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MSCI indexes

MSCI indexes are some of the world’s most widely tracked benchmarks, with more than USD 12 trillion linked to them. They also serve as the basis for almost 1,000 Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs). The massive amount of capital benchmarked against MSCI indexes and the improved tradability of index based products via ETFs has led to the increased need for futures and options. MSCI derivatives help managers facilitate in and outflows of funds, hedge existing equity exposure and enhance portfolio performance.

Eurex’ MSCI derivatives segment has seen another record quarter in Q1/2018 with over 4.1 million traded contracts – a year-on-year growth of 67 percent. Asian underlyings continue to contribute strongly to this figure. In total, the open positions reached EUR 58 billion in MSCI futures and EUR 14 billion in MSCI options as of end of March 2018.

Over 100 MSCI derivatives

Eurex is the only exchange offering a comprehensive suite of products consisting of futures and options on regional and country indexes: currently, 90 MSCI futures and 19 MSCI options are available covering Emerging Markets (EM) and Developed Markets (DMs) in different index types (NTR, GTR and price indexes) and different currencies (EUR, USD, GBP and JPY).

MSCI products: volume & open interest in thousands

 

Covering entire regions and single countries

Investors can now gain exposure to entire regions and single countries via Eurex Exchange's MSCI index derivatives offering. The complete suite of products available covers developed, emerging and frontier markets and includes a number of attractive contracts based on popular benchmark indexes, for example futures and options on the

  • MSCI World Index, covering the universe of developed markets as a whole
  • MSCI Europe Index, the leading benchmark for European equity funds
  • MSCI Emerging Markets Index, measuring performance of equities in the global emerging markets

Access to developed and emerging markets

With our regional MSCI Emerging Markets Index derivatives our participants can not only gain access to leading benchmarks for fund managers, but also to single emerging market countries in Asia (like India or Thailand), Eastern Europe (like Poland or Russia), Africa (like South Africa or Egypt) or Latin America (like Mexico or Chile).

In addition to these combined emerging markets indexes there is also the possibility to choose single countries for your investment, e.g. with our futures on the MSCI Russia, MSCI Japan, MSCI Peru or MSCI South Africa Index.

Frontier markets to watch

Also available are the so-called frontier markets including, for example, Kazakhstan, Nigeria, Kuwait and Vietnam. The MSCI Frontier Markets Index shows potential to develop into another benchmark over time and we are showing our early commitment to emerging and frontier market derivatives.

 
 

Prices

ProductDiff. to prev. day lastLast priceContractsTime
FMWO +0.07% 6,111.00 9 10:02:59
FMWN -0.17% 267.60 116 20:05:10
FMEU +0.02% 218.75 11 09:38:43
FMEM +0.91% 490.10 100 09:36:21

Jul 20, 2018 10:02:59 AM

Prices

ProductDiff. to prev. day lastLast priceContractsTime
FMEN +0.92% 393.60 34 10:08:45
FMEA -0.45% 552.40 24 20:11:10
FMEL -1.76% 469.70 35 21:28:13
FMCN +0.81% 884.10 40 10:03:12

Jul 20, 2018 10:08:45 AM

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