Market surveillance

Supervisory body of the exchange that monitors trading and settlement.

The function of the market surveillance (Handelsüberwachungsstelle) is to ensure that price determination takes place according to the pertinent rules and regulations. To this end, it gathers and analyses all data related to exchange trading and settlement and immediately notifies the Exchange Operating Board (Börsengeschäftsführung) of any irregularities.

The market surveillance reports to the Exchange Supervisory Office (Börsenaufsichtsbehörde).

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