Deutsche Börse Launches pan-European Blue Chip Trading on “Xetra International Market”
Key markets to be linked up gradually/ Coverage of DJ EURO STOXX 50 equities by mid-January 2010
Deutsche Börse has launched the initial phase of its pan-European trading segment “Xetra International Market” (XIM). As of today, Xetra participants can trade European blue chips via XIM and settle the transactions in their domestic market. The first stocks to be available for trading on XIM are the most liquid ones from Belgium, France and the Netherlands. These will be joined in a few weeks by stocks from Finland and Spain, and in mid-January 2010 by the Italian blue chips.
By introducing the individual markets progressively until mid-January 2010, Deutsche Börse is addressing the requirements of the market participants. All processes, systems and interfaces for trading, clearing and settlement can now be checked per domestic market along the entire process chain and integrated gradually.
By the end of the initial phase, a total of 96 equities in the trading currency EUR will have been accepted into the XIM trading segment. These will comprise the stocks from the DJ EURO STOXX 50® index and highly liquid stocks from other indices.
Transactions executed on Xetra International Market will be offset via Eurex Clearing and settled cost-effectively in the respective domestic markets. Clearstream forms the interface between Eurex Clearing and the domestic markets enabling it to use the latter’s settlement liquidity.
Due to top market quality, the competitive price model, and the low set-up costs for participants, XIM will significantly strengthen Deutsche Börse’s competitive position on the European equities trading market. Deutsche Börse Group uses economies of scale for the new trading segment on Xetra and in the clearing house as XIM is set up on the existing infrastructure, generating hardly any additional costs in system operation. Deutsche Börse thus expects XIM to be a very sustainable business model.
Xetra® is a registered trademark of Deutsche Börse AG.
DJ EURO STOXX50® is a registered trademark of STOXX Ltd. Formed in 1998, STOXX Ltd. is a joint venture between Deutsche Börse Group, Dow Jones & Company and SIX Swiss Exchange.
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