Rudolf Ferscha

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Rudolf Ferscha
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Rudolf Ferscha is the former managing director of the Eurex derivatives exchange, and member of the management board of Deutsche Börse, co-owner of the company alongside the SWX Swiss Exchange. He quit Eurex in December 2005.


Template:Infobox Midpage Need Sponsor Right Ferscha, an Austrian national, joined the management board of Deutsche Börse in November 2000 with responsibility for its derivatives division, and was CEO of the Eurex group of companies, including Eurex Zurich AG, Eurex Frankfurt AG and Eurex Clearing AG.

Eurex expanded into the world's largest derivatives exchange under his stewardship, but Ferscha departed following a long-running series of boardroom disagreements linked to the German-Swiss group's problematic push into the US market through its Eurex US unit, now known as the US Futures Exchange[1].

Ferscha moved to the German group from Goldman Sachs, which he joined in 1997 as an executive director in its London office, before moving the following year to a Frankfurt-based division. He started his career as a capital markets lawyer before joining First Austrian International, a securities trading house where he worked from 1990-1997[2].


  1. Eurex chief quits following boardroom split. Financial Times.
  2. Speaker Biographies. Bürgenstock Conference.