Volker Potthoff, member of the Supervisory Board of NeuerMarkt.com AG, told journalists in Frankfurt on Tuesday that "neuermarkt.com will establish its position as the leading information platform in Europe. The investment portal benefits from the investors' need for integrated, high-quality information from a well-known, neutral source."
In addition to real-time prices for the German market, which are provided free of charge, the type of information offered by neuermarkt.com also includes near-time prices for the most important international markets. Professional research by investment banks is being offered in cooperation with Multex Investor Europe, a joint venture of Reuters Group PLC and Multex.com, Inc. The domain "My Neuer Markt" allows investors to personalize their set-ups, in a sample portfolio, for example, the so-called watchlist, or in the news section. A sectoral investment approach, already followed by many institutional investors today, is supported in the "Markets" sections with the presentation of sector indices, news, market reports and guest commentaries. The "Investment Tool" enables the selection of securities and offers a variety of information at corporate level.
Moreover, neuermarkt.com connects investors with online banks through which buy and sell orders can be executed electronically. This service will already be available from the start via comdirect, Entrium Direct Bankers, Direkt Anlage Bank, eQ Online and 1822direkt.
The news contents on neuermarkt.com are made available on a joint basis with content providers like Dow Jones Newswires, Reuters, vwd, Börsen-Zeitung, FAZ, Financial Times Deutschland and Wall Street Journal Europe. In addition to the research reports made available via Multex Investor Europe, international investment banks deliver market reports, guest commentaries and background analyses. For the launch, these are Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein, Lehman Brothers, JP Morgan, Robertson Stephens, Bear Stearns, WestLB Panmure and HSBC Trinkaus & Burkhardt.
The use of neuermarkt.com is basically free of charge. There is a charge for downloads of some research reports via the partner Multex Investor Europe. There is also a charge for use of "Xetra Live", the information screen for private investors with a view of the current order-book situation on the Xetra trading platform. NeuerMarkt.com AG is the first partner to offer this new Deutsche Börse service. This service makes it possible for private investors to access market information for the first time which as such was only at the disposal of professional traders up to now.
In addition to the investment portal, NeuerMarkt.com AG has a second mainstay - the distribution of corporate data such as company profiles and quarterly reports via neuermarkt.com as well as vendors and other portals on the Internet. This service will provide for greater transparency and will support issuers in practicing disclosure vis-à-vis private investors.
The strategic partnership with T-Online International AG, Europe's leading Internet service provider, is an important step in establishing neuermarkt.com as Europe's top address for financial information. Investors will also be able to find important contents from the information provided by neuermarkt.com at the partner T-Online during the second quarter of 2001.
neuermarkt.com is incorporating extensive contents from the financial market database of OnVista AG in its Web site. Moreover, in its important role as technology partner, OnVista AG is responsible for provision and integration of the page infrastructure.