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World Federation of Exchanges Officially Headquartered in London

January 17, 2014

The World Federation of Exchanges (WFE), the trade association of 62 publicly regulated stock, futures and options exchanges, has officially moved its headquarters from Paris to London.

The new WFE London office, located in the heart of the city, places the WFE in close proximity to a number of international financial institutions, including many of its member organizations. This milestone is yet another step in the process of transforming the WFE into a more outward looking organization, representing the interests of its member exchanges globally.

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WFE Launches Global Cyber Security Committee

December 12, 2013

The World Federation of Exchanges (WFE) announced today the launch of the exchange industry's first cyber security committee with a mission to aid in the protection of the global capital markets. The working group will bring together representation from a number of exchanges and clearinghouses across the globe, to collaborate on best practices in global security. The Cyber Security Working Group will be chaired by Mark Graff, Chief Information Security Officer, NASDAQ OMX and vice-chaired by Jerry Perullo, Vice President, Information Security, IntercontinentalExchange (ICE).

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WFE Members Approve Headquarters Move to London at the 53rd WFE General Assembly in Mexico City

October 29, 2013

Today, at the WFE General Assembly in Mexico City, the WFE delegates have made a landmark decision to approve moving the WFE's headquarters from Paris to London. The move to London will be envisaged by the end of 2013.

"Moving the WFE headquarters to London will place WFE in closer proximity to a wider universe of our members and their customers", said Andreas Preuss, Chairman of the WFE Board of Directors. "This will underpin our strong commitment to maintaining an on-going dialogue with these key constituencies."

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World Federation of Exchanges Publishes 2013 First Half Market Highlights

July 25, 2013

Share trading value increases 23% while exchange-traded derivative volumes rebound.

The World Federation of Exchanges' (WFE) semi-annual survey of global markets found that the value of share trading on its member exchanges increased 23% during the first half of 2013, while the volume of exchange-trade derivatives increased 14% after a negative performance in 2012.

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WFE and IOSCO publish paper on cyber-crime, systemic risk and global securities markets

July 16, 2013

The Research Department of the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) today published a joint Staff Working Paper, with the World Federation of Exchanges (WFE), entitled Cyber-crime, securities markets and systemic risk.

The report explores the evolving nature of cyber-crime in securities markets and the threat it poses to the fair and efficient functioning of markets. Importantly, it highlights the urgent need to consider cyber threats to securities markets as a potential systemic risk.

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