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Definition: Eurex

Eurex is a German derivatives exchange and is the largest exchange for derivatives in the world. The platform is fully electronic in nature and can be accessed by more than 400 participants, and 7000 traders from more than 30 countries.



Eurex was founded in 1998 with the merger of Deutsche Terminbörse (DTB), Germany’s first fully computerized and futures exchange, and Swiss Options and Financial Futures (SOFFEX). Eurex is owned by the Deutsch Börse AG group.


Eurex has a broad range of derivative offerings like equity derivatives, interest rate derivatives, dividend derivatives, volatility derivatives, commodity derivatives and ETFs. The exchange is reputed for its innovative and fully electronic network.


Eurex operates in three trading phases:

o Pretrading: From 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m.

o Trading: From 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

o Post-trading: From 8 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.


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