Wiener Börse AG (Vienna Stock Exchange)

Exchange entity Wiener Börse AG
Conducts business in Austria
Number of listed companies (Dec./16, WFE) 83
Domestic market capitalization (in Millions USD, Dec./16, WFE) 101,148
Has signed the SSE Commitment Letter? No
Has prepared SSE Communication to Stakeholders? No
Requires ESG reporting as a listing rule? No
  • Listed companies have to abide by the Corporate Governance Code and include a declaration of commitment. Source
Offers written guidance on ESG reporting? No
Offers ESG related training? No
Provides sustainability-related indices? Yes;
  • VBV Austrian Sustainability (VÖNIX)Made up of exchange-listed companies that are leaders with respect to social and ecological performance.
  • CEERIUS (CEE Responsible Invesment Universe) Capitalisation-weighted price index that comprises companies traded on the stock exchange in the regions of Central, Eastern and Southeast Europe and are leaders in social and ecological performance.
Has green bond listings? No
Additional Information
Organizational model of stock exchange
  • Private company for profit; demutualized in 1999
Regulatory bodies
  • Austrian Financial Market Authority
  • Austrian Federal Ministry of Economy, Family and Youth
Regulatory model
  • Government (Statutory) Model It should be noted that in Austria, a commodity exchange requires regulation from the Ministry of Economy, Family and Youth, but a securities exchange is regulated by the Financial Market Authority (FMA). The FMA's main responsibilities in regulating the Wiener Borse, is to supervise the legality of the stock exchange organisation and the decisions made by the bodies of the exchange operating company as well as the proper conduct of stock exchange trading. Listing requirements are set according to the Austrian Stock Exchange Act, and it appears that the stock exchange has no regulatory oversight at all.
About the stock exchange
  • Location: Vienna, Austria Founded in 1771, Wiener Börse AG, the company that operates the Vienna Stock Exchange, is one ofthe oldest stock exchanges in the world. Today, it is a modern, customer and market-oriented financial service company that plays a key role in the Austrian capital market. It is its driving force that contributes substantially to its further development.The Vienna Stock Exchange operates the only securities exchange in Austria as well as the Energy Exchange Austria, EXAA, and the CEGH Gas Exchange of the Vienna Stock Exchange. It provides state-of-the-art infrastructure, market data and information to ensure the smooth and efficient execution of stock exchange transactions and facilitate the interaction among all market participants. The core business of the exchange is the operation of a cash market (equity market, bond market) as well as a market for trading in structured products. Additional services include data vending, index development and management and specialized financial market seminars and training courses. Source
Ownership of Exchange (Shares >4% only) Share
CEESEG AG 100.00%