|Profile of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange|
FWB® Frankfurter Wertpapierbörse (Frankfurt Stock Exchange), is one of the world's largest trading centers for securities. With a share in turnover of around 90 percent, it is the largest of the eight German stock exchanges. Deutsche Börse AG operates the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, an entity under public law. In this capacity it ensures the smooth functioning of exchange trading.
The Frankfurt Stock Exchange facilitates advanced electronic trading, settlement and information systems. Thus, it is able to meet the steadily growing requirements of cross-border trading. Besides traditional floor trading, it has in Xetra® one of the leading electronic trading platforms in the world. With the launch of Xetra in 1997, the Frankfurt Stock Exchange succeeded not only in strengthening its own competitive position. It also created attractive framework conditions for foreign investors and market participants.
Today, the Frankfurt Stock Exchange is an international trading center. This is also reflected in its member structure. Some 140 of around 300 market participants come from abroad.