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    • 82 ______________________________________ Lifestyle Restaurants Text Patricia Engelhorn Fotos Claudia Hehr Lufthansa woman’s world 04/08 Lifestyle Restaurants _______________________________________ 83 Selig im Deli Jüdische Einwanderer brachten Bagels, Pastrami und Matzo-Ball- Suppe nach New York. Viele ihrer koscheren Delicatessen-Läden sind heute unverzichtbarer Treffpunkt im urbanen Leben der Metropole In New Yorks Delis kann man der puren Fleischeslust frö- nen. Im Katz’s an der Houston Street (ganz rechts) werden, wie in anderen Delis auch, bis zu 400 Gramm Pastrami oder Cornedbeef für ein einziges Sandwich zwischen zwei dün- ne Scheiben Brot getürmt. Eingelegte Gurken und süßer Senf sind bloßes Beiwerk Mod el dolorperiure dolore ming eugiat. Ut nis ero odigna feum dunt nummy nim diamconummy nim zzrillan hent alisl
    • 84 ______________________________________ Lifestyle Restaurants Lufthansa woman’s world 04/08 Lifestyle Restaurants _______________________________________ 85 Katz’s Deli (ganz rechts) ist eine New Yorker Institution und spätestens seit der Lie- beskomödie „Harry & Sally“ in aller Welt bekannt. Bestellt wird, wie auch im Carnegie (oben links), am Tresen beim stets freundlichen Personal (unten rechts). Bezahlt wird erst beim Gehen. Bei Artie’s sorgt hausgemachte Limona- de für Erfrischung
    • 86 ______________________________________ Lifestyle Restaurants Lufthansa woman’s world 04/08 Lifestyle Restaurants _______________________________________ 87 New Yorker Delis S Artie’s Delicatessen weetheart, du kennst Pastrami 2290 Broadway, Doch ganz gleich, ob bekannt oder unbekannt nicht?“, fragt Jenny, eine leicht füllige Tel. +1-212/579 59 59, – jeder, der Katz’s Deli betritt, bekommt ein Papier- und schlecht blondierte Bedienung im www.arties.com Ticket in die Hand gedrückt, auf dem alle Bestel- Stage Deli an der 7th Avenue mit un- Weitläufiges, sehr schönes lungen notiert werden, die er an der wandlangen verhohlenem Erstaunen, „das ist ein Restaurant mit Verkaufs- Koch- und Verkaufstheke tätigt. Bezahlt wird dann Sandwich mit geräuchertem Ochsen- theke (take away), vielen später an der Kasse am Ausgang. fleisch und süßem Senf. Wir haben die besten der altmodischen Spezialitäten Die Auswahl der Gerichte ist endlos: Die Hot- Welt. Soll ich dir eins bringen?“ und einem angenehmen dogs mit Rinderwurst, Sauerkraut, Zwiebeln und Es ist neun Uhr morgens, eher Zeit für einen lokalen Publikum. Ketchup gelten als die besten der Stadt, es sind getoasteten Bagel mit Butter und Marmelade. Am altmodische Spezialitäten aus Osteuropa wie Zun- Nebentisch sitzen zwei elegante und gertenschlan- Ben’s Kosher Deli & ge mit Ei oder New Yorker Klassiker wie „Bagel, ke Damen, die über eine Premiere an der Met Restaurant Lox & Cream Cheese“ zu haben. Natürlich kein plaudern. Mit einem lakonischen enjoy, ladies 209 West 38th Street, Schweinefleisch, und streng genommen dürfte es Viele Delis haben fast rund knallt Jenny den beiden einen Teller auf den Tisch, Tel. +1-212/398 23 67, auch kein Reuben-Sandwich mit gepökeltem Rind- um die Uhr geöffnet. Schließ- darauf liegen zwei Fleischberge zwischen feinen www.bensdeli.net fleisch, Sauerkraut, russischem Dressing und lich passt ein gut gemachtes gerösteten Brotscheiben. Offensichtlich empfindet Das Restaurant mit seinem Schweizer Käse geben. „Juden würden niemals Sandwich zu jeder Tageszeit. Kellnerin Jenny es als unangemessen, wenn sich original Art-déco-Interieur Käse mit Fleisch kombinieren“, erklärt Dell, doch Ähnlich verhält es sich mit Gäste ein Pastrami-Sandwich teilen wollen, wie sie ist eine Augenweide, die das Gericht ist so beliebt, dass es inzwischen je- den Gästen: Ob jung, ob alt, es wohl auch als unangemessen empfindet, so Gerichte sind teilweise des Deli auf der Karte hat. ob Treffen zur lunch break dünn zu sein. etwas schwer. Bestseller aber sind die klassischen Pastrami- oder Familienessen, jeder fin- Delis locken in New York an jeder Straßen- und Cornedbeef-Sandwiches. Bis zu 4500 Kilo det etwas, das ihm schmeckt. ecke, doch nur wenige sind echt. Die echten ha- Second Avenue Deli Rindfleisch werden pro Woche im Katz’s Deli kon- Und wem die Portionen zu ben Kultstatus und eine lange Geschichte. Sie 162 East 33rd Street, sumiert, immer in der eigenen Küche gekocht, groß sind: Teilen ist durchaus waren einst bessere Imbisslokale mit koscherer Tel. +1-212/689 90 00, gepökelt oder geräuchert und immer per Hand ge- erlaubt Küche, eröffnet und frequentiert von jüdischen www.2ndavedeli.com schnitten. Rund 400 Gramm Fleisch sind in einem Einwanderern, die auch in der Neuen Welt nicht Wunderschönes Lokal, Pastrami-Sandwich enthalten, kein Wunder, dass auf ihre „Matzo-Ball“-Hühnersuppe oder auf ihren lebhaft, aber nicht zu laut, vor allem Frauen gerne teilen. „Finde ich okay“, „gefillte“ Fisch verzichten wollten. Das älteste steht sehr guter Service und grinst Dell, „Damen dürfen hier eh fast alles.“ Er ist an der Houston Street in der Lower East Side, dort, exzellente Pastrami- und nicht nur ein Wirt alten Schlages, sondern auch ein wo für alle Immigranten das neue Leben in New Cornedbeef-Sandwiches. Gentleman, immer bereit, einer Frau in den Mantel York begann. zu helfen. „Das habe ich von meinem Vater und Katz’s Deli eröffnete 1888 und ist eine New Stage Deli von meinem Großvater gelernt“, sagt er lachend, Yorker Institution, weltweit bekannt spätestens seit 834 7th Avenue, „und deswegen sind so viele Ladys bei uns.“ der legendären Stöhnszene der Schauspielerin Tel. +1-212/245 78 50, Auch Abraham Lebewohl war wohl ein Gast- Meg Ryan im Film „Harry & Sally“. Katz’s ist groß- www.stagedeli.com geber der alten Schule, bevor er 1996 vor seinem räumig, hoch und hell beleuchtet. Auf rötlichem Immer voll, eher touristisch, Deli auf der Second Avenue erschossen wurde. Terrazzo-Boden stehen tausendfach geschrubbte auch wegen der erstklas- Noch heute hängt ein Schreiben im Fenster, das Tische und abgewetzte Stühle in langen Reihen, sigen Lage mitten in jedem 100 000 Dollar Belohnung verspricht, der die Wände sind voll behangen mit Bildern von Manhattan. Sehr urige Hinweise zur Erfassung des Mörders liefert. Das Gästen, darunter viele Prominente wie Jerry Lewis, Bedienungen. Second Avenue Deli gehört zu den schönsten, Tom Hanks, Rudy Giuliani, Liv Tyler und Tony kleinsten und stilvollsten Delis der Stadt: gekachel- Curtis. „Und fünf amerikanische Präsidenten“, fügt Carnegie Delicatessen & te Wände, Mosaikboden, alte Wandlampen, Holz- Inhaber Alan Dell stolz hinzu. Restaurant tische und mit dunklem Leder bezogene Bänke Er ist sozusagen im Katz’s aufgewachsen, seit 854 7th Avenue, und Stühle. 60 Jahren fast täglich hier und immer noch an sei- Tel. +1-212/757 22 45, Wer einen freien Platz ergattert, bekommt so- nen Gästen interessiert. „Wo kommt ihr her?“, fragt www.carnegiedeli.com fort eine Karaffe mit Zitronenwasser, eine Schüssel er ein junges, ihm unbekanntes Pärchen freundlich Das bekannteste Deli der Krautsalat und eine Schale mit eingelegten Gurken und „Wie geht es heute?“ einen Stammgast. Die Stadt mit guter Küche. auf den Tisch gestellt. Auch hier werden vor allem meisten Leute hier stammen aus der Gegend, Hier lassen sich auch im- Pastrami-Sandwiches bestellt, gerne mit einer manche kommen täglich, und viele kennen sich mer wieder prominente Portion russischem Salat oder mit Pommes frites. untereinander. Gäste blicken. 14,25 Dollar kostet eine Portion Pastrami, dazu >
