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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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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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