London, 22 June 2016 – The World Federation of Exchanges ("WFE"), which represents more than 200 market infrastructure providers including exchanges and CCPs, has announced an education partnership with University of Cambridge Judge Business School Executive Education ("Cambridge Judge"). 

As part of the agreement, WFE members will be able to access and apply for a range of Executive Education courses held by Cambridge Judge, and enjoy a 15% discount on fees. Courses range from the flagship Advanced Leadership Programme (ALP), which is for senior executives seeking to refresh their thinking and fine-tune their leadership agenda, right through to a number of certificates of achievement across a range of management topics.

"We are happy to partner with Cambridge Judge, one of the world's most prestigious business schools," said Nandini Sukumar, Chief Executive Officer, WFE. "Our Educational Service offering is one of the five key pillars of the WFE strategy, and we strive to provide our members with access to world-class educational opportunities, via external providers and through WFE-led sessions that focus on the specifics of market structure."

Matthew Walkley, Corporate Relations Manager, Cambridge Judge commented: "Our General Management and Leadership programmes are specifically designed to offer executives, senior leaders and CEOs the opportunity to up-skill in fundamental business management areas, or recalibrate their leadership outlook. We provide a challenging, academically rigorous, yet practical executive development programme, and look forward to welcoming WFE members over the coming year."

The WFE has also launched an exclusive education portal today, allowing its members to access information about Cambridge Judge and its programme of courses, in addition to applying online: https://members.world-exchanges.org/index.php/membership-benefits/general-management-leadership

The partnership with Cambridge Judge is one part of the WFE's expanding Educational Service offering. It offers all its members – from the largest financial market infrastructures (FMIs) to the smallest, often in frontier and emerging markets, where the need is particularly great – support with their market development mandates.This support includes: research, a statistics database, workshops, training sessions and seminars, alongside participation at WFE market structure conferences; together, these elements help exchanges in their role of shaping and contributing to the real economy.

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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.The WFE is the definitive source for exchange-traded statistics and publishes over 300 market data indicators. Its statistics database stretches back 70 years, and provides information and insight into developments on global exchanges. To access the WFE's monthly statistics report, please register or log-in here: http://www.world-exchanges.org/home/index.php/statistics/monthly-reports

WFE exchanges are home to nearly 45,000 listed companies.The WFE promotes the development of fair, efficient and transparent markets. It works with policy makers, regulators and standard-setters around the world to support the development of effective rules and standards for exchanges and market participants. For more information, please visit: www.world-exchanges.org

About the Cambridge Judge Business School:

Cambridge Judge Business School is a business school at the heart of Cambridge, advancing knowledge and leadership through people who leave a mark on the world.Since 1990, Cambridge Judge has forged a reputation as a centre of rigorous thinking and high-impact transformative education, situated within one of the world's most prestigious research universities, and in the heart of the Cambridge Cluster, the most successful technology entrepreneurship cluster in Europe.

For more information, please contact:

Anna Watson

Head of Communications, World Federation of Exchanges

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