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WFE Focus April 2011
28th Annual IOMA Conference held in Mumbai

WFE held its 28th annual IOMA (WFE’s derivatives division) conference in Mumbai to discuss regulatory reforms and exchange consolidation.

Leaders of the derivatives exchanges and clearinghouse members of the WFE assembled on 1-4 May for the 28th annual IOMA meeting. The Conference focused on regulatory initiatives affecting clearing standards and over-the-counter derivatives, trends in market liquidity and exchange consolidation.

The meeting took place following one of the most successful years for trading on exchanges. According to WFE’s annual derivatives market survey report the options and futures traded on exchanges globally increased by 25%. 

Trading in derivatives contracts on regulated exchanges worldwide surged 25% in 2010. 22.4 billion derivative contracts were traded on exchanges worldwide (11.3 billion futures and 11.1 billion options) against 17.9 billion in 2009. The share of futures in the total number of traded contracts nearly doubled between 2005 and 2010. In 2010, the number of futures traded surpassed for the first time the number of options.

The highest growth rate (+41%) was observed in the Asia-Pacific region and for the first time volumes traded in this geographical zone were higher than in the two other zones.

The full report and presentations from the Conference are available at the WFE website under IOMA section.

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