The EURO STOXX 50 is a stock index of Eurozone stocks designed by STOXX, an index provider owned by Deutsche Börse Group. As of April 2021, the index is dominated by France (representing 36.6% of all total assets) and Germany (33.2%).

According to STOXX, its goal is “to provide a blue-chip representation of Supersector leaders in the Eurozone”. It is made up of fifty of the largest and most liquid stocks. The index futures and options on the EURO STOXX 50, traded on Eurex, are among the most liquid products in Europe and the world.

STOXX Limited is owned by Deutsche Börse AG. It has been managing and licensing indexes since 1998. The EURO STOXX 50 Index was among the first STOXX indexes launched in 1998. The company has broadened its offerings substantially since its launch which focused on European stock indexes. It now offers indexes representing nearly every country and region of the world. Asset classes include equity, fixed income, and currency. It also offers indexes by sector, factor, strategy, and theme.

  • The EURO STOXX 50 index is a blue-chip index designed to represent the 50 largest companies in the eurozone.
  • The index holds stocks from eight eurozone countries: Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, and Spain.
  • The EURO STOXX 50 is managed and licensed by STOXX Limited, which is owned by Deutsche Börse AG.