Equity options on were launched on the TASE in 2009. The underlying assets were chosen from the shares with the highest market capitalization on the exchange as well as with the highest volumes. Most TA-35 Index companies currently have listed options.
The main specifications of the equity options are similar to the TA-35 index options: European style options, cash settlement and the same exercise date. These options improve the capital market and allow investors to hedge the securities' risk.