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NYSE Liffe U.S. Expands mini MSCI Futures Portfolio with Three New Global Futures Products
- Creating New Opportunities to Manage Positions and Adjust Global Exposure
- mini MSCI Canada Index Futures (MCL)
- mini MSCI Emerging Markets Latin America Index Futures (MLE)
- mini MSCI World Index Futures (MWL)

NEW YORK, Sept. 10, 2012 -- NYSE Liffe U.S., the innovative U.S. futures exchange of NYSE Euronext (NYX), today announced the addition of three new futures contracts based on MSCI global indices.  Complementing the successful family of MSCI index-linked futures already trading on the exchange, the addition of mini MSCI Canada, mini MSCI Emerging Markets Latin America and mini MSCI World index futures offers customers more flexibility and control in implementing their desired exposure to key global markets; and provides accessibility to a wider range of in-demand global economies.  With significant growth in interest in world markets, these products provide NYSE Liffe U.S. customers with a more complete menu of products to better tailor their positions as part of their global trading strategy.

“Since becoming the sole U.S. exchange for MSCI index-based futures, we have been working closely with our diverse client base to build a comprehensive portfolio that combines the products they need with compelling liquidity, pricing and unique trading capabilities,” said Cliff Weber, Head of Strategy and Product Development, NYSE Liffe U.S.  “We are excited to launch these new products as we continue to fill in the global picture that the MSCI indices create for investors.  The trading community now has more tools to better manage their positions and fine-tune their global equity markets exposure.”

“With an estimate of more than $7 trillion tracking MSCI Indices on a worldwide basis[1], we continue to see institutional investors adopting a global view of the equity investment opportunity set,” said Ricardo Manrique, Executive Director, MSCI. “The expanded offering of mini MSCI index futures contracts on NYSE Liffe US further demonstrates the strength of this globalization trend and the importance of equity indices that are investible, transparent, and widely used as benchmarks.”

In addition to offering direct exposure to global developed markets through the new mini MSCI World futures, the addition of mini MSCI Canada futures to mini MSCI USA and mini MSCI EAFE futures provides the component pieces to better manage their desired exposures to the North American markets.  At the same time, mini MSCI Emerging Markets Latin American Index futures offers more refined exposure within the MSCI Emerging Markets index.  All of the new futures contracts clear and settle in U.S. dollars at the Options Clearing Corporation. 

In May 2009, NYSE Liffe U.S. signed a license agreement with MSCI to offer a broad suite of domestic and international index futures products built on a range of MSCI equity indices.    These indices include style and sector exposures as well as flagship MSCI indices like the MSCI Emerging Markets (EM) and MSCI EAFE indices.   MSCI calculates over 150,000 equity indices daily as part of a diverse index portfolio including broad and efficient market coverage of U.S. and European equity markets. MSCI indices are recognized and used by leading asset managers around the world.

For more information on mini MSCI index futures contracts please visit:  http://www.nyx.com/minimscis



About NYSE Liffe U.S.
A unit of NYSE Euronext, NYSE Liffe U.S. is a partnership with six leading market participants, Citadel Securities, DRW Ventures LLC (an affiliate of DRW Trading Group), GETCO, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and UBS.  It is a global, multi-asset class futures exchange trading a diverse range of products, including the successful Eurodollar and U.S. Treasury interest rate products, a suite of MSCI-based futures, liquid precious metals contracts and contracts based on the DTCC GCF Repo IndexTM.  NYSE Liffe U.S. utilizes the proven LIFFE CONNECT® trading platform designed and maintained by NYSE Technologies that matched nearly 4.5 million contracts per day on the NYSE Liffe markets in Europe in 2011.  The exchange offers a wide range of global connectivity options allowing members to efficiently transact on the platform in a highly cost efficient manner.  For more information, please visit www.nyseliffeus.com

MSCI and the MSCI Index names are service marks of MSCI Inc. (“MSCI”) or its affiliates and have been licensed for use by NYSE Liffe US LLC. Futures contracts on any MSCI Index (“Contracts”) are not sponsored, guaranteed or endorsed by MSCI, its affiliates or any other party involved in, or related to, making or compiling such MSCI Index. Neither MSCI, its affiliates nor any other party involved in, or related to, making or compiling any MSCI Index makes any representations regarding the advisability of investing in such Contracts. Neither MSCI, its affiliates nor any other party involved in, or related to, making or compiling any MSCI Index makes any warranty, express or implied, or bears any liability as to the results to be obtained by any person or any entity from the use of any such MSCI Index or any data included therein. No purchaser, seller or holder of this security, or any other person or entity, should use or refer to any MSCI trade name, trademark or service mark to sponsor, endorse, market or promote this security without first contacting MSCI to determine whether MSCI’s permission is required.


[1] As of June 31, 2011 based on eVestment, Lipper and Bloomberg data



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