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Intercontinental Exchange Announces Volume Record In MSCI Index Futures, Surpassing 1.1 Million Contracts And Launch Of New MSCI Futures

Date 13/09/2017

Intercontinental Exchange (NYSE:ICE), a leading operator of global exchanges and clearing houses and provider of data and listings services, announced a daily volume record of 1,100,337 contracts, set on September 11, 2017, for the suite of MSCI Index futures contracts that trade on ICE Futures U.S. The previous record was 867,337 contracts set on June 12, 2017.

The most actively traded contract in the suite of MSCI products, the MSCI Emerging Markets Index Future, also achieved a volume record yesterday with 847,465 contracts traded, compared to the previous record of 562,976 set on December 12, 2016. The MSCI Emerging Markets Index Future tracks the MSCI Emerging Markets Index and captures large and mid-cap representation across 24 emerging market countries. With 1,204,017 contracts of open interest, the MSCI Emerging Markets Index Future is the fourth largest equity index futures contract by number of lots in the world.

ICE also plans to launch new futures contracts on September 25, 2017, on the following nine MSCI Indexes:

  • MSCI USA Small Cap Index
  • MSCI Emerging Markets NTR (EUR) Index
  • MSCI Emerging Markets EMEA NTR Index
  • MSCI Emerging Markets Latin America NTR Index
  • MSCI China Free NTR Index
  • MSCI Taiwan NTR Index
  • MSCI India NTR Index
  • MSCI Mexico NTR Index
  • MSCI South Africa NTR Index

ICE offers a comprehensive set of futures and options on a range of MSCI, FTSE and Russell indices, as well as a range of single stock futures and options, which enable customers to hedge against exposure to market volatility.