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Strong month for European equity index derivatives

Release date: 02 Oct 2018 | Eurex Exchange, Eurex Clearing

Strong month for European equity index derivatives

21 percent increase year-on-year with 88 million traded contracts in September

In September, Eurex, Europe’s largest derivatives exchange and part of Deutsche Börse Group, has seen strong demand for its products. Traded European equity contracts increased by 18 percent to 23.7 million, from 20.1 million in September 2017. Demand was particularly high for European equity index derivatives (+21 percent) with 88 million traded contracts (72.6 million in September 2017).

Overall, there was a 15 percent increase in total contracts traded, with 169.8 million contracts traded in September 2018 (148.9 million in September 2017). Volumes in European interest rate derivatives were up 5 percent with 57.9 million contracts traded (55.2 million in September 2017).

Eurex Repo, the leading provider for international financing in the secured money market business (repo and securities lending), saw an overall year-on-year increase of 8 percent in average outstanding volume across all markets. In September 2018, this stood at 92.1 billion EUR (85.3 billion EUR in September 2017). The repo market grew by 23 percent with 57.8 billion EUR of average outstanding volume (47.1 billion EUR in September 2017).


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