FTSE Italia PIR Mid Cap Futures
Borsa Italiana on 4th December 2017 announces that its Italian Derivatives Market (IDEM) has further extended its product range with the launch of FTSE Italia PIR Mid Cap Futures.
The innovative products were launched in response to strong and growing demand from global trading firms and asset managers looking to access an efficient financial instrument for directional trading and hedging purposes on the fast-growing Italian Mid Cap segment, following the implementation of the personal savings plan (PIR) law introduced in Italy earlier this year.
The new index futures contract has been created to be suitable for derivatives trading, as a benchmark index for exchange traded funds and UCITS funds, and for tracking Mid Cap stocks listed on Borsa Italiana’s equity markets. The underlying index of the new contract is the FTSE Italia PIR Mid Cap Total Return Index.
Exane and Societe Generale will act as market makers from launch date to support the liquidity of the new futures contract.