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WFE Full Year Statistics Show 2015 global equity trading volumes rise 55% as volatility boosts activity

February 1, 2016

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

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World Exchanges Launch Global Financial Education & Literacy Initiative

November 16, 2015
  • Thirty one WFE exchange and clearing house members join new WFE Financial Education & Literacy Study Group
  • Japan Exchange Group to lead WFE Financial Education & Literacy Project
  • FESG to facilitate global sharing of financial education best practice
  • Study group set to be largest of WFE's working groups
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World Exchanges Agree Enhanced Sustainability Guidance

November 4, 2015
  • Guidance is culmination of year-long project by WFE's Sustainability Working Group
  • WFE sets out 'material ESG metrics' to include in disclosure guidance
  • Guidance lists 34 indicators as measures of best sustainability practice
  • WFE stresses exchanges are unique nexus between issuers and investors
  • New guidance follows WFE survey of sustainability policies
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Global Exchanges Publish Position Paper on Key CCP Risk Management, Recovery and Resolution Issues

October 21, 2015 

  • WFE paper points to strong CCP track record of managing market events, noting they are best placed to manage distinct risks within specific markets
  • WFE paper notes the benefits of alignment between incentives and interests of CCPs and clearing members
  • WFE paper recommends that CCPs shouldn't be subject to standardised skin-in-the-game requirements
  • WFE paper says vital that CCPs have flexibility in use of tools as they manage risk in dynamic markets
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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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