Mercado a Termino de Buenos Aires
|Mercado a Termino de Buenos Aires (MATba)|
|Headquarters||Buenos Aires, Argentina|
|Key People||Andrés Ponte, chairman, Marcos Hermansson, Vice-Chairman|
|Products||Open outcry exchange|
Mercado a Termino de Buenos Aires (MATba) is an exchange which offers futures and options on financial instruments and commodities. The exchange is made up of two markets that merged in 2019: Mercado a Termino de Buenos Aires, a futures and options market, and Rosario Futures Exchange (ROFEX), a futures exchange for commodities and financial products. The merger created a single derivatives exchange in Argentina.
The Mercado a Termino de Buenos Aires was ranked as the world's 49th derivatives exchange by volume in 2018 with 713,360 contracts traded, up 152 percent from the previous year, according to the annual volume survey published by the Futures Industry Association (FIA). The FIA report notes that MATba's total volume for 2017 was up 2.5% from the previous year, reaching 282,630 contracts.
MATba and ROFEX signed a merger agreement in November 2018 and received shareholder approval in January 2019. The final signing on the deal was completed in February 2019. 
In May of 2005 the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Mercado a Termino de Buenos Aires (MATba), a leading commodity exchange in Argentina. This agreement was created to explore opportunities for extending the global reach of both exchanges.
The exchange lists agriculture contracts for wheat, corn, soybeans and other farming products, and financial contracts such as FX, ROFEX 20 Index and interest rates.
|Year||Total Annual Volume||Percent Change|
- Note: In 2019, Mercado a Termino de Buenos Aires and Rosario Futures Exchange (ROFEX) merged
- ROFEX and MATba to Complete Merger by Mid 2019. Finance Magnates.
- MATba and ROFEX signed definitive merger agreement. Press Release.
- 2017 Annual Volume Survey. FIA.
- MATba and ROFEX Sign Merger Commitment. Press Release.
- CBOT Partners With Argentina Exchange. Brownfield Network.