The good, the bad and the ugly of the futures industry were
still enjoying the delights of Boca as FO Week hit the
presses, leaving Eurex time to pull a show-stopping
announcement out of the bag at the eleventh hour.
But, as this issue is put to bed, there was still no word on
what most people expect to be an acquisition to kick-start the
European exchange's entry into the US. When the news finally
does come out, it will be interesting to learn how close they
got to grabbing the Boca headlines. There are, of course, more
pressing considerations than PR, but Boca would have been a
prime opportunity to unveil detailed plans in front of the
assembled industry bigwigs. With customers to be enticed and
competitors to be up-staged, the opportunity will not have
escaped the Eurex deal-makers. The exchange has, after all,
shown it knows the value of a well-timed announcement, putting
out a spoiler just hours ahead of CBoT's Liffe Connect press
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