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WFE Interviews Lou Eccleston, CEO, TMX Group

What vision do you have for your exchange and its business?

In June 2015, TMX Group announced an organizational realignment designed to achieve our new vision of being a technology-driven solutions provider that puts clients first. Earlier in the year, we undertook a comprehensive review of TMX from the perspective of our various stakeholder groups, including clients, participants, regulators, shareholders and employees.

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WFE Interviews Rashid bin Ali Al-Mansoori, CEO, Qatar Stock Exchange

Author name: Rashid bin Ali Al-Mansoori, CEO, Qatar Stock Exchange 

QSE CEO Al-Mansoori welcomes WFE to Doha for its 2015 Annual Conference and gives some insights into QSE's ambitions to become a regional IPO centre, the state of the Gulf's financial markets and his plans for the world's biggest Sharia-compliant ETF.

Tell us a little about QSE's corporate vision, current business model and growth strategy

Since its inception, the Qatar Stock Exchange has grown to become one of the leading stock markets in the Middle East and GCC region with the second-highest market capitalization in the region

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WFE Interviews Kyungsoo Choi, Chairman and CEO, Korea Exchange

Author Name: Kyungsoo Choi, Chairman & CEO, Korea Exchange

Could you give us a bit of background about your exchange? 

In January 2005, the Korea Exchange, Inc. (KRX) was launched as Korea's single integrated exchange under the Korea Stock & Futures Exchange Act. 

KRX was created through the merger of the Korea Stock Exchange (KSE), the Korea Futures Exchange (KOFEX), the KOSDAQ Stock Market, and the KOSDAQ Committee, a sub-organization of the Korea Securities Dealers Association (KSDA).

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WFE Interviews Jose Antonio Martinez, Bolsa de Comercio de Santiago

Author Name: Jose Antonio Martinez, CEO, Bolsa de Comercio de Santiago

1. Could you give us a bit of background about your exchange? 

The Chilean stock market is one of the strongest markets in Latin America. There are three Stock Exchanges, being Santiago Stock Exchange, the most important in terms of traded volume, number of brokers and products and infrastructure development. This is confirmed by our market share of 88% in equity, 93.6% in fixed income and 99.8% in other financial instruments, giving us a total participation of 96.9% in all markets. The total market capitalization at the end of 2013 exceeded US$266,000 million.

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WFE Interviews Nicky Newton-King, Johannesburg Stock Exchange

Author Name: Nicky Newton-King, CEO, Johannesburg Stock Exchange

1. Could you give us a bit of background about your exchange? 

The JSE was formed in 1887 during the first South African gold rush. Following the first legislation covering financial markets in 1947, the JSE joined the World Federation of Exchanges in 1963 and upgraded to an electronic trading system in the early 1990s. The bourse demutualised in 2005 and listed on its own exchange in 2006.

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