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Introduction of Equity Total Return Futures and Basket Trades of Equity Total Return Futures

Release date: 09 Apr 2019 | Eurex Exchange

No. 043/2019 Introduction of Equity Total Return Futures and Basket Trades of Equity Total Return Futures

The Management Board of Eurex Deutschland took the following decisions with effect from 29 July 2019:

  • Introduction of Total Return Futures on shares of 259 EUR denominated equities; and
  • Introduction of Basket Trades of Equity Total Return Futures.

This circular contains information on the introduction of new Total Return Futures on Shares (“Equity Total Return Futures”), intended to be the basic building block for Baskets of Equity Total Return Futures, and the updated sections of the relevant Contract Specifications of Eurex Deutschland.

Information on the clearing of the new products as well as draft amendments of the relevant regulations of Eurex Clearing AG are contained in Eurex Clearing circular 041/19.

The enhancement of the trading functionality for Equity Total Return Futures and Baskets of Equity Total Return Futures will be incorporated within T7 Release 7.1, which Eurex Exchange is planning to launch on 27 May 2019. An overview of the T7 enhancements for Equity Total Return Futures and Baskets of Equity Total Return Futures is contained in the T7 Release 7.1 Preliminary Release Notes available on the Eurex Exchange website www.eurexchange.com under the following path:

Technology > T7 Trading architecture > System documentation > Release 7.1

Please note the following dates:

  • Availability of ETRFs in simulation in T7 & C7: from 15 April 2019 onwards
  • Availability of BTRFs in C7 on request: until 7 May 2019
  • Availability of BTRFs in simulation in T7 & C7: from 7 May 2019 onwards

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