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Nasdaq OMXC25 Index Future Certified For US Investors

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Effective August 13, market participants and investors domiciled in the U.S. may be offered OMXC25 Index Futures contracts. The OMXC25 index future contract is the leading Danish blue chip index future over the 25 largest and most liquid Danish equities listed on the Nasdaq Copenhagen exchange. 

Danish equities increasingly traded by non-Nordic investors

During the past six years trading volume in Danish equities has increased from an average daily turnover of DKK 2.4 billion in 2012 to an average daily turnover of DKK 6 billion in 2018. Today, seven out of 10 Nasdaq Nordic broker members are based outside the Nordics. 

”The CFTC certification now provides for the largest futures brokers and commodity funds in North America to invest in Danish index futures. This is a significant milestone to further open our equity and derivatives markets to U.S. market participants,” said Nikolaj Kosakewitsch, President of Nasdaq Copenhagen and VP European Equities and Derivatives.

Replicate success

In 1996, the CFTC certification was granted to the OMXS30 Index Future and it is today one of the most traded index futures in Europe.

”We estimate that 25 pct of the flow in the OMXS30 Index Future comes from U.S. based investors, a contributing factor in making it one of the most attractive index futures in Europe. This is a success we hope to replicate with the OMXC25 Index Future,” said Nikolaj Kosakewitsch.

*Nasdaq Nordic represents the common offering by Nasdaq Copenhagen, Nasdaq Helsinki, Nasdaq Iceland and Nasdaq Stockholm. Nasdaq Baltic represents the common offering by Nasdaq Tallinn, Nasdaq Riga and Nasdaq Vilnius. Nasdaq Copenhagen, Nasdaq Helsinki, Nasdaq Iceland, Nasdaq Riga, Nasdaq Stockholm, Nasdaq Tallinn, Nasdaq Vilnius, Nasdaq Clearing and Nasdaq Broker Services are respective brand names for the regulated markets of Nasdaq Copenhagen A/S, Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd., Nasdaq Iceland hf., Nasdaq Riga, AS, Nasdaq Stockholm AB, Nasdaq Tallinn AS, AB Nasdaq Vilnius, Nasdaq Clearing AB and Nasdaq Broker Services AB. 

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