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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.

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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Changes to Market Operation Rules for Borsa Istanbul Derivatives Market (VIOP) Announced

Changes to Borsa Istanbul Derivatives Market (VIOP) Operation Rules are released with the Announcement dated September 10, 2015. 

Please find below a summary of the main changes:

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BM&FBOVESPA Instituto Educacional: 7th International Financial and Capital Markets Conference

The Event 

The constant pursuit of innovation could be a good answer, if it were not the inherent characteristic of every edition of this event. 

Behind this question are the inquiries undertaken in response to each challenge or economic situation, leading to an effective critical analysis of reality and its resulting transformation. 

The aim is not to offer answers simply to have the merit of answers, but to provide reflections and share different perspectives that contribute to the development of the financial and capital markets. This is why having this space for interaction and an exchange of information among renowned speakers, leading corporations and an expert audience is so fundamental. 

Welcome to the seventh edition of the financial sector's largest event in Brazil! 

Tradition in renowned speakers 

Scientific investigation and professional experience are paramount. The conference therefore features the foremost leading specialists in the subjects to be debated, and prioritizes interaction between them and the audience. http://congresso.bmfbovespa.com.br/en/

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World Exchanges Calls on Regulator to Consider Impact on Emerging Markets due to EU CCP recognition delays

August 5, 2015

The World Federation of Exchanges, the global trade association for exchanges, has written to the European Commission to express its concern that delays and a lack of transparency in EMIR equivalence determinations for third country central counter parties present a challenge to economic growth and development in many Emerging Market economies.

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Global equity trading volumes rise 36% in 1st half 2015

July 29, 2015

The World Federation of Exchanges has today published its Market Highlights Report for the first semester of 2015.

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WFE Survey - Exchanges See Rising Investor Interest in Sustainability

July 22, 2015

A World Federation of Exchanges (WFE) survey shows investors are increasingly studying the sustainability practices and policies of companies as a factor in their investment decisions. Thirty nine percent of respondents to the global exchanges survey (22 out of 56) stated they had received ESG-related queries from investors, of which 10 said that such inquiries are on the increase.

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