The Athens Exchange Group (ATHEXGROUP) is a vertically integrated infrastructure consisting of the publicly traded company "Hellenic Exchanges - Athens Stock Exchange (ATHEX)”, the “Athens Exchange Clearing House (ATHEXClear)” and the “Hellenic Central Securities Depository (ATHEXCSD)”, offering services in full alignment with international practices and the European regulatory framework. The Group avails the expertise, infrastructure and appropriate certification regarding the following:
- The organization and operation of exchange markets and the CSD in Greece.
- The clearing of transactions both in cash and derivatives products, constituting one of the seventeen licensed Central Counter Parties in the EU, in accordance with the EMIR, already providing clearing services for all ATHEX markets - the Cash Market, Derivatives Market and the "Alternative Market - EN.A.".
- The development and operation of a private network for accessing the Hellenic Financial Ecosystem, providing access points in Greece, United Kingdom and Cyprus (ATHEX Network).
- The provision of systems, operations and services to the financial community (Investment firms, Banks), market operators (Cyprus Stock Exchange (CSE), Hellenic National Natural Gas System Operator (DESFA) and soon to the Hellenic Energy Exchange (ENEX) and Bursa Kuwait) and third parties (colocation services, application development, etc).
The companies of ATHEXGROUP are active members of the Federation of European Securities Exchanges (FESE), the World Federation of Exchanges (WFE), the Federation of European and Asian Stock Exchanges (FEAS), the European Central Securities Depositories Association (ECSDA), and the European Association of CCP Clearing Houses (EACH).