The Deutsche Börse Group is a globally active transaction service provider. The range of products and services include the entire process chain involving trading of both stocks and options including settlements and market-relevant information as well as the development and marketing of an electronic exchange system.
The Deutsche Börse AG is the third largest exchange in the world. With a market share of about 90% in Germany, it is by far the largest exchange in the country. With the fully-electronic trading system Xetra, the Frankfurt Stock Exchange can trade securities from any location in the world.
In Hessen, approximately 100,000 people are employed in the financial industry and 62,000 in the banking sector. Around 200 financial institutions from 50 different countries are represented in Frankfurt. And many more service providers are also located in the financial center: insurance companies, investment banks, consultants, accountants, legal offices and financial advisors. Together, these companies offer a rich network of financial service providers in the Rhein-Main region.
EUREX is one of the world market leaders in trading and settlement of futures and options in stocks, index funds, exchange traded funds as well as capital market and money market products.
The derivative trading is completed over a fully-electronic trading and clearing platform, enabling customers to access the system from anywhere in the world.
The Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW) is a bank from the federal government (80%) and the state governments (20%). With long-term credit and low interest loans, the KfW supports small and medium-sized businesses, entrepreneurs, the expansion of the municipal infrastructure and is also active in export and project financing.
The European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) and the Frankfurt International Arbitration Center (FIAC) are located in Frankfurt. More than 350 insurance companies employ more than 20,000 people.
Universities and professional training institutions such as the House of Finance, the Johann- Wolfgang-Goethe-University and the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management support top-level researchers and help to develop the next generation of financial experts.
European Central Bank