Intercontinental Exchange Announces Volume Record in MSCI Index Futures, Surpassing 1.1 Million Contracts and Launch of New MSCI Futures

ATLANTA & NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Intercontinental Exchange (NYSE:ICE), a leading operator of global
exchanges and clearing houses and provider of data and listings
services, announced a daily volume record of 1,100,337 contracts, set on
September 11, 2017, for the suite of MSCI
Index futures
contracts that trade on ICE Futures U.S. The previous
record was 867,337 contracts set on June 12, 2017.

The most actively traded contract in the suite of MSCI products, the
MSCI Emerging Markets Index Future, also achieved a volume record
yesterday with 847,465 contracts traded, compared to the previous record
of 562,976 set on December 12, 2016. The MSCI Emerging Markets Index
Future tracks the MSCI Emerging Markets Index and captures large and
mid-cap representation across 24 emerging market countries. With
1,204,017 contracts of open interest, the MSCI Emerging Markets Index
Future is the fourth largest equity index futures contract by number of
lots in the world.

ICE also plans to launch new
futures contracts
on September 25, 2017, on the following nine MSCI

  • MSCI USA Small Cap Index
  • MSCI Emerging Markets NTR (EUR) Index
  • MSCI Emerging Markets EMEA NTR Index
  • MSCI Emerging Markets Latin America NTR Index
  • MSCI China Free NTR Index
  • MSCI Taiwan NTR Index
  • MSCI India NTR Index
  • MSCI Mexico NTR Index
  • MSCI South Africa NTR Index

ICE offers a comprehensive set of futures and options on a range of
MSCI, FTSE and Russell indices, as well as a range of single stock
futures and options, which enable customers to hedge against exposure to
market volatility.

About Intercontinental Exchange

(NYSE:ICE) is a Fortune 500 company that operates a leading
network of global futures,
equity and equity options exchanges, as well as global
and data
across financial and commodity markets. The New
York Stock Exchange
is the world leader in capital raising, listings
and equities trading.

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SOURCE: Intercontinental Exchange



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