    • 88 ______________________________________ Lifestyle Restaurants Das Delicatessen in New Yorks Szeneviertel SoHo ist ein Deli der moder- neren Art und immer gut besucht. Hier dienen die jüdischen Spezialitäten den Köchen nur noch als Inspirationsquelle Katz’s Delicatessen 205 East Houston Street, Tel. +1-212/254 22 46, kommen 4,95 Dollar für den Salat und noch mal www.katzdeli.com dies ist ein weitläufiges Lokal in schönem Schwarz- das Gleiche für die Pommes. Alles in allem ein ver- Atmosphäre, Küche, Ser- Weiß-Styling mit alten Lampen, verspiegelten Wän- nünftiger Preis für eine Mahlzeit, die bequem für vice – alles ist einzigartig den und Marmortischen. Von den Fensterplätzen zwei Personen reicht. und gut. Geeignet für Men- aus ist das Treiben am Broadway zu beobachten. Etwas höher wird die Rechnung im Carnegie schen mit großem Hunger, Guido, einer der altgedienten Kellner hier, ausfallen, dem wohl berühmtesten Deli New Yorks. auch zum Frühstück. kennt viele Gäste, denn es sind vor allem Einheimi- Dafür ist hier das „Woody-Allen-Pastrami“ für sche aus den Straßen der Umgebung, die sich 16,95 Dollar zu haben, benannt nach einer Film- Delicatessen blintzes (feine, mit Frischkäse gefüllte und frittierte szene in „Broadway Danny Rose“, die hier spielt. 54 Prince Street, Pfannkuchen), Knackwurst mit Bohnen oder den Das Carnegie ist klein, die Backsteinwände sind Tel. +1-212/226 02 11 „Pastrami Burger Deluxe“ schmecken lassen. „Sie von oben bis unten mit Fotos von Gästen behängt. Deli der neuesten Genera- können auch gerne nur eine Suppe essen“, sagt er Auch hier viele Celebrities, Mel Brooks, Barbra tion, modern, jung, trendy. freundlich, „wir wissen, dass nicht jeder ein halbes Streisand oder eben Woody Allen. Mittags formt In der Küche werden einige Kilo Fleisch bewältigen kann. Unsere Suppen sind sich eine Schlange vor der Tür, wer in Ruhe essen der klassischen Deli-Ge- hausgemacht und sehr gut.“ möchte, kommt besser etwas später. Ohnehin hat richte neu interpretiert. In New Yorks jüngstem Delicatessen stellt sich dieses Deli wie die meisten anderen auch sehr das Problem nicht. Das erst im Sommer eröffnete kundenfreundliche Öffnungszeiten: Vom Morgen- Deli der neuen Generation liegt mitten im Trend- grauen (6.30 Uhr) bis zum Wahnsinn (4 Uhr mor- Lufthansa Tipp viertel SoHo, es ist modern, bei schönem Wetter gens) ist an der Tür des Carnegie zu lesen. Lufthansa fliegt täglich zur Straße hin offen und voller junger Menschen. Ganz gut kommen andere Delis ohne Promi- von Frankfurt, Düsseldorf Die Portionen sind normal bemessen und die jü- nenten-Bonus aus. In Ben’s Deli etwa in Midtown und München nach New dischen Spezialitäten bestenfalls eine Inspirations- Manhattan verirrt sich kaum ein Tourist, obwohl es York (JFK und EWR). Mit quelle für die Köche. Das „Reuben“ kommt in einer hier neben Spezialitäten wie „Kreplach“ (mit dem Taxi kommen Sie frittierten Version auf den Tisch, die Kalbsleber ist Fleisch und Kartoffeln gefüllte Teigtaschen) oder in rund 45 Minuten nach nicht gekocht, sondern gebraten und die Matzo- Kohlrouladen auch ein reines Art-déco-Interieur Manhattan. Kosten: ca. Ball-Suppe mit Koriander und Zitronengras auf- gibt und so viel Platz wie in einer Bahnhofshalle. 35 Euro. Buchung und gepeppt. New-Deli-Cuisine? Vielleicht, aber die Oder Artie’s Deli an der Upper West Side. Auch Infos: lufthansa.com alte schmeckt einfach besser. <
    • 62 ______________________________________ People Rod Keenan Text Patricia Engelhorn Fotos Claudia Hehr Lufthansa Magazin 07/09 People Rod Keenan _______________________________________ 63 W er durch die schmalen Gassen der New Yorker Lower East Side streift, sich in Szene-Cafés oder Kunstgalerien umsieht, wird wieder mehr Männer mit Hut sehen. Es ist, als S troll through the narrow streets of New York’s Lower East Side, peer into Mr. Keenan has lived in West Harlem for almost two decades, not because of all hätten sich Hüte wie, sagen wir, biologisch einwandfreier Milch- any of the trendy cafes or art the admiration his hats re- kaffee zu einem tollen must have gemausert. galleries there and you will ceived there but because of spy more and more men in the low rent. He came to New Wobei man bei Hüten stets auf der Hut sein sollte: Eine hats. You could almost say York to study fashion at Par- Baseballkappe oder eine Wollmütze sind die falsche Wahl. that hats, like an organic, ethi- sons School for Design, a tall, Richtig ist das, was in New York fedora und in London trilby cally sourced latte, are now pale young man with light- genannt wird: ein Filzhut mit schmaler Krempe. Stars wie Brad de rigueur. But not just any blond hair. Harlem had sel- Pitt, Elton John, Pete Doherty, Justin Timberlake und Jay Kay, old hat will do; baseball caps dom seen anyone like him – in der Sänger von Jamiroquai, haben es vorgemacht und den and woolen hats are definitely the neighborhood, at least. Trend etabliert. Sie sind häufig mit Hut zu sehen und meistens out. The ideal choice is the Very few white people tragen sie eine Kreation von Rod Keenan. narrow-brimmed felt fedora, lived in Harlem back then. Der aus Kansas stammende Hutmacher geht selber selten as they call them in New York, “You’re crazy,” his friends ohne Kopfbedeckung aus dem Haus. „Als ich vor 20 Jahren or trilby, as they say in Lon- told him. “I always felt safe nach New York kam, trug kein Mensch einen Hut“, erzählt er. don. Celebrities like Brad Pitt, here,” Rod Keenan replied, Nur in Harlem war eine altmodische Eleganz erhalten geblie- Elton John, Pete Doherty, “it’s like living in a village. Ev- ben. Dort wunderte sich niemand über den jungen Mann, ganz Justin Timberlake and Jamir- eryone knows everyone and im Gegenteil, er bekam viele Komplimente: „Toller Hut“, hieß oquai vocalist Jay Kay were people look out for each oth- es dann, oder „wo hast du den her?