Deutsche Boerse AG, has launched a financial intelligence innovator named Qontigo. The creation follows a successful acquisition of investment solution provider Axioma and a green light from the German regulator.

Qontigo combines Deutsche Boerse’s popular indices STOXX and DAX with Axioma’s portfolio-construction and risk analytics tools. The purpose of the new company is to address trends which are reshaping the investment management industry including the growth of passive investing and smart beta products.

Qontigo is headquartered in Eschborn and has offices based in New York, Zug and London. Sebastian Ceria, CEO and founder of Axioma, will also act as CEO of Qontigo.

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As part of the launch, STOXX, DAX and Axioma will undergo a rebrand to align the corporate identity.

Stephan Leithner, responsible member of the executive board of Deutsche Börse AG, said in a statement: “With Qontigo we are creating a buy-side intelligence leader that provides indexing products and analytics to meet the growing demand for increasingly sophisticated solutions and a platform for future growth in line with our Roadmap 2020 ambitions.”

Deutsch Boerse’s Roadmap strategy includes organic growth, programmatic M&A and new technologies.

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