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World Federation of Exchanges General Assembly Elects New Chairman, Admits New Members

October 28, 2014

BATS Global Markets, Bahrain Bourse, Euronext and The Nigerian Stock Exchange accepted as members at the 54th Meeting in Seoul.

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World Federation of Exchanges Chief Executive Officer Hüseyin Erkan to Retire

October 27, 2014

The World Federation of Exchanges (WFE), the global trade association of publicly regulated exchanges, today announced that Mr. Hüseyin Erkan, Chief Executive Officer of the WFE, will retire at the end of this month following the 54th General Assembly and Annual Meeting in Seoul, South Korea.

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Strong Rebound of Equity Trading Volumes (+10%) in the first half of 2014

August 5, 2014

The World Federation of Exchanges Ltd. published its first-half Statistics Market Highlights report. The main trends for this first six months of the years were: 

  • The value of share trading rose 10% worldwide to 29.7 trillion USD from the second-half of 2013 (+6.8% year on year). 
  • The number of trades rose 10% from the second-half of 2013 (+12% year on year); the average value of trades decreased. 
  • A continuing strong performance of equity markets, Global Market Capitalization rose 6% to 68.7 trillion USD from the second-half of 2013 (+21% year on year.) 
  • Good performance of IPO markets and investment flows. The number of IPOs fell 11% compared to the second half of 2013 but increased 42% year on year. Total investment flows in USD increased 17% compared to the second-half of 2013 (+11% year on year.)
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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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