“. the first to don hats and es- er.” He didn’t go unnoticed, Selbst gemacht, lautete, damals wie heute, die Antwort; tablished the trend. Most of of course. People asked und längst hat sich Rod Keenan über das klassische Vorbild the time what they have on questions, as people do in hinausgewagt, was die Farben als auch das Material angeht. their heads is a Rod Keenan Harlem: What are you doing Seine Hüte sind extravagant und exzentrisch. Allerdings erst creation. here, why are you here, will auf den zweiten Blick, denn billige Effekthascherei ist dem The Kansas-born hat you stay, do you like it? Designer zuwider. Es gibt sie in allen Schattierungen, von maker rarely leaves home Mr. Keenan stayed. To- Pfefferminzgrün bis zum leuchtenden Pink, sie sind aus Stroh, bareheaded himself. “When I day he lives in a charming Filz, Pelz oder mit Schmucksteinen besetzt. Für Männer? „Ja, moved to New York 20 years brownstone on 122nd Street nur für Männer“, amüsiert sich der Designer, der genau weiß, ago, no one wore a hat,” he that he bought for a relatively dass auch viele Frauen seine Hüte tragen. recalls – except in Harlem, small sum nearly ten years Er lebt in West Harlem, schon seit fast zwei Jahrzehnten; where old-fashioned ele- ago. It is immaculately done und das nicht, weil seine Hüte hier schon immer den ihnen gance still prevailed. Nobody out, long and narrow with five gebührenden Anklang fanden, sondern weil die Mieten auch there batted an eyelid at the stories and wisteria on the bal- für Studenten erschwinglich waren. Man muss sich das bildlich young man in his hat – quite cony. He bought it in the vorstellen: Rod Keenan ist sehr groß, blass und hellblond. Als the opposite, he often re- same year as Bill Clinton relo- er nach New York kam, um an der Parsons School for Design ceived compliments: “Great cated his offices to a building Auch der Meister selbst ist stets gut behütet: Modist Rod Keenan auf den Treppen seines Ateliers in New York Modedesign zu studieren, hatte man so jemanden in Harlem hat,” or “Hey, where did you a couple of blocks further // Designer Rod Keenan on the steps of his New York kaum gesehen. Jedenfalls nicht als Nachbarn. get that?” north, on 125th Street. No one studio sporting a snappy navy fedora Kaum ein Weißer lebte damals in Harlem. „You are crazy“, The answer, then as now, says he’s crazy now. In fact, sagten seine Freunde. „Ich habe mich hier immer sicher ge- was that he had made it him- many members of New York’s fühlt“, sagt Rod Keenan, „es ist wie auf dem Dorf, jeder kennt self. The difference today is creative scene have joined Der Hüter von jeden, man achtet aufeinander.“ Natürlich fiel er auf. Man stellte that Rod Keenan ventures him in the neighborhood. Die Zeiten sind vorbei, als Kerle sich nur in Western die Hüte Fragen, das macht man in Harlem so: Was tust du hier, wes- well beyond classic colors Mr. Keenan’s basement tief ins Gesicht zogen. Oder der Deckel von James Bond auf halb bist du hier, wirst du bleiben, gefällt es dir? and materials. His hats are studio is just around the cor- New York dem Kleiderständer von Miss Moneypenny landete. Vor allem Er blieb. Heute wohnt er in einem zauberhaften Brown- opulent and unconventional – ner from his house. On the die extravaganten Kreationen des New Yorker Designers Rod stone-Haus an der 122. Straße, das er vor fast zehn Jahren für but only at second glance, way to work, he passes the Keenan werden bei Männern immer beliebter vergleichsweise wenig Geld gekauft hat. Es ist perfekt reno- because creating a sensation Paris Blues Bar, a relic of the viert, lang und schmal, fünf Etagen hoch, und auf dem Balkon is just not his style. They days when Harlem was a jazz You once had to be a tough guy in a cowboy film to wear a blühen Glyzinien. Rod Keenan erwarb es genau im selben come in all colors, from pep- stronghold where chic New hat jammed down low over your brow. Either that or James Jahr, in dem Bill Clinton seine Büroräume nur ein paar Häuser- permint green to hot pink, Yorkers whiled the night Bond, perching your dapper headgear on Miss Moneypenny’s blocks weiter nördlich an die 125. Straße verlegte. Niemand and are made of straw, felt or away. Today, its faded décor hat stand. Now, thanks largely to New York designer Rod sagte jetzt noch „you are crazy“. Ganz im Gegenteil, viele New fur, or even set with gem- and decadent atmosphere The hat maker of New York Keenan’s opulent creations, any man can wear a hat Yorker Kreative wohnen neuerdings in der Nachbarschaft. Rod Keenans Kelleratelier liegt gleich bei ihm um die stones. For men? “Yes, for men,” he replies, grinning, again draw a discerning crowd, Mr. Keenan included. Ecke. Und auf dem Weg dorthin kommt er an der Paris Blues well aware that many women His team can produce Bar vorbei, einer Reliquie aus vergangenen Zeiten, als > also wear his hats. up to 15 hats a day. Like >
    • 64 ______________________________________ People Rod Keenan Fotos: gettyimages (3) Unikate für Ikonen: US-Mega-Stars wie Jamie Foxx, Brad Pitt und Justin Timberlake (von links) begeben sich gern in die Obhut von Rod Keenan. In seinem Atelier in West-Harlem (ganz oben) nimmt Hutdesigner Keenan persönlich Maß an den prominenten Köpfen // Giving fashion a head- start: Jamie Foxx, Brad Pitt and Justin Timberlake (left to right) are just three of the many celebrities who frequent Rod Keenan’s studio in West Harlem (top). The hat designer takes the measurements himself and creates for each customer a unique and funky fedora
    • Xchange NEW YORK Staff Quarterly Deutsche Börse Group—2/09 TopS & FlopS New AT TeAM The pros and cons Market News International The ISE product managers of the Big Apple and its CEO Mike Connor in action
