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WFE Focus January 2012
WFE sponsors FIA Exchange Chairmen and Presidents Breakfast

The WFE sponsored the “Exchange Chairmen and Presidents Breakfast” at the 37th Annual International Futures Industry Conference on 13 March 2012.

The Breakfast brings together the leaders of derivatives exchanges around the world. In keeping with tradition, John Damgard, President of FIA, opened the conference with an address to exchange leaders. Peter Clifford, Deputy Secretary General, spoke about John Damgard’s FIA and close ties between WFE and FIA.

Walter Lukken, incoming President of FIA. Outlined the future priorities of FIA and noted how his experience at NYSE increased his appreciation for the important role of exchanges play.

Jorge Alegria, CEO of MEXDER is the Chairman of IOMA (the WFE’s network of futures and options exchange leaders). He  highlighted some of the key findings of the recent WFE/IOMA report, and invited delegates to the IOMA conference in London in April.

The WFE, which annually conducts a survey on derivative markets, found that in 2011, more than 24 billion derivative contracts (11.9 billion futures and 12.9 billion options) were traded on exchanges worldwide - an increase from the 22 billion traded in 2010. Between 2006 and 2011, the number of traded derivative contracts has more than doubled.  While the growth rate (+11%) remains significantly high, it is lower than the one observed in 2010 (+25%).  The full WFE report on derivatives markets will be available following the annual IOMA <http://www.world-exchanges.org/ioma>  conference held this year in London between 16-17 April 2012.

The preliminary findings are available at WFE website. 


John Damgard, outgoing President of FIA

      
Peter Clifford, Deputy Secretary General, WFE

Jorge Alegria, CEO of MEXDER and
Chairman of IOMA
 
Walter Lukken, incoming President of FIA

 

 

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