January 17, 2014
The World Federation of Exchanges (WFE), the trade association of 62 publicly regulated stock, futures and options exchanges, has officially moved its headquarters from Paris to London.
The new WFE London office, located in the heart of the city, places the WFE in close proximity to a number of international financial institutions, including many of its member organizations. This milestone is yet another step in the process of transforming the WFE into a more outward looking organization, representing the interests of its member exchanges globally.
"London has long been recognized as one of the most important global financial centers of the world," explained Mr. Huseyin Erkan, the CEO of WFE. "Now that the WFE is officially headquartered here, we look forward to increased interaction with the key participants in our industry; both those located in the City, and those who visit on business."
ABOUT THE WFE:
The World Federation of Exchanges is the trade association for the operators of regulated financial exchanges. With 62 members from around the globe, the WFE develops and promotes standards in markets, supporting reform in the regulation of OTC derivatives markets, international cooperation and coordination among regulators. WFE exchanges are home to more than 45,000 listed companies representing a total market capitalization that is equivalent to the GDP of the whole world.