NO 229 – MARCH 2012
Investing in long term growth of SMEs

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WFE Focus January 2012
Corporate news

Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange appoints new CEO
The Board of Directors of Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange appointed Mr. Rashed Al Baloushi as Chief Executive Officer.

CME Group announces year-end retirement of CEO
The Board of Directors of CME Group announced that Craig Donohue, the company’s Chief Executive Officer since 2004, has announced that he will step down when his contract expires in December 2012. As part of the company’s succession plan, the Board has appointed Terrence Duffy, who is currently Executive Chairman, to the expanded role of Executive Chairman and President, and current President Phupinder Gill to Chief Executive Officer when Donohue’s contract expires.

NYSE Euronext acquires shareholder interest in Fixnetix
NYSE Euronext announced an agreement to subscribe for shares in Fixnetix Limited, a leading service provider of ultra-low latency data provision, co-location, trading services and risk controls for more than 50 markets worldwide. NYSE Euronext has commenced a tender offer to acquire approximately 25% of the outstanding shares in Fixnetix. This agreement, which includes the option for NYSE Euronext to acquire the remainder of Fixnetix at any time over the next three years, complements key areas of NYSE Technologies’ diverse product portfolio to offer customers integrated multi-asset market access and managed services.

TMX Group acquires majority stake in Razor Risk Technologies
TMX Group announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary TMX Australia has received acceptances of its takeover bid in respect of 91.2% of the shares in Razor Risk Technologies.

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