    • 2 XCHANGe INSIGHTS INSIGHTS XCHANGe 3 XCHANGe NEW YORK WELCOME TO NEW YORK! EVERY THINg YOu NEED TO KNOW ABOuT THE BIg APPLE ... CoNTeNTS ETIQUETTE IN  FacTs & FIgUrEs 02 INSIGHTS Facts and figures about New York … New YOrk  POPULaTION ABOUT New YOrk 04 NEWS Ground Zero, wall Street and more residents 8.4 million (as of 1 July 2008) 05 NEW AT Mike Connor, Ceo of Market News International ethnic makeup Caucasian: 35 percent, Latinos and Hispanics: 06 INTERVIEW Top managers of ISe, MNI and Clearstream 27 percent, African-American: 24 percent, Asian: 12 percent, 09 TOPS & FLOPS Upsides and downsides of the Big Apple Other: 2 percent 10 TEAM AT WORK A day with the ISe product managers 12 TEAM AFTER WORK After hours in New York 14 INSIDER Sarah Ball, lauren Hand, Carmen e. levy and Maximo Sanjuan New York is one of the world’s leading centers for 16 MAP The Group offices in Manhattan fashion. Accordingly, clothing and appearance are highly valued. It is especially recommended to be aware of the dress codes in place for various different events. Casual clothing is preferred outside the workplace, but it is important not to show too much skin. Topless women and men in Speedos may be tolerated at American beaches, but may also result in disapproval *SuRPRISINg FACTS* or even a fine. A handshake is a sufficient greeting before quickly moving on to informal conversa- EcONOMY tion topics. People are usually introduced with their Currency US$ 1=€ 0.67=£ 0.62 (as of 15 October 2009) Every day some 1.9 million people commute to first name, which continues to be used as a form of address in all further conversations. No. of employed approx. 3.7 million No. of unemployed 5 percent Families with assets of over US$ 30 million approx. 2,700 work in Manhattan, thereby more than doubling the Tipping is another story, like almost every- Households with disposable assets of > 1 million 46,000 island’s population (of 1.5 million) The average where else on earth. In New York restaurants a tip of around 20 percent is customary, though only 10 percent price of a Big Mac US$ 3.41 Average rent for a 30m² apartment Lower Manhattan: approx. annual income in Manhattan is over three for taxi drivers. Tips may also reflect the quality of service received; if you were satisfied, you should show your US$ 1,350, Harlem: approx. US$ 1,100, Brooklyn: approx. US$ 830 times that of Brooklyn and nearly four times that of appreciation. No tip is given for poor service. Income tax Progressive income tax, minimum tax rate 10 per- cent, top tax rate 35 percent on incomes over US$ 370,000 the Bronx Central Park is roughly If you are invited to someone’s house, it is customary to bring a small gift, like flowers, a bottle of wine (unmarried) WEaTHEr twice as large as the Principality of or a special treat from your home country. Gifts are not customary, however, in business relationships and are not Sunny days average 234 days per year Average temperature 54.5° Fahrenheit (12.5° Celsius) Monaco. expected; any incentives are to be included as part of the deal making process. EDUcaTION Colleges and universities 110 Students 500,000 Smoking is not accepted in New York except percentage of population with college degree where explicitly permitted. One should be approx. 32 percent Xchange NEW YORK MASTHEAD prepared, however, to forgo smoking even in permitted arT aND cULTUrE pUBlISHer: Deutsche Börse AG, E-mail: Internal.Communications@deutsche-boerse.com eDITor IN CHIeF: Nicolas Nonnenmacher areas in the event others disapprove. Number of museums 150 eDITorIAl STAFF AND SUpporT: Lauren Hand, Ralph Kühn, Molly McGregor, Ulrich Meißner, Erin Montgomery, Maximilian Pimpl, Daniel Sylla, Sebastian Vösgen pUBlISHING HoUSe: corps. Corporate Publishing Services GmbH pUBlICATIoNS MANAGer: Jan Leiskau ArT DIreCTIoN: formwechsel.de Broadway musical theatres 39 pHoToGrApHY: Claudia Hehr orDer No.: 1010-2921 ©2009 Deutsche Börse Group Art galleries 500 Xchange ISSUE 2/09
    • 4 XCHANGe NewS New AT XCHANGe 5 newS sMaLL BUT gLObaL SINCE FEBRUARY 2009, AMERICAN FINANCIAL NEWS AGENCY MARKET NEWS INTERNATIONAL (MNI) HAS BEEN PART OF THE MARKET DATA & ANALYTICS AREA. CEO MIke CoNNor IS CONFIDENT THAT THE COLLABORATION WILL BE SUCCESSFUL. MNI’s office is on 40 Fulton Street, less than five minutes away from wall Street. Located on the fifth floor of the building, the office is home to 32 of the staff members—the new subsidiary’s total global payroll is approxi- mately 100. The company has another 12 locations situated in North Ameri- ca, Asia and europe. “Our customers are sometimes surprised how small we are compared to Thomson reuters or Bloomberg,” says Mike Connor, CeO of MNI. “when we started in 1983 we recognized a hole in the market place and special- ized on fixed income and foreign exchange news.” MNI has direct access to news released by government agencies and supranational organizations such NEvEr ENDINg “grEEN” WaLLsTrEET FaLLINg rEaL as the world Bank, the International Monetary Fund and the european Central grOUND ZErO NEW YOrK as EMPLOYEr? EsTaTE PrIcEs Bank. Market participants use the data feeds as the basis for their trading decisions. Though cleanup of ground Zero New York is one of the most After several years of growth Real estate prices in Manhattan “Small and international” would sum up MNI in a nutshell. And self-con- was already completed in 2002, energy-efficient cities in the and big profits in the Financial were rising sharply through the fident, as is evident from the company’s mission statement: “Our goal construction of a new building united States. The city’s envi- District, the Wall Street job end of 2007, with the weak dol- is to be nothing less than the benchmark provider of information and took a while to get started. First, ronmental data even look re- market was hit hard by the fi- lar attracting foreign investors. intelligence to participants in the financial markets.” who works at the original plan by architect spectable in an international nancial crisis. As many as But now even some of the sky- MNI? “People with specialized skills and a real passion for the Daniel Libeskind from the year comparison. Per capita electri- 100,000 people working in scrapers in the heart of Man- capital markets. At MNI you are asked to invent your role,” com- 2003 was modified. In 2005, the cal power consumption in Dal- New York’s financial services hattan are going at bargain ments Mike Connor. New York Police Department las and Houston for example is industry lost their job in prices due to the loan default. rejected a new proposal due to three to four times higher. Even 2008—12,000 alone in the Just recently, the 40-floor 1330 why would a company as successful as MNI agree to a take-over? security concerns, as the build- in San Francisco, in the “green” Lehman Brothers collapse. The Avenue of the Americas build- “People in the industry know Deutsche Börse. It’s a unique ing was not supposed to be state of California, consumers New York City Independent ing changed hands for uS$ deal—our people are delighted. Deutsche Börse does not want to standing too close to the street use 