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Product of the month: The EURO STOXX 5O®

Release date: 11 Dec 2013 | Eurex Exchange

Product of the month: The EURO STOXX 5O®

Comprising the 50 largest companies of the Eurozone

This flagship blue-chip index from the index provider STOXX® Ltd was launched in February 1998 to assemble the 50 largest companies from the Eurozone countries Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal and Spain. Already two years later, in 2000, it was the underlying index for the first ETF ever launched in Europe. Another two years later it became the underlying for the first futures and options on ETFs in Europe.

Today, this diversified and efficient investment tool is specially designed to serve as an underlying for a wide range of financial products such as Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs), Futures and Options, and structured products.

Index constituents
Automobiles & Parts: BMW, Daimler, Volkswagen
Banks: Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentina, Banco Santander, BNP Paribas, Deutsche Bank, Group Societe Generale,   Intesa Sanpaolo, Unicredit  
Chemicals: Air Liquide, BASF, Bayer
Construction & Materials: CRH, Saint Gobain, Vinci
Food & Beverages: Anhaeuser-Busch, Danone, Unilever
Healthcare: Essilor International, Sanofi
Industrial Goods & Services: Deutsche Post, EADS, Philips, Schneider Electric, Siemens
Insurance: Allianz,  ASSICURAZIONI GENERALI, AXA, ING Group, Muenchner Rueck
Media: Vivendi
Oil & Gas: ENI, Repsol, Total
Personal Goods & Household Goods:  L‘Oreal, LMVH Moet Henessy
Retail: Carrefour, Inditex
Technology: ASML, SAP
Telecommunications: Deutsche Telekom, Orange, Telefonica
Utilities: E.ON, Enel, GDF Suez, Iberdrola, RWE

Key facts
•    Under the top-ten worldwide underlyings for index futures and index options, the EURO STOXX 50® is the only index with pan-European exposure
•    The EURO STOXX 50® has a fixed number of 50 components including only the largest companies (by free-float market capitalization)  in the Eurozone
•    The index is composed of highly liquid companies which qualifies the index as an ideal underlying for financial products or for benchmarking purposes
•    The index methodology is completely rule-based. The index rules are outlined on the STOXX® website
•    The index selection methodology ensures a stable and up-to-date index composition
•    Fast exit rules ensure that the index accurately represents the performance of the biggest and most liquid stocks only

About STOXX®
The first STOXX indices were launched in 1998. In less than 15 years, we have become a leading index provider with a global offering. We create leading indices using groundbreaking methodologies and robust data. The EURO STOXX 50® is used by investors worldwide to structure and benchmark their
equity portfolios.

Clients at more than 500 companies in 36 countries use STOXX products daily. STOXX® is also the marketing agent for the indices of our shareholders,

Deutsche Börse (DAX® indices) and SIX Swiss Exchange (SMI indices®). With total assets under management (AuM) of about US $87 billion, 288 ETFs

globally are based on STOXX®, DAX®, and SMI® indices.*


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