A Market Trained To Invest In Foreign Equities (US, Canadian, UK, Australia, South Africa, China)
With growing internationalization and consolidation pressure in the European Stock Exchanges such as the OMX NASDAQ, NYSE Euronext and Deutsche Boerse, Borse Berlin has pursued a successful niche strategy since the mid-nineties, with a particular focus on trading the widest possible range of foreign stocks. The German speaking euro-economic market accepted widely this proposition which allowed them to trade foreign companies stocks whether primary or dual listed on a local exchange, with immediate trading and fast order taking, affordable trading and easy to use platforms for their local market. Thus, the Berlin Stock Exchange developed a subscription of investors who utilize their platform for investment and trades. The success is apparent by the increase in trades and the growth of the market. Therefore, as a newly listed firm on the Berlin Stock Exchange, there is an actively trading equities market looking to invest in foreign firms. The strong trading market of over 100 million population is very attractive for foreign companies looking to go public.
The Börse Berlin Stock Exchange has secondary stock listings for over 6,000 US securities normally listed on the NYSE, NASDAQ, AMEX, OTCBB, and pink sheet markets. In September 2007 Börse Berlin AG, operator of one of Germanys oldest stock exchanges, acquired control over London based Equiduct Systems in order to offer new state-of-the art stock exchange services to financial institutions trading in the European markets.
With this acquisition, Börse Berlin became a 323 year old “start up” introducing Equiduct as a sophisticated trading platform launched on 20 March 2009.”
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