40 percent more electricity. Budget Office projects the loss 240.1 million—after pricing at change what we do. On the contrary, they want to enhance it. for fear of car bomb attacks. Public transportation plays an of nearly 250,000 jobs overall uS$ 500 million three years MNI is very entrepreneurial; in the Group we can maintain our Then came a proposal for an important role in New York, es- in the city as a result of the fi- ago. The average price for the flexibility and creativity.” And things seem to come up roses: over 164 feet (50 meters) high pecially subways and buses, as nancial crisis. luxury apartment has also In June 2009, MD&A and MNI launched a jointly devel- pedestal without windows. less than half of New York fallen by nearly a quarter. oped news feed for algorithmic trading: CeF alpha+® Other designs followed, from households own a car. And Anyone looking for absolutely macro provides macroeconomic news from the US for which conflicting aesthetic and since 2007, public transporta- top-flight real estate should immediate onward processing. security concerns emerged as a tion, too, has become cleaner in take a look at the three-floor central problem. Only in 2006 response to pressure from envi- penthouse at the “Hotel Pierre”, Mike Connor is currently dividing his did preparations begin for con- ronmental organizations and which in 2006 was New York’s time between two jobs: “My role is to struction of the new “One Mayor Michael Bloomberg, most expensive apartment at continue to work with my excellent World Trade Center” building, with the city’s fleet of over uS$ 70 million. Now could be team to run the business and to make cer- originally named “Freedom 12,000 taxis to be converted the time for a real bargain? tain the connection with Deutsche Börse Tower”. The structure’s height entirely to hybrid propulsion works.” which comes naturally, as in his private will be 1,775 feet (541 meters). by the year 2012. More than 10 life he is used to doing several things at once: Completion is planned for 2011. percent of the 4,500 city buses Married to a journalist and father of twins, he in operation already run on plays the guitar in a rock band and yet still finds natural gas or hybrid propul- the time to attend the occasional New York Yan- sion. kees game.  Text: Nicolas Nonnenmacher Xchange ISSUE 2/09
    • 6 XCHANGe INTerVIew INTerVIew XCHANGe 7 HEaDs IN THE cITY 270 employees work in New York, the third biggest location of the Group. What’s their business? “In New York we have the infrastructure to support “We wanted to be physically close to our largest target our business.” market in North America.” BRuCE gOLDBERg JOHN CAMPANELLA International Securities exchange Market News International Chief Marketing Officer Chief Financial Officer 1. What does IsE do in New York? ISe operates the world’s largest equity options exchange. Our full name—International Secu- 1. What does Market News International do in New York? MNI’s corporate headquarters is located in downtown New rities exchange—represents the vision of an international presence and of being more York, the financial capital of the US. we originally chose this location because we than an options exchange. New York is not only the number one global financial center, wanted to be physically close to the Federal reserve and the downtown region had a but it is the domestic home base for many ISe member firms—including those who are concentration of financial institutions including Goldman Sachs and Merrill Lynch. As headquartered in europe or Asia. an electronic information provider, we could be anywhere, but we wanted to be close to our largest target market in North America. 2. Which business opportunities do you see for your company? The equities and options business will continue to thrive. All of the drivers remain in place—the importance of options as a risk manage- 2. Which business opportunities do you see for your company? MNI will gain additional credibility as well as addi- ment tool has only become more apparent during the financial crisis. The tangible ben- tional support by virtue of Deutsche Börse Group’s role in the global financial markets. efits of a CCP which provides both transparency and risk management, two critical fac- For instance, with the Group’s support we envision the algorithmic trading sector be- tors that do not exist in the OTC markets, has also become much more visible. At the coming a significant growth market for us. we currently have an ultra low latency same time, we are adding new trading functionality and new products to grow the macro data product to service this sector. we would expect to accelerate our time to business organically. Also, we have invested in new businesses that share ISe’s com- market by leveraging the Group’s world class technology, infrastructure and global mitment to providing innovative market structure and technology to bring efficiency distribution capabilities. Additional areas of opportunity we envision center around to the marketplace. Our strategic investments include Direct edge, the equity trading our further development of the Asian region which appears to dovetail with the platform, Quadriserv, the securities lending platform and Ballista, the options block Group’s initiatives there and the development of additional products servicing the trading platform. we will continue to seek out other investments that fit our strategic multiple asset classes the Group supports. criteria. Of course, there are also threats to our business. In my view the greatest threat now would be ill-conceived regulatory changes in the US or globally. we are beginning 3. If you could choose a place for your office in New York, where would it be? I would love an office in midtown to see breaks between US and eU regulators as well as a deep focus and questioning on Manhattan overlooking Central Park. It is a view I never get tired of. The contrast of the aspects of market structure that represent a piecemeal dismantling of what had been park among the tall buildings that surround it remains a unique sight. part of the fabric of approved rules. 4. What is your favourite place to relax in New York? I love the beaches of eastern Long Island, particularly Montauk. 3. If you could choose a place for your office in New York, where would it be? we are located in a fairly optimal These are world-class beaches that are well worth the two-hour drive from the place—wall Street—right now in New York as we are close to many members. The city. Once there I can recharge from the hustle and bustle of New York. commute is attractive for people living in Manhattan, New Jersey or other New York boroughs. And we have the infrastructure here to support our business. 4. What is your favourite place to relax in New York? The Hudson river. I’m a competitive swimmer and race in waters surrounding Manhattan. It provides a water-level view of Manhattan and the other boroughs that few people ever glimpse. Xchange ISSUE 2/09
