German derivatives exchange group Eurex saw 2.1 billion contracts traded across its global markets in 2014, down slightly from the previous year.
The Group, which owns US options venue International Securities Exchange (ISE) and the European Energy Exchange (EEX), posted strong volumes in December to cap off the year, but failed to top its 2013 figures.
Eurex, the German futures and options platform, recorded average daily volumes of 7.3 million in December, up from 6.2 million through the same period in 2013.
Overall Eurex’s 2014 activity reached 1.5 billion, just shy of its 2013 mark of 1.6 billion.
A busy year for Eurex saw the German venue launch new products such as exchange-traded FX contracts, swap futures and volatility derivatives.
It’s parent company Deutsche Boerse also announced a new CEO for 2015 when current chief Reto Francioni steps down in May. The former head of UBS’s investment bank, Carsten Kengeter, will take the helm.