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FOCUS September 2016 Issue

Welcome to the September issue of FOCUS.

In this edition, we hear from Greg Wojciechowski, President & CEO of the Bermuda Stock Exchange about his vision for BSX. The magazine also includes two perspectives on settlement cycles: one from the DTCC on its roadmap towards T+2, slated for launch on 5 September 2017, and one from the JSE on its recent successful implementation of T+3. We take a look at the progress of sustainability in capital markets through the lens of two recent events in Singapore. And we share recent work from the WFE in two key areas – Distributed Ledger Technology and cyber resilience.

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FOCUS July 2016 Issue

Welcome to the July issue of FOCUS. 

In this edition, we look at some of the key themes to emerge from the WFE Working Committee in Shanghai at the end of June. We hear from Tom Sakaris, Managing Director and General Manager, DTCC about the growth of ETPs, while Ian Cornwall from SIX Swiss Exchange and Chris LaRosa from CME Group discuss Circuit Breakers, following their facilitated session in China. Michel Prada, Chairman of the IFRS Foundation Trustees tells us about his vision for the organisation. And we have an interesting piece from MOEX Group and NSD looking at how Blockchain can move from hype to reality.

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FOCUS June 2016 Issue

Welcome to the June issue of FOCUS.

One of the key themes in this edition is demutualisation; we focus on the topic with some of our own research, alongside articles from WFE members who are considering it, and from those who have taken more of a middle ground option. We also have an interesting piece discussing the themes from the recent FESE Convention in Malta, and we meet the author of a new book on leadership development. Finally, we are pleased to announce an education partnership with the University of Cambridge Judge Business School. 

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FOCUS May 2016 Issue

Welcome to the May edition of FOCUS.

This edition is devoted to the annual IOSCO conference and the themes that gripped delegates. Held every year since 1974, the IOSCO annual conference gathers the world's securities regulators to discuss the issues of the day – comparable in some ways to WFE's General Assembly & Annual Meeting where the world's exchanges & CCPs meet. It's one of the most important events of the year for the global securities market industry and particularly significant for WFE which advocates on behalf of its members to the three global regulatory organizations: IOSCO, BCBS and the Financial Stability Board.

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FOCUS April 2016 Issue

​Welcome to the April edition of FOCUS.

The theme of this month's edition is SMEs. SMEs are an economic cornerstone, contributing significantly to the economy and also acting as the incubator for the large companies of tomorrow. In March, WFE released its research paper on SMEs, which can be downloaded from the WFE research section at We complement this study with comments from some WFE members at the forefront of this area.

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