As we approach the end of 2021, buyside firms are now required to post initial margins bilaterally with each of their counterparts. This alone has raised a number of hurdles for the equity derivatives business to overcome, not forgetting the heightened market volatility and dislocation during 2020 that severely impacted markets and trading. In addition, the recent Archegos Capital fiasco also exposed new risks for equity derivatives. All of this then raises questions about where the equity market is going next. What innovations have emerged? How have strategies changed and what does it mean for the future.
One such modernization where volumes have grown significantly is Eurex’s Total Return Futures. This year, the product portfolio of Total Return Futures was extended to include the FTSE 100 Total Return Future and with this expansion, Eurex aims to support the global shift from regulated on-exchange trading with central clearing and passive investments. By incorporating the FTSE 100 Total Return Futures investors get access to UK markets and improve their capital efficiency by trading more European benchmarks.
This webinar will review and discuss:
Alexandros Severis, Smart Beta and Smart Sustainability Product Manager, FTSE Russell
Arie Boleslawski, Deputy Head of Global Markets, Natixis
Stella Farrington, Head of Content, Energy Risk, Risk.net
Stuart Heath, Director, Equity and Index Product Design, Eurex
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