Risk presented ‘Exchange of the Year’ award to Eurex

ESCHBORN, 27-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Eurex takes home the prestigious award ‘Exchange of the Year’ at this year’s award gala, hosted by ‘Risk’ at the Brewery in London. Lee Bartholomew, Head of Fixed Income & FX Product R&D accepted the award for Eurex. The decision was made by Risk’s editors and journalists, weighing a number of factors, including innovation, liquidity provision and quality of service.

“Over the past few years, Eurex can point to the launch of a clutch of contracts that have rapidly become benchmarks in their own right – quietly revolutionising the way users transfer risk in key markets such as European government debt and equity derivatives in the process. The latest success– December’s launch of total return futures (TRFs) on the Euro STOXX 50 ® – was spurred by the implementation of the non-cleared margin regime for over-the-counter derivatives. In a little over two full weeks of trading, the contracts racked up 20,130 lots, worth a notional €650 million. Eurex is betting the drive towards greater standardisation among equity derivatives market users and will see TRFs replicate the success it has achieved with its dividend index futures, now a stable hedge for structured equity dealers,” wrote Risk in their winner statement.

SOURCE: Eurex Group

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