financial.com Starts-Up A Business For Web-Based Information On Derivatives

Christina Brandl, Christian Hampp, Matthias Wiederwach and Alexis Eisenhofer are the founding shareholders of financial.com AG, a Munich based software company with a focus on delivering financial information to retail investors.

The company runs the portal www.optionsscheine.de where self-directed investors can find real-time information (Greeks) on derivatives. Currently there is only one monthly magazine (Optionsschein-Magazin) where people can find this kind of data. Because of the volatile derivatives markets most of this information is old and already worthless by the time the magazine is printed. The need for speedy delivery of this information is the basis for setting up this web site.

Goldman Sachs, Société Générale and UniCredit are the first customers for the ad-supported business model. The company plans to grow the business both internationally and across asset classes on www.financial.com.