Investors continue to be drawn to the emerging market opportunities of the Brazilian economy for the steady, consistent growth and diversification potential it provides. The popularity of BRIC strategies has fostered a need for relevant, capital-efficient tools to manage and hedge Brazilian exposure.
Through its partnership with BM&FBOVESPA, CME Group offers U.S. Dollar (USD)-denominated Ibovespa futures based on the leading indicator for the Brazilian equity market.
The Bovespa Index, or Ibovespa, is a leading indicator of the Brazilian stock market’s average performance, and comprises nearly 70 stocks traded on the Sao Paulo Stocks, Mercantile & Futures Exchange. Revised every four months, its theoretical portfolio is composed of stocks that
Ibovespa (USD) futures contract on CME Globex was made possible by CME Group’s strategic partnership with BM&FBOVESPA, the largest equity and futures exchange in Latin America and the world’s third largest exchange. A cross-listing arrangement announced in March 2012 gives customers of both exchanges access to key, globally relevant benchmark products.