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Eurex Exchange takes home two FOW awards

Release date: 07 Dec 2017 | Eurex Exchange

Eurex Exchange takes home two FOW awards

The winners of this year’s FOW International Awards were unveiled at yesterday’s annual gala dinner in London. Eurex took home the award for “Most Innovative New Contract” in the category equities and equity indexes as well as “Prop Traders’ Exchange of the Year.”


Eurex Total Return Futures – an innovative investment tool

Only last week, Eurex Total Return Futures (TRF) reached a new milestone with 500,000 traded contracts since their launch. With the introduction of the innovative futures contract in December 2016 we provided another product to support futurization: returns are offered analogous to Equity Index Total Return Swaps, therefore offering a valuable alternative to OTC trading. With 10 percent of the market having migrated to our product, the FOW jury stated: “The Total Return Futures is a great example of how futurization can work with the right product.”

Besides the exchange-traded contract allows for capital efficiencies compared to the OTC-traded business, which involves higher capital requirements.  “As margin efficiencies become increasingly important, the TRF is great innovation that will enable banks to gain similar economic exposure at a lower cost”, said the industry experts on the jury.

Eurex as the best exchange for prop trading

Eurex got the “Prop Traders’ Exchange of the Year” award as well. We won the vote of our proprietary trading clients. 100 senior executives at proprietary trading businesses across the world voted for Eurex and praised the consultative way we work with them on new product launches.

The FOW International Awards recognize the best performance in the cleared derivatives industry over the judging period, which runs from July to the end of June each year. With the recent award, Eurex Exchange has been recognized as leader and innovator in the industry.