|Owner||CEE Stock Exchange Group|
|Key people||Christoph Boschan, Petr Koblic|
|Indices||Austrian Traded Index (ATX)|
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.
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.
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.
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.
- "Fact Sheet - Third Market (MTF) of the Wiener Börse" (pdf). wienerborse.at. p. 4. Archived (PDF) from the original on 6 May 2020.
- "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.