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SF market round-up: Exchange traded CDS to launch

After some considerable time in development, Eurex plans to launch the world’s first exchange traded credit derivatives contract on March 27. The contract will be based on the iTraxx Europe five year series and – dependent on market demand and sufficient market maker support – Eurex might also list futures contracts on the HiVol and Crossover indices on the same date. The contracts will be cash settled.

“An exchange-traded credit derivatives contract is the next logical step in the development of the global credit market, says Eurex CEO Andreas Preuss.

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