Listed FX derivatives

Trade FX on the EU’s most cost-effective and liquid exchange

Eurex offers FX Futures, Options on FX Futures and Rolling Spot Futures. Our product offering combines best-practice OTC market conventions with the transparency and minimized risk of exchange-traded, centrally cleared derivatives.

  • FX Futures are comparable to OTC FX forwards but have significantly lower counterparty credit risk (CCR) as financial obligations are guaranteed by a central counterparty (CCP).
  • FX Rolling Spot Futures are perpetual contracts that mimic the trading of an OTC FX spot, combined with a daily usage of tom-next (T/N) points at MID, to roll over the position.
  • Options on FX Futures are standardized monthly options that allow users to manage risk or gain exposure to FX volatility with the counterparty risk protection of a CCP.

Trade 19 currency pairs including 7 pairs on Scandinavian currencies for an all-in - trading and clearing - member fee of 0.30 USD for on-book and 0.45 USD for off-book transactions (also payable in product currency). All Eurex FX contracts are 100,000 units (except for NOK/SEK pair) of the base currency with a minimum price change at 1/10th of a pip (except for JPY pairs). Trade five days a week on the standard T7 trading system and via Eurex EnLight, our fully integrated RFQ platform, In addition, optionally use your 360T OTC FX platform to execute listed FX Futures.

Daily USD/KRW Futures on US Dollar Futures are available via the Eurex/KRX Link. The contract is fully fungible with the corresponding contract listed at KRX. This means that global market participants can continue to trade Korean Won Futures at Eurex during core European and North American trading hours. The contract is available to U.S. market participants. Eurex is the only venue that offers domestic and international investors access to the Korean market outside the Korean trading hours.


A unique FX solution

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Key benefits

  • Integrated trading and clearing solution
  • Lowest possible execution costs
  • Efficient portfolio-based margining
  • Reliable default management process
  • Joint capabilities of Eurex, Eurex Clearing and 360T: Clients can choose the right FX liquidity pool, execution style and risk exposure for each trade.
  • Available on the standard T7 trading system and via Eurex EnLight, our fully integrated RFQ platform. 


Market models

The core market model at Eurex is the central limit order book (CLOB), where buy and sell orders are matched on a time allocation basis. In the CLOB model, customers can trade directly with dealers, dealers can trade with other dealers, and importantly, customers can trade directly with other customers, anonymously. Our on-book liquidity providers are available 23 hours, five days a week.
Additionally, Eurex offers block and exchange-for-physical (EFP) functionalities, where transactions are agreed bilaterally and submitted to the exchange. Also, our off-book liquidity providers are available 23 hours, five days a week.

  • A Block trade allows market participants to negotiate the price for a large number of FX futures contracts. This trade type is ideal for risk transference in size and to leverage bilateral trading relationships.
  • An EFP trade allows for a simultaneous purchase/sale of FX futures along with a sale/purchase of the underlying OTC FX instrument. This trade type is ideal for moving an OTC position into a cleared position, or vice-versa.


FX Futures


Options on FX Futures


Regulatory obligations

According to the phases 5 and 6 of the uncleared margin rules (UMR) set by the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) and the International Organisation of Securities Commissions (IOSCO), covered entities belonging to a group whose Aggregate month-end Average Notional Amount (AANA) of non-centrally cleared derivatives for March, April, and May of the year exceeds EUR 50 and 8 billion respectively, will be required to post initial margin bilaterally with each of their counterparts.

It is important to note that:

  • All exchange-traded derivatives (ETD) are exempt from the AANA calculation;
  • Spot FX will be out of scope as they are not an OTC derivative contract according to the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA);
  • Physically-settled forwards and swaps, although exempt from the IM requirement, are included in the AANA calculation.


Contacts

Maximilian Dannheimer
Head of FX ETD Sales
+49 6921112155
maximilian.dannheimer@eurex.com
Joshua Hurley

Head of FX ETD Business Development
+44 2078627268

joshua.hurley@eurex.com

Matthias Kronenberger
DACH & France
+49 6921118719
matthias.kronenberger@eurex.com

Andreas Stillert

FX ETD Business Development
+49 6921117278

andreas.stillert@eurex.com

Chris Soutar
UK, Ireland, Netherlands, Nordics, Italy & Spain
+44 2078627317
chris.soutar@eurex.com

Timothy Levandoski
Americas
+1 3125441056
timothy.levandoski@eurex.com

Annabelle Siggers
UK, Ireland, Netherlands, Nordics, Italy & Spain
+44 207 8 62-73 49
Annabelle.Siggers@deutsche-boerse.com