Eurex to launch commodity index futures and options

Derivatives exchange Eurex will launch futures and options based on Dow Jones-AIG commodity sub-sector indexes in the first quarter of 2009.

The nine indexes are the Dow Jones-AIG energy, petroleum, livestock, ex-energy, grains, industrial metals, precious metals, softs, and agriculture. Currently the Chicago Mercantile Exchange is the only other provider of commodity index futures based on the parent DJ-AIG index but not the sub-indexes.

As of the end of the third quarter of 2008, there is an est

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