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The FTSE suite of products benefitted from news of a potential COVID-19 vaccine with YoY increases across all ICE FTSE products. The FTSE 100 F&O, FTSE 250 Futures and FTSE 100 Dividend Future saw YoY increases in both ADV and OI.
The FTSE 100 rebalance in November saw the reunification of Unilever, which drove volumes on the last day of the month to over 200,000 lots. Single Stock Options saw a modest increase of 1% in YOY ADV, however OI in the U.K. Single Stock Options was up 11% YTD at 2.7 million lots with the banking and airline stocks seeing the largest increases in OI. Notably, NatWest Group Plc Single Stock Options OI increased by over 800% to 154,000 lots.