The first European exchange to launch weekly futures
Amsterdam, Brussels, Lisbon, London and Paris – 16 July 2014– Euronext today announced the launch of weekly expiry dates on its CAC40® and AEX® future contracts. This initiative is the first of its kind in Europe and will complement the existing offer where futures contracts traditionally expire on a monthly or quarterly basis. The shorter expiry period will provide members with more trading possibilities, an opportunity for improved risk management, as well as an efficient hedging tool during the dividend season or when trading AEX weekly options. The product will be launched in the fourth quarter of 2014.
Weekly expiry dates on futures will respond to significant demand from clients looking for shorter expiry solutions and who are not currently able to trade these efficiently in a transparent, liquid, fully cleared market.
With effect from early 2015, Euronext will complement its short maturities offering by launching weekly expiry dates on Exchange for Physicals available on both CAC and AEX futures.
Adam Rose, Head of Financial Derivatives at Euronext, said, “We are extremely proud that with the support of BNP Paribas and Societe Generale in the design of this product, Euronext is the first European exchange to develop weekly futures, creating more trading opportunities for our clients. This is a good example of how we want to drive growth in our derivatives franchise across Europe by being innovative and responding rapidly to client needs.”