    • 8 XCHANGe INTerVIew TopS & FlopS XCHANGe 9 tops   flops effective crime fighting Clean drinking water? Back in the early 1990s New York was Fluoride and phosphoric acid are added to still considered one of the most danger- New York City’s drinking water in addi- ous cities in the United States. But mayor tion to chlorine. Fluoride has been added “We are in New York because it’s the financial center of rudolph Giuliani’s “Zero Tolerance” since 1966 as a health measure for the ben- the Western Hemisphere.” policy greatly reduced crime during his efit of New York’s residents. Phosphoric term from 1993 to 2001. Current mayor acid is added to keep old pipes from dis- MICHAEL BARRETT Michael Bloomberg has kept up this momentum, so that the New York City solving lead and copper particles into wa- ter. Though only added to the municipal Clearstream Police Department reports crime having water supply in trace amounts, the long- Executive Director, Relationship Management Americas declined nearly 80 percent since 1990. term health effects of this practice are debated. A park above the streets of new York 1. What does clearstream do in New York? we provide sales, relationship management and customer service for Clearstream The High Line is a 1.4 miles (2.3 Swine flu parties Banking clients domiciled throughout the Americas. we focus on US global custodi- kilometers) long raised steel As the swine flu began to spread, some people had the idea of hold- ans and the capital markets groups of the large North American banks. In Latin Ameri- structure onto which west Side ing so-called “swine flu parties” as a means of intentionally infecting ca we focus on central banks, central securities depositories, and large banks headquar- rail traffic was shifted in the 1930s themselves and their children with the H1N1 virus—like the chicken tered there, and european and North American bank branches and subsidiaries. we to reduce the number of road pox parties formerly held. One potential venue could have been St. began to cover Bermuda and the Caribbean last year where we seek to leverage our accidents in Manhattan’s most Francis Preparatory School in Queens, where the spread of the virus strong relations to Canadian banks, because they are very big there. we are in New industrialized section. when the first became noticeable. No swine flu parties were held, however, as York, simply because it’s the financial center of the western Hemisphere. structure was to be torn down medical experts began warning of the risks associated with such after standing unused for nearly events. 2. Which business opportunities do you see for your company? US market participants, who often used to prefer the 20 years, a “Friends of the High user-owned user-governed utility model, increasingly see the advantages of our firm’s Line” initiative formed in 1999 to save it. The group’s efforts focused vertically integrated business model. Our model gives us the opportunity to provide a on turning the High Line into a public park—more than 30 feet broader array of services and solutions. For example, we are working to bring euroGC (9 meters) up in the air. And they succeeded: In June 2009, mayor Pooling to the US market. we have submitted a big proposal to a large multi-lateral Michael Bloomberg opened the first section of the raised park. organization. Our New York team is very diverse, and their efforts have delivered sig- Culinary melting pot Photos: Blindtext Blindtext Blindtext Blindtext Blindtext Blindtext Blindtext Blindtext nificant growth in both clients and assets under custody. Last year we began to focus on marketing our Global Securities Financing services. Our main challenge is to keep up New York has always attracted immi- the very high standards while continuing to grow. grants from all over the world, giving rise to neighbourhoods like Little Italy and 3. If you could choose a place for your office in New York, where would it be? At the MetLife building in 200 Park Chinatown. America’s national food, the Avenue, that is right at Grand Central Station, the main rail and subway hub. In the hamburger, is likewise bound up with winter, you never have to step outside to get to the office. when the weather is nice, the city’s multicultural roots. It all got you can walk to visit many midtown clients; it is also ideal for restaurants, shopping started when the “Hamburg Steak” was Rats, rats, rats and parks. sold for the first time on the new conti- New York has a rat problem—and cannot get it under control. nent by German sailors in New York’s experts estimate the human-to-rat population ratio to be as high as 4. What is your favourite place to relax in New York? Bryant Park, on a nice day, with the Sunday New York Times. port district. The hot dog, too, was first 1:12, which would amount to 96 million rats. Besides rats, New sold on the streets of New York by Ger- Yorkers also have to battle other vermin, and in recent years have man immigrants in the 19th century. had to deal with an increasing bed lice problem as well. A citizens’ And it was likewise here that the donut, a fried pastry of Dutch initiative—the “Bed Bug Policy Advocacy Group”—has even been origin, was first factory produced by a russian immigrant. formed to address this problem. Xchange ISSUE 2/09
