Eurex launches SRI index derivatives

Eurex has added to its equity-index linked products with the launch of futures on socially responsible investing indices.

The exchange will start trading futures on SRI indices calculated by STOXX and MSCI, partners in Eurex’s offering of derivatives on ESG indices. The new derivatives contracts will use the STOXX Europe 600 SRI Index as well as MSCI’s SRI index suite, covering Europe, USA, World, and Emerging Markets.

Randolf Roth, Member of the Eurex executive board says, “We are very pleased to further strengthen our leading role in the ESG segment with two strategically strong index providers. Our offering will certainly appeal to new user groups that have stricter ESG mandates and need to invest responsibly, such as asset managers who invest on behalf of endowment funds or foundations.”