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In addition to being the first stock exchange globally to introduce a sustainability index and to incorporate a move toward integrated reporting, the JSE continues to provide sustainable products for investors to trade such as the Sustainability Index Futures
About the Index Futures:
- ESG Index Futures from the JSE are based on the tradable and equally weighted Top 30 index calculated on a real time basis, with the Top 30 companies being ranked by FTSE Russell ESG Rating.
- As sustainable investing continues to grow, an investor can gain leveraged exposure into ESG rated companies through this product.
- Investors can gain leveraged exposure into ESG rated companies through RI Top 30 Index futures.
- Gearing provides a capital efficient way to gain exposure to a basket of shares, creating greater volatility which amplifies gains and losses.
- This product allows investors to take advantage of price movements in the underlying Index and allows for Portfolio diversification.
Key benefits and features:
- An Index Futures contract gives investors the ability to buy or sell an underlying listed financial instrument at a fixed price on a future date. These products are cash settled and easily accessible via JSE Equity Derivatives members.
- Our ESG futures are centrally cleared by JSE Clear, providing market participants with a robust clearing mechanism that eliminates counterparty risk. The futures are also Marked-to-Market daily, allowing investors to accurately value the positions.
- Investors can use the RI Top 30 Index future to hedge existing ESG risk.
- In the case of derivatives, you have no voting rights or any other ownership rights that would traditionally fall to a holder of the underlying equity.