Eurex, an international derivatives exchange and a member of the Deutsche Börse Group, today released its trading numbers for August 2021. The exchange saw 37% growth in European Equity Derivatives during the last month.
According to the numbers, the total trading volume of the derivative section reached 101.4 million contracts, which is up by 8% compared to the same period last year. European Equity Index derivatives volume touched 47 million contracts in August 2021. On the other hand, European Interest Rate derivatives reached 37.6 million contracts.
“In terms of traded derivatives contracts, all segments showed growth in August 2021 compared to the same month last year, with total volumes up by 8 percent from 94 million contracts to 101.4 million contracts. European equity interest derivatives were the standout segment with a growth of 37 percent, from 12.2 million to 16.6 million traded contracts. European equity index derivatives and European interest rate derivatives both showed a growth of 4 percent in August 2021 compared to August 2020,” Eurex mentioned.
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In August 2021, Eurex announced that the exchange is planning to introduce Bitcoin ETN futures to meet the growing demand from clients.
In addition to the latest jump in derivatives volume, Eurex saw a sharp rise in Notional Outstanding Volumes. GC pooling also experienced a decent increase in August 2021. “Notional outstanding volumes in interest rate swaps (IRS) jumped by 31 percent in August 2021 compared to the same month last year, from 7,740 billion EUR to 10,148 billion EUR. Across all instruments, total notional outstanding grew by 7 percent across the same period, from 19,266 billion EUR to 20,612 billion EUR. With respect to average daily cleared volumes, the figure for IRS was up by 96 percent year-on-year in August – growing from 9 billion EUR to 19 billion EUR,” the exchange added.
In June 2021, Eurex introduced new derivatives including futures on the MSCI China Tech 100 Index to expand its presence in Asia. The exchange also expanded its partnership with Korea Exchange in March 2021.