The Equity Derivatives Market, formally Safex, was established in 1988 to provide a secure and efficient on-exchange market for trading Derivatives in South Africa. The market provides professional traders and private investors with a platform for trading Futures, Exchange Traded CFDs, Options and other sophisticated Derivatives Instruments in a liquid and transparent environment.
The ECX is a unique partnership of market actors, the Members of the Exchange, and its main promoter, the Government of Ethiopia, which commenced trading operations in 2008. It is a marketplace, where buyers and sellers come together to trade, assured of quality, delivery and payment. The vision of ECX is to transform the Ethiopian economy by becoming a global commodity market of choice.