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MSCI indexes

MSCI indexes are some of the world’s most widely tracked benchmarks, with more than USD 12 trillion linked to them. They also serve as the basis for almost 1,000 Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs). The massive amount of capital benchmarked against MSCI indexes and the improved tradability of index based products via ETFs has led to the increased need for futures and options. MSCI derivatives help managers facilitate in and outflows of funds, hedge existing equity exposure and enhance portfolio performance.

Over 100 MSCI derivatives

Eurex is the only exchange offering a comprehensive suite of products consisting of futures and options on regional and country indexes: currently, 136 MSCI futures and 22 MSCI options are available covering Emerging Markets (EM) and Developed Markets (DMs) in different index types (NTR, GTR and price indexes) and different currencies (EUR, USD, GBP and JPY).

MSCI products: volume & open interest in thousands


Covering entire regions and single countries

Investors can now gain exposure to entire regions and single countries via Eurex Exchange's MSCI index derivatives offering. The complete suite of products available covers developed, emerging and frontier markets and includes a number of attractive contracts based on popular benchmark indexes, for example futures and options on the

  • MSCI World Index, covering the universe of developed markets as a whole
  • MSCI Europe Index, the leading benchmark for European equity funds
  • MSCI Emerging Markets Index, measuring performance of equities in the global emerging markets

Access to developed and emerging markets

With our regional MSCI Emerging Markets Index derivatives our participants can not only gain access to leading benchmarks for fund managers, but also to single emerging market countries in Asia (like India or Thailand), Eastern Europe (like Poland or Russia), Africa (like South Africa or Egypt) or Latin America (like Mexico or Chile).

In addition to these combined emerging markets indexes there is also the possibility to choose single countries for your investment, e.g. with our futures on the MSCI Russia, MSCI Japan, MSCI Peru or MSCI South Africa Index.

Frontier markets to watch

Also available are the so-called frontier markets including, for example, Kazakhstan, Nigeria, Kuwait and Vietnam. The MSCI Frontier Markets Index shows potential to develop into another benchmark over time and we are showing our early commitment to emerging and frontier market derivatives.


Eurex is capturing more flows in Asian markets

As an Asian Exchange announced delisting of MSCI derivatives, Eurex is seeing an uptick in interest in its MSCI offering. Eurex has the most comprehensive suite of MSCI derivatives across all time zones, including alternatives directly available. Find out below which Eurex contracts are equivalent to the contracts to be delisted.


ProductDiff. to prev. day lastLast priceContractsTime
FMWO +0.00% 7,022.00 550 13:50:09
FMWN -0.20% 306.75 415 11:22:06
FMEU -0.21% 213.55 838 12:35:14
FMEM -0.17% 515.50 14 13:04:34

Sep 29, 2020 1:50:09 PM


ProductDiff. to prev. day lastLast priceContractsTime
FMEN -0.65% 412.50 29 11:21:24
FMEA -0.14% 628.70 7 13:39:02
FMEL -1.32% 352.20 10 11:10:22
FMCN -0.12% 1,044.10 53 12:23:44

Sep 29, 2020 1:39:02 PM

Access to global markets via MSCI’s new Dividend Point Indexes

Riccardo Riboldi, Goldman Sachs discusses access to global markets via MSCI’s new Dividend Point Indexes.

Index Licensing


Explore a comprehensive overview of MSCI index world that includes various financial products linked to MSCI Indexes.

Joseph Nehorai, Goldman Sachs: Accessing dividends in new markets

Based on three new MSCI Dividend Point Indexes – the MSCI EM Dividend Point Index, the MSCI EAFE Dividend Point Index and the MSCI World Dividend Point Index –, Eurex has launched derivatives futures that enable market participants to hedge their dividend exposure around the globe. Joseph Nehorai, Managing Director and Global Head of Futures Execution at Goldman Sachs, gave us his points of view on the new products.

AITE MSCI report: an interview with the researcher

Virginie O'Shea, Research Director at AITE Group talks about interesting findings on the current market structure of MSCI exchange-traded derivatives and how margin cost influence the selection of market places.

Contact Details

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Rachna Mathur

Eurex | Sales Americas | Head of Equity & Index

1155 Avenue of the Americas, 19th floor
New York, NY 10036

T +1-212-309-93 08

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Stefan Morgenstern

Eurex Hong Kong, Sales Asia | Eurex Representative Office Hong Kong

2904 - 7, 29/F, Man Yee Building, 68 Des Voeux Road Central
Central Hong Kong

T +852 2530 7808
F +852 2530 7888


Ralf Huesmann

Eurex Frankfurt AG
Equity and Index Product Research and Development

Mergenthalerallee 61
65760 Eschborn

T +49-69-211-1 54 43


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