05.10.2015 17:49

Moscow Exchange active Derivatives Market client accounts surge to nearly 43 thousand

Activity on Moscow Exchange's Derivatives Market continued to grow in September 2015, with more new clients signing up and increased interest from existing clients.

The number of active client accounts reached 42,976 at the end of the month, the highest ever.

The Derivatives Market set a new record on 1 September, with 2.6 mln trades in one trading day, surpassing the previous record of 2.4 mln trades set on 25 August.

Commodities Market volumes are also on the rise: in September, Brent futures turnover rose to RUB 549 bln, compared to RUB 18 bln in September 2014. On 28 September 2015, open interest in Brent futures exceeded RUB 12 bln, the most since the launch of this instrument in October 2008.

Additionally, open interest in mini MICEX Index futures (MXI) reached RUB 797.6 mln оn 30 September, with RUB 2 bln in options contracts on the instrument.

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