Eurex announced that it has selected the provider of indexes MSCI Inc. (NYSE:MSCI) to supply the indexes for a new range of dividend futures contracts.
Based on three new MSCI Dividend Point Indexes –
- the MSCI EM Dividend Point Index,
- the MSCI EAFE Dividend Point Index and
- the MSCI World Dividend Point Index –
Eurex will launch derivatives that enable market participants to hedge their dividend exposure around the globe. As a first step, Eurex will introduce futures contracts in the second quarter of 2019.
Eurex opens a new chapter in dividend trading by going global,” said Michael Peters, Member of the Eurex Board. “We are very pleased to utilize MSCI’s capabilities as an index provider to further serve our clients.
George Harrington, Global Head of Futures and Options Licensing at MSCI, commented:
From our conversations with the global investment community we know there is increasing demand from investors and traders alike to segregate the dividend cash flow of the underlying MSCI Index to have a simple way of calculating and benchmarking dividend income. We are pleased to continue working with Eurex as they expand their offering.