The TRADE held its annual
Leaders in Trading Awards in
London, recognising the
leading individuals firms
across the industry in 2016.
For the first time, a new set of
Derivatives awards were
handed out across trading,
clearing and technology.
The TRADE Awards:
Award: Derivatives exchange of the year
Eurex was a clear winner for The
TRADE’s Derivatives trading venue
of the year award. Throughout the
year it has steadily expanded its
product range to help clients meet
the changing regulatory
environment. With significant
activity in European interest rate
and equity derivatives at the
exchange, Eurex stood out as the
most innovative and fast-growing.
Michael Peters, Deputy CEO of Eurex
Frankfurt, accepted the award.
■ ■ Record volumes in fixed income
derivatives including Euro-OAT
Futures and EURO STOXX Banks
Futures and Options.
■ ■ Eurex MSCI segment reaches one
million contracts of open interest.
■ ■ Launch of Total Return Futures On
the EURO STOXX 50 Index
On winning the award Thomas Book,
CEO of Eurex, says: “Our objective is to
make markets more efficient. Eurex
provides deep liquidity pools in order
to best serve its clients.”
With MiFID II on the horizon, Book
believes the emphasis on exchanges
providing new products will become
more important than ever going
forward next year.
“Although we observe that some
market participants prefer exchange
traded derivatives already today if
these can substitute an OTC
instrument economically; a
fundamental change in market
structure will require more time and
depends on the stringent
interpretation of the new rules,” he
adds. “Eurex supports this
fundamental change by constantly
offering new products that meet the