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Global stakeholders discuss role of exchanges & CCPs in preserving market integrity at WFE London meeting

London, 31 May 2018 – The World Federation of Exchanges ("WFE"), the global industry group for exchanges and CCPs, is today hosting a panel focused on the role of its members in preserving market integrity, for stakeholders from the global market infrastructure sector.

Taking place in London, the WFE's debate will focus on the key themes in its recently published report on Market integrity and market infrastructures: A post-crisis journey and a vision for the future, co-authored with Oliver Wyman.

The challenges posed by cybersecurity and the post-Brexit landscape, and the partnership between public authorities and market infrastructures in ensuring safe and efficient markets, as well as the impact of crypto-platform regulations, will be key issues for discussion at the event.

Speakers at the debate will include: Daniela Peterhoff, Global Head of Market Infrastructure, Oliver Wyman; Edward Tilly, Chairman and CEO of Cboe Global Markets, and Chairman of the WFE's Working Committee; Veronica Augustsson, CEO of Cinnober, and the WFE's CEO, Nandini Sukumar. Attendees include stakeholders from the buy side, regulators, media and the policy community, along with WFE members.

The event coincides with a meeting of the WFE's Working Committee, also taking place in London. Representatives of the WFE's global membership are gathering today to discuss the latest trends in financial markets and policymaking, as well as the work of the WFE on industry-specific areas such as ICOs and the regulation of crypto platforms; issues arising for market infrastructures from Brexit; standard-setting; and sustainability.

The Working Committee, which brings together the policy and technical experts of the association's membership, is the foundation of the WFE's ongoing work in policy, research and education. It conducts its work via 10 subject-specific Working Groups, and meets three times a year.

Nandini Sukumar, CEO, WFE said: "As our paper with Oliver Wyman concludes, market integrity is an essential part of market infrastructures' role in society. We are pleased to be bringing together leaders from across the market infrastructure spectrum to continue this important debate, as ongoing collaboration and partnerships with policymakers and other stakeholders becomes ever more important today, and in the years to come."

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About the World Federation of Exchanges (WFE):

Established in 1961, the WFE is the global industry association for exchanges and clearing houses. Headquartered in London, it represents over 200 market infrastructure providers, including standalone CCPs that are not part of exchange groups. Of our members, 36.8% are in Asia-Pacific, 42.6% in EMEA and 20.6% in the Americas. WFE exchanges are home to nearly 45,000 listed companies, and the market capitalisation of these entities is over $82.5 trillion; around $81.8 trillion (EOB) in trading annually passes through the infrastructures WFE members safeguard (at end 2017).

The WFE is the definitive source for exchange-traded statistics, and publishes over 350 market data indicators. Its statistics database stretches back more than 40 years, and provides information and insight into developments on global exchanges.

The WFE works with standard-setters, policy makers, regulators and government organisations around the world to support and promote the development of fair, transparent, stable and efficient markets. The WFE shares regulatory authorities' goals of ensuring the safety and soundness of the global financial system, which is critical to enhancing investor and consumer confidence, and promoting economic growth.

For more information, please contact:

Anna Watson

Head of Communications, The World Federation of Exchanges

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Phone: +44 20 7151 4137 / +44 7850 287 685

Twitter: @TheWFE

LinkedIn: The World Federation of Exchanges

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