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Top Exchange and Clearinghouse Leaders to Assemble in Moscow, Russia For WFE-IOMA Annual Derivatives Conference

May 23, 2014

Exchanges and clearinghouse leaders will assemble in Moscow next week for the World Federation of Exchanges' (WFE) 31st annual derivatives conference, the International Options Market Association (IOMA). The conference, which will take place 26-28 May, will be a forum for the discussion of key regulatory issues affecting the global derivatives landscape. The WFE-IOMA conference will also partner again this year with the Global Association of Central Counterparties, (CCP12) to offer a half-day of combined sessions that will focus on the new challenges facing the clearing markets.
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WFE Launches Sustainability Working Group

March 25, 2014

The World Federation of Exchanges (WFE) has formed a new sustainability working group at its Working Committee meeting in Mumbai last week. The new Sustainability Working Group is comprised of representatives from a diverse array of global stock exchanges with a mandate to build consensus on the purpose, practicality, and materiality of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) data.

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Exchange Traded Derivatives Trading Volumes recovered in 2013

March 10, 2014

In 2013, the number of Exchange Traded Derivatives (ETD) worldwide increased by 3% to 22 billion contracts, according to statistics compiled by the World Federation of Exchanges (WFE). 

The WFE, which annually conducts a survey on derivative markets, found that in 2013, 22 billion derivative contracts (12 billion futures and 10 billion options) were traded on exchanges worldwide – a 685 million increase above derivatives contracts traded in 2012. The complete WFE analysis of global derivatives markets will be available in May 2013.

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World Federation of Exchanges Publishes 2013 Global Market Highlights

January 28, 2014

The World Federation of Exchanges (WFE), now headquartered in London, announced today the publication of its annual survey of global markets. The WFE found that for the second consecutive year, the global market capitalization of WFE members has increased, rising 17.4% compared to the 2012 figure of 15.1%. The rise in global market capitalization had a significant effect on Asia Pacific, where trading volumes surged by 47% in local currency terms; however, the Americas and EAME were not as affected, increasing trading volume by only 1%. 

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WFE to award the 2013 WFE Award for Excellence to Nobel Laureates Robert C. Merton and Myron S. Scholes

January 21, 2014

The World Federation of Exchanges (WFE) announced today that the 2013 WFE Award for Excellence will be awarded to Professor Robert C. Merton, MIT Sloan School of Management, and Professor Myron Scholes, Stanford Graduate School of Business and the late Fischer Black, former Director of the Quantitative Strategies Group at Goldman Sachs, in recognition of their development of the groundbreaking Black-Scholes Model in 1973.

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