    • 10 XCHANGe TeAM AT work TeAM AT work XCHANGe 11 TEaM AT WORK agement and ideas from a range of sources: directly from clients; from its own ranks, e.g. colleagues in busi- ness development; from its own research or innova- tions; and sometimes as a response to competitors’ ini- tiatives. Product Management is responsible for managing these ideas. “we therefore act as a hub in the company. we assess all ideas and turn them into prod- ucts.” knowledge of the market place is crucial: what is important to the market? what could generate new volume? 10:10 a.m. There is a starbucks opposite the IsE office—for David reinhold and his colleagues a favou- rite place to grab a cup of coffee. “we occasionally hold our status meetings there. A large part of our job is to be innovative. Sometimes, in an informal environment it’s easier to get the creative juices flowing.” Afternoon back in the office, each person works on his or her product initiatives. At the moment, one of the team’s major focuses is the introduction of a NEW YOrK “FaMILY bUsINEss” Three of the eight members of the the new trading system at the ISe. “we are the primary product Management team at the International Securities Exchange bear the distinction of being “New York born interface for the project,” explains kapil. “ISe has a strong brand as a technology leader and we want to and bred.” And that is a very high proportion in the melting pot of the Big Apple. Xchange introduces ISE’s product make sure that the migration is flawless. Our primary managers and business analysts. goal is to get the new system up and running for ISe and its members.” Meanwhile Bob Siverson, who is re- sponsible for the new trading system, is currently in 07:30 a.m. The International securities Ex- with so many people at the company, including senior Frankfurt discussing product requirements with change office is located on Broad Street in Manhattan, officers, in just a short amount of time. I’m looking for- Deutsche Börse’s technology group. wendy tells us just a few steps from wall Street. Getting to the heart of ward to learning a lot from the team.” about the ISe’s early days: “Launching the ISe options the global financial world is quite a test of nerves. Scott exchange was an enjoyable experience—everybody fo- Besner, a Senior Business Analyst, is the first to arrive 09:30 a.m. “The IsE markets are now open,” cused on one thing. The plan was to change the way the usually after a morning workout. He lives in Midtown announces a voice over the PA system on all five ISe options business was progressing in the US. Not for a east, meaning that his journey to work is still in the floors in the 39-floor high-rise. “Meaning we are open moment did I believe it could fail.” realm of the acceptable. Senior Product Manager kapil for business,” reports kapil. He came to ISe from the rathi arrives next, after “only” an hour’s travel. kapil New York Stock exchange almost five years ago and has 04:15 p.m. “The IsE markets are now closed,” finds “the early morning commute is a good commute. been working on the Product Management team ever booms the PA system, but the team continues working. At night I sometimes need up to two hours to get back since. “Our job is to design new products for our cus- Scott looks after “his” two products:“PrecISe”, ISe’s home by public transport, but I find this time valuable tomers. we also do market research, competitive analy- 12:15 a.m. Lunchtime! To welcome Jamlen the front end trading application, and ISe’s order-routing to catch up on reading.” He lives with his family in the sis, cost and feasibility studies.” The team gets encour- whole team goes to Stone Street, where Manhattan’s system. As Product Manager, Jon is responsible for the quieter climes of Morganville, New Jersey. entire financial community seems to gather in the res- current trading platform “Click”. Product Manager Da- taurants. Greg Maynard, ISe’s System and Product vid is currently focused on advancing ISe’s market data 08:30 a.m. The other team members—David Strategy Officer, attends as well even though he now business and enhancing ISe’s financial applications. reinhold, wendy Hoffman, Jon Dowd and Jamlen reports directly to Gary katz, the CeO of ISe. “I still Frondoso—have now arrived. David, Scott and Jamlen feel part of the Product Management team. we are like Home-Time some colleagues decide to go are “native New Yorkers” and bear—with much pride— partners and I am happy to contribute,” says the native for a drink after work, David and Scott go to watch a the distinction of being “New York born and bred.” Australian who joined ISe from the Australian Stock baseball game as their favourite team, the New York Jamlen joined the team only in May 2009 as a Business exchange as employee number 11 in 1998. At “The Mets, is playing, and the others simply head out on the Analyst. “ISe feels like a family, and that is one of the Dubliner”, the colleagues order their burgers. “Nor- long way home.  factors that made me decide to join. There was a wel- mally, our lunch is less formal. we just grab a sandwich coming atmosphere from the beginning. You interface and eat at our desks while working,” says wendy. Text: Nicolas Nonnenmacher Xchange ISSUE 2/09
    • 12 XCHANGe TeAM AFTer work TeAM AFTer work XCHANGe 13 basEbaLL FOOD & DrINKs Cheering from the stands To get to know your colleagues scott besner: New York is a baseball city: we have the Mets and the Yankees. The city is divid- Kapil rathi: Being well networked on a pro- scott besner: You have to like the people wHere THeY Go To ed: If you are a true Mets supporter, you will fessional and personal level is a key criterion you work with. It’s nice to go out and meet www.southstreetseaport.com never be a Yankees fan! I am a huge Mets fan: I for success—and going out after work from everyone in a non-formal setting where we They also recommend the bars and was born in Flushing and used to walk to the time to time very much helps. It helps to get do not always talk about business. As a group restaurants at Stone Street. stadium when I was a kid. The stadium is ever to know your colleagues outside their profes- we go for drinks after work about once a since a true home from home. To me, watching sional role. we treat each other as part of an month—in summer time, the seaport is the baseball is definitely not relaxing—it’s very in- extended family. That’s an essential element best place to be. You can also always go to tense. of ISe’s corporate culture and it very much Stone Street, next to our office. contributes to the company’s success: the David reinhold: Scott and I are both huge Mets family spirit. fans. They are more of a real deal baseball team, meanwhile the Yankees have an enormous bud- Jamlen Frondoso: I just recently joined ISe get and buy all the Allstars. The Yankees have and to go out for food and drinks from time won a lot of championships; in this regard, it’s to time after work is a good opportunity to sometimes tough to be a Mets fan … NO-gO get to know my new colleagues better. New York Yankees THeIr BASeBAll TeAM New York Mets www.newyork.mets.mlb.com TEaM AFTER WORK The members of the product Development team reveal their hobbies … WINE TasTINg Share a noble drop with others MUsIc Wendy Hoffmann: I went to college in Madison, wisconsin, where