For Release: July 1, 2002
CFTC Staff Allows Eurex Deutschland’s Futures Contract Based on the Dow Jones Global Titans 50 Index and JSE Securities Exchange South Africa’s Futures Contract on the FTSE/JSE 40 Top Companies Index to be Offered and Sold in the United States
Washington, D.C. -- The Commodity Futures Trading Commission's (CFTC)
Office of General Counsel (OGC) issued no-action letters on June 28,
2002, permitting the offer and sale in the United States of Eurex
Deutschland’s (Eurex) futures contract based on the Dow Jones
Global Titans 50 Index (Global Titans 50) and JSE Securities Exchange
South Africa’s (JSE) futures contract based on the FTSE/JSE 40
Top Companies Index (FTSE/JSE Top 40).
The Global Titans 50 and the FTSE/JSE Top 40 are both broad-based, modified “free-float” capitalization-weighted indices. The Global Titans 50 consists of the 50 largest stocks in the Dow Jones World Index. Based on data supplied by Eurex, the total market capitalization of the Global Titans 50 was U.S. $5.6 trillion as of October 16, 2001. The FTSE/JSE Top 40 is designed to reflect the overall performance of the stocks of the largest companies traded on JSE. Based on data supplied by JSE, the total market capitalization of the FTSE/JSE Top 40 was U.S. $117.5 billion as of December 31, 2001.