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WFE interviews Ibrahim Turhan, Chairman & CEO, Borsa Istanbul

Author Name: Ibrahim Turhan, Chairman & CEO, Borsa Istanbul

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

Borsa İstanbul is the fully integrated operator of capital markets in Turkey and provides a fair, transparent and efficient environment for the trading of a wide variety of securities including equities, ETFs, warrants, government and corporate bonds, repo and reverse-repo agreements, derivatives, selected commodities and Sukuk. We are also the only provider of post-trade services, namely, central clearing, settlement, custody, and registration in Turkey.

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For the Global Exchange Community, a New Major Development in Cyber Security

Author Name: Mark Graff, Chief Information Security Officer, NASDAQ OMX

In March 2014, the World Federation of Exchanges (WFE) established a new Cyber Security Working Group. (Members call it "GLEX", for GLobal EXchange security.) 

GLEX's mission is to aid in the protection of the global capital markets. The Founding Committee included representation from over a dozen exchanges across the globe, and current membership stands at about two dozen. Any WFE member in good standing is eligible, and there is no cost beyond that of WFE membership itself.

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Making our Markets Sustainable: Stock Exchanges Face the Challenge

Author Name: Evan Harvey, NASDAQ OMX

As Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance (ESG) issues become more prevalent in the capital markets, investors, stakeholders, and regulators are using new data—and greater insight—to drive their decisions. Some stock exchanges play a double role in this trend, simultaneously pushing better ESG practices into their markets and protecting them from immaterial or burdensome regulation. Can an exchange support listed companies and sustainability reporting channels?

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WFE Launches Sustainability Working Group

March 25, 2014

The World Federation of Exchanges (WFE) has formed a new sustainability working group at its Working Committee meeting in Mumbai last week. The new Sustainability Working Group is comprised of representatives from a diverse array of global stock exchanges with a mandate to build consensus on the purpose, practicality, and materiality of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) data.

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