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The World Federation of Exchanges represents 64 regulated exchanges across the world, and acts on behalf of a total of 99 organizations including affiliate members and clearinghouses.

Our member exchanges are home to more than 45,000 listed companies, while our widely used statistics database covers more than 350 indicators and 40 years of data from exchanges worldwide. Our members provide a significant contribution to the real economy, representing a total market capitalization of USD 63.5 trillion and a total trading value of USD 76 trillion, a value which is over 65% of the world GDP.

Since its foundation 54 years ago, the WFE has organized committees, meetings, general assemblies, conferences, and workshops for its members to transfer knowledge and share expertise. As an industry trade organisation, the WFE has discussed virtually every aspect of the capital market: the technical, the commercial, the legal and the economic. In the past four decades we have published studies and reports on issues such as self-regulation, cross border trading, HFT, cyber security and many others besides.

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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World Federation of Exchanges releases second annual sustainability survey

London, 15 June 2016 - The World Federation of Exchanges ("WFE"), which represents more than 200 market infrastructure providers including exchanges and CCPs, today released its second global Environment, Social and Governance ("ESG") survey.

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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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FOCUS March 2016 Post-Trade Issue

In this issue: Welcome to this month's new style edition of WFE's FOCUS Ezine.

This month's theme is post-trade, with some of our members sharing their views on the big post-trade themes as they see them. Comments include distributed ledger, the supplemental leverage ratio, further regulation and further clearing initiatives.

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FOCUS 2016 Issue

Contents - Interview: CEO Charles Li Explains HKEx's New Corporate Strategy, DTCC's Bodson on Why FMIs Are Well Placed to Lead Financial Innovation, Photos of That Spanking New LME Trading Floor, WFE's Market Analysis & Insight, EU-US Clearing House Deal – Why It Could Lead to More Global Standards, Guest Column: Europe's Dark Pools - Holding Pattern Ahead MIFID II?.

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