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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 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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WFE Appoints Nandini Sukumar as New Chief Administrative Officer

May 30, 2014

The World Federation of Exchanges, the global trade association of publicly regulated exchanges, today announced the appointment of Ms Nandini Sukumar to the position of Chief Administrative Officer. 

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Global Derivatives Conference Concludes in Moscow

May 28, 2014

The 31st annual World Federation of Exchanges/IOMA conference, devoted to the global derivatives market, concluded today in Moscow. The annual conference brings together both the leaders of the world's futures and options markets and global clearing houses, to discuss market and regulatory issues affecting the global derivatives landscape. This year the conference was hosted by Moscow Exchange, Russia's main public markets trading platform.

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WFE Interviews Edemir Pinto, CEO, BM&FBOVESPA

Author Name: Edemir Pinto, CEO, BM&FBOVESPA

1. Could you give us an overview of your exchange? 

BM&FBOVESPA, with its vertically integrated model, is a complete exchange in terms of products and infrastructure, as a result of a merger on May 2008 between BOVESPA (the São Paulo Stock Exchange, founded in 1890) and BM&F (the Commodity & Futures Exchange, founded in 1986). It offers a diversified array of products and services ranging from trading in equities and derivatives to all stages of post-trade activities including clearing, settlement and depositary services, always at the beneficial owner level.

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Top Exchange and Clearinghouse Leaders to Assemble in Moscow, Russia For WFE-IOMA Annual Derivatives Conference

May 23, 2014

Exchanges and clearinghouse leaders will assemble in Moscow next week for the World Federation of Exchanges' (WFE) 31st annual derivatives conference, the International Options Market Association (IOMA). The conference, which will take place 26-28 May, will be a forum for the discussion of key regulatory issues affecting the global derivatives landscape. The WFE-IOMA conference will also partner again this year with the Global Association of Central Counterparties, (CCP12) to offer a half-day of combined sessions that will focus on the new challenges facing the clearing markets.
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