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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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World Federation of Exchanges Reports on High Frequency Trading (HFT)

May 29, 2013

The World Federation of Exchanges (WFE) today released a review on High Frequency Trading (HFT), describing it as a technology that financial firms are embracing around the world. Besides, the study notes the many initiatives and risk management practices that exchanges have adopted to enhance the safety, stability and integrity of the markets. The review was directed by the WFE Board of Directors. 

"Exchanges have enacted many safeguards to ensure orderly markets. The WFE is committed to coordinating information and sharing principles among market operators on surveillance and risk management practices which may also be applied to HFT." said Hüseyin Erkan, Chief Executive Officer of WFE.

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Exchange Traded Derivatives Trading Volumes decrease 15% in 2012

March 7, 2013

For the first time since 2004, the number of Exchange Traded Derivatives (ETD) worldwide decreased in 2012 by 15% to 21 billion, according to statistics compiled by the World Federation of Exchanges (WFE).

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