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Eurex Exchange’s Equity Index Highlights - Q1/2017

10 Apr 2017

Eurex Exchange’s Equity Index Highlights - Q1/2017

March represents a key month for our Members as we saw several significant volume highlights in this roll period; notably the EURO STOXX® Banks Futures and Options both recorded strong double and triple digit growth respectively compared to the same period last year. The EURO STOXX® Banks Index is the high-beta instrument representing the broad European equity landscape.

With the four largest French banks comprising approximately one quarter of the current weightings in the FESB, the continued speculation around a potential Marine Le Pen presidential election victory continues to significantly impact this index. Market participants continue to utilise our VSTOXX® Derivatives as the favoured products with which they can implement event strategy trading for the upcoming European political calendar.

With realised volatility stubbornly low, the EURO STOXX 50® Weekly Options have been an increasingly popular way for clients to extract the attractive benefit of optionality whilst simultaneously minimising their theta decay costs. Finally, our MSCI Derivatives segment recorded a post-roll high in open interest of 1.1 mn contracts in March. This is an excellent growth story; with the valuable support of our members we anticipate continued interest across our unrivalled range of MSCI Derivatives.

For detailed facts & figures and further product news read the full newsletter.

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