Eurex, an international derivatives exchange and a member of the Deutsche Börse Group, announced today that the exchange has decided to introduce further Total Return Futures (TRFs) on STOXX indices to meet growing demand.
According to the official announcement, Eurex will launch EURO STOXX Banks Index TRFs and EURO STOXX Select Dividend 30 Index TRFs on 29 March. The exchange highlighted the success of the EURO STOXX 50 Total Return Futures.
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Eurex mentioned that its Total Return Futures have an edge over competitive financial products as they synthetically replicate the returns of the underlying index equities without the need to own the shares. Finance Magnates earlier reported about a collaboration between Eurex and FTSE Russell for the expansion of the TRF segment. Eurex added that its Total Return Futures on the FTSE 100 Index will also be launched on 29 March.
Commenting on the latest announcement, Randolf Roth, Member of the Executive Board at Eurex, said: “The shift towards a regulated exchange and centrally cleared environment plays a strategically important role for Eurex. With our innovative Total Return Futures, we have been the first mover in addressing this new business area which supports market participants to mitigate the challenges of UMR, the new margin rules for uncleared transactions.”
Eurex has expanded its wide range of TRFs through the launch of EURO STOXX Banks Index TRFs and EURO STOXX Select Dividend 30 TRFs. The exchange is currently offering a wide range of financial products including Index TRFs, Individual Equity and Basket TRFs, and Collateral Index TRFs. “Our partnership with Eurex continues to provide investors with innovative access to equity returns. The EURO STOXX Select Dividend 30 Index offers investors the ideal tool to efficiently track high-dividend-yielding companies across the 11 Eurozone countries, while the EURO STOXX Banks Index focuses on a clearly defined industry,” Stephan Flaegel, Global Head of Indices and Benchmarks at Qontigo mentioned in the official press release.