By John Ferry
The market for single-stock futures could finally be about to take off, according to Eurex, the latest big exchange to list the products. Volumes have jumped month on month since the Frankfurt-based exchange premiered its SSF products in October. Ralf Dreyer, director and head of Eurexs equity derivatives product design section, says the market might be about to bid farewell to several years of slow growth.
We always said that as soon as we could see market demand for single-stock futures from our clients or their end clients, then we would be willing to set up that product segment, says Dreyer. That happened over the course of the last year, and thats why we came up with the product in October.