12 April, 2012
Global leaders of derivatives exchanges and clearing houses will assemble 16-17 April for the 29th IOMA Conference, the annual derivatives conference hosted by the World Federation of Exchanges (WFE), to focus on the commercial and technological developments impacting derivatives markets.The conference also introduces the full annual IOMA survey on derivatives market statistics. The preliminary findings released on March 1, highlighted that in 2011 25 billion derivative contracts were traded on exchanges worldwide - an increase from the 22 billion traded in 2010. Between 2006 and 2011, the number of derivative contracts traded on exchange has more than doubled. While last year's growth rate (+12%) remains high, it is lower than the one observed in 2010 (+25%).