Marché à Terme International de France

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Marché à Terme International de France
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Website www.euronext.com

Marché à Terme International de France (MATIF), established in 1986 by the French Treasury[1], now Euronext Paris S.A., is France's futures exchange. MATIF was absorbed in the merger of the Paris Bourse with Euronext NV. A specialized financial institution governed by French banking law, Euronext Paris S.A. is the operational managing body of MATIF.

A fully electronic market, all Euronext Paris S.A. products are traded on an electronic trading platform called LIFFE CONNECT, originally the platform of the London International Financial Futures Exchange (LIFFE), an exchange also under the umbrella of the all-encompassing Euronext mergers.

Futures and options on Euronext Paris include interest rate products (e.g. 3-month PIBOR-Paris Interbank Offered Rate; 5-year Euro) and commodities, and MONEP, equity and index futures and options (most notably the the CAC 40, an index that represents a capitalization-weighted measure of the 40 most significant values among the 100 highest market caps on the Paris Bourse).

Trading hours are 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Paris time, Monday through Friday, and all clearing is done through LCH.Clearnet.

References

  1. A brief history of MATIF. Matif.