trade custody of securities as well as the necessary electronic infrastructure and the provision of market information. Deutsche Börse sets standards with its superior risk management and its innovative collateral management to enable customers to effectively use their capital.
The main business areas of Deutsche Börse Group:
• With the fully electronic Xetra® trading platform and Frankfurter Wertpapierbörse (FWB®, the Frankfurt Stock Exchange), Deutsche Börse operates one of the cash markets with the highest trading volumes in the world. With more than 900,000 tradeable securities, it has the broadest product offering of all cash markets in Europe.
• Eurex is one of the global market leaders in trading derivatives such as futures and options contracts. Its US subsidiary International Securities Exchange (ISE) is among the largest equity options exchanges in the world. As Europe’s largest central counterparty, Eurex Clearing offers risk management services for derivatives and cash market products traded on- and off-exchange.
• Clearstream, a subsidiary of Deutsche Börse, provides banking, settlement and custody services for the trading of fixed-interest securities and shares from over 50 markets worldwide. With innovative collateral management services, Clearstream supports the financial services industry in using equity in the most efficient manner.
• Deutsche Börse channels the information flows of its markets through Market Data & Analytics. Clients receive products such as prices, indices as well as macroeconomic and company-related data that are tailored to their individual needs. The best known indices are part of the DAX® and STOXX® families.
• New technologies play a central role at Deutsche Börse Group. In its data centres it operates 30 exchanges and trading platforms around the world and supplies the technology for international financial services providers.
• Via its participation in European Energy Exhange (EEX), Deutsche Börse offers trading in energy and CO2 certificates along with trading in structured products (certificates and warrants) via its participation in Scoach Holding S.A.
Our employees’ commitment, merit and efficiency are the most important components of Deutsche Börse Group’s success. They master challenging tasks and create a corporate culture characterized by responsibility, commitment, flexibility and the determination to achieve something extraordinary. We want to make sure that prospective employees with these qualities are and remain attracted to Deutsche Börse Group. Therefore, we strive to find and support highly talented individuals and seek their long-term commitment to the Company. To this end, we pursue a responsible, sustainable personnel policy which benefits our employees as well as the Company. To ensure employees’ consistent and exemplary acting and behaviour, we have defined important basic principles and values in our code of ethics which serves an overall concept to employees at every level. In the shaping of its business processes, Deutsche Börse Group has furthermore committed to adhere to the ten UN Global Compact principles, which cover human rights, labour standards, the environment and anti-corruption.
Deutsche Börse has a dynamic, extremely well-trained and international team. The open office architecture in all locations is designed so that managers are seated in close proximity to their staff, thereby enhancing communication and cooperation. Deutsche Börse Group has an open, dialogue-oriented management culture. Its employees currently work at 21 locations in 16 countries. As at 31 December 2011, the company employed 3,588 persons in the European Union (1,543 in Germany), i.e., 43 percent of employees of Deutsche Börse Group work in the Federal Republic of Germany, and 2,045 employees in other European countries or overseas.
Depending on their specific tasks, the employees of Deutsche Börse Group have specialist expertise, for instance as economists, lawyers, humanities scholars, mathematicians, computer scientists or physicists. They possess extensive analytical abilities, work in a result-oriented manner and also have the social skills that enable them to assume responsibility early on. Deutsche Börse Group offers them attractive remuneration and above-average fringe benefits. It promotes its employees by means of special training schemes and direct 'on-the-job' and 'off-the-job' induction.