Top Exchange and Clearinghouse Leaders to Assemble in Moscow, Russia For WFE-IOMA Annual Derivatives Conference

LONDON, 23 May 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.

This year’s sessions offer an opportunity for participants to examine the regulatory changes that are affecting the derivatives industry, such as the development of Swap Execution Facilities, changes in automated trading systems and the regulation of OTC derivatives. Attendees will include top executives from several members of the WFE including, ASX, BM&FBOVESPA, CBOE, CME Group, China Financial Futures Exchange, National Stock Exchange of India, Eurex, Korea Exchange, Johannesburg Stock Exchange, Japan Exchange Group, MexDer and Singapore Exchange, among others.

Huseyin Erkan, WFE Chief Executive Officer, is confident that the high level discussions taking place in Moscow will offer a new outlook on important industry topics. “The WFE and IOMA have lined up a number of impressive speakers and panelists from regulated derivatives exchanges and their associated clearinghouses, to discuss high frequency trading, the transformation of the OTC derivatives market and cross-border regulation and other key issues that could have major implications on the derivatives industry,” Mr. Erkan said.
The annual conference is held in a different location every year. Last year’s event was held in Busan, 2012’s conference in London, and 2011’s in Mumbai. This year, Moscow will host the event for the first time at the Ritz Carlton hotel.
For more information on 2014’s IOMA Conference, please visit our website.

IOMA was founded in 1983 as an association of options markets and clearinghouses around the world. It includes most of the major exchanges trading options on equities, equity indexes, debt instruments, currencies and commodities. Since affiliating with WFE in 2002, IOMA has widened its scope to include futures and commodity trading.

The World Federation of Exchanges is the trade association for the operators of regulated financial exchanges. With 60 members from around the globe, the WFE develops and promotes standards in markets, supporting reform in the regulation of OTC derivatives markets, international cooperation and coordination among regulators. WFE exchanges are home to more than 45,000 listed companies representing a total market capitalization that is equivalent to the GDP of the whole world.
Media Contacts:
• Intermarket Communications: Stephanie DiIorio, +1-212-754-5181, or Nora Sabry, +1-212-754-5468,
• Moscow Exchange: Arina Birstein, +7-495-363-32-32 ext. 25110,

Report Date: 
Fri, 05/23/2014