L'European Exchange, le plus grand marché à terme du monde par le nombre de contrats traités, a publié un communiqué de presse dans lequel il annonce qu'il prépare des "futures" sur les obligations de l'Etat Français.
The international derivatives market Eurex Exchange announced today that it will be launching a new interest rate future based on the notional long-term bonds issued by the French Republic (Obligations Assimilables du Trésor – OAT) on 16 April 2012. The Euro OAT Future extends the existing offering of benchmark futures on German government bonds (Buxl, Bund, Bobl and Schatz futures) and the short-, medium- and long-term futures on Italian government bonds (Euro BTP Futures) launched between 2009 and 2011. The interest rate future on French government bonds represents a significant addition to the range of efficient and effective hedging instruments on the European bond market.
"With the introduction of this new contract we are responding to the great interest shown among market participants in more customized hedging solutions," said Mehtap Dinc, Head of Product Development, Eurex. "Moreover, the market for French government bonds is likely to benefit from the extended opportunities in basis and repo trading."