Index Licensing for Derivatives
Listed Futures and Options
A wide variety of financial products are based on or use MSCI indexes, including ETFs, mutual funds, insurance products, structured products, over-the-counter derivatives and listed futures and options.
To demonstrate the quality, widespread use and adoption of MSCI indexes, this document contains a broad list of listed futures and options based on MSCI indexes compiled from public sources.Download PDF
MSCI based futures and options are currently listed on the following exchanges:
MSCI-licensed Inter-dealer Brokers
MSCI offers licensing agreements for firms within a client segment commonly known as inter-dealer brokers (IDBs). IDBs act as liquidity aggregators and arrange trades between liquidity providers, typically on an agency basis.
MSCI-licensed IDBs play a critical role in sourcing liquidity of Listed and OTC MSCI-linked derivatives and support the ecosystem of MSCI Indexes as a whole. The following inter-dealer brokers have been licensed to arrange, advise on, and/or execute trades of MSCI index-linked derivatives that reference the closing level of a MSCI Index:
Structured Products Section
With more than 40 years of benchmarking leadership, we have accumulated exceptional expertise in designing and calculating both traditional Market Cap Weighted and alternatively-weighted equity indexes. Investors with unique index requirements can tap into the full scope of our experienced indexing capabilities and extensive data through our Custom Indexes.
Our Indexes can be licensed as underlying of Structured Products ranging from market-cap indexes through Factor Indexes, including diversified and adaptive multi-factor Indexes, a very broad set of ESG Indexes, innovative Thematic Indexes and Fixed Income Indexes.
Indexes can be customized across many dimensions for efficient structured products use:
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