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FOW Asia: Eurex/Taifex Link wins “Most innovative new contract – equity derivatives” award

Release date: 24 Sep 2015 | Eurex Exchange, Eurex Group

FOW Asia: Eurex/Taifex Link wins “Most innovative new contract – equity derivatives” award

Allen Lin,Taifex & Roland Schwinn, Eurex Asia accepting the awardZoom

Allen Lin,Taifex & Roland Schwinn, Eurex Asia accepting the award

The Eurex/TAIFEX Link from Eurex Exchange and the Taiwan Futures Exchange (TAIFEX) has won the “Most Innovative New Contract – Equity Derivatives” at the Futures and Options World (FOW) Awards for Asia 2015.

The Eurex/TAIFEX Link has been selected through a rigorous selection process by independent experts. “This is a hugely successful contract launch – a rarity in the market,” commented by the judges, “the Eurex/TAIFEX link is an innovative model that brings greater participation to the Asian derivatives markets and enables smaller exchanges to be globally relevant. The model is undervalued in the market as not many exchanges are offering it; but it is a significant innovation in the market and one that needs to be repeated.”

“We are delighted to receive this award as recognition of our idea to create an overnight market for the TAIEX index derivatives. It also encourages us to pursue further cooperation steps,” said Michael Peters, Member of the Eurex Executive Board.

The Eurex/TAIFEX Link makes TAIEX options and futures available after Taiwanese trading hours. Thus offering an overnight market that enables international investors and traders to access the TAIEX index derivatives market during European and U.S. core trading hours. The Eurex/TAIFEX Link provides existing market participants with hedging opportunities for TAIFEX positions and an opportunity to take advanced positions as the global market fluctuates.

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