NO 231 – MAY 2012
Shaping the future of Europe's financial markets

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WFE Focus January 2012
Corporate news

BSE appoints interim CEO
The Board of Directors of BSE (Bombay SE) appointed Shri Ashishkumar Chauhan as interim CEO with effect from 11 May 2012 after expiry of term of current Managing Director and CEO, Shri Madhu Kannan.

Egyptian Exchange opens new premises
The Egyptian Exchange has opened its new administrative headquarter in Smart Village, a business zone on the western edge of Cairo. Trading will continue at the Bourse’s premises in downtown Cairo, but the exchange’s Board of Directors, trade watchdog and human resource departments will all operate from the new premises in the Cairo-Alexandria desert road.

Hong Kong Exchanges’ Board of Directors appoints new Chairman
On 24 April 2012, the Board of Directors of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing appointed Chung Kong Chow as the new Chairman of HKEx.

Luxembourg Stock Exchange appoints new President and CEO
On 18 April 2012, the Board of Directors of the Luxembourg Stock Exchange appointed Robert Scharfe as its new President and CEO.

NASDAQ OMX acquires governance, risk management and compliance software provider
The NASDAQ OMX Group has agreed to acquire BWise, a global leader in enterprise governance, risk management and compliance (GRC) software. With this acquisition, NASDAQ OMX Corporate Solutions now offers companies the ability to track, measure and manage key organizational risks, including the risk of non-compliance, with industry leading governance, management and compliance software and services.

SIX becomes single brand for all SIX Group businesses
As of 23 April 2012, all business areas of SIX Group will use the single brand SIX. The four business areas will additionally be distinguished by their respective descriptors: Swiss Exchange, Securities Services, Financial Information and Payment Services. The reduction to a single brand will increase transparency and strengthen SIX’s market presence.

TMX Group and Maple announce agreements to acquire CDS
TMX Group and Maple Group Acquisition Corporation have announced that Maple has reached agreements to acquire the Canadian Depository for Securities and Alpha Trading Systems. The proposed acquisitions of CDS and Alpha are announced in connection with Maple’s proposed integrated acquisition transaction to acquire 100% of TMX Group shares.

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