Profile of Boerse Stuttgart
Boerse Stuttgart is the leading exchange for retail investors in Germany. At Boerse Stuttgart, retail investors trade equities, securitised derivatives, bonds, investment fund units and profit participation certificates – all at the highest quality of execution and the best prices. Boerse Stuttgart is the German market leader for exchange trading in corporate bonds, and the European market leader for exchange trading in securitised derivatives.
With Boerse Stuttgart’s hybrid market model, trading experts are integrated into the electronic trading process. They provide additional liquidity when needed, and ensure fast and reliable execution of orders. Investor protection and transparency are ensured by all the regulatory and control mechanisms of a public exchange. Retail investors can contact Boerse Stuttgart via a free customer hotline (when calling from Germany) and take advantage of a wide range of educational resources. With a trading volume of EUR 81 billion across all asset classes in 2017, Boerse Stuttgart is ranked tenth among European exchanges. A total of 75 trading participants from several European countries are linked to Boerse Stuttgart.
Innovation for retail investors
Ground-breaking ideas for the benefit of retail investors are a tradition at Boerse Stuttgart. Since the introduction of the best price principle in 1995, the market price is geared to the relevant reference markets, so investors are guaranteed the best price available in the market. In 1997 Stuttgart was the first exchange in Germany to establish the best size principle. The minimum order size was reduced to one unit, so opening securities trading to retail investors. In 2007, Boerse Stuttgart introduced its hybrid market model, which combines the speed of electronic trading systems and the skills of human experts.
Founded in 1861 and situated in the centre of Stuttgart, the stock market contributes greatly to the success of Stuttgart as a financial centre. The exchange began its history with the financing of new technologies and products during the industrial revolution in the 19th century. After 1945, as a regional stock exchange, Boerse Stuttgart contributed greatly to the German economic miracle of the south-west of the country. Since 2008 Boerse Stuttgart has been increasingly active in other countries as well, for instance on the Scandinavian market.