This report is based on the 4th Derivatives Forum Frankfurt, which was held on 23 and 24 March 2021. We are very pleased about the development of our Derivatives Forum, which has rapidly become the leading derivatives industry event in Europe.
It was initially planned to be a physical event in Frankfurt but holding it virtually did bring some advantages: we were joined by many colleagues that otherwise might not have been able to attend in person. The event had over 3300 attendants with over 20% coming from the US and Asia. This underlines the global relevance of the topics that we jointly developed with the derivatives community.
Eurex is one of the world’s leading derivatives exchanges, serving a global community. At the same time, we maintain a strong commitment to Frankfurt as a key financial center. Derivatives trading is one pillar that makes Frankfurt so strong in this respect, but risk and collateral management also play an important role.
And Frankfurt’s importance in European capital markets continues to grow as we have built a financial ecosystem that is appealing for international investors but will also facilitate Europe’s recovery from the current crisis. At Eurex, we provide leadership through innovation. We respond to clients’ needs and to market trends, but we are also thought leaders. And we are ready to continue innovating.
This report comes in five streams: Markets & Regulation, Derivatives & Portfolio Management, Liquidity & Collateral Management, Technology & Innovation, and Responsible Investing. The report contains ideas about how to react to changing derivatives markets, discuss the evolution of ESG investing, and discuss the changing landscape of liquidity and collateral management, to name just a few topics.