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Eurex to launch next generation of ESG derivatives

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The international derivatives exchange Eurex is supporting the strong global trend towards responsible investing by expanding its ESG segment. With futures and options on the EURO STOXX 50 ESG Index, Eurex will add another European benchmark to its offering. In addition, derivatives on the DAX 50 ESG Index will cover the German market for the first time. The new contracts will be launched on 9 November.

ESG derivatives are playing an important role in the transition towards a more sustainable economy as they help to more effectively align investment exposures to environmental, governance and social risk factors. And with these new contracts, Eurex is going one step further in terms of methodology. For the first time, these derivatives will be based on indexes incorporating ESG scores. This means, in combination with screening out undesirable securities, ESG rankings are also considered as part of the selection process. (Source: Eurex)

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