Eurex Extends MSCI Index-Based Derivatives Suite

14 additional futures and two options were added on April 6

European derivatives exchange Eurex announced on April 6 that it has added 14 additional futures and two options to its MSCI offering.

With 122 listed MSCI index-based futures, 20 MSCI index-based options, and open interest of around 2.5 million contracts, Eurex is already the exchange with the broadest MSCI index-linked offering tradable on one platform. It also has the highest open interest globally for MSCI derived products.

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The new products were added to its current suite yesterday.

This includes futures on MSCI Kuwait, which will enter the Emerging Market index end of May, as well as further European country futures on the Netherlands, Spain, and the Nordic countries, Eurex stated in its announcement.

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Additionally, the exchange will offer the MSCI-based small-cap indices (for Europe and World) futures on the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries and two different options on the broader MSCI All Country World Index (ACWI).

Fast-growing segment

“Eurex is very pleased with the development of the MSCI derivatives and we are extending the segment based on certain market trends and customer requests. Trading in MSCI index-based derivatives is one of the fastest growing segments at Eurex,” said Ralf Huesmann, Equity and Index Product Research and Exchange at Eurex Exchange.

Eurex announced last month that it would further expand its ESG derivatives suite with MSCI index-based futures, too.

As of March 2, five new Eurex futures are covering the sustainable versions of key regional and global MSCI benchmarks.

“Our aim is to set the agenda in ESG and to offer investors the greatest possible flexibility in their global ESG investments,” Michael Peters, Member of the Eurex Executive Board, said at that time.

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