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Asia-Pacific grabs the top spot Blog

By John J. Lothian Well, it’s happened. The West isn’t the center of the derivatives universe anymore. In a year where China surpassed Japan as the second largest economy in the world, the Asia-Pacific region is now the largest for exchange traded derivatives. The Asia-Pacific region surpassed North America as the largest market for exchange traded derivatives volume for the first time, and accounted for 37.5 percent of the global exchange traded derivatives volume in the first half of 2010, according to today’s mid-year volume report from the Futures Industry Association. The region collectively traded 4.2 billion contracts, up from…

Five Minutes with Rex Jones Financials,Interview,Options

Rex Jones is the product manager in German interest rate options at Eurex. JLN Options Newsletter editor Sarah Rudolph spoke with him about the recent launch of options on the VSTOXX index and what’s next for the exchange’s volatility and variance products. (“The VSTOXX Index is based on EURO STOXX 50 realtime options prices and is designed to reflect the market expectations of near-term volatility by measuring the square root of the implied variance across all options of a given time to expiration.” – STOXX web site) Q: When did Eurex launch options on the VSTOXX index? A: We launched…