Wiener Börse

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Wiener Börse AG
Wiener Boerse Logo.jpg
TypeStock exchange
LocationVienna, Austria
Founded1771; 249 years ago (1771)
OwnerCEE Stock Exchange Group
Key peopleChristoph Boschan, Petr Koblic
IndicesAustrian Traded Index (ATX)
Websitewww.wienerboerse.at
Palais Caprara-Geymüller, site of the Wiener Börse

The Wiener Börse AG (also known as the Vienna Stock Exchange) is a bourse situated in Vienna, Austria. The exchange also owns and operates the Prague Stock Exchange, provides market infrastructure to other exchanges in Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe (Budapest, Zagreb and Ljubljana), and collects and distributes stock market data and calculates the most important indices of the region. Additionally, the group holds stakes in energy exchanges and clearing houses.

Apart from traditional exchange operations (trading and listings), new lines of business have been established in the past years such as data vending, index calculation and providing IT services to other exchanges in Central and Eastern Europe.

The Austrian Traded Index (ATX), the leading index of Wiener Börse, tracks the price trends of the blue chips on Wiener Börse in real time. The composition of the ATX is reviewed every year in March and September. The main criteria for inclusion or deletion are the capitalized free float and stock exchange trading volumes.

History

Wiener Börse is one of the world's oldest exchanges and was founded in 1771 during the reign of Empress Maria Theresa of Austria in order to provide a market for state issued bonds.

The following timeline outlines the consolidation through mergers and acquisitions among bourses in the European Union, which has taken place since the 1990s in response to financial harmonisation and liberalisation. Current, independent (parent) exchange companies are shown in colour.

    United States Intercontinental Exchange, Inc.
  United States New York Stock Exchange United States European Union NYSE Euronext, Inc.
    United Kingdom London Traded Options Market United Kingdom London International Financial Futures and Options Exchange European Union Euronext NV
      United Kingdom London International Financial Futures Exchange
    United Kingdom London Commercial Sale Rooms United Kingdom London Commodity Exchange  
Netherlands Amsterdam Stock Exchange     European Union Euronext NV
    Belgium Brussels Stock Exchange
  France Paris Stock Exchange
    Portugal Lisbon Stock Exchange
          Republic of Ireland Irish Stock Exchange  
                Norway Oslo Stock Exchange Norway Oslo Børs Holding ASA Norway Oslo Børs VPS Holding ASA  
                                      Norway Verdipapirsentralen Norway Verdipapirsentralen ASA  
                                    Denmark VP Securities A/S  
                                            Norway Statnett Marked AS   European Union Nord Pool Spot AS European Union Nord Pool AS  
                                            European Union Nord Pool ASA  
                                United States Nasdaq, Inc.
                    Sweden Stockholm Stock Exchange Sweden OM AB European Union OM HEX AB European Union OMX AB
                        Finland Helsinki Stock Exchange Finland Helsinki Exchanges Group Plc
                                                Estonia Tallinn Stock Exchange  
                                              Latvia Riga Stock Exchange  
                                              Lithuania Vilnius Stock Exchange
  Denmark Copenhagen Stock Exchange  
                                          Iceland Iceland Stock Exchange  
                                                          Armenia Armenian Stock Exchange  
    United Kingdom London Stock Exchange United Kingdom London Stock Exchange Group plc
                  Italy Italian Bourse
                                                Switzerland SIX Swiss Exchange AG
                      Spain Spanish Bourses  
                          Hungary Budapest Stock Exchange     Hungary Budapest Stock Exchange
          Austria Vienna Stock Exchange European Union Central and Eastern Europe Stock Exchange Group Austria Vienna Stock Exchange
                                                Czech Republic Prague Stock Exchange  
                                            Slovenia Ljubljana Stock Exchange      
                                              Croatia Zagreb Stock Exchange
Germany Frankfurt Stock Exchange   Germany Deutsche Börse AG
                                  Luxembourg Centrale de Livraison de Valeurs Mobilières Luxembourg Cedel International  
                                                              Germany European Energy Exchange  
                                                        Germany Switzerland Eurex Exchange  
                                                        Germany Switzerland STOXX
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In 2019, it was opened the Third market (MTF), an over-the-counter market put out of the supervision of the Austrian Börsengesetz and mainly destinated to the exchange of forign private companies bonds.[1]

In 2020 the Vienna Stock Exchange decided to simplify its group structure. In order to reduce expenses and costs, Wiener Börse AG merged with the former group holding company CEESEG AG. The Prague Stock Exchange is now a 99.54% subsidiary of Wiener Börse AG.

On September 1, 2020, the Wiener Börse listed its first 21 titles denominated in cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum, including the services of real-time quotation and securities settlement.[2]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Fact Sheet - Third Market (MTF) of the Wiener Börse" (pdf). wienerborse.at. p. 4. Archived (PDF) from the original on 6 May 2020.
  2. ^ "21Shares brings first crypto-currency products on Bitcoin and Ethereum to the official market". 1 September 2020. Archived from the original on 3 September 2020.