Moscow Exchange reports record client activity in derivatives, forex segments

Moscow Exchange has said it had record client activity in its derivatives and foreign exchange segments in February.

A statement from the bourse said 50,873 active client accounts were registered in the derivatives segment and 17,955 in the forex segment last month.

Open interest for gold futures stood at a record 24bn roubles on February 24 ($313.77m at that date’s exchange rate) and that for euro-rouble options totalled 17bn roubles ($226.34m) by the end of the month, the exchange said.

In the forex segment, spot instrument clients made up 64.7% of the total, a record high in the bourse’s history of forex trade, the statement said.

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