people are weaned on beer. As beer is not my favourite drink, I started looking for alterna- tives and discovered German white wines. I followed the German whites with Relax at home and “let it be” reds from old world vineyards—Spain, Italy, France and Portugal—before explor- ing the new world wines of California, Australia and Argentina. To me, enjoying a David reinhold: I’ve been playing the guitar for 15 years. It was always precious drop is a wonderful opportunity to discover culture, food and geogra- just for fun—I never took lessons, I taught myself how to play. For me, phy. I have also taken wine tasting classes and can now officially call myself a playing the guitar is very therapeutic: it’s stress relief. My favourite “sommelier”. My favourite wine is currently Pinot Noir. It is wonderfully diverse! song? “Yesterday” by the Beatles. I have five guitars and one of them is California Pinots deliver lovely fruit flavours while Burgundian Pinots taste more the same as John Lennon and Paul McCartney used back in the days. of “terroir”. Try a “Spätburgunder” and you will see! Yet the best thing about wine is sharing a wonderful moment with other people ... wHAT SHe reCoMMeNDS Chelsea wine Vault TIP 75 Ninth Avenue New York, NY 10011 www.chelseawinevault.com California pinot Noir Xchange ISSUE 2/09
    • 14 XCHANGe INSIDer INSIDer XCHANGe 15 ?! 5 QUeSTIONS FOr 4 New YOrkerS 1 Have an early dinner at penang or Café luxembourg and then go to see sarah ball, IsE a live performance. I recommend seeing the New York Philharmonic, Metropolitan carmen E. Carnegie Opera or New York City Ballet at Lincoln Center or any performance at Levy, Hall. You could then go to the Meatpacking District for clubs or the lower clearstream east side for bars. If you are looking for a venue a bit closer to the theater, the 1 Dine at a Lincoln Center area restaurant and at 8 p.m. attend a performance at Russian Tea Room is always a wonderful location for a drink at the end of the Lincoln Center. Later, walk south on Broadway for a nightcap in the Time night. www.meatpacking-district.com 2 Definitely Fifth Avenue: there are both warner Center at a bar overlooking Columbus Circle, or take a taxi to the fabulous department stores and designer boutiques. Although one would probably rooftop bar at Dream Hotel, West 55th Street and Broadway, with its open not purchase his or her entire wardrobe here, you will find beautiful clothing and air views of Times Square. Then sit in Duffy Square to take in the excitement of accessories and have a real New York shopping experience. 3 That’s a difficult Times Square. With leftover stamina, taxi over to the Meatpacking District . one. I would suggest Chinatown with its little restaurants. 4 Hip: in the 2 I quite enjoy Madison Avenue shopping. Mid to high-end clothes, shoes and summer, I recommend the rooftop bars, e.g. the 230 Fifth Avenue, Sutton Place handbags. Everything is refined and well-tailored. 3 For a “grab a bite” or The Delancey lounge. www.thedelancey.com The trash on the street is flop— exclusive of beverage, tax, and tip, The Beer Bar above Grand Central Station in the summer it stinks. 5 Times Square on New Year’s Eve—I don’t know a offers burgers, with hearty servings of onion rings and chips. 4 Generally, New single New Yorker who has been there. It is too crowded and freezing cold. York is wonderful and does not have flops! If I must choose, it would be Fifth Avenue with its overpriced high-end shops. 5 Harlem. It is truly by-gone yet  500,000 people/day rush through Grand Central Station. somehow it is still billed as the best place in the City. Lauren Hand, MNI 1. If youyou do? one evening in New York, what should have only  Some rooftop bars offer high-level drinks. 2. Where is the best place to go shopping? 3. Where can you have a good meal for uS$15? “The good thing about New York: it’s very easy 4. What’s hip and what’s flop about New York? to get everywhere 5. Which tourist attraction is completely overrated?  SoHo shopping—great for every budget. in the city.“—Lauren Hand 1 Go to see “Fuerza Bruta”, an off broadway show that is an amazing visual Maximo experience that happens above you—with water! I suggest Gramercy Tavern sanjuan, 1 In spring and summer, I recommend walking in Central park or on the riverwalk along the for dinner, it has great upscale environment, great food and incredible service. End Eurex Westside Highway. Then go for dinner in little Italy —the food is delicious and there’s a great the night with drinks and dancing at the very hip rooftop bar “Gansevoort energy in the neighbourhood. Afterwards, spend some time in Greenwich Village. The architecture Hotel”. 2 west Village and Tribeca: discover a lot of the small interesting and tree-lined cobblestone streets are so charming. 2 SoHo is great for every budget and boutiques run by the people who opened the stores. 3 Shake Shack in every need. There are a lot of high end designer stores but also cute little independent boutiques, Madison Square park, great food in a great setting. There are plenty of trees, whether you’re looking for clothing, home decor, or art. You can find great jewelry and accessories shade, benches, a great fountain, and plenty of interesting people to watch while from thestreet vendors on and around Broadway. 3 I recommend Dojo in Greenwich you enjoy a great burger and milkshake. www.shakeshack.com 4 The subway is Village, a mostly-vegetarian restaurant. While the portions are huge, the soy burger dinner is cheap and a great way to get around New York City. Here’s the flop: the under- only US$ 4.95. 4 New York is sometimes very crowded, especially in Midtown —that’s flop. ground platforms could use a face lift, not to mention central air condition in the The good thing about New York: it’s very easy to get everywhere in the city, even for visitors. summer. 5 Staten Island ferry is a great way to see I have heard that the 5 Times Square is too crowded and too expensive—I don’t think it captures the true spirit of Manhattan from the water … I recommend Circle line , you see more of New York. The view from the Empire State Building is not what it’s touted to be, either—you are Manhattan, it gets closer to the Statue of liberty, plus it won’t drop you off much better off viewing the Manhattan skyline from the Brooklyn Heights promenade at Staten Island when you’re done! www.statenislandusa.com  The Madison Square park offers free wiFi internet access. at the base of the Brooklyn Bridge. www.brooklyn.com Xchange ISSUE 2/09