General Standard

General Standard

In the General Standard segment, the mandatory stipulations for the Regulated Market apply. The individual admission criteria and follow-up duties are to be found in the Exchange Act, in the Decree on Exchange Admissions and in the Exchange Rules and Regulations for FWB® the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. On receipt of an application, the management of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange decides on admission to the Regulated Market (General Standard).
Issuers in the General Standard meet the Regulated Market’s high transparency requirements. The General Standard is therefore primarily intended for medium-sized and large corporations who seek to address national investors and want to use a cost-effective listing for that purpose.

The step-by-step route to an exchange listing

Our IPO Line gives you a clear impression of all the important steps in going public through to first price determination. They include the selection of the issue partners, structuring the bond, compiling all the necessary documents, placement, and admission to / commencement of trading in your company’s securities.


Admission to General Standard entails automatic inclusion in the indices General All Share and, according to the sector classification, in the indices DAXsector All and DAXsubsector All.

Most important selection indices for issuers of the Regulated Market (Prime standard and General standard): DAX®, MDAX®, SDAX®, TecDAX®, HDAX®, General Standard Index, DAX® ex Financials Index, DAX® ex Financials 30 Index, DAX 50 ESG and ÖkoDAX.

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