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.