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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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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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