Nifty 50 index is world’s most actively traded derivatives contract: Survey

Our Bureau Mumbai | Updated on January 20, 2018 Published on May 12, 2016


The Nifty 50 index is the world’s most actively traded derivatives contract, according to a survey titled 'Derivatives Market Survey', conducted by the World Federation of Exchanges (WFE) and International Options Market Association (IOMA) for the year 2015 across diversified product ranges.

A similar study by the Futures Industry Association (FIA) also endorses the same, a press statement from the NSE, which publishes the benchmark Nifty index, said.

The survey looked at stock index options contracts traded in 2015, and the Nifty 50 had the highest annual growth rate (AGR) of 79 per cent.

According to the FIA study, the NSE witnessed a growth of 61.2 per cent to 3.03 billion contracts, second only to CME Group, while Eurex is at the third position.

NSE ranked second among top 10 exchanges by the number of single stock futures contracts traded in 2015. During the same period, 9 single stock futures traded at NSE form part of the top 30 single stock futures contracts in terms of contracts.

The WEF/IOMA 2015 Derivatives Market Survey has also endorsed NSE’s top positions in long-term interest rate (LTIR) derivatives too. The USD-INR currency futures contract has emerged as the second most traded contract among the top 30 currency contracts traded in 2015.

The World Federation of Exchange is the global trade association for the operators of regulated financial exchanges while FIA is the leading global trade organization for the futures, options and centrally cleared derivatives markets.

Published on May 12, 2016
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