MSCI, NYSE Liffe To Debut Smart-Beta Futures

February 24, 2014

NYSE London International Financial Futures and Options Exchange (Liffe) is expanding its derivative desk by offering futures contracts linked to smart-beta indexes from MSCI.

Futures linked to minimum volatility and equal-weighted indexes were to be available beginning Feb. 3. The new investments will be available via Bclear, NYSE Liffe’s cleared service for equity derivatives. Futures are normally linked to mainstream, capitalization-weighted indexes like the FTSE 100.

The new contracts will be tied to global, emerging market, U.S. and Europe indexes.

7IM worked in conjunction with the exchange to launch the new indexes, and plans to adopt the futures in their investment portfolios, which first reported in October.


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